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X4 Professional Practices


The event I attended was the called “The High school Yearbook Project” by Evan Baden. The event was held in the art gallery in building 11. The event lasted from 4:00pm to about 5:00pm. The event was held on a Tuesday November the 14th. Evan Baden is a professor at OSU and has had a great career in photography. He showed of three of his projects and the technology he used. The first project was people on their cellular devices. The photos were only lit by the projection of light coming from the phone. These photos were took when the very first Iphone came out. He wanted to show how everyone has access to the internet and how that consumes you and pushes the rest of the world away. The second project was about the act of sexting. In this project he wanted to show how the media affects youth and how the media portrays sexuality in youth. The portraits showed naked or near naked models in the everyday lived in room. He stated that he had to tell people not to clean or touch anything in the room they were using for a week to get the genuine, visually looking room he was going for. The third project was the one on display. “The High school Yearbook Project”. The prints were blown up to life size and some were even bigger. These photos were of high school students with very great use of lighting. the colors on the photos were bright and interesting grabbing the viewers eye right away. The camera and tech he used was extremely interesting. He used a old film camera with a digital camera attachment with all the digital hardware attached. The camera only allowed him take small portrait sized pictures. So he would capture a photo of the subjects feet and legs then he would take multiple pictures of the upper half of the subject in different poses. Then he would capture the background in segments. Once he has all the shots he photoshops them into one composition. The artist talk was very fascinating. I gained a lot of information and sparked my interest more in photography. Being in a photography class and seeing the show, showed me that no matter your skills and interests are there is always room for improvement. Photography is not my strongest skill in media arts, but the more knowledge the better being in all these classes will all intertwine with each other and combine into your own skill set. I learned how important lighting is to take a good portrait photograph. The show makes me want to go out and photograph everything and try to master the craft. Photography and camera skills will help later on down the road. Especially in film and how to use the tech to portray the best story. What I gained from this is that now matter how good you think you are at something, never think you’re the best. Allows push yourself to learn new things and find out what you’re good at and what interests you.

P5 Video


My project is basically a fun short video titled “The Five Steps to Become a Big Balla”. Its a funny video showing my buddy doing some funny things like stupid layups and deep threes. The five steps are pretty corny and silly. The process was fairly easy to create. I just filmed my buddy messing around at the court. After I filmed him I uploaded the videos to imovie. After they were uploaded I added a song that was funny and corny. After that I tried to make the made shots in sync with the music and made things in slo-mo. This project I didn’t really have an idea so I just ran with this and I personally think it worked out well. After I made it the way I liked it I added captions relating to the topic of the video. I hope everyone enjoys this funny little video and I just hope I get one laugh at it. I learned that post production is most of the project. Filming is definitely the easier part of the video making process. All the work comes with the editing process. The whole project took me a hour and a half. That was most likely technologies fault, but once I figured it out and got into the work flow it was super easy.

P4 Audio Lane Rap


Basically my idea was to make a funny, parody, promotional type song. I think the lyrics are funny and creative, but my rapping and singing skills are not up to professional standards. The process was easy, I found a free music instrumental on the internet then I wrote the lyrics. Audacity is very easy to use. It is more simple then a program like pro-tools for sure. I recorded the song in segments simply because I couldn’t keep a straight face while rapping. Once I got all the parts recorded I synced them together making it complete. Once I was done I felt like it needed some thing else to it. I did some research about autotune and how it works within audacity. I edited my voice and it was hilarious. The production part was easy now the hard part is going to hear it in front of the class. It is so cringe worthy it hurts my soul to listen to. Class presentation is gonna be hard to sit through the embarrassment will be off the charts. I just hope everyone finds it hilarious and gets a good laugh out of it. The process with this project was really fun I hope everyone will enjoy.

Blog Search

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This blog is about storyboarding and offers a good amount of information on the topic. It goes over what is storyboarding and how helpful it is to the creative process. It saves you time and energy having a plan in the production process of media. It goes over every topic with storyboarding and explains how to make them and even has a printable worksheet to even help you make story boards yourself. I picked this topic because I love to draw, and i eventually want to have a career in storyboarding. I love the production side of media arts and if I combine the two you get storyboarding. The blog itself looks very well done. There are many buttons to click on and direct you to other blogs and topics. There is also a comment section that is very active. This site was the best looking and somewhat new blog I could find on the topic of storyboarding. The others didn’t seem well put together and didn’t have the information I was looking for. If you’re interested in starboarding or need help understanding what and how to get into storyboarding, I highly recommend this blog post. Thanks for reading!

Resources for Media Arts Students at Lane


The Equipment checkout counter where Media arts students checkout gear.


The studio with the “Blue Cyc Wall”


The Center for Student Engagement in the Center Building


The main Art Gallery on campus


The Art-O-Mat


The Reference counter in the Library


The large silver sculpture that sits outside of the Health and Wellness building


Mary Jo Kreindel’s office


Media Creation Lab in the Center building


Judy Gate’s office


“The Commons”


The Flags located inside building 1


Two wild turkeys outside building 5

Whom’st am I?

IMG_0872My name is Caleb Lowery, I grew up in a small town called Oakridge. Oakridge is a awesome place to live, there are so many things to do. People call it the mountain bike capital of the world. I like to fish, hike, and play basketball. I’m a huge car guy, I love to work on and drive cars. I’m currently building a 06 mitsubishi lancer evolution. Building cars is definitely one of my biggest passions. My other passion is art. I love drawing and basically making any kind of art. My goal is to one day make my own graphic novel. It is my second year in the Media Arts program. I love it so far, storyboarding is so far my favorite skill I’ve learned. When I’m done with the program I hope I can use all the skills to start making graphic novels and to find a job in graphic design.I work part time at a local Dollar General store. I hate working retail, but it pays the bills. I also do a variety of odd jobs around town, and work with a landscaping business. I have a dog, his name is Boo. He is half english bulldog and half rottweiler. Thats pretty much everything about me, Have a good day!