Tag Archives: English for New Media

English for New Media Promotional Video

1 May

For the final project of my Foundation of New Media class my group and I created a promotional video to define the English for New Media major. This video was an attempt to help future students, parents, and future employers better understand this new major at Dakota State University. Vanessa, Bry, and I worked over the span of about three weeks to interview, film, and produce this video.

We decided that the best possible way to promote a media degree was with media, and our use of media went beyond that. Because we were not able to meet with one another often, due to hectic work and school schedules, we relied heavily on programs such as Dropbox and Facebook. During the time we worked on the project Vanessa filmed fellow peers of the degree as well as the English faculty. Bry and I worked mostly off camera, recording social media sites with Camtasia Studio. We edited the video clips with Windows Movie Maker 2.6, and with constant freezing we were required to save constantly. However, the final result was a rewarding 3:45 minute video.



My Fellow Bloggers

8 Feb

As I may have mentioned in an earlier blog post, this blog was created for my Foundations of English for New Media class. Other members of my class (okay, all of my class members) were required to create their own blogs and the following are a few that I really enjoyed looking at.

The first blog is called Fly in the Social Web, created by DaLadybugMan. I really enjoy the theme of this website, which is related to the title. A good example of this classmates used of theme is represented in his first post. DaLadybugMan states, “…I’ve got all sorts of fellow flies and other insects to keep me company and interact with.”

The second blog is called A Study in New Media, created by Ashley. I like the simple background and easy to read links and titles for this blog. Because there aren’t a lot of photos in the background I stay focused on Ashley’s posts. On this blog I viewed a stop motion presentation Ashley put together for our class. I really enjoyed how she conveyed the shift between written words and words on the computer.

The third blog is called The Artist’s Reward, created by Brianna Prill. The video she created for our class discussion incorporated blogging and sharing (so the social media aspect of English for Media) which I really enjoyed. I also like the layout of her blog and the starburst colors in the background.


A Video of Words

4 Feb

For my Foundations of English for New Media class we were instructed to make a video using the words “English for New Media”. Here is my creation.