Requirements for the “Hello World” video

Video Specifications: Your video should contain

  1. The text “Hello, world”.
  2. One short, prerecorded video clip (2-5 seconds).
    • Archive.org has a vast repository of video clips that are in the public domain and available for download.
    • These clips are offered in a number of different file formats. Before downloading one, check the “importing” section of your tutorial or your video editing program’s help files to see what file formats it can import. Your best bet is to chose either the MPEG4 or h.264 format, as they are broadly compatible with most modern operating systems and video editing programs.
  3. At least one image (displayed for 2-5 seconds).
  4. One short, prerecorded audio clip (played for 2-5 seconds). This audio clip can be music or any other form of audio and it can be played under one or more of the other elements (the video clip, the image) described here.
  5. A brief voiceover (no more than one sentence) recorded by you.
  6. An end credits sequence that provides source citations for #s 2, 3, 4, and 5. If you created one or all of these elements of the video, cite yourself. Everyone should cite themselves for #5.

Instructions for posting Multimodal Analysis to your personal websites

Post your multimodal analysis to the portfolio page of your personal website. (NOTE: If you have not yet created this page on your personal website, you will need to do so prior to submitting this project.)

If you created the analysis on your site, 1) the body of the analysis should not be on the portfolio page, but 2) it should be linked to from your portfolio page.

The link to your project on the portfolio page should consist of:

  1. A link to the analysis (if you created a document see pp. 180 ff.—particularly p. 186—of MM for instructions on uploading documents to WordPress),
  2. A thumbnail image, appropriately sized for your layout, either of the analysis itself or representative of it (for some visual appeal), and
  3. A descriptive title (not “Multimodal Analysis” but “Appeals to Audience in Old Spice Commercials”) and a short summary of the analysis (so readers will know what they are clicking on).

An example:

A multicolored, origami calendar

An Analysis of Multicolored Calendar Balls
In this essay, I explain how multicolored calendar balls are designed to appeal to and entertain cats who like to climb on their human’s desk during work hours, thus freeing the human for other tasks.

image creditPhilip Chapman-Bell