Create a montage of different voices/people answering the same question. From the latin phrase for voice of the people, Vox Populi (sometimes called “Man on the Street” interviews) is an effective way to introduce multiple perspectives into an issue or topic by asking the same question to a variety of people. The key is to form a question that allows for a wide variety of answers, one that also is not a simple “yes/no” response. Include an aspect of why more… »
Creating With Media
Simple challenges designed to build your skills creating in visual, audio, and video forms.
Instructors often present information or summarize information for our students using powerpoint or text. For this challenge, use a digital Canva infographic template to create a visual explanation or summary of a topic that you teach. Canva also lets you share your infographic with a link or download your poster as a pdf. 1. Create an account at Canva 2. Select a topic 3. Select an info graphic template. 4. Use the Canva tools to modify the template for your topic. Resources to help you more… »
Synthesize a musical set of tones that can suggest a mood or emotion. When you listen closely to television or radio shows, you may notice the use of instrumental background music to indicate the mood or emotion of a scene. Let’s see if you can manufacture one using a touch interface app. No musical experience required, just curiosity! Pick a mood or emotion you might want to convey in a project, e.g. love, tension, excitement, dread, fear, hope, anger, frustration. more… »
Can you produce an audio self assessment by pretending to interview yourself as if on a radio show? In a typical self-assessment, we typically create the equivalent of what we might say to ourselves in the mirror, all alone. What might happen if we can try to take on a conversational approach, where we take on an outside interviewer role? What happens if we have a conversation with two aspects of ourselves, one an outside questioner? Try an assessment of more… »
Can you make a short story in audio, using just sounds you record (no voices)? Create a short story- meaning a sequence of events which convey a sequence of events and some sense of action– by sequencing together just sounds you record into your mobile device. Use objects you can find around you (rustling paper, drinking glasses, keys, computer keypads ), or manufacture sounds by using your own body (footsteps walking, the sound of knocking on a door). PLan a sequence of more… »