Animation Video Assignment Instructions
The themes available for this project are:
- Good Medicine: the medicalization of the human body https://www.google.ca/?gws_rd=ssl (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
- They just are not like Us: imagining human racial or gender difference
- Biopolitical Babies: the technologies, politics, and ethics surrounding modern childbirth
- Blame Canada: a contemporary Canadian gender inequity
- Am I a Feminist?: is feminism still relevant?
This project is expected to meet five basic criteria:
- A very focused topic that engages directly and intelligently with one of the larger themes and is connected to the course material
- Original content
- Coherent and legible storyline, thesis, or argument
- Appropriate content for a ‘G’ rating
- A breadth and depth of research that demonstrates the use of a range of secondary sources including at least 5 peer-reviewed scholarly articles
This is an individual project; no group compilations
Please take initiative in scheduling conversations with your instructor if you do not understand any aspect of this project.
It will be comprised of 4 parts:
- An MP4 of your video (3-5 minutes in length)
- AND a properly documented (MLA or APA format) list of sources used
- AND a 3 or 4 sentence description of your project.
- AND a one-page discussion of the process of this project. Did you like it? What do you think it does to present information in this way? What are the limits? Concerns?
If you are seeking inspiration, muses, ideas, or simply want to see some excellent examples:
- http://www.pinterest.com/missedutton/stop-motion-ideas/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
- http://www.smashingapps.com/2009/06/15/21-stunning-examples-of-creatively-done-stop-motion-animations.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
- http://www.buzzfeed.com/juliapugachevsky/most-remarkable-stop-motion-vines-of-2013 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.>
These are some apps used to create these animation projects. If you know of more, let your instructor know and we wil share them on the class meeting board.
- https://vimeo.com/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
- http://www.powtoon.com (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
- http://voki.com (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
- http://goanimate.com (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
- VideoScribe(UBC has a site license for students)
- Camtasia(UBC has a site license for students)
- IMOVIE (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
- 3-5 minute MP4 (20%)
- Properly documented list of sources used (3%)
- Short description of your project (1%)
- One-page discussion of the process of this project (2%)
Required Readings and Resources (Week 1 & 2)
Brown, J. “The World Health Organization and the Transition from ‘International’ to ‘Global’ Public Health.” (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.American Journal of Public Health 2006;96:62-72.
Brown, Phil. 1995. “Naming and Framing: The Social Construction of Diagnosis and Illness.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior (Extra Issue): 34-52.
Conan Doyle, Arthur: “The Surgeon Talks” from Round the Red Lamp https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/d/doyle/arthur_conan/round-the-red-lamp/chapter15.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Conrad, Peter & Barker, Kristin, K. (2010) “The Social Construction of Illness: Key Insights and Policy Implications.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 51(1):S67-S79.
Fadiman, Anne. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors and the Collision of Two Cultures. New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2012.
Goldacre, Ben, “Battling Bad Science”
James, John T. “A New, Evidence-based Estimate of Patient Harms Associated with Hospital Care.” Journal of Patient Safety: September 2013 – Volume 9 – Issue 3 – p 122-128
Koplan, JP. et al. “Towards a Common Definition of Global Health.” The Lancet 2009; 373: 1993-95.
Marshall, Allan. “How Many Die from Medical Mistakes in U.S. Hospitals”
Schmidt, Stephen “A Piece of My Mind When You Come Into My Room” (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. JAMA, August 21, 1996-Vol 276, No. 7, p 512
Woods, Brian & Michael Simkin, “Dying for Drugs”
http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-onlinefilmedia/play/5080/Dying-For-Drugs (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Woolf, Virginia “On Being Ill” http://fbr.sagepub.com/content/6/2/199 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Required Readings and Resources (Week 3 & 4)
Aimee Mullins, “My 12 Pairs of Legs”
Andrew O’ Hehir’s “Head Case”
Breast Cancer Action at http://www.bcaction.org/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Barbara Ehrenreich. “Welcome to Cancerland: A Mammogram Leads to a Cult of Pink Kitsch.” Harper’s Magazine November 2001:43-53. Print.
Tania Katan. “TEDxScottsdale – Tania Katan – The Power of Voice: Survivability,Sustainability and Nudity.” TedX. TedX. 13 May 2011. Web. 03 15 2014
Geralyn Lucas. “OUCH/Take the ‘I AM’ Pledge.” Why I Wore Lipstick.com. Why I WoreLipstick.com. 2010. Online video clip. 02 Aug. 2013.
Angela McRobbie. “Post Feminism + Beyond (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..” Angela McRobbie. YouTube.1 March 2012. Web. 8 June 2012.
“Post-feminism-what does that mean?” don’tcallmeblondie.com. Blog at Word Press.com.7 May 2012. Web. 15 March 2014.
Jo Spence’s life narrative in photographs at Jo Spence.org (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.: in particular see “The Picture of Health,” “Cancer Shock,” and “Narratives of Disease.”
Required Readings and Resources (Week 5 & 6)
Required Books and Articles
Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid’s Tale. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1985. Print
- Please use this edition as we will be making use of specific page references
Latimer, Heather. Reproductive Acts: Sexual Politics in North American Fiction and Film. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s UP, 2013. Web. Available online through the UBC library system.
Latimer, Heather. “Popular culture and Reproductive Politics: Juno, Knocked Up and the Enduring Legacy of The Handmaid’s Tale.” Feminist Theory 10 (2009): 211-226. Web. Available online through the UBC library system.
Required Readings and Resources (Week 7 & 8)
Short Stories, Excerpts and Interviews
Interview with Lee Maracle – Sneja Gunew and Margery Fee
Leanne Simpson(2014) “Bubbling Like a Beating Heart”: Reflections on Nishnaabeg Poetic and Narrative Consciousness from Indigenous Poetics in Canada
Hiromi, G. (2001). The Kappa Child. Calgary: Red Dear Press. (UBC bookstore)
Mootoo, S. (1993). Out on Main Street. Vancouver, BC: Press Gang Publishers.
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