MOBILE STORYTELLING

MIN2MOB

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Mobile Storytelling introduces students to a new mobile content creation medium, where smartphone tools and literacies enable them to create and publish cross-platform broadcast-quality video stories. Using their smartphone as a new digital pen, students develop, research, write, produce and publish user-generated stories (UGS). These skills are indispensable in the convergent workflows currently driving production online, in news, TV, advertising, public relations and across community and education sectors. Moreover we explore the impact of smart technologies on global connectivity and discuss their value as change agents for promoting civic-minded ideals and a sustainable democratic public sphere. This practical unit develops the skills introduced in MIN1MME and introduces program making concepts further developed in MIN3PDM. The skills define a new field of hand-held communication that addresses commercial imperatives and La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential, an appreciation of how we live and work in an interconnected world, across cultures and borders and with diverse communities, now and in the future.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorIvo Burum

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesStudents use readings and videos to critique a range of mobile video styles and levels of application. We investigate the varied smartphone use values in news, as a tool for empowering marginalised communities, sparking movements like the Arab Spring. The SCRAP story telling tool kit provides a window into the relationship between story, character, structure, actuality and production. Students develop and outline these concepts around legal and ethical frameworks required to create mobile video narratives. Using the story synopsis as a guide, and a series of practical exercises, we introduce and explore mobile recording apps, tools, principles, shots and peripherals. We develop editorial, creative and technical proficiency in app based video and audio recording and an understand of hybrid approaches. Using a script template students create scripts for exercises recorded in ILO 2. Utilising the smartphone as a viewer students choose media and begin learning to write in and out of pictures. They prepare a draft edit and narration script to coincide with one of the discussed styles and formats. Students edit their stories on their smartphone using their draft script as a guide. They post produce the story using their smartphone and include narration, B roll, graphics, titles and end credits. Using their specialist mobile apps students do a vision grade and an audio mix before publishing their video story across a variety of workflows and outlets like Upstart.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 60 credit points of level one subjects or coordinators approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

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Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Mojo - the mobile journalism handbook

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBurum, Ivo and Quinn, S

Year2015

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherRoutledge

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The Mojo Handbook-Theory to Praxis

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBurum, Ivo

Year2020

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherRoutledge

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Distinguish and choose between the varied uses of smartphones and their impact on visual media used in journalism and citizen journalism.
02. Evaluate existing mobile video stories including those created around news and civic minded ideals, for their structural (editorial, content, style, genre and quality and technical components, to define a style(sand language.
03. Use mobile tools and associated apps to record appropriate video and audio shots, sequences for use in broadcast quality user generated stories.
04. Plan, write and narrate basic visuals and audio grabs according to a structured script to tell the video story.
05. Edit, post-produce and publish mobile user generated stories with a commercial and when required a local civic minded focus across various mobile and legacy workflows.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIvo Burum

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
Two 2.00 h seminar per day on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Assessment 1: Student reflect on Arab Spring and create a brief for Ass 2 (1200 word equiv) We will assess the ability to critically evaluate a concept and develop a synopsis and outline that includes an analysis of the story, characters, structure, content. legal and production parameters.

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

Assessment 2: Produce a mobile story based on a synopsis/brief (1200 word equiv) We will asses an ability to develop the synopsis into a story, use equipment to produce edit and publish that story and in doing so, assess their comprehension of the various

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Assessment 3: Work with group to develop & produce a series of stories around a theme (1600 word equiv) Assessing the ability to work individually and with a group to utilise skills learned in Ass 1 and 2 to produce a series of thematically linked stories.

N/AOtherCombinedNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIvo Burum

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
Two 3.00 h seminar per day on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Assessment 1: Student reflect on Arab Spring and create a brief for Ass 2 (1200 word equiv) We will assess the ability to critically evaluate a concept and develop a synopsis and outline that includes an analysis of the story, characters, structure, content. legal and production parameters.

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

Assessment 2: Produce a mobile story based on a synopsis/brief (1200 word equiv) We will asses an ability to develop the synopsis into a story, use equipment to produce edit and publish that story and in doing so, assess their comprehension of the various

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Assessment 3: Work with group to develop & produce a series of stories around a theme (1600 word equiv) Assessing the ability to work individually and with a group to utilise skills learned in Ass 1 and 2 to produce a series of thematically linked stories.

N/AOtherCombinedNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIvo Burum

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Assessment 1: Student reflect on Arab Spring and create a brief for Ass 2 (1200 word equiv) We will assess the ability to critically evaluate a concept and develop a synopsis and outline that includes an analysis of the story, characters, structure, content. legal and production parameters.

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

Assessment 2: Produce a mobile story based on a synopsis/brief (1200 word equiv) We will asses an ability to develop the synopsis into a story, use equipment to produce edit and publish that story and in doing so, assess their comprehension of the various

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Assessment 3: Work with group to develop & produce a series of stories around a theme (1600 word equiv) Assessing the ability to work individually and with a group to utilise skills learned in Ass 1 and 2 to produce a series of thematically linked stories.

N/AOtherCombinedNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Mildura, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIvo Burum

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
Two 3.00 h seminar per day on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Assessment 1: Student reflect on Arab Spring and create a brief for Ass 2 (1200 word equiv) We will assess the ability to critically evaluate a concept and develop a synopsis and outline that includes an analysis of the story, characters, structure, content. legal and production parameters.

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

Assessment 2: Produce a mobile story based on a synopsis/brief (1200 word equiv) We will asses an ability to develop the synopsis into a story, use equipment to produce edit and publish that story and in doing so, assess their comprehension of the various

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Assessment 3: Work with group to develop & produce a series of stories around a theme (1600 word equiv) Assessing the ability to work individually and with a group to utilise skills learned in Ass 1 and 2 to produce a series of thematically linked stories.

N/AOtherCombinedNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIvo Burum

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
Two 3.00 h seminar per day on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Assessment 1: Student reflect on Arab Spring and create a brief for Ass 2 (1200 word equiv) We will assess the ability to critically evaluate a concept and develop a synopsis and outline that includes an analysis of the story, characters, structure, content. legal and production parameters.

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

Assessment 2: Produce a mobile story based on a synopsis/brief (1200 word equiv) We will asses an ability to develop the synopsis into a story, use equipment to produce edit and publish that story and in doing so, assess their comprehension of the various

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Assessment 3: Work with group to develop & produce a series of stories around a theme (1600 word equiv) Assessing the ability to work individually and with a group to utilise skills learned in Ass 1 and 2 to produce a series of thematically linked stories.

N/AOtherCombinedNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5