Midterm Media Project Assignment

The goal of this assignment is to explore a revolutionary moment in Russian and Soviet history through research, analysis, and creativity, while building your digital humanities skills. Your task is to work with a partner on one of the topics listed on the assignment sheet. (You may also choose your own topic with my approval.) You will create a 10-minute video in a genre of your choosing, which covers the topic thoroughly and presents a clear analysis of it. During Week 8, you and your partner will present your video in class and lead a Q&A session after. On your presentation day, you must also submit a brief written summary of your main points and bibliography of your sources. Each pair will receive one grade. Click the link below for the full assignment. Good luck and have fun!

Here are some links that may help you work with iMovie, which Ben Stoviak has compiled for us:

iMOVIE TUTORIAL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1Hd60lwOyA

VIDEO TIPS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIGIo8qUfbU

VIDEO TIPS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GOc4_cLHJ4

EXPORTING YOUR iMOVIE LIBRARY
https://support.apple.com/en-jo/HT203049

WORKING WITH MULTIPLE LIBRARIES
https://help.apple.com/imovie/mac/10.1/#/mov3fa25bae7

Midterm Media Project Topics

The Polish Rebellions of 1830 and 1863: Ainsley and Kendyle

The Sixth World Festival of Youth and Students (1957): Chase and Liam

The Silver Age of Russian Art: John and Kenny

Leo Tolstoy’s Pacifist Philosophy: Max and Owen

Rasputin: Blake and Casey

Soviet Rock and Roll: Kate, Lauren, and Erik