What is Anthropology?

6 Nov

Project Description
What is cultural anthropology? How has the sixteen course changed the way you view the world around you? For this assignment you will need to incorporate 3 concepts from 3 readings to show understanding of this subject. The final “What is Anthropology?” film will be 4 minutes long.

Additionally, you will be responsible for collecting footage inside and outside of school. After collecting footage, you will need to import your footage from your camera into iMovie. The class will provide feedback on your film on Monday, 10/31. This assignment is due by 4pm on Tuesday, 11/1.

Course Readings and Big Ideas:
Chapter 1 (HC): Cultural Relativism / Ethnocentrism
Chapter 2 (HC): Concept of Culture
Chapter 3 (HC): Language and Communication
Chapter 8 (HC): Sex and Marriage
Chapter 5 (HC): Social Identity, Personality, Gender
Namerica: Cultural Relativism
Not a Real Fish: Ethnography
Eating Christmas in the Kalahari: Cultural Relativism
Shakespeare in the Bush: Concept of Culture
The Initiation of a Masaii Warrior: Coming of Age

Project Expectations:

  • Work with 3 people in a group on an assigned unfrozen computer
  • blue bear = frozen // red bear = unfrozen
  • Transfer your “What is Anthropology?” footage to your desktop
  • Import your “ footage into iMovie:
      • Create a “New Project”: iMovie > File > New Project
      • Import your Footage: File > Import > Movies > Desktop
      • Convert files to .Mov or .MP4 if necessary: www.zamzar.com
  • Work with your partner to edit your  footage using iMovie
  • Your final film should be 3-4 minutes long
      • Make a storyboard for this assignment
      • Include interviews from students/other
      • Include voiceovers, transitions, titles and music
  • Export to desktop // upload to vimeo // post to wordpress

10 Responses to “What is Anthropology?”

  1. Kassandra Diaz November 4, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

    Kassandra, DJ, and Sybilla.

    • sjs5280 November 7, 2011 at 6:38 pm #

      It was a good video, but you need to fix the sound.

    • sdb8321 November 7, 2011 at 6:41 pm #

      I like your video, the beginning is really good, I like the way you transitioned between interviews and your voiceovers were exceptional. Great Job!!

  2. Amanda N November 5, 2011 at 5:32 pm #

    Amanda, Deniece, and Jovanna

  3. Kassandra Diaz November 7, 2011 at 6:29 pm #


  4. thomasmontalbano1 November 7, 2011 at 6:37 pm #
  5. sjv0367 November 7, 2011 at 6:52 pm #

    Jayleen Vega, Yamil Reyes, Cory Felix

  6. josephsimone November 7, 2011 at 7:03 pm #

    Joe and Rex

  7. ssm7369 November 7, 2011 at 7:08 pm #

    Steve, Kevin, and Stephanie’s film:


  8. divnae November 7, 2011 at 7:18 pm #

    http://vimeo.com/31743599 divna, irie, melisa

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