New Media Ethics 3.3:
With new media comes new ethics. With the invention of the internet and blogging in general there is a whole variety of new issues that arise. One issue in particular is the idea of how anyone online can be anonymous. This is an issue because on forums where people debate things such as political issues, anyone can post anonymously and people will argue simply to argue. This is known as the great FLAME WAR and people who participate in it are known as flammers. For a more elaborate definition check out this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flaming_(Internet)
Even more alarming than the crazy bashings on youtube comments is the idea that a person can impersonate another using sites like Facebook. Usually people notice right away that an account is a fake, and it can be reported, but the fact that a person can do it for even a few hours is somewhat frightening. However I still have faith that even with people having the ability to be faceless or take on a fake face, that an educated person can easily identify this and not fule the Flame War by simply ignoring the nonsense.
Digital Footprint – 1.2:
After typing my name, “Andrew Mittman”, into google I learned a bit about what my digital footprint looks like. But in order to get my full digital footprint I had to search “Drew Mittman”, since it is the name I go by. When I searched Andrew I was greeted by my Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/user7243439/videos) and Soundcloud (http://soundcloud.com/half) accounts. Aside from those links there wasn’t much else under my name. When I searched Drew I found quite a few more results. I was frist presented by my google+ profile (https://plus.google.com/115321312455631678603), followed by my facebook profile (https://www.facebook.com/people/Drew-Mittman/500546670), next my highschool art portfolio (http://drew32292.daportfolio.com/). After all of that I saw that there was a link to my highschool’s website that highlighted winning a Mid-America Emmy for my editing in the narrative film, “Dinner and a Movie.” (http://sps.k12.mo.us/chs/BulldogNews.html) and first in the nation TV graphics for Student Television Network (http://www.browardteennews.org/btn/News/Entries/2010/2/4_STN_Fall_Nationals_2009_files/2009FALLNATIONALSWINNERS.pdf). Overall I feel as though my digital footprint is a good reflection of how I would like to be perceived.
Utilizing Internet Utilities:
Many believe that the internet is a place to waste time, troll, or even reek havoc. Although the internet and social networks alike can be used for these things, it is my belief that more good than bad comes out of using these tools. For example, I help with the philanthropy Push America, which is an organization dedicated to helping the differently abled. I use Facebook to post events and flyers about upcoming events. Most recently I’ve created and organized a Push Benefit Concert. I used Facebook to post the event and through inviting friends and making it an open invitation event, over 50 people will attend. Trying to organize an event like this without Facebook wouldn’t be impossible, but it would be much more difficult to assemble, especially in the short amount of time given to assemble the event. This is just one of the many ways that the internet, specifically social network tools, have helped myself out.
A song composed for Keith Kennedy
A podcast Dj Mix of some of my favorite tunes
Trailer score for Moving On
A newer song I’ve been working on
The most recent tune I’ve been composing/mastering
An additional podcast of music
This is Green Man, a short film in which I acted, edited, and scored the film.
This is a trailer I edited and scored for my friend Keith Kennedy’s senior thesis project.
This is a music video I made over New Years for my friends. I filmed, edited, and scored the video.
This is a video I made for my friend Raymond Schmidt, it highlights a person bringing color to a dull park on an overcast day. I edited and filmed the video, and Raymond composed the music.
This is footage from local Springfield rapper Brief at his EP Drop party for the album Bleeding Out.
This is a film for this year’s Sato48. I acted, edited, and scored the film. I also got within the top 5 nominated for best music, but didn’t win. Next year, haha.
This is a film for last year’s Sato48. I acted, edited, and scored the music.