Multimodal Personal Essay
Consider a particular trait that is central to your character. Reflect upon what experiences you have had that are responsible for this trait. What influences helped shape you? What is it, specifically, that has made you who you are.
Your assignment:
  1. Write an outline describing one of your most prominent character traits and how that trait was developed.
  2. Create a 4-6 minute multimodal essay that presents the necessary information in a creative format.
  3. Use at least one video source. You could use You Tube video or your own original video. Do not just use one entire video clip. You must edit the video in some way. (may use Youtube Downloader and Zamzar Video Converter)
  4. Add at least one picture at or toward the beginning and one picture at or toward the end of your video.
  5. Add title on first slide and credits/references on last slide. Your references must be in MLA style.
  6. Add music to the video. Free music is available at www.freeplaymusic.com. See other sources below.
  7. Use transitions between pictures and video clips.
  8. Use narration in some part of your project.
  9. Upload your video to Youtube and then Embed into the appropriate spot in Student MMPEs in the wiki.

Example: Dr. Mrs. Gunter's Example
Many Student Examples



Scoring rubric:
|| Scoring Rubric for Multimedia Projects:

0-69 = Needs Much Improvement
70-79 = Needs Some Improvemeent
80-89 = Good or Acceptable
Creativity (25%)
Product; Art/photos, color, and space not original and does not carry theme/tone/ concept; Unprofessional look; Overall graphical theme does not appeal to the audience, compliment the information, and not based upon logical conclusions..
Some original, unique features in product; Art/photos, color, and space not original and does not carry theme/tone/concept; Unprofessional look; Overall graphical theme does not appeal to the audience, compliment the information, and not based upon logical conclusions..
Original, unique product; Art/photos, color, and space used in original ways that mostly carry theme/tone/concept; Professional look with an overall graphical theme that mostly appeals to the audience, compliments the information, and based upon logical conclusions..
Excellent, original, unique product; Art/photos, color, and space used in original ways that carry theme/tone/concept; Professional look with an overall graphical theme that appeals to the audience, compliments the information, and based upon logical conclusions.
Product (25%) (depth, accuracy, design, organization)
Product is inaccurate, missing components, or unorganized; Many grammar/ spelling errors
Product is not accurate, in-depth, neat, or organized; Many grammar/ spelling errors
Adequate product is accurate, in-depth, neat, organized; Few grammar/spelling errors
Accurate, in-depth, neat, organized product and information; No grammar/spelling errors
Use of technology (25%)
Many technical problems; inconsistent navigation and formatting; No graphics from outside sources; No use of advanced features/ enhancements such as video, transitions, sounds, and/or animations
Some technical problems; inconsistent navigation and formatting; 2 or less graphics from outside sources; Use of one advanced feature/ enhancement such as video, transitions, sounds, and/or animations
Few technical problems; consistent navigation and formatting; 5 or less graphics from outside sources; Use of some advanced features/ enhancements such as video, transitions, sounds, and/or animations
No technical problems; consistent navigation and formatting; Use of several advanced features/enhancements such as video, transitions, sounds, and/or animations
Topic/ Content (25%)
Includes little essential information and one or two facts.
Includes some essential information with few citations and few facts.
Includes essential information with most sources properly cited in MLA format. Information is mostly clear, appropriate, correct, and suited to the specified purpose and audience; Encourages some readers to know more.
Covers topic completely and in depth; Information is clear, appropriate, correct, and suited to the specified purpose and audience; Encourages readers to know more; Sources cited in proper MLA format.

Music

Free Play Music http://freeplaymusic.com/

Jamendo http://www.jamendo.com/en/

Muse Open http://www.musopen.com/music.php

PD Sounds
http://www.pdsounds.org/

Royalty Free Music www.royaltyfreemusic.com

Finding Dulcinea – includes links to sites that offer open source and public domain music
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/guides/Technology/Internet/Free-Use-Media.pg_03.html

Partners in Rhyme – sound effects etc.
http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/pir/PIRsfx.shtml

Legal Music for Videos

creativecommons.org

Images

Smithsonian
http://photo2.si.edu/

Public Domain Pictures
http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/

Public Domain Photos
http://www.public-domain-photos.com/