I have been sick since last week and frankly it hurts to talk. So, I anticipate this will be a short class. However, completing this lab is critical to preparing for the next phase of this course.

Lab: Using iMovie

  • iMovie Lab 1
    This lab shows you how to use iMovie to create a simple Quicktime movie using the iSight cameras in the iMac computers in DBH226.


Due Today, March 12

Find a vlog (also called a video blog)
Find a video blog
and post the URL of the vlog. Tell the class what the channel is about, if the vlog appears active and how many episodes are on the vlog. Label your post “This is a vlog.”

What is a video blog?

  • A vlog is a blog with posts that contain video and uses the structure of the blog as its content management system.
  • A vlog is not a movie on YouTube or Blip or a video anywhere else, or a Youtube or Blip channel. Typically the vlog contains both video and related text that puts the video in context.
  • A vlog is episodic and personal.
  • A vlog, like all blogs, is a channel in reverse chronological order.
  • A vlog usually allows comments and usually has an associated RSS feed.
  • Each episode on a vlog has a web accessible URL.
  • A vlog can often be converted into a video podcast.

Due Next Wednesday, March 19

  • Read: “We the Media,” by Dan Gillmor
    • Please read Chapters 4, 5 and 6 through the end of Chapter 6. This is up through page 135 in the printed O’Reilly edition of the Dan Gillmor book. Label this post “We the Media 2”
    • Do a post on this blog (or put a link on this blog to a post on your own blog) related to that reading indicating what the author said and why you agree or disagree with the author.