A list of websites, tools, and other resources for faculty looking to get started with digital/video ethnographic techniques.
- “What’s Your Digital Flavor?” — A site created by DP&S video specialist Brianna Derr featuring useful overviews of different multimodal techniques.
- Video Ethnography resource site — Another site by Briana Derr geared toward Bucknell professor Carl Milofsky’s SOCI 206 class. Includes many resources related to film making, storyboarding, Final Cut Pro, etc.
- Journal of Video Ethnography (JVE) — A scholarly journal which “seeks to fill a gap in scholarly publishing and establish rigorous guidelines for evaluating and creating ethnographic film.”
- Sensory Ethnography Lab — A Harvard laboratory “that promotes innovative combinations of aesthetics and ethnography.”
- AAA Guidelines for the Evaluation of Ethnographic Visual Media — The American Anthropological Association (AAA)’s statement on evaluating visual ethnographic work for tenure & promotion.
- Digital Ethnography Research Center — A research group at RMIT University in Australia.
- Digital Ethnography Lab — A center at University of Central Florida.
- We Rock Long Distance: Creating a Digital Dissertation for a Digital Diaspora — Piece from Ethnomusicology Review on creating a digital dissertation.
- On Multimodal Scholarship — Ethnomusicology Review editorial about academic uses of the Internet.
- Born Digital Folklore and the Vernacular Web — An interview with folklorist Robert Glenn Howard about the study of expressive culture on the Internet.
- VideoBlocks — Provides royalty-free stock footage for use in video projects. Log in with your Bucknell credentials.
- GraphicStock — Provides royalty-free stock images. Log in with your Bucknell credentials.
- Lightworks — Professional-level video editing software. Free version only exports video in MP4 format. (See TechRadar’s list of free video editing software for information on this and other video editors.)
- Audacity — Free open-source audio editing software.
- ARIS — A free augmented-reality app which lets you create narrative-driven experiences that combine physical places with digital technology. (Apple products only.)
- TFI Sandbox
- TFI Hacks
- POV Digital Lab
- Sundance New Frontier
- CIFF Points North
- Sheffield (Interactive)
- IDFA Doclab
Basic Storytelling Tools
- Stories of the Susquehanna Valley — A long-term digital scholarship project that presents stories focused on and around the Susquehanna River, undertaken by Bucknell professor Alf Siewers, DP&S, and a group of Bucknell students.
Thanks to our workshop speakers for contributing to this list of resources.