Honors Program Theses


Open Access Honors Program Thesis

First Advisor

Francesca Soans


As an electronic media major I wanted to create a thesis that exemplified all of the video editing and creative skills and also the media theories I have learned at the University of Northern Iowa. To me, one of the most interesting topics in the electronic media field is the strong influence amateurs have on mass media, starting at the advent of the radio and through today on the internet. This is what inspired me to create Home Movies. I wanted to combine my interest in amateurism with the skills and knowledge I have learned as an electronic media student. This reflection will include an explanation of Home Movies and why I chose it, the steps taken to complete the project, a description, an assessment of its importance to the documentary industry, and the personal value of the experience. Also attached is the original treatment for the project, which was the original proposal of what I envisioned Home Movies to look like.

Year of Submission



Department of Communication and Media

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors


The creative work (video) referenced in this Honors Program thesis is currently not being made available in electronic format through UNI ScholarWorks.

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Date Original


Object Description

1 PDF file (9 pages)