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Final Project | 2 Min Short | Every Second Counts

For this project I wanted to really push myself with video in a more cinematic approach. I wanted to do something dark, maybe a little spooky, but resources and time are limited, so I went with a more simple approach. The premise of the video is a car thief steals a car using a slim jim and key jiggler in under 90 seconds. I wanted to make it look as professional and realistic as possible with the cameras that LCC has to offer. I really wanted to focus on continuity between shots, along with camera angles that relay how intense the situation is.  I recorded the video in 1080P at 30FPS, so the quality is pretty solid, however the cameras do not perform that well in low light! I then recorded foley audio samples and processed them using ableton, and added them where necessary.  Every sound heard in the video was recorded, no camera audio was used. All in all, the shoot took roughly an hour, but most of my time spent was in editing and foley recording. Going back I would only change a few minor things, mainly just lighting issues within the car. Thankfully, I had the Ronin Stabilizer camera to shoot this over the weekend, so that was a huge advantage in the smoothness of the camera movement! Big shoutout to my friends for helping me, and starring in my movie for bag of cheetos and a beer! Would’ve added a few other shots had security not kicked us out for filming, but luckily we had most of it done so I just had to edit it a little differently! Was all edited in Adobe Premiere Pro, Shot on a Canon T6i with a 24mm Prime Lens and the Ronin MX2 stabilizer. All in all I am very happy with it, I hope you enjoy!

Ian Alvarez | 3D Video & VJ

Seven Lions

For my professional practice, I interviewed my good friend Ian Alvarez, who is the touring Video DJ and Visual Content Creator for Seven Lions (International Electronic Recording Artist/DJ). Currently, he is on a 64 stop tour across 23 countries, so he has been on a very opposite schedule than most of us here in the U.S.

Basically, his job is to projection map the stages before the show starts, and then he DJ’s video content live during the performance. Although it seems pretty simple, his job is actually quite complex and takes a lot of skill within a wide variety of programs and user interfaces. He designs all of his own video in Cinema 4D and Resolume, while also using After Effects and Premiere Pro to put the clips together and organize them, because each clip is specific to an individual song to help tell the story of each song during the performance. His creative process consists of a lot of planning and budgeting with both Seven Lions and his tour management.

The goal with the current tour was to tell a story during the whole performance using fantasy art themed content, but the hard part was taking the cinematic approach. Ian didn’t want to do the usual “trippy” visuals that every other artist in the festival circuit does, but rather he wants to truly depict a story that progresses as the set progresses.

Ian’s favorite part of his job is seeing peoples reactions during the show, and hearing feedback from the show attendees afterwords. As someone who has attended hundreds of music festivals and events, Ian believes that he has a very solid understanding of what types of content will engage and connect with people, and make it a memorable experience.

I asked Ian what skills and qualities he believes a good designer and content creator must have when taking that leap into the professional media world. His response to me was “Be proficient within a wide variety of software. It’s also good to be consuming other art as much as possible, it helps keep brain fresh and constantly keeps you working toward bettering yourself and growing as a visual artist.”

Most importantly, I asked Ian what his favorite part of his job is, and he said During the one or two hour set, nothing else matters. It’s just me and the massive production stage to have fun with and express myself to thousands. None of my problems matter, nothing else matters except right here and right now.”

This is exactly the type of response I would expect from someone who gets to do what they are truly passionate about. Throughout the interview, he kept telling me his job hardly ever feels like a job. He loves it, every aspect of it. From the Creative Planning process, all the way to the live performance, He truly loves what he does, and his passionate attitude has a lot to do with why he has made it to the top of the live video DJ and content creator totem pole. His dream is to someday be a CGI creator for massive budget hollywood style films.

All in all it was a great interview, and was awesome to hear from a longtime friend who got his start right here in Eugene, mapping visuals at the cuthbert theatre for our very first Life In Color set!


“Putting a Hat on Lincoln” | Derek Panter

For this project I had the hardest time deciding what exactly to do. Due to my work schedule, I was limited to doing this project late at night, so lighting and content was much more difficult at 11pm! After deciding to do the $5 Bill Fold idea, I began by setting up a well lit area in my house, learning to fold the bill this way, and then taking pictures of each step involved in the folding process. I had to practice a couple times before because some of the folds are more difficult than others, but once I got it I began taking photos of each step and the project started moving smoothly. I then added keyframing to each photo in premiere to give the video more movement and appeal to the viewer, along with some text on each step to help the viewer understand exactly what was done in each step. Finally, I added one of my unreleased tracks and called it a day! Overall, everything went relatively smooth, therefore I was happy with how the project turned out, and I dont think I wouldve done anything differently at this point! I hope you enjoy my project, Thanks for watching!


Hydro-Bro-Done: It’s For The Boys’

For me, this assignment consisted mostly of writing a script, recording the audio at home, then layering it over some copyright free music to make it sound like a real ad. The idea was a fake advertisement for Hydro-Bro-Done, the medication that makes you bro again. I really wanted to make it similar to the cheesy ads you hear on late night TV, such as chantix. It was fun coming up with ridiculous side effects and uses for the medication, along with trying to find music that you would expect to hear in a commercial such as this.

The biggest challenge for me was coming up with a script that was appropriate for school, along with getting a good quality recording after being sick. Unfortunately, equipment checkout also gave me the wrong cables for the condenser mic, so I was forced to use my phone as my recording device last minute, which really didn’t give me the audio quality I was hoping for. Getting another person to do the side effects recording was also challenging because it was hard for us not to laugh and mess up the recording, but we ended up getting some good takes.

All in all, I’m happy with the final product and think some people will enjoy the humor in it.


Blog Search | Dezigning Eye Studios

Screen Shot 2017-10-16 at 8.14.30 AMwww.dezigningeye.com

The reason I choose Dezigning Eye Studios is because it could be a very useful resource for both graphic and multimedia designers alike. It features an array of how-to instructional videos covering a number of unique and innovative tricks and tips.
Dezigning Eye features videos that included new skills in a number of different programs, including photoshop, illustrator, indesign, and premiere pro. For example, A recent post on the blog has a walk through on how to create an animated, 3D Logo for a website. It covers each and every step, and even shows you how to write it into a site using CSS and Javascript. They seem to be very straight to the point, and the information on the site is organized and written well. The layout is simple, yet effective for the reader to navigate around the site with ease. There is a search bar along the right side of the site that allows you to specify the category of interest, along with the specifying the date of posts within the site archives. Overall it seems like a well educated, highly skilled designer (or team of designers) are the ones creating the useful information on this site. The site may be relatively simple in terms of looks, but the information on the site seems to be pretty advanced, judging by the techniques they are teaching and demonstrating in each and every blog post. My only negative thing I found about the site is that they seem to not post as often anymore!


Blog Search | Dezigning Eye Studios

Screen Shot 2017-10-16 at 8.14.30 AMwww.dezigningeye.com

The reason I choose Dezigning Eye Studios is because it could be a very useful resource for both graphic and multimedia designers alike. It features an array of how-to instructional videos covering a number of unique and innovative tricks and tips.
Dezigning Eye features videos that included new skills in a number of different programs, including photoshop, illustrator, indesign, and premiere pro. For example, A recent post on the blog has a walk through on how to create an animated, 3D Logo for a website. It covers each and every step, and even shows you how to write it into a site using CSS and Javascript. They seem to be very straight to the point, and the information on the site is organized and written well. The layout is simple, yet effective for the reader to navigate around the site with ease. There is a search bar along the right side of the site that allows you to specify the category of interest, along with the specifying the date of posts within the site archives. Overall it seems like a well educated, highly skilled designer (or team of designers) are the ones creating the useful information on this site. The site may be relatively simple in terms of looks, but the information on the site seems to be pretty advanced, judging by the techniques they are teaching and demonstrating in each and every blog post. My only negative thing I found about the site is that they seem to not post as often anymore!


Resources For Media Arts | Lane CC

Equipment Checkout
Equipment Checkout
Cyc Wall | Building 17
Cyc Wall | 17
Center For Student Engagement
Center For Student Engagment
Main Art Gallery
Main Art Gallery
ART-O-MAT
ART-O-MAT
Reference Counter | Library
Reference Desk | Library
Health and Wellness Sculpture
Health and Wellness Sculpture
Mary Jo Krendel's Office
Mary Jo Krendel’s Office
Media Creation Lab
Media Creation Lab | Library
Judy Gates Office
Judy Gate’s Office
Indie Lab
Indie Lab | 17
Flags | Students First Building
Flags | Student’s First Building
Construction Shot
Construction On Campus

About Me | Derek Panter

Hello,

My name is Derek, I’m 25, and have spent most of my life in the Eugene area. I grew up in Thurston, and graduated from Thurston High School in 2010. After High School I attended Oregon State University to study mechanical engineering, but after a year in Corvallis, I realized that this was not my true passion, and instead discovered my love for creating music.

After 5 years of pursuing a career with my music project “Disco Lemonade”, and performing at various shows and large scale festivals, I decided to go back to school to obtain a degree in Multimedia Design to broaden my skillsets and opportunities for my future. I plan to continue pursuing even more success with my music project, but have found that i thoroughly enjoy the creativity involved in multimedia design, and it will be interesting to see where it takes me in parallel to music.

I am currently about 2/3 of the way through the Multimedia Design program here at Lane, and plan to be completely done my Fall Term of 2018. I spend a majority of my free time outside of class working at my day job, doing freelance design work for numerous clients, and producing music/preparing sets for upcoming shows!

I hope to continue cultivating and formulating new and innovative ideas within the design program here at LCC, which will hopefully put me at the top of the list for potential jobs, internships, and Co-Ops.

Thank for reading about my busy life!

-Derek