remix a couple a stories – 30%

For this task, you or you and a partner are gonna tell a story from told stories. In other words, you are going to combine at least two movies and/or TV shows to tell a new story that makes a political and/or social statement. You are going to make a political remix video commenting on an issue in the world that needs to be addressed that combines existing material.

Here’s what you’ll get out of the task:

  • upping of digital savvy as photoshop and iMovie remixer
  • experience making political/social statements using multimodal means
  • database thinking – knowledge of how to put together things that don’t seem to fit

the remix – 20%

I’ll be looking at how well you convey the purpose of your argument and how the sources work together to tell a coherent story. I’ll be looking at the quality of the remix, the sound and video production value.

some musts – 

  • your should include a works cited in the credit any media used. and any video or pics you use. use mla citation.
  • your remix should use proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation. it should be error free.
  • include a title page setting up the context of the remix.
  • use no more than 30 print words in your video (including title but not including works cited).
  • keep your remix between 2:30-7:00 minutes in length.

the rhetorical analysis – 10%

For this final part of the task, you or you and your partner will rhetorically analyze your remix and describe what you’ve done and why you’ve done it. You know, why did you remix this movie or tv show? What is your argument? What was the previous argument that you were challenging? Why was this so important? Why’d you decide on your design? How did our readings influence you? What would you change? What doesn’t work well and why?

Those questions are meant to guide you. You don’t have to answer them all.  The gist of this part of the assignment is for you to figure out how to write an essay that analyzes your remix and describes the communication moves made in it that contribute to its meaning, its purpose.

analysis expectations

  • Your analysis should be between 4-6 pages (1000-1500 words)
  • It should be free of grammar, punctuation, or spelling mistakes
  • It should maintain a formal tone, use critical thinking, and be organized (i.e., I expect a well organized essay with smooth transitions between topics).
  • Your analysis should use at least four different sources from our course readings to support the claims you make in your analysis.
  • Your citations must be done correctly in-text and end-text in MLA format.
  • It should include a works cited section.