Collage movie/ video (o music or sound)
From the syllabus:
3. Collage Project: This project has three parts. One part is embedded in the Portfolio Assignments:
a. Collage Movie/Video: You will create a video/movie (or a timed slide show in PPT or Google Slides) in which
you present your ideas and thoughts about achieving a “Great Society”. The purpose of the images, words and
presentation is to affect, influence, and persuade others to think differently. Your final collage movie will vary in
length from 2-3 1/2 minutes and must have a minimum of 20 slides (not including title and citation/reference
pages). The rubric for the movie is heavily weighted for you to show creativity and persuasive argument using
your chosen imagery and words. You will present a “draft” to the class. The draft is required but not graded.
This part the Collage project is to help meet the criteria that you’ve engaged in a creative process and have been
given an opportunity for revision. To help with this and the gen. ed. criteria that students engage in giving
feedback, members of the class will give each person feedback before the final product is due. Your final collage
movie/video is due on the day of the final exam for section 01 which is December 15th. There is no grace period.
Submissions for both sections 01 and 02 need to be uploaded and a link sent to me by midnight on that day.
More directions, rubric and resources are in OnCourse.
b. Unit Mini-Posters (embedded in the Portfolio): An element of the Portfolio Assignments for each unit, an
assignment to create “mini-posters” your collage. Each of these posters asks you to create visual
representations of content you think will help you with your final message. More directions and a rubric are
given in the Portfolio directions
c. “Wrap-up” Paper: When you submit the Collage, you will also submit a short 2-3 page paper in which you
assess your effort answering the question: What do I think the consequences of my collage are?
More directions and rubric are posted in OnCourse.
Here are the More Directions/Requirements for Video/Movie:
1. Your goal is to create a series of slides (mini-posters) through which you share and advocate your ideas about
a “Great Society” and how to achieve it. You want to “influence” our thinking, persuade us to consider your
point of view, engage us in a discussion with you, etc..
2. You can string together all your unit “mini-posters” but that is not the expectation. The “mini-posters” were
meant to help but you may have changed your mind, found a new idea, etc. You should continuously revise, add,
3. Your final video/movie MUST have at least 20 slides (“mini-posters”) with no more than 3 images per slide.
All the slides should work as a whole to send your message. Most of you will have more than 20 slides because
you will have a couple of reference slides. BUT, you can have more than the 20 “mini-poster” slides. You just
need to watch the time limit, which should not be problematic for most.
4. The rubric for the video/movie rewards creativity as well as how you connect, synthesize and integrate ideas
into a whole.
5. Because movie presentations will be class content during the last week of class, you need to submit your
“draft” version movie by midnight on Wednesday, December 1st. You CANNOT change this draft version of
your movie. You will upload this into Google Drive and share the link with me.
6. Your “draft” should have a preface/introduction in which you tell us what you hope your pictures/words
achieve. You can also ask your colleagues and me for specific help in this opening statement. (You should
delete this opening statement when you submit the final version).
7. You will also review your colleague’s productions to give them feedback for their final version.
8. You can and should edit/revise your collage movie prior to submitting for final grading. The rubric rewards
9. Because your final version will be a large electronic file, you need to store your Collage movie in Google Drive
and provide me with a shared link so I can view it for grading purposes.
10. The final version of your collage movie should have a title page with your name and it should be labelled
“Final Version” under your title. For example:
A Great Society: “Equality for All”
Mary B. Carney
11. You SHOULD convert your PowerPoint slides into the video format. We will have a workshop in class about
how to do this. If you create your slides in Google Slides, you must convert to PowerPoint to do this. I will
accept timed and animated PowerPoints and Slides without penalty.
12. You must cite your sources. The best way is in-text citations after each picture on the slide with an
alphabetical reference page of the WEB sites using MLA, APA or Chicago/Turabian style (ASA okay too). When
citing this way, you must find a balance between the citation and the visual impact.
But there are several other ways, such as the ones here and the ones we discuss in our Collage Workshop:
Alternative #1: Numbering each picture on the slide: 1, 2, 3, 4, etc and listing them in the citation page by
number. Again, you have to find a balance between the citation and the visual impact.
1. Carney, M. B. (2020)…..
2. Carney, M.B. (2019)…..
#2: You do not number them on the page but you provide your “system” at the beginning of the
video/movie as a “preface” and you provide the same “system” at the top of your reference page. For example:
a. Image Citations or References
The following are the citations for the images used in this project. The citations are presented in order of
appearance. The picture on the reader/viewers left is the starting picture on each page. The first picture on the
first slide starts the citation sequence. If two pictures overlap, the one that is most left to the reader was cited
first. If they are aligned, the top picture was given preference in the numbering of the sequence.
Alternative # 3: Or, You can go in order from 1-30+ or breakdown by slide with caption title- (Also create a
preface slide telling the viewer your system and then telling it to them again on the citation reference page)
Slide 1: Justice
Slide 2: Empower
1 (or 4)
Slide 3: Equality
1 (or 5)
2 (or 6)
Slide 4: Greatness
1 (or 7)
2 (or 8)
b. Image Citations or References
The following are the reference citations for the images used in this project. The citations are presented in
order of appearance, broken down by slide. The picture on the reader/viewers left is the starting picture on
each page. If two pictures overlap, the one that is most left to the reader/viewer was cited first. If they are
aligned, the top picture was given preference in the numbering of the sequence.
If you use in-text citations, follow the normal pattern for a reference/works cited page.
Please note: Your project will not be accepted without a reference page that connects the correct images to
the proper citations or if the Google Drive version is not a video. This means you will receive a failing grade.
Purpose of the Movie/Video Collage project:
There are several purposes of this assignment. First, the slides in each unit ask you to apply your thoughts about
the ideas/events/actions/policies/values/etc. that you are learning in an expressive way in relation to the
theme. This builds synthesizing, decision-making and other critical thinking skills. Second, you are developing
your own style of creative expression through a visual medium. Third, using imagery and words is a type activity
that is used in a more refined way when promoting or advocating for others. So, engaging in making the slides
and movie is a building block for future advocacy activities, especially social marketing ones (in any profession,
including business or citizen social action). Fourth, the project requires you to engage in technology that you are
expected to use in college but also as a professional (in any field). Fifth, this assignment assists in assessing
Course Learning Outcomes 6 & 7. And finally, this assignment helps us to meet the Fredonia Foundations
Learning Outcomes in the Creativity and Innovation category.
1. Unit –mini posters are part of the course portfolio. They are due on the day of the test with grace period.
Late posters will be accepted but penalized consistent with the portfolio directions.
2. All draft versions are due by midnight on Wednesday, December 1st in Google Drive with a shared link for Dr.
Carney to view, copy and upload. Remember to give her permissions.
3. Final versions of the video/movie are due Wednesday, December 15th at midnight in Google Drive with a
shared link in OnCourse for Dr. Carney, to view and grade. A copy of your Collage Consequences is also due that
day. This deadline applies to both sections to allow Dr. Carney to give feedback to each person after their draft.
The Collage Movie/Video will be given a grade of A-F according to the rubric and is worth 80% of the grade. The
Unit Posters and the draft are factored into the rubric in two places under criteria one. They show you entered
into a creative process and that you took opportunities to revise.
The Collage Consequences will be given a grade of A-F according to the rubric and is worth 20% of the grade.
Rubrics are uploaded into OnCourse