HIP-HOP WORKSHOP

Hip-Hop Video

Teacher Leader/s: JOSE MANE and LISA BURNS

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Elisha Hamilton
Eric Cunningham
Rodolfo Abdala
Sammy Benitez
Vincent Sanchez
Gary Hamilton
Tommy Angelopoulos
Marco Saca
Nyesha Austin
Tyre Evans

Goal and Objectives: The Hip- Hop cluster is a space for students to find and express their individual and collective voices using the elements of Hip-Hop as a tool. Although Hip-Hop has been viewed as a product by the masses, it is an art form first and foremost. This cluster’s goal is to study the elements of Hip-Hop, discuss these elements, and come up with individual and collective definitions about what role they want to play in Hip-Hop. We have an ambitious agenda for Rensizzle week, which includes constant studying of the history of Hip-Hop, learning the art of sampling to create beats and Hip-Hop soundscapes, recording a full-length album, and create a music video to compliment our music. The ultimate goal is to have an album that reflects everyone’s understanding of Hip-Hop. The theme of the album and the lens through which we will be looking at Hip-Hop is Teens in America: Finding Our Voices Through Hip Hop.

Aim: What is Hip Hop and How can we use it to express ourselves? Video: The Beat Kings. Beat Production and the art of sampling using vinyl records, turntables, FL Studio and Reason, MPD Midi Drumpads, and midi keyboards. Recording vocals in Pro-Tools and Logic 9. Writing Hip Hop songs, poetry and spoken word. Writing reflections for our website documenting the process of recording an album.

Aim: How do we write and record a Hip Hop record? How do we makes Hip Hop beats/soundscapes? Beat Production and the art of sampling using vinyl records, turntables, FL Studio and Reason, MPD Midi Drumpads, and midi keyboards. Recording vocals in Pro-Tools and Logic 9. Writing Hip Hop songs, poetry and spoken word. Writing reflections for our website documenting the process of recording an album.

Aim: How do we write and record a Hip Hop record? How do we makes Hip Hop beats/soundscapes? Beat Production and the art of sampling using vinyl records, turntables, FL Studio and Reason, MPD Midi Drumpads, and midi keyboards. Recording vocals in Pro-Tools and Logic 9. Writing Hip Hop songs, poetry and spoken word. Writing reflections for our website documenting the process of recording an album. Writing a Hip Hop video script.

Aim: How do we master, press, and publicize a Hip-Hop record? What are the components of a Hip Hop video and how can we create visuals to help compliment our music? How do we create a website to promote our music? Mixing down, mastering, and pressing a full-length Hip Hop album. Recording a music video and editing using Final Cut Pro. Creating a website to help students promote their product. Writing Hip Hop songs, poetry and spoken word. Writing reflections for our website documenting the process of recording an album. Writing a Hip Hop video script.

Aim: Can art be looked at as product and how can we balance the two? Mixing down, mastering, and pressing a full-length Hip Hop album. Recording a music video and editing using Final Cut Pro. Creating a website to help students promote their product. Writing Hip Hop songs, poetry and spoken word. Writing reflections for our website documenting the process of recording an album.

Timeline/Activities:

Monday, March 28 Watching Beat Kings, a documentary on the art of record sampling and Hip Hop. Writing, recording, and beat-making.
Tuesday, March 29 Writing, recording, and beat-making.
Wednesday, March 30 Writing, recording, beat-making.
Thursday, March 31 Mastering, mixing, and pressing a record. Shooting a Hip Hop video.
Friday, April 1 Finishing touches on our Hip Hop record. Editing a Hip Hop video.

Resources: Two apple computers from the music room. All other equipment was provided by Jose.

Photo/Videos:
Subject: the underdogs

http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=WfWKa1zOGCI

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