My name is Rich Robison. I am a first year student at Lane Community College and am earning an AAS degree in Multimedia Design. I was born in Pendleton, Oregon but I’ve lived all over the nation. I’d like to tell you a lot of really interesting things about what I do with myself but honestly, there isn’t much to say. That’s why I’m in school now trying to change my life in a positive way and learn how to do something I feel passionate about. I’ve spent most of my life working jobs that I got no enjoyment out of and had no future in. I’m 31 years old now and it’s time for some change. I still go to a dead end job everyday that I don’t like but I am bolstered and renewed by the knowledge that in just a couple of years I will possess the skills and knowledge to finally move on to something better that I will actually enjoy doing.
I chose media arts because I have always loved film and wanted to be a part of it. I’ve gone through a big range of “What do I wanna be when I grow up?” I’ve daydreamed about being a comedian, an actor, a video game designer, a director, the list goes on. About a year ago I took a non credit course at Rogue Community College in Medford, Oregon and for the final project I created a video. I had an absolute blast on that assignment! I got to see how fun and challenging it is to organize, develop, and produce something like that. I also saw how it brings people together in an immense and impressive team effort, as all of my classmates, co-workers, and friends contributed to the project. Though it is extremely amateur at best, it has led me into this program and I am extremely grateful for, and proud of it. Here’s a link if you’d like to check it out.