Undergraduate | LTU-MIN2MOB | 2024
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About this subject
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Distinguish and choose between the varied uses of smartphones and their impact on visual media used in journalism and citizen journalism.
- Evaluate existing mobile video stories including those created around news and civic minded ideals, for their structural, editorial, content, style, genre and quality and technical components, to define styles and language.
- Individually or in a group use mobile tools and associated apps to record appropriate video and audio shots, sequences for use in broadcast quality user generated stories.
- Individually or in a group plan, write and narrate basic visuals and audio grabs according to a structured script to tell the video story.
- Edit, post-produce and publish mobile user generated stories with a commercial and when required a local civic minded focus across various mobile and legacy workflows.
- Defining a Mobile Ecosphere
- Developing Mobile Stories
- Recording Mobile Video
- Recording Mobile Audio
- Writing Mobile Stories
- Editing on a Mobile
- Staying Legally Healthy
Mobile Storytelling introduces students to a new mobile content creation medium. Smartphone tools and literacies enable them to create and publish cross-platform broadcast-quality video stories. Using their smartphone as their new digital pen, students develop, research, write, shoot, edit and publish user-generated stories (UGS). These skills are indispensable in the convergent ecosphere currently driving content production online across platforms and sectors. Moreover, we explore the impact of smart technologies on global connectivity and discuss their value as change agents for promoting civic-minded ideals and a sustainable democratic public sphere. The skills define an emerging field of hand-held communication with both eudemonic and commercial imperatives.
This is a level 2 subject. Please consider the subject pre-requisites before enrolling. This subject includes live sessions with the expectation of student attendance and participation.
- A written article and a SCRAP synopsis (1200-word equivalent). The article discusses the use of mobile in the ARAB Spring and the synopsis is for a video Profile that you wish to produce for Assessment 2. (30%)
- Individually written overview and group video profile (1200-word equivalent). Focusing on structure and relevant interviewees and B roll, develop, shoot and edit the profile you developed in Ass 1. (30%)
- Work with group to develop & produce a series of stories around a theme (1600 word equiv) Assessing the ability to work individually and with a group to utilise skills learned in Ass 1 and 2 to produce a series of thematically linked stories. (40%)
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Prerequisites: Students must have completed 60 credit points of Level one subjects.
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