Each group will have 4 members (a production manager, an artistic director, a science writer and a technical expert). Every member must engage in the science and be experts on the topic. If you are a group of 5 that wants to work together, now is the time to split up and meet new people.
You will either pick one of the suggested topics (below) or find your own. All topics, whether from the list below or selected on your own need to be approved by Dr. Orians – only one group per topic and first come first served.
• Production Manager: to research audience and appropriate approach, to create a timeline, to schedule meetings, and to keep group on schedule
• Artistic Director: to find or create photos and video to be used, and ultimately to ensure that images match the tone of the story
• Science Writer: to take the collective knowledge and write the narrative. It is important that the information be factual but not so detailed as to lose the interest of the audience.
• Technical Expert: to master iMovie and to create the digital story.
*Note: Although each of you has a primary role, you are also expected to assist and provide constructive feedback to each other. Also, one student will voice the narrative.
RESOURCES: Please see the Index of Resources for links to additional pages and descriptions of resources available.
Project URL: http://sites.tufts.edu/bio7/
Research guide: information and links compiled by Regina Raboin to assist in finding appropriate scientific literature, images, and sounds.
Tisch Digital Design Studio (DDS): A newly opened and staffed media lab in Tisch library that has all the technological resources needed for this assignment, including iMacs equipped iMovie and other media editing software, flip cameras, and trained staff to answer questions or help with technological issues.
Sept 26th @ 12:00-1:20, Tisch 304 - Finding Research Literature (Regina Raboin)
You will be graded on the quality of the resources used (factual content, 20 pts), your completed storyboard (10 pts), the final project (content, organization, economy of presentation, quality of images, text, voice & music, and copyright attribution; 60 pts), and your peer review of two other projects (10 pts).
ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION DETAILS:
Excepting videos, all assignments are due in electronic format to the Trunk site. Under the “Assignments” tab within TRUNK you can view assignments and submit attachments. Each assignment will specify acceptable formats.
For peer review, your videos will be upload via MediaMarkup. Please see the MediaMarkup Instructions page for more information.
Your final video will be submitted to Vimeo.