Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Tuscaloosa, The Nineteenth Century City, a short film

We presented our short film, "Tuscaloosa, The Nineteenth Century City" today. Katherine Richter, Executive Director of the Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society and University of Alabama graduate, spoke after the film was shown. You may see the entire short here. Enjoy.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

the playlist

We are checking the sound system one more time for tomorrow's humble premiere of "Tuscaloosa, The Nineteenth Century City." The Faculty Resource Center did a great job of helping us synch the music and voice-overs. If all goes well, expect full sound via some righteous tubes in an old amp. Meanwhile, Dr. Bart Elmore has shared the playlist for the soundtrack. It is as follows:

Air - La Femme D'Argent (Versailles, France)
Ulrich Schnauss - Goodbye (German electronic producer and magician)
Thievery Corporation - Liberation Front (truly international band)
Daft Punk - Nightvision (French duo)
Tangerine Dream - Love on a Real Train (German electronic band)
Finally, I gave the students one final short writing assignment,. To complete it, they must pretend to be seated beside someone famous, dead or alive, at a fancy dinner. This person is a history buff and moreover, someone who loves the nineteenth century. The student  will reflect on what he or she learned this semester and share as much with the person in question.