Digital Projects & Wiki Participation
Digital Project One: Government Bill
-To get feedback on this bill, and we wanted to see how many people were aware of this and who approved and disapproved
-we wanted to raise awareness of this because especially as media students, this could affect us greatly if they can access our private information
-we wanted to see if people would be willing to do something about it (by signing a petition)
- used a canon point and shoot camera to shoot
- started off with final cut pro but then realized imovie was installed and we were more familiar with it so we therefore switched to that technology
- through creating this video, we increased our knowledge on these technologies and allowed us to fully explore imovie in which other classes dont allow us to do so
-we all know each other from this year from last semester and we have worked in groups before so we knew we would collaborate well
-all: came up with the script/ questions to ask people
-all: all there for the actual shooting itself, filming
-Kristina: camera woman
-Donna: conducted the interviews
-Victoria and Nicole: printed off and handed out the petitions/ got poeple to sign them/ entered their information online
-Bianca: found our interviewees
-Sam and Donna: editing of the movie (although everyone was present)
Wheres the value in it? Did our final project meet our intention?
-our final project did meet our final intention because through our interviews we were able to raise awareness on this issue
-through getting people to sign the petitions we were able to do our part in hopefully changing the outcome of this bill (this could be transformational)
-the value in this is that we hope for a good outcome because this affects us
Digital Project Two: Body Image and Eating Disorders Caused by Media Influence
-we all met last semester in various classes but this was the first time working all together in a group
-everyone pulled their weight and work was divided up
-we met up and discussed the concept and came up with the main idea
-Sam and Donna: iMovie (put the video together)
-Kristina: got the images that were appropriate from Google
-Bianca: but the text on the images
-Nicole and Victoria: typed and asked people to fill out the survey
-all done online
-used iMovie to edit
-incorporated music, photos and statistics
-the concept started off as “truth in advertisement” and “the media’s influence” but as we started doing research the concept turned into body issues.
-We think this is a very serious problem and from the results we collected, almost everyone we asked had, had an eating disorder or knew someone who did.
-We hope that people realize from our presentation that body issues still exists for males and females in our age group, and people should know that the models and celebrities we all look up to have unrealistic body types (they all have personal trainers and personal chefs to make sure the maintain a specific body type)
Of the two digital projects I enjoyed making the second one the most because it was based on a topic I am very passionate about: Eating Disorders. As you will see in one of my posts, I believe the media has a very large part in the amount of eating disorders within young women and men. I enjoyed making a video based on this topic and look forward to sharing it with the class and hopefully raising awareness.
When Mark Lipton first mentioned a “Wiki” account I had absolutely no idea what it was or how to get one. By the end of the first lecture I felt like I was already familiar with it and had started my own account. I began reading the posts regularly and some really caught my interest and attention. Although I did not post in every bulletin, I commented on the ones that were of most interest to me. Some of these included: Kony 2012, Pretty or Ugly, Fired from Facebook, iPads used in Kindergarten, Grammy Attendance, Chris Brown & Rihanna, Fun things to do in Toronto and many others!
I thought it was an amazing tool to use to connect with our professor and classmates and also discuss topics that were important to us. It was also a nice change from the regular Guelph-Humber course website. Whenever I had a question about an assignment, reading or current news I would just log onto my Wiki and catch up. Although “hisnamewasmarshall” is my only Wiki Link, I hope more professors will become familiar with this tool and use it as apart of their teaching curriculum as well.