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Web: Multimedia assignment

ASSIGNMENT: In groups you will create videos that include the use of video, still photography, interview and music.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Your group will be responsible for all of your video’s content including photographs, audio, video, etc. You will act as your own videographers, editors, producers, with your web editor overseeing your work and giving feedback on your storyboards. You are responsible for meeting all deadlines that the web editor chooses to assign.

TOPICS: May range from fun to serious, but must have a school-related angle. You may focus on a single individual, a group, or an event. An angle and purpose must be clearly established by the content of your video.

GRADING: Each multimedia group will be graded as a whole on the following:

  • Concept
  • Organization
  • A-roll
  • B-roll

Print: Centerfold Assignment

Creating a Spotlight Page

ASSIGNMENT: In groups you will work to design, write and create a centerfold on a topic of your choice.

Each Spotlight page must contain:

  • Article
  • Image
  • Infographic

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Your group will be responsible for all of your page’s content including photographs, infographics, surveys, cartoons, copy, etc. Your editor will oversee your work, and guide you along the way. (S)he will edit all written articles. You are responsible for meeting all regular deadlines; every layout, rough draft and final draft deadline still apply to spotlight.

TOPICS: May range from fun to serious, but must have a school-related angle. Before settling on a topic, make sure it’s something that students do care about, should care about or need to know about, and that there is a way for you to include the student body in your content (through quotes, polls, surveys, photos, etc).

GRADING: Each centerfold group will be graded as a whole on the following:

  • Design
  • Creativity
  • Coverage

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