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Teaching Media Literacy – Viewing the final product 

Here's a slightly more in-depth video of the final day of our high school class than the overview video we produced as a report on the project. Just to give you a (less-edited!) sense of how running a class like this might go. This segment shows students viewing and reviewing the Coach Poppy ad. (more…)

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Teaching Media Literacy – Technical Problems 

One of the biggest obstacles in teaching with technology can be the technology itself. In the two vignettes in this video, Gus recounts some struggles she and the students had with technology on one of the five days she and Skye spent testing out The Media Show with a Brooklyn high school class. (more…)

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Making the Spider 

We came up with the idea for the Where Spam Comes From episode in late 2008 or early 2009, and building the spider marionette took at least a year! Mostly because other episodes kept getting in the way, and we had to put it off. Fortunately, the topic is pretty timeless, as far as the …

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Production meetings at the Gottesman Video Collective 

Production meetings are central to our video-making process at GVC. Without them, many of us we wouldn't know half as much about video production as we do! These Monday morning meetings are a time to talk about the videos published the previous week, discuss what worked and what didn't, share tips on how to do …

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Learning Video Production – Introduction 

Few people would disagree that learning video production requires a great deal of hands-on experience and time spent learning the craft from more experienced producers. It may not be the only thing a person needs to know to make video, but there's a reason why internships and PA work have long been a part of …

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Storyboard – Where Spam Comes From  ☆

This is the half-finished storyboard from the Where Spam Comes From episode. Once again, an episode that was going to rely heavily on specific camera angles for a good effect. (more…)

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Rough cut – My First Fursuit Video 

This is a rough cut of the episode where Weena tries on the fursuit she's made for the first time. What differences can you find between this cut and the final version? How does the meaning of the episode seem to change between the two edits of this episode? Why do you think we made …

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Lost Episode – For Teh Lulz, Take 1 

We shot For Teh Lulz three times before we had a version we thought was worth airing. Even though it was short, it was incredibly difficult to shoot. Weena's long monologue had to be captured in a single take. That was hard not only because it's hard to hold up a puppet for a long …

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Teaching The Media Show: Vlog Day 4 

On the final day of the class, we screened the videos we had produced from students' storyboards and gave them a special surprise -- a video review from producers at the Gottesman Video Collective. This video shows that process, including students' reactions to our edits (they laughed hysterically about the JibJab-like introductions we animated using …

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Script – House Party 

There are times when we use storyboards to plan an episode, but there are times when we don't need to plan every shot quite so carefully, or we can't plan. At those other times, we've taken to to writing up a three-column page which indicates what we'll see on screen (sometimes including screen shots or …

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Lesson Resources – Near and Far 

This episode discusses DEEP FOCUS. Orson Welles was a master of deep focus, and you can learn a little more about how he used it in Citizen Kane from this great viewer's companion written by film critic Roger Ebert. (more…)

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One Year On: A Report  ☆

When The Media Show had been in production for about a year, AfterEd TV's managers asked me to write up a summary of the past year. This was what I wrote, covering production, publicity, and distribution. Note that our take on YouTube and deviantArt has changed in the year since. Look at the episodes before …

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Script – Pilot 

Here are two drafts of the script for the pilot. Compare them to what actually gets said in the episode. How is it different? Why do you think changes were made? How do the changes make the characters sound different? Notice that one of the changes was adding a part where the puppets address a …

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Script – Yell and Sell 

Here is an early draft of the script for the Yell and Sell episode. Compare it to what actually gets said in the episode. How is it different? Why do you think changes were made? SCRIPT 4: YELL AND SELL Weena: O hai, Internets! Erna: O hai! Weena: We're playing with ads. Erna: Yeah. Weena: …

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Script – Red Shirt Revue  ☆

Here's two drafts from the Red Shirt Revue script. The first one has notes from Erin, the managing editor of the AfterEd channel. The second one is closer to what we actually said. Notice we didn't make too many changes. Why do you think we made the changes we did, and not the ones Erin …

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Puppet design: Giving Weena and Erna makeovers 

You may have noticed that Weena and Erna look different between the House Party episode and the Greenwashing episode -- between the summer and fall 2009 seasons. We gave them makeovers! This wasn't just to make them prettier, though; there were some practical reasons why we did it. (more…)

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Production: Adding more characters 

In the second-to-last season of the show, we added a handful more regular characters. The Intern showed up more often; we introduced the Monster of Next Week, and we re-introduced Bryan, the show's only regular human character. Selling You and Secondary Sexual Characteristics feature Bryan, who originally talked about his job at a TV ratings …

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Before and After: Snopes  ☆

There were a few videos we shot more than once. For instance, we made two versions of the Snopes Before You Send episode. We improvised the first version, without a script. It turned out ok, but we thought it was an important enough message that we decided to do it again, with a better script …

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Storyboards – Red Shirt Revue 

This episode was really complicated, with lots of props, settings, and special greenscreen tricks. And when it came to the alien chest pop, we were only going to be able to do it once. So I wanted to ensure we knew exactly what each shot would look like. This time I used color, because in …

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Production: Faking a webcam  ☆

One of the original ideas for the show was that Weena and Erna would be filming it on their webcam, at least part of the time. In a bunch of early episodes -- the pilot, early responses, Yell and Sell, Hot Gossip, and the first version of the Snopes video -- there are sections with …

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