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{December 15, 2011}   Production Assignment 14

Most students have missing assignments that need to be worked on.  Please make that your first priority as I will not be accepting late work after Christmas Break!  I will be leaving some cameras available with the substitute if people need to check them out.  Please sign the equipment sign out sheet if you will need the camera over night. 

As an extra credit assignment please create a 10 question survey on survey monkey about the top things to do over Christmas Break.    Have at least 20 people in the class take your survey.  Write a 250 word article about the top things students will be doing over Christmas Break.  Please include 3 graphs representing the data.  Post the article by the end of the hour.  If you do complete this article, you will recieve 15 points extra credit added to the project category of your grade.


For this project groups will create a music video to a christmas song.  This song may be the classic rendition or an up-to-date version of a christmas song.  This project is due: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 by the end of the hour.  Videos will be played in class on Thursday, December 15, 2011.

Must Includes:

  • Your group must play the entire song
  • Your group must include different camera angles (zooms, panning side-to-side and panning top-to-bottom)
  • Your video must start with at least a 3 second intro with the title of the song and the artist
  • Your video must end with a transition to rolling credits  
  • Each person in your group must appear in the video at least once
  • Props where appropriate
  • At least 2 different settings
Group 1:  Group 2: Group 3: Group 4: Group 5: Group 6: Group 7: Group 8: Group 9: Group 10:
Desarae, Tiffany, and Becca Garrett, Laura, and Brooke Monica,Devin, and Alex Chelsea,Tom, andJared Adam,Rachel D., and Derrick Amanda, Jesse, and Trent Kaitlyn,Rachael H., andTristan Ricky, Matt, and James Tylor,Maggie, and Nick Drew, Jordan, and Kelsey
“All I Want for Christmas is You” “Santa Baby”  “baby It’s Cold Outside” “Jingle Bells” “Deck the Halls” “Little Drummer Boy” “Mistle-toe” “You’re a mean one Mr. Grinch” “White Christ-mas”  Jingle Bell Rock

{December 6, 2011}   Productions Assignment 13

Please read the following article.

The Story of Journalism

Answer the following questions on your blog post:

  1. Name the three technical advances to journalism in the 19th century.
  2. Explain the importance of the penny press.
  3. Give 2 facts from either the statistics on the side of page one or the timeline at the bottom of page one and give their significance.
  4. What was Bennett’s new style of journalism?
  5. What is yellow journalism and how did Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst influence it?
  6. What influence did radio and television have on the newspaper?
  7. What contribution did  Joseph Pulitzer make to the field of journalism?
  8. Who is Edward Murrow and what did he contribute to journalism?
  9. What contributions did television news make on such events as 9-11?
  10. What does the survey at the bottom of page four suggest about the future of the newspaper?

This assignment is due at the end of the hour on Tuesday, December 6, 2011.  Once you are finished you may spend the rest of the hour completing your ENG video.

{December 1, 2011}   Electronic Newsgathering Project

In this project each group of three will be creating a 60-90 second report with the formatting described in the chapter you read about Electronic Newsgathering. 

A detailed explanation of the project can be downloaded below:

ENG Project Description011

A rubric for project grading can be downloaded below:

ENG Project Rubric012

The groups for this project are as follows:

Group # Topic People
1   Girl’s Basketball Game Nick L., Kelsey P., Adam B.
2   Mistletoe Dance Tiffany H., Garrett G., Chelsea A
3   Aggie Bucks Becca S., Derrick R., Tom B.
4   Mistletoe Dance Rachel D., Andrew M., Monica F.
5   Girl’s Basketball Game Trent C., Tylor H., Kaitlyn R.
6   Lunch Amanda B., Jared B., Devin V.
7   Winter Season Events Brookelle A., Jordan P., Rachael H.
8   Weekend Activities Desarae K., James v., Laura M.
9   Sci-Fy Club Alex B., Jesse P., Maggie W.
10   Lunch Tristan M., Matt R., Ricky M.

***Special Notes:  This project will require a substantial amount of out of class taping.  I do not expect to see only people in 5th Hour Productions in your videos!  You will need to have at least 1 outside of class DHS student and 1 staff member interviewed in your video.

This project is due: Wednesday, December 7, 2011, by the end of the hour.

et cetera