Manuel Betancourt

Coming soon, or How my Dissertation has a teaser trailer now

June 2, 2013 · in Books, Film

These past two weeks I had the pleasure of participating in the Summer Immersive at Plangere Culture Lab (Rutgers) led by Richard Miller. Designed as a two-week intensive workshop on multimedia scholarship, we touched on relevant and provocative issues surrounding teaching and scholarship in a Web 2.0 world (everything from copyright to social media promotion).

We were all tasked with creating a WordPress site (which, as you’ve noticed now houses my A Blog Next Door blog as well as mor¬†professional information about my research and teaching) and a small project. For this I decided to cut a “Dissertation trailer” (or, if I want to be more specific, an audiovisual abstract for my dissertation project which is slowly taking shape). While the final cut of the trailer is still being hammered out, I thought I’d share a teaser for it below.

And yes, I did manage to include Judy Garland, Dario Marianelli & Cinema Paradiso all in one short video.