Week 8 Assignment – Multimedia Pitch

Folks – Below you’ll find a detailed description of the upcoming multimedia project, along with your first assignment for it: a multimedia pitch due at the start of Week Nine class.

Please read the description of the project thoroughly, before submitting your pitch using the pitch form found here: http://interactive2.journalism.cuny.edu/submit-a-pitch/

Questions and comments to your instructor. Thanks and good luck!

Multimedia Assignment: One of the following:

  • Photo essay: Set of no fewer that 10-12 images that either illustrate a focused, compellingnarrative, or are constructed as a series with a coherent theme. Each image must have a detailed, reported text caption or title card(s) to enhance the understanding of the images and theme or story they convey. Flickr or other similar photo essay viewer is acceptable. Must include 150-word blog post that complements the images and includes an embedded thumbnail image with layered text headlines, hotlinked to the essay.
  • Video: Single video or set of videos of 2:30-3:00 in length with either a focused, compelling narrative, or constructed as a series with a coherent theme. The videos must be without voiceover narration or standups. They must include at least two title cards, including intro card and end credits. Must include 150-word blog post that complements the video(s) and includes the embedded video.
  • Audio Slideshow: Narrative audio slideshow of 2:30-3:00 in length using Soundslides, combining SOT and natsound (no voiceover narration). Must include at least two title cards, inclding intro card and end credits. Must include 150-word blog post that complements the images and includes an embedded thumbnail of slideshow.
  • Audio: Single audio story or set of audio pieces of 2:30-3:00 in length with either a focused, compelling narrative, or constructed as a series with a coherent theme. The audio mustinclude either SOT and/or natsound, but is without voiceover narration (unless cleared by the instructor ahead of time).  Must include 150-word blog post that complements the audio(s) and includes embedded audio clip(s).
  • Optional Extra Credit: Package multimedia project in interactive Flash wrapper, i.e. present with clickable navigation between multimedia element(s), text and any other material.

DEADLINES

  • Pitch: Submit detailed story plan using pitch form on blog athttp://interactive2.journalism.cuny.edu/submit-a-pitch/. Be prepared to present pitch to class. Due at start of Week 9 class.
  • Draft: Be prepared to demo rough draft of project to class, details TK. Due at start of Week 10 class.
  • Final: Be prepared to demo final project to class. Due at start of Week 11 class.
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