Definitely a great thing about your product was the type of media you chose: video. It kept the information flowing and the different clips made sense in the order in which they appeared. I'd say that although your comments in text on the videos were funny and were very similar to what I was thinking, it was a bit distracting from what the people were saying. I'm surprised that the KKK enrollment has increased from the 1970s, though I suppose that could be explained by how people feel their territory is being increasing encroached upon. I think the only thing I was wondering (though maybe I missed it) was in which state(s) of America did the KKK originate in? Great job, overall.
The presentation was done very well, using the combination of video and audio to get your point across. The video clips chosen were very effective in providing information on the topic in a way interesting to the viewer.
When thinking of improving the appearance of the video the only part that comes to mind is showing more of a wrap up to pull together the video, and leave the reader thinking.
I learned a lot from this video about how involved the KKK still is in today's society. Personally i thought they were a thing of the past and was very interested in seeing recent video and hearing modern day statistics.
A question that i was left with after watching the video was if there was anything being done to counteract the KKK and other modern day hate groups by the government.
That was a really good video. Your speech in it was very thought-provoking. I personally didn't know much about the KKK before this, but you shared a lot of good information in the video, and you chose good pictures and clips that really put spotlight on the actions of the KKK. The knowledge you shared helped me understand better the parts in the book in which the KKK is involved. Overall, that was really good Nenad!
I really liked this research and media product.
Some of the things I liked include, clear voice, simple video editing, and the warning about disturbing images. What I would consider the best addition to the video would be the visual comments, but it would be better if they were easier to read.
What I felt was missing is a proper conclusion, possibly a final statement which incorporates your feelings into the video. The ending was abrupt. It could have ended with a fade to black, or a moment of silence, which would give a dramatic effect.
Overall the video and speech were very well done and were coherent throughout.
This video was very insightful and it was shown that you put a lot of effort into your media product, and it paid off. I really like how you put your presentation into a video because it kept me interested and you were able to put a lot of information into a media product that was easy to understand. Adding all the video clips kept me attentive and clearly brought your point across. After watching this video I began to understand parts of the book better (in which the KKK is involved in) and generally I learned a lot of things that I didn't know beforehand! One question I have after watching the video is, why isn't the KKK covered in more of todays news? A lot of people think it is just from the past but since it's still present why isn't there more being done to stop it? Overall, it was a really great video!
The choice you made to make your media a video was a great way to grab attention of the audience. The use of your voice explaining your ideas, along with the audio and video from the interviews had everyone wanting to know more. The video was extremely well done.
It is very hard to criticize such a well done video, but if I had to pick a point for improvement, I would say the ending. I feel as if the video ended too quickly and we were left without a final conclusion. But overall the video was excellent.
Through the video I learned that the KKK is still there throughout society. I was shown that the KKK is not only something that happened years ago, but it is extremely evident throughout today’s society.
A final question I will leave you with is: before this video, did you realise that the KKK was so strongly wound through today’s society?
I really liked the video you created.
Your video was very good because it had a lot of relevant information that was very interesting. I found myself captivated throughout the entire duration of your video. I learned a lot about the KKK in America and the terrible things they are doing. I learned about the hatred that still exists in this world and how the hate this group has for coloured people is shown. The things they do are terrible.
Even though your video was excellent, I found the ending was kind of abrupt, as if it suddenly ended and you didn't see it coming to an end. Maybe a longer conclusion would have helped. I am just curious where the KKK started and how it was founded.
Overall, your video was very good. It was a great way to display the information you found out.
Julia: I see what you are saying, it was just a piece of personal flare, but the point was also easily seen through other multiple clips. I used the clip where the man exclaimed "They don't need to flaunt it, they're not being persecuted," as a basis to show the hypocritical statements the protestors were making. The clips that followed were just there to reinforce that point.
Nick: Sorry about the vagueness, I tried to incorporate the last sentence with the first sentence. Through the beginning I explained that our so called "modern" society evolves in an exceptionally slow pace, in the ending I had said that the word modern should be replaced with "evolving". Also to answer your question, the KKK aren't tolerated anymore due to the graphic nature they present, but ever since they reformed, obtaining a membership is still possible. The only entities controlling the KKK are the police.
Katie: Thank you for the feed back I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Matt: As a beginning user of "Final Cut Pro" and no prior knowledge to the program my editing could be better. I think my ideas were fine, my explanations need work though.
Thanks for all the replies so far!
This video was an amazing media product. Through the video you were able to grab the readers attention. A lot of information was learned about the KKK through this presentation.
One thing that could be have been improved is to have more connections to the novel about the KKK
One question i have is, how many people died because of the actions of the KKK.
I think it was neat that you did a video instead of a powerpoint. I found the video grabed my attention right from the beginning. I learned a lot in this presentation including that the KKK was almost completly destroyed. The part where the guy was talking about god and homosexuals, is he part of the KKK? Also is anything being done to stop the KKK? In total this was very well done and very informative.
I really liked the fact that you did a unique type of media as opposed to the majority who just did powerpoints. This video grabbed my attention at the very beginning of the video and kept me intrigued until the end. In most powerpoints the part that makes it interesting are the photos and helps make it less boring, since yours was a video it was very interesting because its just like the photo aspect of the powerpoint which caused me to be intrigued and didn't bore me once throughout this media product. The only thing i can think to improve is the ending, maybe just a quick conclusion or statement so the ending isn't so subtle. I didn't know very much about the kkk before watching this video and now i know what types of things the kkk are involved in and the hatred toward them. One question i have about the kkk is if they still exist today?
Nenad, your video shows a great deal of time and work went into it. I liked your responses to your classmates - I hope that you consider doing another video as part of your summative since you put work into learning this program, and you have a flair for putting clips together.
I think that the "evolution" you talk about may have started in more "enlightened" places like Whistle Stop (with Idgie and Ruth as the vanguard?)
This will be where we start to interact in the "outside of class, online" world. Continue discussions from class and start new ones.