Proposal

What is the central argument of your text of choice? In American by Paper: How Documents Matter in Immigrant Literacy, Kate Vieira argues that papers and literacy work hand in hand to help immigrants make it in the United States. By papers, Vieira is referring to documents such as visas, passports, birth certificates, diplomas, and…

Virtual Reality Future

I think that we must proceed cautiously with virtual reality technologies. I think that the immersive aspects of VR are really interesting and fun to play around with, but I don’t think there would be many positive outcomes for extensive in-home VR for entertainment purposes. Where I see VR really doing good work is in occupational…

Playing Twine Games

The first Twine game that I played was called “Rainy Day,” and was written by Thais Weiller with art by Amora B. The game led a player through a day of a woman with anxiety and makes a player make decisions for her. With each choice that was presented, there was an option for returning…

Twine Video Game Proposal

What’s the subject matter for your video game? We want to understand how people act in correspondence to social norms. I was intrigued by the morality dilemma posed in the Walking Dead video game that we explored for homework. This game really challenged the way that I thought about the perception of a person’s actions….

Rhetoric in Telltale’s The Walking Dead Game

Rhetoric is found in Telltale’s “The Walking Dead: Season One, Episode One: ‘A New Day’” in a few ways. The player obviously leads the action in the game and has to kill zombies, but the player also participates in conversations by choosing what to say. This element of choosing conversation leads the player through a…

Procedural Rhetoric

One game that I have always admired – in each of its many versions – is The Sims. I remember playing this game when I was young and fantasizing a bit about how my life would look when I grew up. I was always jealous of my older sister and brother’s Sims towns. They were…

In-Class Writing 10/18

What have you learned about consuming and producing video that you didn’t realize or know before this unit? I didn’t realize how hard it was to get good footage. I figured that there would be a lot of unusable footage from interviews as people ramble on and don’t provide solid enough answers to questions that…

In-Class Writing 10/4

Why do you think this piece was assigned for reading? I think this piece was chosen to bring these important aspects of film making to our attention. Even though we may not use a lot of this stuff in our own projects, this chunk of the class is still about learning how to write with video….

Video Clip Analysis

Wohl talks about so many really important filming and editing techniques in “The Language of Film” such as the shot sizes and what they say and reveal about a person and a scene, how to tell a story with film, cutting on action, splitting edits, matching angles, and the 180-degree rule. The two that struck…

Documentary Proposal

What’s the subject matter for this documentary? We made the plan to film about Neutral Cycle, a bike store just off campus. We would like to get to talk to the owner, someone else who works there possibly, and maybe even a customer. Neutral Cycle seems to be really unique from my experience with it…