Place Yourself in Civil Rights History (Contest Opens MLK Day)
History Remix | Media Experience | All Ages
How are you feeling? Then set in words what making the remixed image felt like. Reflect upon your experience. Why did you select your image? What feelings were you trying to tap? Click here to download a fill-in form with a recap of instructions.
Use greenscreen (chroma key technology) to do some time travel and reflection about our Civil Rights Movement. Your reimagined image and written reflection of 500 words, or less, will be eligible for prize consideration.Prizes will be from minority-owned or operated businesses. All submissions will be shared with the public. Submission is permission to use in a public presentation. Promotional use of images will need written agreement. Submit your remix image and short essay as an attachment to Freeman ‘s email
Open to all. Wallingford residency is not required.A public civics education program hosted by WPAA-TV.
We can support you with green screen and editing software. A green screen is set up on the second floor of #wpaatv in the backmost room. Stop in and take some pictures with your smartphone. If you need assistance staff will take the pictures for you and send them to you via email. Be sure to have reviewed your historic photos to see how you need to pose.
If you need tech to do this we will provide you with access to editing tools.
Or DYI Greenscreen with an APP. There are several free chromakey Apps for iPad and Android phones. You can set up any solid color you are not wearing as the backdrop for your picture. The illustration shows the basic concept of the process for your re-envision photograph.
FIND AN HISTORIC IMAGE
There are numerous sources for photographs and video (to capture stills from.) The adventurous can try to do this project in a video. Always credit your image source. We have several of the images referenced below ready for use in the studio. Send an email to us to plan for making your remix image here.
- Pond5 Public Domain Civil Rights Collection
- C-Span provides you with a good starting point if you are interested in the 1960s.
- The work of Charles Moore may stir your thoughts and feelings.
- Public Domain Image search on Google Images. You can tailor it by decade.
- Citizen Archivists have a hub.
- John Kuroski curated 55 photos that cover this span of events: Harlem riots of 1964 to the Watts riots of 1965, from the March on Washington to the March Against Fear, and from Martin Luther King to Malcolm X, for folks to explore the multifaceted struggle and hope of the civil rights movement. These are in the public domain.
- The Anti-Defamation League has curated pictures. They are in a format that may be more difficult to use for this project without assistance. Let us know if you want to use one of these so we can help.
This is not a comprehensive list. You can find your image in other sources. This is just a place to start your process of learning about the civil rights movement and recognizing yourself in it.
This is an education project. Participants are transforming images originally created by someone else. Because one of your images used in the project was created by someone else that image creator should be acknowledged. Please cite the photographer or publisher of the historic image.
The guideline and a template for the written component can be downloaded from here.