Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Pop Culture: Nate Underkuffler & Transition to Film Culture

Tuesday we Skyped with music editor/film composer Nate Underkuffler who shared his work process and what it's like to work in the Hollywood film industry.

We also shared brief reminders of the music culture project due next Wednesday.

Answer One or More of these Essential Questions . . .
How does music culture affect you?
How do you affect music culture?
How does music culture affect society?
How does society affect music culture?

A few folks in attendance last week put these ideas on the table. . .

Soundtrack of Your Life.  What are the songs that have shaped your life?  Spotify or YouTube Playlist.  Cover art.  Rationales for each choice.  Share to the world.

Workout Playlist.  What songs should people listen to while working out?  What type of work out?  When exactly should they listen?  YouTube or Spotify Playlist.  Cover art.  Rationales for each choice.  Share to the world.

Music Video.  Create a music video for a song.  Preferably an original song by a local/student performer.  Publish the video on YouTube or Vimeo.  Rationale explaining the intentions and design of the video.

How else might you demonstrate answers to one or more of the above?


Blog. 3+ Posts
Curate.  2+ Pins
Req'd Post. Five Image Story.  Tell a story in only five images.  It must relate a beginning, middle and end. It must include at least one character.  It must involve some sort of conflict.  You may take original photos or use found images from the web.    Explain your story.
Due. Friday, May 8

Music Culture Project.
Due. Wednesday, May 13.

Looking forward.. .

Film/Television Culture Project.
Due.  Friday, May 29

Final.  For Seniors.  Due June 1.

For Underclassmen. TBA.

Brit Lit CPI: Reading and Research; Discovery & Empathy Phase

Today . . .
Thermostat research 

Wiring Video for auto cool Honeywell Thermostat

Different forms of saving your animals from heat stroke

An article/visual about animal cruelty in hot cars

Mudding Research 
The cost of illegal mudding

The few people who take advantage of mudding

A list of the “legal” off-roading areas. 
1.  Find an article/video/podcast/website related to your design challenge:  mudding signage or thermostat car starter

2.  Use to create a proper MLA formatted citation for  your article/video/podcast/website.

3.  Complete one of the four literacy strategies to show that you understand the text.


Text Connections.



4.  Put your work in your Brit Lit IN folder.


Blog Post 2. Empathy Conversation.  Talk with someone who would be an invested user of your design.  Find out what bugs them about the current situation.  And find out what would excite them about a new design.

For example, what really bothers game wardens about current sign posts?  And what features could new signage have that would get them excited?
Due. Friday. May 8th.

Reading 2.  See above.
Due. Friday. May 8th.