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Plug and Play with Audio and Video

This Project was all over the place for me. I was ill with pneumonia for two of the four weeks planned for this project.

At first my plan was to go to diffrent houses I animal and house sit for. I wanted to video tape them going about their random acts of animal goofiness. However, Snow-Mageddon, my body, and my job had other plans.

The other Ideas I had played with were creating a fan video for River by Ibeyi, or an even more complicated videos.

So I went forth with a completely diffrent idea to paint some of the animals I sit for with 5 diffrent paints. I chose Yellow Cadmium Light, Quinacrine Violet, Cadmium Red, Paynes Grey, and Shimmer Paint.

I created a custom song to go along with this video. It was inspired by a YouTuber named Nice Peter, and his Monday Sunflower Song.

This was really challenging for me to edit together, because it really was my first time trying to mix diffrent audio together in time as possible with a video. The audio still isn’t where I want it to be, however I would need a brand new microphone to really solve the issues.

So have Star Light, an Original Song and Painting


Painting, Photography, Video, and Audio by Rick Williams/Artemas Ori

They, Them, Theirs

A Little Punk from Oregon

Animals I Care About

This post is a bit diffrent then the last ones, as this was a project for me to be able to do minor editing on images. My perimeters where 5, and I could take that unit of 5 however I wished too. I chose to break it down into 5 diffrent places/people I interact with animals. One was the category of outdoor spots, animal sitting, house animals, friend’s animals, and my guinea pigs. Shadow is in their twice on purpose, just because he’s like a sunflower.

The Sounds of Orchard House

Today I bring you an experiment in sound editing and creating a story with only original sources. I used this as a chance to learn how my microphone and computer talk to each other. Which is not well/at all. My computer does not recognize and cannot understand 3 different input sources. From research it is because of the USB connection I used. With my phone there is an adapter that overwrote the problem allowing me to record. It came out with the quality of audio expected, while being a pain to transfer files from my phone to my computer. However, I’m used to taking another step, as you always need to while using your own photos.

Below you will find the story of The Orchard House. With one of the furry residences pictured, Gaia.

Post by Rick Williams

Great Free or Paid Resource

Today I’m bringing y’all a nice resource I use when I need idea’s or help with a design. Chris Spooner is a Graphic Designer based in the UK with an awesome blog. His Blog is Spoon Graphics and is jam packed with information. He has free tutorials on Photoshop and Illustrator ranging from cutting hair away too creating your own syfy phaser. The tutorials are simple to understand with step by step pictures and descriptions. I’ve noticed that there are some repeats, so if you don’t get the first post you stumble onto, you can find an older one that maybe easier to understand. Another plus is all the free brushes, textures, vectors, and occasionally presets. He also has a member subscription where you gain access to 700 Vectors, 100 Mockups, 400 Textures, 900 Icons, 300 Brushes, 7 Fonts, 300 Actions, and 100 Source Files. Since I’ve downloaded his free subscriber bundle, with a mix of a 100 files from each category above, I can say his file organization is near perfect. It’d be perfect if it was labeled exactly how I need it for the work I’m doing. His content is high quality and holds up in print. With his skills it wouldn’t surprise me if the website was built from the up.

Resources for Students at LaneCC

Good day to you all who are reading this. When I first got to Lane I didn’t know about a lot of the resources I know about now. So, here are 12 resources at Lane that you can use and a bonus of the Turkeys fighting so loud that 5 people came to investigate.


The Equipment Checkout Counter in Building 18. You can walk right through the front doors and see it.


When you find Equipment Check Out, you can look up and see a classroom that secretly holds a blue screen set.


If you venture to the second floor of Center Building you’ll find the Center for Student Engagement. If you get lost, or need help, someone there can usually help you figure it out. They also have free popcorn.


One of my favorite places to visit on campus is the Main Art Gallery in Building 11. You can always find beautiful art, that’s different each term.


One other nice thing you’ll find there is Student Artist Books in our Art-O-Mat in the same building,


If you venture into the Library you might find a worker gasping over the amount of overdue books I have.


On Lane’s Campus we have a lot of art, one of the pieces is really cool it stand in, just for this view. It’s next to Building 30


If you ever find yourself lost as to which classes to take, right next to the Art-O-Mat is The Art Division Office.


If you need to use Adobe Software at Lane, look no further then the Library’s Media Creation Lab.


If you are a Media Arts Student, you’ll need to know Judy Gates, and you’ll quickly see all of her cute ducks. You can find her in Building 11.


In Building 18 You’ll see Teresa Hughes monster art collection, she will also get you a co-op and possibly a job.


In building One You can find the Student Unions, Student Government, and the Multicultural Center.


And if you go to lane you’ll know we’re the Titans, but honestly we should be the Turkeys.


Author: Rick Williams 

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!


Over my time as a Graphic Designer I have learned many things. From 0’s and 1’s to ‘Start mathematically end optically’ ~Tom Madison Graphic Designer Instructor.


Joining this journey is the adventure of a lifetime, and I’m glad to have you with me. Here on this site you will see some of my projects, work, and artworks…


…and photography from time to time.

Model: Apollo Briggs