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The following page brings together student media projects produced for individual classes as well as campus contests and festivals.

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Old Testament film projects

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in Projects, Students | 0 comments

Over the last two years, students in Dr. Mark Hamilton’s honors sections of BIBL 211: Message of the Old Testament have produced short films in teams. Groups of four develop short 4-5 minute video projects that reflect on themes such as lament, sacrifice, atonement, among others. Once groups have selected biblical texts they consider how they respond “to the historical background, literary shaping, theological purpose, and interpretive history (i.e., the understanding of the text on the part of later readers) of the given...

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Writing Center parodies

Posted by on Aug 11, 2013 in Featured Video, News & Events, Students | 0 comments

Writing Center parodies

In 2011 shy, unassuming Writing Center director Dr. Cole Bennett stunned audiences with his riveting portrayal of a shmarmy boss in their first promotional parody of The Office. This fall he returns in a more ambitious role inspired by the hoity grammarians at Downton Abbey. . The shorts were written and directed by Christina Johnson and Learning Studio alum Ben Weaver and feature student tutors from the Writing Center. Christina has been working with Dr. Bennett since she was an undergrad, finishing a BA in English in 2011. This last spring...

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Storytelling in Leipzig

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Storytelling, Students | 0 comments

This spring the Learning Studio worked with Dr. Houston Heflin as part of our first digital storytelling project overseas. We worked with Houston and his students before they left the States to begin thinking about media projects they would complete mid-way through the semester and then at the end, reflecting on their own experiences in East Germany. It was also our first storytelling workshop entirely on the iPad. Students had access to a couple Blue Snowball USB microphones (that perplexed TSA officials going and coming) and all the photos...

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Storytelling in Creative Writing program

Posted by on May 13, 2013 in Projects, Storytelling, Students | 0 comments

Storytelling in Creative Writing program

Al Haley, writer-in-residence and professor of English, was an alum of our very first digital storytelling workshop in 2011 and has been helping us lead faculty workshops on campus for the last year. His work with the scholarly storytelling group last December helped many of the participants see the potential of mixed media writing and storytelling in their teaching and research. Here are a couple of Al’s past stories. Copier A Bed in San Francisco Down on the Farm . This semester Al asked students in his Creative Nonfiction Workshop...

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Literacy video projects from Advanced Comp

Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Projects, Storytelling, Students | 0 comments

Thanks to Dr. Cole Bennett and his ENGL 325: Advanced Comp class for sharing their Literacies projects again this year. . The course introduces students to “theories of literacy from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, paying particular attention to readings that emphasize social and political issues related to reading and writing.” then concluded with student-produced videos introducing a cultural literacy of their own: “Rhetorically, this video should attempt to convince the viewer that 1) the activity under...

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VIDEO: How to Read a Book in 2013

Posted by on May 5, 2013 in Projects, Students | 0 comments

VIDEO: How to Read a Book in 2013

In August How to Read a Book hit 20,000 views. Congrats Hilary! At the end of the semester, we get a lot of notes from faculty with strong examples of student video projects (we’ll share of few of those this next week). It’s typically a good sign when students begin sharing links to their classmates’ projects. High praise indeed. This example came from a couple students who thought Hilary Commer’s “How to Read a Book in 2013″ was the complete package. Strong, sharp writing. Carefully composed visuals. And...

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Tepper workshop with ACU Theatre

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Projects, Students | 0 comments

Several months ago Adam Hester, Department of Theatre chair, let us know that folks from the Tepper Semester program in New York would be on campus. They hosted a film casting workshop that gave ACU students experience working with professional casting directors.     Thanks to Matt Bardwell and Nathan Driskell in the Learning Studio for filming the auditions, giving students a glimpse of themselves on the big...

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FilmFest: Lost and Found at Paramount

Posted by on Mar 23, 2013 in FilmFest, News & Events, Students | 0 comments

FilmFest: Lost and Found at Paramount

Some remarkable talent at FilmFest this weekend at the premiere downtown last night at the historic Paramount Theater. If you missed it, here are the films that were featured this year with the awards handed out last night. For a look back at winners in previous years, check the FilmFest Archive put together by Learning Studio students last semester. . Awards Best Film – “Umbrella” Best Dramatic Film – “The Mover” Best Music Video – “Hope on Fire” Best Director – Caitlin Bradford, “The Mover”...

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Images of Aging winners

Posted by on Mar 22, 2013 in News & Events, Students | 0 comments

The Images of Aging photography contest, sponsored by Pruett Gerontology Center, is now in its third year. They’ve announced student winners in three categories. Thanks to Sue Garcia and Charlie Pruett for letting the Learning Studio be a part. Black and White Photography First Place – Tara Holland, “Love Never Lets Go” Honorable Mention – Allye Foster, “Aged Beauty”   Color Photography First Place – Asia Todd, “Smiles in the Pasture” Honorable Mention – Deanna Romero,...

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Art History media projects

Posted by on Dec 15, 2012 in Projects, Storytelling, Students | 0 comments

Art History media projects

Thanks to Kenny Jones for sending along sample projects from ART 221, General Survey 1. Students worked in teams to produce an 8-10 minute comparison of three artifacts, two from their survey of art history and one more contemporary example. Here are a few of their projects with a summary of the assignment.   Student Examples Warka Vase and Linear Storytelling Akhenaten and Portraying Leadership Venus of Willendorf and Ideal Beauty Khafre Enthroned . Project Assignment I. Choosing a Topic for the Podcast: Our goal is the analysis of the...

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