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Week 12 Homework

Please make a GROUP blog post with your team about your crowdfunding experience so far. Talk about the items on the rubric you were asked to prepare and contribute and how it all went and what you still plan to do.

You can co-write this post with your teammates by emailing a .doc back and forth and then having one person post the final version on behalf of the group. Due: Tues. April 28, 2015 at 10:35AM.

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Weeks 11 and 12: Games/Interactive Media and Protest Art

Games and Interactive Media:

Free Rice
Earth Girl

Article:
If You Love it, Change It- Social Activism in Gaming.

Protest Art:
33 Revolutions per Minute.

A History of Protest Songs
James Brown: Say It Loud. I’m Black and I’m Proud
Public Enemy: Fight the Power
100 Best protest Signs from Rally to Restore Sanity

Video: Art With a Message

Week 10 (and Homework): Radio, and Podcasts

Radio and Podcasts
A conservative list of America’s Top 25 Radio Hosts

This American Life
The Moth
CitizenReporter

More
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Homework:
1. Read all Week 10 handouts and Week 10 links.
2. Due Tues. April 14: Final Project Proposals
3. Start doing research for final project.
4. Continue your work for the class crowd funding project.
5. By next class (Thursday) return The Transformative Power of Art last page with your answers.
6. By Tues. April 14 Watch this and have your final project proposal ready. Also be ready to present orally your team’s progress regarding the class crowdfunding project.

Weeks 9 & 10: Web Talks, Do-Gooder Groups, and a Feature Documentary

Examples of People Donating Skills for Free:
Donorschoose.org
Teach for America
Download to Donate
Doctors Without Borders
Angles With Fur Japan


Documentary Feature

Born Into Brothels (2004) Full Film:

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Weeks 8 and 9: Documentary and Film

Documentary Feature
Born Into Brothels (2004)
Link: Kids With Cameras

Film Short
I Want to Be a Pilot (2006)

Week 8 (Homework)

FilmsForActionBlog Post: Due: Thurs. April 2, 2015.
Choose a socially conscious film. (A great resource for finding free films to watch online is Films for Action.) It can be a film short or feature length/ documentary or fiction, etc.

Make a blog post that addresses the following:
1. Write a short summary of the film
2. Briefly analyze how it was made, techniques used, etc.
3. What was its budget? How was it funded?
4. How was it distributed? Which venues? Does the film have a website, etc?
5. In your opinion, what kind of impact did the film have?

*PS. Don’t forget that your Volunteer Assignment Action Plan as a result of your interview is due at the start of class, Tues. March 31, 2015.

Lunch and Learn Workshop with Director, Conor Morrissey (Thurs. March 12, 2015 at 12:30 in Room B204)

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On Thursday March 12th from 12:30 to 1:30 in Room B204, AUR’s Film & Digital Media Program is having its third Lunch and Learn Workshop of the semester, taught by acclaimed film director, Conor Morrissey.
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March 5, 2015 at 12:30: Guest Speaker -Imam Childs

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On Thursday March 5th from 12:30 to 1:30 in Room B106, AUR’s Film & Digital Media Program is having its second Lunch and Learn Workshop of the semester, taught by Iman Childs.
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Weeks 6 and 8: Animation

Articles:  Editor’s Notebook: The Impact of Animation in Unexpected Places UNICEF: Cartoons for Children’s Rights Animation and Documentaries Cartoons For Children’s Rights: Education (India) Cartoons For Children’s Rights: Self Expression (Chile) Cartoons For Children’s Rights: A Protective Environment (Scotland) Cartoons For Children’s Rights: Identity (Iran) Cartoons for Children’s Rights: Freedom From Discrimination Schoolhouse Rock : How a Bill Becomes a Law Schoolhouse Rock: Conjunction Junction The Story of Stuff Super Size Me (Opening)

Week 5: Homework

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Beginners Guide to Community-Based Arts: pp. 101-150

Review: All previous readings to date for Midterm. You will receive a study guide next week for the Midterm on Tues, March 10, 2015. Continue reading