Collaborative Video And Community Engagement

Institution(s): Northeastern

Discipline(s): Design

Keyword(s): Art, Civic Media, Design, Digital Media, Undergraduate

Partner Organization(s):St. Stephen's Youth Programs, Action for Boston Community Development

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This course explores the process of collaborative video making with a focus on civic engagement and community media. A series of interactive hands-on labs that build analytical and technical skills will guide the development of micro-documentaries and short documentaries. Students will have the chance to work with local artists and community to produce videos that matter. The partnerships are coordinated through the award-winning center for Service-Learning at Northeastern University. The course examines different forms of authorship, video genres and tools for collaborating ranging from crowdsourcing to remix platforms. While discussing pressing issues like poverty, racism and the environment, we will experiment with a variety of methods for effective collaboration and ethical participatory projects, and learn to pitch and promote video art projects in collaboration with organizations. The final projects will be presented during a public event for the wider Northeastern community and beyond.