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Viewings! We have viewings!!

If you haven’t heard, apocalpytic movie/TV viewings have started on Tuesday and Friday afternoons from 2-5PM! Check our Slack channel for details about where/what/when. Let me know if you have questions!

Week Eleven Goals

This week, we’ll be finishing up our formal video work. You’ll be completeing more video assignments or your group video project. You’ll also be watching one more film and reflecting on it. And you’ll be finally adding your own ideas for Daily Creates and media assignments. 

NOTE: If you’ve fallen behind on any video assignments, just work towards getting all of them (from week 10 & 11 done by next Tuesday!)

Daily Creates

Assignment: Daily Creates

Complete the Daily Create on Thursday, April 5th and at least one other for the week. 

Todays TDC

#tdc2355 Photograph a cactus or something thats fitting for a Western landscape, and make some symmetry art out of it.

Need inspiration? Have a look through some of Viv’s tree artwork for ideas. ( Just make sure there is at least one reflective plane.

Keep Watching Movies

Keep watching movies from our genre this week. Pick one that you didn’t watch last week: 

  • The Day the Earth Stood Still, Robert Wise, 1951 (Available on Amazon, YouTube, iTunes for $3.99)
  • The Quiet Earth, Geoff Murphy, 1985 (Available for FREE on through UMW Library/Kanopy)
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Stanley Kubrick, 1964 (Available on Amazon, YouTube, iTunes for $3.99)
  • Night of the Living Dead, George Romero, 1968 (Available for free on YouTube)
  • The Andromeda Strain, Robert Wise, 1971 (Available on Amazon, YouTube, iTunes for $3.99)
  • Children of Men, Alfonso Cuaron, 2006 (Available on Amazon, YouTube, iTunes for $3.99)
  • 28 Days Later, Danny Boyle, 2002 (Available on Amazon, YouTube, iTunes for $2.99)
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane, Dan Trachtenberg, 2016 (Available for free on HULU)

When you’re done, choose on of the following video assignments to complete using the film you watched: 

If you want to work with someone else on this assignment, you may. (Some of these assignments lend themselves to collaboration.) If there’s another video assignment in the assignment bank you want to do instead, just check with me first. 

Assignment: Watch a Movie/Make a Movie

When you write up your assignment post for this, make sure you talk a bit about the film you watched and what you thought of it. 

Finish Your Path!

Continue working on the path you chose last week using the following to guide you:

Video Assignments: Path One

Assignment: 10 Apocalyptic Questions

Complete the 10 Apocalyptic Questions assignment. Dowload the original clip in the assignment, record your answers to at least 5 of the questions, and then edit it all together. 

Assignment: Six Stars of Video

Complete at least 6 stars of video assignments this week, and have at least 3 of them involve the characters and storylines that people have been exploring in this class. Try to have your stories interact with stories that others are telling. 

Video Assignments: Path Two

 Week Two

Working in your group, produce and edit your video episode. Share at least one reflection/process post during the week and share your final project at the end. 

Assignment: Video Group Planning Reflection

Write up all your planning in at least two blog posts  and make sure you share your trailer in one of them.

Level up to the Media Wall!

As you work on video for the next two weeks, one challenge you can give yourself is to create something worthy of being played on the HCC Media Wall. For a video to work in that space, it should not depend heavily on audio or it should be clearly captioned. If you really want to get fancy, you can even download a mask file to create a video that works within the confines of the abstract shape of the wall. HCC building manager, Cartland Berge, and I will review any work submitted for the media wall to determine if it passes muster 🙂

If you’re doing Path One and take on this challenge, knock 2 stars off of your total weekly requirement.

If you’re doing Path Two and take on this challenge, knock 3 minutes off of the total length of your movie. 

Creating Work

If you haven’t already done so, contribute at least two assignments to the ds106 community. You can suggest 2 Daily Creates, 2 media assignments, or one of each. 

Keep in mind that Daily Creates are generally shorter — they should take someone 5-10 minutes to complete. Media assignments can be longer and more involved. Follow the instructions on the submission page for each. 

Assignment: Share your work suggestions

Make sure you write a blog post in which you tell us what assignments you suggested. 

Question of the Week

You hear on the radio that the End has started. What do you do first?

Weekly Summary

Assignment: Weekly Post

Make sure you’ve completed all the assignments above. Write up your weekly post by Monday at midnight. Remember to refer to The Guide for Writing Blog Posts for tips on how to write our weekly posts! 

Weekly Checklist

This week’s checklist:

  • Complete 2 Daily Creates, including the one for Thursday the 5th.
  • Watch one of the movies from our list and complete a media assignment with it. 
  • Depending on the path you chose either
    • Complete 10 Apocalyptic Questions AND Complete 6 additional stars of video work (3 tying into class stories) OR
    • Complete your group video show
  • Suggest daily creates and media assignments (at least two).
  • Write your weekly summary and answer the QOTW.