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SMPA 112: Indtroduction to Digital Media is the class I teach at GW.

Everything Went Black

This video created by Zach Hanover, Alex Holt, Samantha Honig and Julie Hyman, generated a good deal of class discussion in SMPA-112 Intro to Digital Media this Spring.

I was mixed on all of the “stylistic” things that the students tried here, but they were well thought out, and maintained the emotional impact . . . still, it was interesting to get the diversity of views on what they did. In the end, for me, I think you should only put so many spices in the stew, or it may be over seasoned.

More to the point, see what you think:

Everything Went Black from Alex Holt on Vimeo.

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Policom @ 25 Student Video

I was quite impressed with this video that Joe Sangiorgio and Mike Stone produced in SMPA-112 Introduction to Digital Media. It’s worth noting that the team had a respectable cut to screen on 2 days after the event – great job guys!

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New 112 Syllabus

SMPA-122: Introduction to Digital Media returns this Fall with a revised syllabus:

http://home.gwu.edu/~josder/112/pdf/SMPA112_Syllabus.pdf

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Branding

My students are constantly surprising and impressing me.

One unexpected thing that came out of this semester was some great examples of branding – catchy titles that are appealing, memorable, and aprapo:

The Great White Mark” – DC’s premeire white rapper and radio personality

Sons of Pitch” – an a capella group

ESMNBC” – a spoof news network (creator’s initials are ESM)

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EMSNBC

More student work, this time by Evan Madow:

http://smpa.evanm.com/emsnbc.htm

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