A far-from-comprehensive list of technology tools (for final adventure project work) and in-class student tech demos.
Movie Making: Visual Essays, Documentary Films, Interactive Documentary Films, Cellfilms, Genre Cinema, Experimental Film Art
iMovie (available on class iPads)
Windows Movie Maker (PC) Free w/ Windows
- Cellfilms (Using Mobile Technology to Create Short FIlms/Research Work)
- Videvo: Free Stock Footage / Freesound.org
- Archive.org / Archive.Org (old education clips for creative/critical remix)
- Action Movie Effects
Multimodal Text Production
iBook Author is a free tool enabling users to write their own multimodal texts (integrating audio and video files, multimodal graphic texts)
Comiclife is a great platform for serious comics/graphic texts. Powerful and Free (plus I have some licenses upon request).
Klynt (HTML 5) Have one key for temporary sharing. Advanced but powerful.
Twine is an easy-to-use browser-based tool for creative interactive, non-linear narratives (multimodal stories, poetry, essays, or really any genre) and interactive narratives games.
Ren Py Visual Novel and Game Creator
Vidibox.com Compose video/soundworks by recording, sampling & remixing. Not just for VJs – limitless possibilities for multiple genres – buggy in record mode. Does not enable image files to be imported, but you can save images as movies (in iMovie, etc) and then import image in video format (image + time). VidiBox tutorials.
Scribjab ScribJab is a multilingual tool to create and share digital stories in 2 different languages.
MIT App Inventor Start making apps today.
Wikimedia (or Wiki-Making Platforms)
Other Thematic Options (Searchable)
Virtual Worlds (Multi-User Virtual Environments) and MMOs
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Tools
Machinima Tools (Video Game Screen-Capture / Editing Tools)
Critical Remix Tools / Media (could be anything)
Outside the Box use of Websites (Zines/e-Zine Making; Knowledge Mobilization; Creative Community Building; Multimedia Arts, Research and/or Literary Journals)
Maker Spaces / Critical Making / DIY Production Communities
Music-production software/apps can be explored if they are not the simple ones.
eLearning Tools and Social Media (must be critical/innovative approach to these)