Critical Thinking: Hoax Documentary - Advanced Digital Video Production PBL Project
The true power of the creation of video is the ability to deliver a message to a large audience that can have an effect on how an individual thinks and behaves, and what they believe. Even the most earnest of messages can fall short on an audience if not delivered in a convincing manner. As an advanced student who has gained the skills and experience to create and deliver a convincing video message, you are now capable of testing the ability for a video to convince an audience of something that is completely untrue, and perhaps downright ludicrous.
Students will create a 3 minute documentary hoax that tests the gullibility of their audience. Choosing a probable subject that can be highlighted in a 3 minute "interstitial," students will use voice-over narration and credible visuals to attempt to convince a specific audience of a "fact" that is absolutely untrue.
Approximately 2 weeks