ASSIGNMENT 20: VIDEO INTROS
Please note: I am showing you these videos just to underscore how simple this exercise need be, although you are free to make it as visually or sonically interesting as you wish.
Also Note: these videos used a slightly different script than what I am asking you for.
Please be sure to include in your video the elements discussed on the right.
Create a 1-2 minute video introducing yourself as a scholar. Although the examples to the left feature students talking into a camera, you are not required to show your face or record your voice if you don't wish to do so. You can do a face-to-camera intro as in the examples, or a slide show with voice over or text, or an animation, or whatever floats your boat.
Regardless of he format you choose, however, you need to provide the following information:
Possible Script Template:
Hi, my name is Steve, and I'm a second year student in the Global Liberal Studies Program at NYU. In our program we have concentrations rather than majors. Mine is called CCCP, which stands for Contemporary Culture and Creative Production. I spent my Freshman year in Florence, and I'm going to Berlin for Junior Year. Our concentrations are intentionally wide, but personally, I find myself generally drawn to the worlds of fashion, music and contemporary art. I definitely plan on exploring these things in Berlin.
When it comes to a Senior year thesis plan, that seems far away right now, but it might wind up connecting to one or more of the case studies I've been researching lately. The other day I found myself researching cases of record labels connected to clothing lines in different parts of the world. To think about cases like these in a scholarly way, I guess it would make sense to look at theories of production and consumption, but I am most interested in thinking about this in terms of media convergence. In terms of reading, it's actually a bit of challenge to find convergence theory that deals with fashion, but I just found Henry Jenkin's book Spreadable Media, which does have some fashion references in it. I'm looking forward to digging into that material more deeply soon.