Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tutorial 4

Remember to submit your  HYPERLINKED ESSAY  by Friday 29th March.
You write the essay as a blog post then submit your blog URL via email like this:
Before next class you should make remix together 2 videos and put them on your blog. If you don't have access to video editing software, you should use these:

If your interested, heres some Remix doco's to get you thinking:

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace
This is part three of Adam Curtis's 2011 documentary series: All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace. The series argues that computers have failed to liberate humanity and instead have "distorted and simplified our view of the world around us". Drawing on his background as a university lecturer and BBC television producer, Curtis' style is exemplified by a spoken lecture-like narrative illustrated with remixed visual and music containing frequent and often incongruous cuts of film and music, a technique similar to sampling.

This three part 2007 documentary by Peter Joseph presents a number of conspiracy theories in a compelling remix fashion. Among the theories presented are the Christ myth, alternate explanations for the September 11 attacks in 2001, and the Shadow Bank Conspiracy. As well as playing into popular paranoia, what makes this documentary compelling its is use of remix as an emotive and immersive story telling medium.