DIY Media

DIY Media

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Schools remain notorious for co-opting digital technologies to -business as usual- approaches to teaching new literacies. altIgDIY Media addresses this issue head-on, and describes expansive and creative practices of digital literacy that are increasingly influential and popular in contexts beyond the school, and whose educational potential is not yet being tapped to any significant degree in classrooms. This book is very much concerned with engaging students in do-it-yourself digitally mediated meaning-making practices. As such, it is organized around three broad areas of digital media: moving media, still media, and audio media. Specific DIY media practices addressed in the chapters include machinima, anime music videos, digital photography, podcasting, and music remixing. Each chapter opens with an overview of a specific DIY media practice, includes a practical how-to tutorial section, and closes with suggested applications for classroom settings. This collection will appeal not only to educators, but to anyone invested in better understanding - and perhaps participating in - the significant shift towards everyday people producing their own digital media.qWe can also post an in-process copy to YouTube, hoping to attract useful viewer feedback on a work in progress. ... We select the aquot;My Computeraquot; option and click the aquot;Nextaquot; button, key in a title of the final movie (e.g., aquot;Robo-Loveaquot;). ... DIY anime music videos are actively promoted at anime conventions, and YouTube is loaded with AMVs using commercial anime and music without visibly attracting aquot; ceaseanbsp;...

Title:DIY Media
Author: Michele Knobel, Colin Lankshear
Publisher:Peter Lang - 2010

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