These titles are examples of multimodal compositions that will help you view and analyze the variety of possibilities present in the multimodal genres.
The following is an example of the podcast genre, which uses the aural mode. However, the accompanying website incorporates multiple supporting modes, with images, hyperlinks, and other information that bring in other genres to increase understanding.
Ridgen, David, host. “The Family.” Someone Knows Something, season 1, episode 1, CBC, 26 Feb. 2016.
The following is an example of the photo essay genre, though the author has turned his photo essay into a video, incorporating a different supporting mode.
Kalina, Noah. Noah Takes a Photo of Himself Every Day for 20 Years. YouTube, uploaded by Noah Kalina, 13 Jan. 2020.
The following is an example of a public service announcement, delivered as a video. Note the use of multiple modes and the rhetorical devices present in convincing viewers to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).
Wishes. CA Technologies, 6 Jan. 2017.
The following is an example similar to the photo essay genre, although it incorporates elements of a blog with a text introduction.
The Picture Show: Photo Stories from NPR. NPR, 2021.
The following is an example of the documentary genre, a primarily visual genre that uses various rhetorical devices to persuade the audience.
Food, Inc. Directed by Robert Kenner, Magnolia Pictures / Participant / River Road Entertainment, 2008.