March 23, 2009 by Tyler
Watching Land of Confusion in class was my first time seeing it. But it was not my first chance to have seen it. Last semester my teacher in my on film class wanted us to go see it at the State Theater.Read more »
March 20, 2009 by Heather
We’ve all heard or been the victim of an individual’s actions, where those actions have caused the image of our group to be tarnished or distorted.Read more »
March 19, 2009 by Heather
In reference to all the attacks on KBR, a few facts should be known.Read more »
March 19, 2009 by Dave
“As I watched the film, I became even more enraged by soldiers who openly questioned why they were in Iraq…worse is they did it in uniform.”
To support and defend the constitution does not mean to blindly follow the political leaders that SERVE US but rather, toRead more »
March 18, 2009 by Heather
After watching the conclusion to Jeremy’s film, I’ve been very upset. I absolutely disagree with watching weekend warriors complain about their experience.Read more »
March 15, 2009 by Heather
I chose my video exercise for two main reasons. The first reason was I wanted a “place” away from Penn State. The second is I wanted a “place” that represented a piece of meRead more »
February 28, 2009 by Dave
I just complete my first short film called A Sense of Space: Joes Garage using the Sony PD170 DV camcorder and Apple Final Cut Pro. I embarked on this adventure with the notion that I would be spending many late evenings reading the user manual for both the camcorder and Final Cut to produce a 3 minute film. To my surprise, the process was not as daunting as I expected but did come with the usual quirks and hiccups. After only 20 minutes of shooting and an evening banging through the user manual, I had a finished productRead more »
February 26, 2009 by Tyler
The story about from “This American Life” is quite fascinating. I was often moved and touched by the words that both men said. I could relate to the story of Sam Slavin. His fears and understandings of the Islamic world. As well as the shame the could be felt later on.Read more »
The course utilized a blog both to continue the discussion outside the classroom, and to provide training for the students in blogging, video compression, and video sharing.
Students used the blog to post reflections and ideas, to share and comment on the video assignments, and to respond to each other's posts.
The film "Land of Confusion" was presented in class by the film's director, Jeremy Zerechak, a Penn State grad. Zerechak discussed filmmaking with the students and answered questions about his film. A number of the students wrote responses to the film on the blog. Watch a trailer of the film.
A number of posts also reference a This American Life episode entitled "The Devil in Me." Students in the class were asked to listen to the veteran-related portion of this radio program and to write a post about how they would tell the story visually. Listen to the story.