About me ~ Kyr Johnson

“Sometimes you run away to join the circus, sometimes the circus runs away with you!”

Hello, I’m Kyr (rhymes with ‘ear‘), I am pursuing both a Multimedia Design Degree, as well as one in Business, here at Lane; with an eye towards producing original, thought-provoking performances that cross and combine genres and media.

I am returning to school after a long absence and some strange adventures, including working for a number of non-profit arts organizations, ditching the big city to live in an off-grid cabin in the middle of nowhere; and co-founding a multidisciplinary performing arts group called Wild Hare Circus.

That last one started, as the best adventures often do, with no small amount Roma music, and no small amount of Russian libations, and the yearning for something more. We were a motley collection of performers, actors, and musicians, all working for various arts organizations that had outgrown their humble, hungry beginnings. The bigger these organizations got, the less willing they were to take risks. As my sainted great-uncle Rostislav used to say “The bigger you get, the less room you have’.

Weirdly, even after the libations wore off, I still wanted to do it. More than I have ever wanted anything in my life. I wanted to worry less about filling seats and more about finding meaning. I wanted to draw from different disciplines, to tear down the walls between them, to tell compelling stories about what it means to be human.

As the night wore on, someone said something about how we ought ‘run away to join the circus’, and I said that starting a circus would be better still ~where, after all, would we find a circus in which we could stage cutting-edge object theatre and puppet shows for grown-ups that included fire dancers and aerialist. If we wanted it, we would have to create it from scratch.

This, then, is the story of how it begins . . .

Diversifying Your Skills

My name is Dom Moulton and I have been a student at Lane Community College since Fall 2016. While I entered college unsure and conflicted on what I wanted to study, I have since decided to focus on Journalism- specifically Public Relations at the University of Oregon. Coming into college undecided has been a major break through in finding on where I want to explore and improve my various skills and major of study. While my interest mainly lies in Arts, I have tried to push myself out of my comfort zone to explore various classes such as Ethnic Studies, Sociology, and even Music. I believe in having a wide variety of experiences and skills to not only to find what you’re truly passionate in, but to diversify and understand ideas and people in various interests and career paths.

My personal interests include but are not limited to: sports, drawing, music production, video games, and writing. While I’m not a Multimedia major, I believe in this day and age its important for various people to have basic skills dealing with various types of media, especially for a Journalism major such as myself. I want to apply the skills that I learn from this class into my future experience and journey into my field of study. I’m currently working on meeting people that wish to share and grow off ideas whether being similar to mine or completely different. I look forward to reading posts and working with all of you!

W19-P1 About Me

Im Saul. Im 28 years young and a freelance web designer and developer. I have been working freelance for the last 6 years and have loved the challegnce and the lessons that have come with it. As a self-taught designer and developer, there are many difference roads that come and go and Multimedia is where I’m headed.

I got my first web job doing data entry, entering in names and email addresses. Super simple. For that some company today, I am the Web Editor for all of their online publication. I have gotten to work with big businesses like this and small businesses that have two or three products that they want to sell online. I am able to make that happen.

Working with WordPress, Adobe Suites, Google, and many other softwares, I have been able to see a small glimpse of all the wonders that one can come into contact with. I have a truly grateful attitude to the internet and all things digital.

I started a small design and marketing business that I am super stoked about. I want it to become something that I can rely on and build. I want to be able to work with digital art and marketing and media and spread the joy of it to all.

By: Saul Foster

Get to know me

My name is Alex Garcia, I come from a small city by the name of Cannon Beach. As I stated before Cannon Beach has a population of around 1,100 people and is most known for being home to the Haystack Rock.

As far as my personal interests go, I like to play video games, mostly multiplayer games like Call of Duty and FIFA. And as of right now the only single player/multiplayer game I play is Red Dead Redemption 2.

Besides playing video games another passion that I have is working out. It was only recently that I got into working out due to the fact that I wanted to lose weight. I started about two months ago and I weighed in at around 176 lbs. As of this week I am currently weighing in around 156 lbs. I found out it was a really great way to relieve some stress and it was something that changed my mood and changed the way I would approach things like procrastination, being unmotivated, and things like that.

Another one of my passions is creating and uploading YouTube videos. This is something that I really love to do and creating video ideas is something that I struggle with. I also really struggle with uploading on a consistent basis. At the moment my YouTube channel DezeNuggetz (friends started calling me that as a nickname, so that’s where it originated from) has 285 subscribers. But I find that for me this is a way to get creative as there are times where I have lots of time on my hands.

Lastly, what I would like to do after I finish the Media Arts program is to work for a sports company like Adidas, Nike or Puma and help design shoe ideas, accessory ideas or sport jersey’s, mainly soccer.

By: Alex Garcia


About Me – Krista Ortiz

Hi, my name is Krista Ortiz and I am a 20-year-old multimedia student here are Lane. I have attended college previously for 2 years and began my studies at Lane in Fall 2018. I am very passionate about music and I have been playing music since I was 9 years old. I mainly play bass guitar, but I also play many other instruments. Music in my life has been a defining factor in my personal development.

Another passion of mine is art. Most of my artistic life, I have only experimented with analog art such as painting and drawing. I absolutely love painting with all of my heart. Some other activities that I do is attend music festivals. They are my favorite form of art and music together. After attending shows for over a year, I started to become more curious about the way the art is made. If some people don’t know, festivals mainly use motion graphics that are projected onto a screen. This fascinated me, which led me to get into the multimedia program here at Lane.

The past two years of my life have been about searching and discovering who I am. If someone isn’t comfortable with themselves or their life, then how will they figure out what they want to do? We are always told to do something “practical” and because of that, people like me spend years studying something that doesn’t make them happy. I feel that I have found the right career path for me that has the possibility to involve my two passions: art and music.

If Not For The Voices In Our Heads

“No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time!”

I suppose some explanation is in order, about this adventure and what we have planned; but we don’t know where to start, and we haven’t so much a ‘plan’ as a map, and  infinite possibilities.

Before this hare-brained idea, all of us were working with various arts organizations, producing good solid work, and it would have been easy enough to carry on doing so and leave it at that.  But we had these voices in our heads: stories that were not being told, ideas that were not being expressed, notions about innovative, cutting-edge approaches to story-telling ~to the very practice of working in service of The Story~  that had never been tried, and needed to be. And so we have been burning the midnight oil, keeping ridiculous hours, and doing ridiculous things ~like learning fire dancing and stilts walking!  Forging alliances and keeping company with strange bedfellows, all in pursuit of creating the space and circumstances in which to stage our unique brand of theatre.

So we have been trying to come up with ways to describe or explain our vision, but, so far our reach has exceeded our grasp in this regard. So far, the closest we have come is this: we believe that stories are what make us human, they give our lives meaning and context, a path of bread crumbs that leads us through the darkest of forests. They are as necessary as the air we breath, and we are, as a culture, suffering the lack of them.  Both the forgotten and the undiscovered stories that could lead us back home. As dear uncle Rostislav used to say:

“After home and hearth, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”

There is much to do and much to learn ~we have our work cut out for us the next few months!  We have some really exciting collaborations in the works that we hope to be able to reveal soon.  In the mean time, we can tell you that we have a project in the works, slated for, October 2019, utilizing puppets and an array of media, to bring some unexpected elements to a classic tale.


So, I guess, rather than offering the explanations or descriptions alluded to at the top of this post, we want to invite you to join in this ‘wild hare’ of an adventure we have hatched.  We don’t know exactly where it will lead (that’s what makes it fun!) But adventure is always worthwhile, in and of itself, and it wouldn’t be the same without you!

Turning a Passion into a Career – Jacob Adams

Hello, I’m Jacob Adams an 18-year-old Cinematographer & Website Designer from North Bend, Oregon. I’m currently studying multimedia here at Lane to improve my portfolio to show clients as well as gain knowledge on the given subject. My main hope for this course as an introduction to multimedia is to improve the way I interact with clients and how I form connections in the media environment. Then in exchange, I hope to contribute to the class a different enthusiasm for entrepreneurship in the digital world.

Some of my work can be seen in my online portfolio, (www.jacobdadams.com). Mainly film is my passion. Through this, I have led a production team of four students who were going to high school with me. Since graduating we each have followed different paths, some going to school for film, others persuading different lines of education. Through this team, I got to produce 30 different films. These films ranged from Mental Health public service announcements, to what makes the perfect mayor. Recently, Lane Community College approached me to produce a short promo film for the cross country team. This helped present the team to potential athletes as well as be featured on the Lane CC website.

The main thing I stand for on every project I produce is that each should tell a story. I hope to turn this passion into a career by going to school and later working with companies and organizations to produce advertisements. With that said, I also have the ambition to be a part of the production of a full-length documentary feature, later in life. In all, I have high hopes for this course and the individuals connected to it.

In The Beginning, O’ Best Beloved

“Sometimes you run away to join the circus, sometimes the circus runs away with you!”

It started, as the best adventures do, over Russian gypsy music, a ‘certain’ amount of alcohol, and the yearning for something more. We were a motley collection of performers, actors, and musicians, all working for arts organizations that had outgrown their humble, hungry beginnings. The bigger these organizations got, the more burdened they became with overhead and the bottom line. As my sainted great-uncle Rostislav used to say:

“The bigger you get, the less room you have”

We wanted to worry less about filling seats and more about finding meaning. We wanted to draw on our different disciplines, to tear down the walls between them, to tell compelling stories about what it means to be human.

As the night wore on, someone said something about ‘running away to join the circus’, and someone suggested that starting a circus would be better still ~where, after all, would we find a circus in which we could stage cutting-edge object theatre and puppet shows for grown-ups that included fire dancers and aerialist. Somehow, even after that night turned to day, starting something continued to strike us as a good idea ~one that began to gain traction in the weeks that followed.  Some of those original revellers moved on to do other things, but some stayed, and other folks joined, intrigued by the vision, and the Wild Hare Circus was born.

“From humble beginnings, many a great thing has come” ~ great uncle Rostislav



Plan:  Create a Pilot dialogue scene and then a title sequence with music.

Story Outline: What is known of the old world and its traditions are dying as a new age of colonial expansion takes over the island redden planet…. As powerful governing forces try to take control of the barbaric expanding world, pirates roam throughout clinging on the hope of fortune. And a dark force plots in secret, lurking around the strange occurrences happening throughout the islands.

Word Vomit Brainstorm: pirates, islands, steampunk, Victorian, colonization, monsters, krakens, treasure, ships, sailing ships, flying ships, lords and ladies, sword fighting, treasure maps, quests, quests givers, bounty hunters, rpg like plots, witty banter, misfortune, dull city colors, bright and vibrant nature colors, battles, advancing technology, Bermuda Triangle, nautical references, D&D stats, fake product placement, satire,


Treasure Island, Treasure Planet, Pirates of the Caribbean, Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, Metalocalypse, Rick and Morty, Time Bandits, Conspiracies, mythology, D&D, The Goonies    


  • Maintain a story arc about the sort of hidden secret within the islands, while each episode has “side quests” filling in the gaps between the main plot and secondary story arcs.

Character List:


Protagonist: A middle aged “voyage” captain once famed for his adventures on the high seas and the low sky.

Supporting Character 1: A young scallywag looking for adventure into the unknown.

Supporting Character 2: First Mate to the Protagonist, loyal and true to his word, and fierce with a blade. Heavy Scottish accent.

Supporting Character 3: A mysterious character that everyone makes comments to about how he is probably a spy or will someday get stabbed in the back from him.

Supporting Character 4: The captain’s muse, once happily together as partners in adventure, but now lives her life on land as a mayor of some town on some island…

Antagonist: An evil dark lord trying to unlock the hidden secrets of the islands to become the most powerful and feared ruler.

Supporting Character 5: A mighty Commander sent out by a king to bring the island to Law and Order

Supporting Character 6: A twisted Bounty Hunter on the prowl    

Other Characters: King and Queen, Governor, Soldiers, Pirates, Shop Clerks, Fishermen, Ship Crew, Merchants, Prisoners, evil minions, Tribal Natives,

Title Sequence

Outline: Create a sequence that shows quick shots of things that happen throughout the story. Include a theme song with Ableton. Have string instruments and tempani like drums, with a drone of a Hurdy Gurdy and didgeridoo.   

Shot Notes:

Ship being pulled underwater by a kraken

Dueling pirates

Ship cannons firing

Cheering with grog flasks

Ship in a storm

Zoom out of a map

A heap of treasure




Zoom into tavern door

Door opens, a blinding light comes

As camera goes in, lights fades, inside of tavern fades in


Camera Enters

People sitting at tables Barmaids delivering trays of pints

Camera flys just over a busy tables

  • Hunks of strange meat and food on table
  • Beer pints
  • Someone either dead or past out
  • Pass 5-finger fillet and strange card game
  • Leaves table with people cheersing

Camera pans right across bar

  • People sitting on stools
  • Bartender mixing strange drinks
  • Liquor on the illuminated shelves
  • Strange creatures and objects in bottles

Camera Swivels right

  • Pans across booths of people
  • Bathroom doorway
  1. Sea monster pulls patron back into mens bathroom
  2. Line at the women’s

Pan across a couple more booths

  • Strange chat booth of somesort

Camera swivels right again to a dark archway illuminated by candles

  •  Zoom into a room with main character sitting at a table in his old age
  • Small round table with a pint, map, and some other odd things illuminated by candle


Character begins dialogue

MUL101 Final Project

This was a lot of fun. I didn’t have a lot of time and very little resources, but I did it. I thought the part that I would hate would be the editing, but it turned out to be the more fun parts. And the part I think I liked the most. Sorry about the lighting. This is a recipe I made up and it’s one of my family’s favorites. I had a lot of fun in the class and I learned so much. For a few years now I have been going from program to program trying to find where I belonged, and now I think I found it. Thank you guys so much for helping me this years I really appreciate it. Hope you enjoy the video.