Media Theory Week 5

This week in my Media Theory class is covering the Karl Marxist’s theory of Capitalism and how the conflict theory affects the mass media. Students will be analyzing The Hunger Games movie based on a Marxist’s ideology viewpoint to see how class systems works in film. Chapter 5 Focus Questions: Ideology - is defined as… Continue reading Media Theory Week 5

Media 101 Week 15

Yes, this Friday is the last day of classes, which means next week is final exams for students. This week’s Media 101 class is also covering how mass media affects the world globally. We discussed how the digital divide hinders the ability to communicate to everyone. We reviewed how foreign authoritative government’s often control their… Continue reading Media 101 Week 15

Media 101 Week 12

This week’s media class is about communication law that regulates the media. Students discovered Hollywood’s Hays Code, which highly censored movies from 1922 to 1968. Since then, we have the Motion Picture Association of America’s film rating system (MPAA), which is based upon age appropriation. The class also reviewed the NYTimes vs. Sullivan case from… Continue reading Media 101 Week 12

Media 101 Week 5

This week we are covering the history of photography and film. Students are learning how altering images is an ethical issue of stretching the truth. In this chapter, we discussed the issues of using green screens to create 3D graphics and motion, we discussed that tv companies should not glamorize acts of violence, and lastly… Continue reading Media 101 Week 5

Storyboards

This week Digital Toolbox students will be learning about storyboards and screenplay scripting. A Storyboard is a graphic organizer in the form of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of pre-visualizing a motion picture, animation, motion graphic or interactive media sequences (Source: Wikipedia). Storyboarding is a very important part of the pre-production process because… Continue reading Storyboards