This was a lot of fun! Click here to see my blues video.
This video is a brief introduction to some of the major musical figures of the Country Blues. My initial conception was to do a biography of Robert Johnson, but format does not allow for large amounts of written information, and I found this a real challenge so I switched my subject to a general introduction to the Country Blues. I tried to capture the “feel” of the blues with the images I selected. Some were originally color pictures but I switched them to B&W to both unify the final project and to made the video seem older and grittier.
The format was fun to work with but it is hard to see it facilitating deep learning. I can definitely see something like this as a good “teaser” though, especially in educational environments where students have some choice in the subjects they will research. A short animoto video could introduce them to the topic or research question and based upon the video they could select the project they would like to undertake.