This LibGuide supports the students taking the multimodal sections of WRIT 1122 and WRIT 1622.
Please use the tabs above to download the recommended software. Much of the software is freely available for download, or they are web-based products. You should download the software to your local computer or laptop. The library does not have much of this software loaded on their computers. Because of the wide variety of multimedia software, we are not able to provide software support for all of them.
If you would like to check out one of the Flip video recorders or one of the Philips audio recorders, please go to the Circulation and Reserve desk in the Penrose Library. When you are done saving your content to your computer, please delete the video or the audio from the device.
This article provides some good guidelines for the production of a good video. Donna Joan Lund, "Video Production in the English Language Arts Classroom," The English Journal, Vol. 87, No. 1, Media Literacy (Jan., 1998), pp. 78-82. She highly recommends that students draft a script and plan their sequence of scenes with a storyboard.
If you are doing simple scenes or movies, you could edit your videos using FlipShare software. If you need to edit many scenes with different transitions and special effects, then you should probably use Windows Movie Maker or iMovie software.
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