All programs and skills, once introduced, will be developed throughout the semester.
Introductions: Multimedia journalism, ourselves, neighborhoods, Twitter, video camera (for still-image work), more
Design & Composition/Visual sensemaking
Intro to Photoshop and audio slideshows; sharing/storing photos online
Audio slideshows, thinking multimedia, blogs, planning neighborhood pages
Blogs, introductory Web pages
Portfolio planning, preparation
(Wednesday, Sept. 16: joint session, 10:30-11:30)
Team story-pitch competition
Audio editing II, multimedia stories & storyboarding, Web/Dreamweaver
Tuesday: Design quiz
Wednesday: Merged session for SoundtrackPro, 7:45-8:45 a.m., both classes
(Prof. Doig’s merged session is from 9:30-11:30)
Coffeecake in the Forum between sessions.
Thursday: Court assignment.
Friday: Sessions as usual.
Sept. 29-Oct. 2 (Online News Association meets in San Francisco 10/2-3 — online coverage)
Tuesday: Neighborhood Audio Slideshow due
Sept. 30: Cronkite Memorial Day 2-8:15 p.m.
Wednesday: Probable date of Basic Web quiz
Portfolio check-ins for mid-semester feedback: Due Oct.
9 16. (Turn-in method TBA)
Dreamweaver; Web design; storyboarding
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TUESDAY: Both sections meet 8 a.m., 4th-floor conference room, with all three professors
WEDNESDAY: Guest for part of the class will be Terry Greene Sterling, writer-in-residence, on interviewing
FRIDAY: BOTH SECTIONS MEET IN ROOM 354 AT 7:45 A.M.: Using the video camera
REMINDER: THE EQUIPMENT LAB DOES NOT OPEN UNTIL AFTER 8. EQUIPMENT FOR THE 7:45 CLASS MUST BE PICKED UP THE DAY BEFORE.
WEDNESDAY: FinalCutPro editing and voiceovers
Early morning multimedia class meets from 7:45-9:45, Room 354. Then with Dr. Silcock from 11-noon, Room 354.
Late-morning multimedia class meets from 10-noon, Room 351. Meets with Dr. Silcock from 7:45-8:45.
FRIDAY: Both sections meet with Dr. Silcock, 8 to noon.
Legal, copyright and fair use issues
Return to Photoshop, Dreamweaver; Flash basics
Much of the class work from here forward is devoted to meeting requirements of the class project.
Oct. 31: Deadline, NPR/StoryCorps Veterans Listening Project
Word week: integrating editing skills with multimedia demands; cutting/trimming text; creating briefs, blurbs, refers, callouts, alerts, etc. Heds for digital and print publications. Maximizing for SEO. Common errors, red flags; speaking literate English
FRIDAY: there will be a switch in time to accommodate a broadcast project. TBA
Nov. 11: Veteran’s Day, observed.
More on multimedia infographics
Nov. 18: Cronkite Awards luncheon
Nov. 26-27: Thanksgiving (no classes). Storycorps’ National Day of Listening
Dec. 1-4: final work on class projects.
Dec. 8: Joint-section presentations, celebration of work.
Tuesday, Dec. 15: Due date, portfolios. Celebration of Boot Camp success!
Range of assignments
Classwork takes place in and out of class; the hourly meetings will include demonstrations, workshops, informal lectures and collaborative presentations. You can expect regular weekend assignments as that is when you are best able to work on projects that require concentration and time. Daily or near-daily assignments are made to reinforce skills and concepts introduced in class.
There will be three quizzes; all will have an in-class review and a clear outline presented ahead of time so that you will know the material to be covered. There are no mid-term or final exams.
Grade distribution by percentage
Most skills require a practice exercise involving class time followed by a specific assignment done on your own time to meet a deadline.
Quizzes ………………….. 12 (4 each)
Audio slideshow ………… 8
StoryCorps project …….. 10
Video …………………….. 8
Second half of semester:
Class Project (multimedia aspect) .. 12
Building throughout the semester:
Class participation/assignments ….. 20
Portfolio ……………4 (midterm)…8 (final)
Blog ………………………. 8
Neighborhood shell ……… 10
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