Period 2 Rants DUE: before midnight, Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Periods 5 & 6 Rants DUE: before midnight,
Thursday, 19 May 2011
1. You must have a title slide at the beginning of your video that looks something like this:
2. You must have end credits for all the materials used in your Rant: images, video clips, music, interviews, surveys, etc.
3. You must upload your video to our class YouTube account (following the directions below:)
1. go to YouTube and click on the sign-in link (in the upper right hand corner of the page
2. the class username is: 2011eng11
3. the class password is: heroes2011
4. click on the upload link (near the search bar in the center top of the page)
5. click on the yellow upload button
6. select your movie file (should be .wmv (PC) or .m4v or .mp4 or .mov (apple)). This is important: You cannot upload the program file, only the finalized video!
7. while the progress bar is finishing, change the title of your video to be sure your name is attached to the video (i.e. something like: “Maddie G.’s Rant“)
8. click “save changes“
9. now grab the embed code so you can post the video on your blog as a PAGE!
10. post your video on your blog and title your page appropriately (i.e. with Rant somewhere in the title)
Research: Multiple, reliable, and valid data and audio-visual sources must be synthesized into your rants. These resources may include original, primary sources such as on-air interviews, student surveys, etc., as well as references to the student handbook. These resources should be clearly attributed throughout your rants.
Design: Creativity and care must be applied to the construction and execution of the video podcasts of your rants. The audio and visual elements must flow logically and a clear and appropriate tone must be established for your target audience in the 3-5 minute final product.
Design: The goal of this project is to persuade your target audience using logical, emotional, and ethical appeals. Part of your design considerations should include establishing a title and theme for your rant “show” and the employment of technical elements to enhance your presentation (graphics, background music, special effects, transitions, etc.).
Tech: You may use any software that can combine visual (picture and/or video), textual, and audio elements, but your rants must incorporate some combination of voice and image to convey your position. You, or some sort of avatar stand-in for you, should appear in your rants.
Organization: Your rants should start with an introduction that includes an overview of the issue or policy being addressed and establishes the importance of that issue or policy. This introduction should end with a clear, explicit statement of your position on that issue or policy.
Organization: Logical and emotional fallacies must be avoided in your argumentation, and you should identify opposing or alternate position/solutions that you effectively refute in favor of your own “solution” or stance.
There must be end credits in MLA format for all the sources used in your rants. There should be no/few errors in grammar or format and the technical quality of the final rants must be good.