New Year is a relative concept, not the same reality for all. The signs of its arrival would be different according to each individual perceiver’s nostalgic memories.
Apologies for my lateness, friends– I forgot how clunky iMovie is and it ended up taking me far longer than I expected to sort my settings out.
Essentially, my video tries to give a (very) bare-bones explanation of a paper I’m giving in a few weeks about how the Religion of the Lost Cause deviated from the Protestant values and structures of its traditional Southern heritage and moved into the territory of Catholic ritual in its efforts to remember and memorialize the dead and the cause.
Here is my video–> Sainted Dead and Holy Relics
Here’s my abstract for the paper as well, should anyone need more in-depth information! –> VicariAbstract
My video is about being a new teacher, since my class and students are what seem to be most on my brain these days. If you can’t beat your neuroses, own them (and commit them to video)!
Although Callie just posted the link to the video we created together for class this week, I just wanted to add a few thoughts.
As champions of the medium, Callie and I wanted to explore the ways that changing the context and manner in which we watch TV can transform it into a productive form of social media—one in which we can participate consciously, actively, and thoughtfully.
Also, the song we chose is from a band named Boards of Canada, the Scottish brother duo whose music consistently draws from television elements: VHS-quality sounds and motifs, as well as actual sound clips from television shows from their childhood. The song’s title, “Constants Are Changing,” seems apropos for the project that Callie and I advocate, namely a shift in the way we think/talk about and use television!
Chris and I collaborated on our Concept in 60 video, which is in some ways a response to Tom Standage’s argument about the passivity and/or alienation of television and broadcast media.
Concept in 60 Seconds: George Orwell’s “own recipe for the perfect cup of tea”–which I follow to the ‘T’ (bad pun).
This video was created using a Zoom Q3 HD handheld video camera, Audacity to combine the voice-over and musical accompaniment, and iMovie to stitch together the video.
Vimeo password: #685dw