i'll begin by introducing our new students to the many media-making opportunities at USF. there is the foghorn, our campus newspaper. there are our two radio stations, KDNZ and KUSF. there is USFtv, a student-run campus television station. and there is our film studies minor. and interspersed across many of our media studies classes, as well as courses across campus, are opportunities for students to create digital media.
then, i plan to discuss that while student media at USF is difficult to categorize, most of it contains one or more of the following characteristics: diversity of content; collaboratively made; and social justice driven. to show what i mean by this, i hope to screen some examples of inspired student work.
such as ...
wyclef jean's video "if i was president" directed by USF student alexandra platt with help from a USF crew that includes chris begley, dave binegar, aiza bonus, david burgis, nikka elman, sandy hayashi, james kilton, kevin kunze, tobe platt, shaina onnagan, nina sasson, miles simcox, amanda von west, and danielle watchman:
USFtv's visionz (with meg and dia):
and a clip from MTVu's editorial board featuring USF student laura plantholt:
and "fungus among us" by the how to homestead crew:
and then, if we have time, i may even show them this:
update: here's what it looked like from my side!