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The guide shows you how to use Adobe Premier to create a video for the digital media part of your ENG 106 assignment.

Your Assignment

Professor Kathy Hansler  

Gen Z Digital Media Documentary Project  

Due: Tentatively Due: May 31 by midnight to e-Portfolio Google Folder **Will depend on if Adobe extends free license fee. If it does, then the deadline will be June 7, with your other e-Portfolio materials. e-Portfolio: 10% of Grade. Video must be saved as an MP4 file. Use Adobe Spark or Premiere.  

Starting in week 4 you will be collecting 5 news articles—either written texts, audio, or video from TV or cable or computer to analyze for the Gen Z essay. While you will use some examples from these texts in your essays as evidence, often visually seeing these texts [either written, video or audio] as a video make a stronger impact on viewers.  

This project demonstrates how writers can compose in different mediums and genres. Specifically, it is designed to help visual learners and nonvisual learners explore composing in a visual medium using the video narrative documentary genre, which can then be transferred to your essay.  

ASSIGNMENT TASK: Using your essay’s question as your foundation, you will develop a 2-to 5-minute video explaining how the source tells the issue impacts what the news consumer learns about the issue. You will create a cohesive message using text images, video clips, voice over, and, if you wish music.  

You can adopt 1 of three voices in your video [you don’t have to use the same voice as you did in your essay]: The Student Scholar in training who advance her/his theory and the sets out to prove it in their paper; The culture observer /anthropologist who explores the ways in which a story is told, and develops their argument from their observational study, or The friend who is offering advice to friends and family on how to understand how a news issue is told.  

You will use either Adobe Spark or Premiere to create your video. Both are free: See Week 4 Content for how to sign up.  

To assist you in creating this project using Adobe Premier or Spark, Pfau Library Media Services Specialist Guy Stoil has developed several 2- to 3-minute tutorial videos that address file structure, uploading, and editing. Links to these videos can be found here. or in the Digital Media tab in Blackboard’s navigation panel .  

Mr. Stoil also has created a blog in the Digital Media tab, where you can post questions or issues about the digital media project and he will respond daily.  

At the end of your video you must include an MLA-formatted works cited page [collected while you developed the News Bias Essay]. We will study how to develop this page in Week 7.   

Finally,  you will compose a reflection [250-word minimum] on your digital narrative documentary composing process, discussing [1] your rhetorical and aesthetic aims in selecting, layering, and arranging your visual content, and [2] how your project responds to and expands upon the essay you’re writing on the Consequences of News Bias.  

This reflection is due by June 7, 11:59 p.m., and will be uploaded to BB_Essay Assignments_Digital Media Project either as an attachment [saved as your name and a Word doc file] or pasted in the assignment’s Comments box.  

Grading: This project will be graded using the Digital Media Project Assessment Rubric, found in the Digital Media tab and under the Course Information tab, in the Rubrics folder.  



Need Help?

My name is Guy Stoil and I am the Media Services Specialist in the Pfau Library Multimedia Center. In this Libguide I have provided you with a short video series to help you get started on your media project. These short videos are meant as "quick start" guides to get you up and running quickly with Premiere Pro. Premiere Pro is a powerful video editing tool and can do much more than I discuss in these short videos and I encourage you to play with the software and have fun with it. If you need any assistance with the media part of your project I will be more than happy to assist you. My normal hours at the University are 8am-4:30pm and you can usually reach me by phone; however, if I do not answer please leave a message and I will return your call as soon as possible. As we move into virtual instruction for the Spring Term it will probably be easier to reach me by e-mail. I hope this short video series is helpful and that you have fun with your media projects!

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