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1. Distinguish and choose between the varied uses of smartphones and their impact on visual media used in journalism and citizen journalism.
2. 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.
3. Use mobile tools and associated apps to record appropriate video and audio shots, sequences for use in broadcast quality user generated stories.
4. Plan, write and narrate basic visuals and audio grabs according to a structured script to tell the video story.
5. 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.
Prerequisites: Students must have completed 60 credit points of Level one subjects.
No additional requirements
Mobile Storytelling introduces students to a new mobile content creation medium, where 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, produce and publish user-generated stories (UGS). These skills are indispensable in the convergent workflows currently driving production online, in news, TV, advertising, public relations and across community and education 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 a new field of hand-held communication that addresses both eudemonic and commercial imperatives.
- Reflect on Arab Spring; create a brief for Ass 2 (1200 word equiv) We assess ability to critically evaluate a concept & develop a synopsis & outline that includes an analysis of the story, characters, structure, content. legal & production parameters. (30%)
- Produce a mobile story based on a synopsis/brief (1200 word equiv) We asses the skills required to develop the synopsis into a video story & to use mobiles to produce, edit & publish a story that is creatively, editorially & technically of a high standard (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%)
Current study term: 30 Jul 23 to 27 Oct 23
Textbook information is pending.