Most of the readings for this course are posted on TLEARN (http://tlearn.trinity.edu). You are responsible for all assigned readings, even if they are not addressed during class. In addition, the following books are required:
- Greg Smith (2010). What Media Classes Really Want to Discuss. London: Routledge. Costs on Amazon range from $16 (used) to $30 (new).
- Scott McCloud (1994). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art. New York: Harper Perennial. Approximately $16 on Amazon, with used copies priced at $10.
- Kim Golombisky & Rebecca Hagen (2013). White space is not your enemy: A beginners guide to communicating visually through graphic, web, and multimedia design. Second Edition. Burlington, MA: Focal Press. Approximately $33 on Amazon. Used copies priced at $28.
- Willow Wilson (2015) Ms. Marvel. Volume 1. Hardcover Edition. New York: Marvel Comics. Approximately $23 on Amazon for a brand new copy. Make sure you get the hardcover edition which contains twelve issues of the book. This ground-breaking book is likely to be a collector’s item.
You should also have a 16-gigabyte USB 3.0 flash drive that you can use for the video editing project. This will make it possible for you to make a back-up copy of your work between editing sessions. This flash drive will also come in handy in other classes. A 16-gigabyte drive costs approximately $10 on Amazon.