Each week, you will be asked to respond to the prompt or prompts in the discussion forum. Your initial post should be 75-150 words in length, and is due on Sunday. By Tuesday, you should respond to two additional posts from your peers.
Analyzing a Music Video
Go to YouTube and select a music video. For this particular discussion, it’s best to use a song, artist, or genre that is mostly new to you. However, keep in mind that you will be sharing this video and your notes with the class, so select something appropriate (no overt sex, blood, gore, and so forth). Once you have chosen a music video, complete the following steps in order:
- First, turn off your computer screen or turn away from the screen and listen to the song. Take notes on the effects of the auditory modality on you: How does listening to the song affect you bodily—your emotions, bodily sensations, etc.
- Next, turn off the sound and replay the video while watching the screen this time. Jot down how the moving images and other visual elements that affect you. Describe your sensations in as much detail as possible.
- Finally, watch the video with both the sound and image. What changes between the three different modalities (auditory, visual and multimodal) did you notice?
Include a link to the video or embed it in your initial post.
Discuss your findings to the above three steps.
For your responses, discuss your classmates’ findings. Do their sensations/reactions surprise you? Do you respond differently to the video?