Multimedia StoryTelling

By the students of MCJ300 at The University of Southern Mississippi

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Film god Ken Burns has a really cool project that he recently put together to memorialize the Gettysburg Address on its 150th anniversary. “Learn the Address” features recitations of the speech from various public figures, from former President Bill Clinton to country pop star Taylor Swift. As we know from history class, the famous speech was President Lincoln’s eloquent explanation of why the Civil War was more than just a struggle for the unity of the country–that it was a battle for the dignity of all the country’s inhabitants.

But the video compilations are decidedly low-tech. At first I liked the simplistic approach. But the more I watch the videos I can’t help but thinking how cool it would be to overlay multiple voices at the same time. With more complicated editing, the compilations could show the wide array of participants without violating the time constraints of the short address.

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Written by jarodkeith

November 24, 2013 at 9:57 pm

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