All requirements and introductory videos are attached, please check. produce a p

All requirements and introductory videos are attached, please check.
produce a piece of media that relates to any topic from our lectures or create an advertisement.
OPTIONS
“Explainer” media — could be an original video, song/rap, poster, graphic, slideshow, or webpage that explains any of the topics or concepts from class. Can be serious, funny, or satire. (ie: you could write and record a rap about the “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast. It needs to teach/explain the broadcast.) Basically, you’ll take a topic or concept from class and create a piece of media to explain it further. (you cannot write a script for this assignment; it must be a produced piece of media) Note: A slide presentation (PowerPoint) can work well for an explainer – like slides to go with a lecture.
An Advertisement: produce an advertisement for a real or imagined product or service. Apply persuasive appeals for your target audience. (you cannot write a script or make a storyboard for this assignment; it must be a produced piece of media)
You may work alone or in groups up to 4 classmates (though you can totally have 10 other people help outside of class, especially if it’s a video shoot and you need a crew). Only choose a project that you have the equipment and ability to produce on your own. Don’t choose to do a video if you don’t have a way to shoot and edit it.
SOME IDEAS for EXPLAINERS
Music video about Uses & Gratifications
Explain how to determine if a web source is credible
How to make a crystal radio set
How the telegraph worked
Radio and the Titanic
The battle for TV: Philo Farnsworth vs. Vladimir Zworykin and David Sarnoff
Timeline of inventions leading to TV
Multi-track recording and Les Paul
George Carlin’s “Filthy Words” routine and the First Amendment
BetaMax vs. VHS
Why we need to clean up space junk
The Digital Divide in the US
A timeline of Net Neutrality
How to make a Deep Fake
How advertising works: ethos, logos, pathos
Marshall McLuhan’s “The Medium is the Message”
How Cultivation Theory works
Explain Gerbner’s Mean World Syndrome
Representation and Stereotypes in Media
A discussion of media effects: how social media affects society
Other – suggest something else
Be prepared to identify your project and group members on week 15
MINI PAPER
In addition to your media project, you will also turn in a short paper that describes the project:
Everyone turns this is. EACH member of the group turn in a paper. It’s okay if some of it is the same.
What topic or project did you choose and why?
What was the goal of your project? (for ads: describe target audience)
How did you achieve that goal? (for ads: what appeals are being applied?)
Why did you choose the methods (for ads: appeals) you used? (ie: a rap song to teach cultivation)
What did you learn while doing this project?
List the resources that you used (info sources, books, other) in APA style citations (can also be a part of the media project, such as the last slide on a slide show)