Category Archives: 2023 FALL TERM

P6 by Esteban W.

The main goal of my creative endeavor is to elicit a multifaceted response from the audience that transcends mere observation. Through the seamless integration of audio and visual elements, I aspire to evoke a range of emotions, prompting viewers to delve into a reflective state. 

I seek to immerse the audience in a surreal and emotionally charged experience. The astronaut’s solitary journey across a giant chessboard, adorned with reflective gold and black tiles, is designed to evoke a sense of wonder and contemplation. The interplay of the crystal sphere, pulsating in a waveform spectrum synchronized with the background music, further amplifies the emotional depth, creating a mesmerizing visual and auditory tapestry.

Beyond emotional resonance, the project encourages intellectual engagement by inviting viewers to decipher symbolic elements embedded in the narrative. The reflective chessboard and the crystal sphere symbolize life’s complexities, reflecting the multifaceted nature of individual experiences. The inclusion of lyrics, such as “that life is not what you wanted,” prompts contemplation on the existential themes explored within the work.

The thematic underpinnings extend to an exploration of life’s unpredictability and the profound realization that it may not align with one’s initial aspirations. The astronaut’s symbolic journey on the reflective chessboard becomes a metaphor for navigating the twists and turns of life. The intricate details, such as the giant blue and pink chess pieces, serve as visual metaphors, enriching the narrative with layers of meaning and inviting viewers to delve into the intricacies of the human experience.

Inspired by the immersive experience, I aim to prompt a call to action, encouraging the audience to introspect on their own life’s journey. The visual spectacle, coupled with the pulsating crystal sphere and poignant lyrics, serves as a catalyst for personal reflection. Whether it be a renewed commitment to personal growth or a heightened awareness of life’s uncertainties, the aspiration is to motivate viewers toward positive, introspective action.

In essence, my creative endeavor seeks to transcend the boundaries of traditional storytelling, offering the audience an emotionally resonant, intellectually stimulating, and visually captivating exploration of the human experience within the vast cosmic tapestry.

Project 6, by Jeremy M. Roman

The inspiration for this project was a propaganda film from the 1950s that was talking about the “dangers of homosexuality”. I wanted to do a modern take on that, but with accurate information and without blatant homophobia. I decided to do my best to recreate the look of 1950s films by adding a bit of blur, a noise filter, some vignetting, setting it to black and white, and adjusting the audio to match the tone of the video. I hope you enjoy it!


Please watch the video at the highest resolution before reading this post.

My experience with this project has been both stressful & relieving. Like any other student, it was stressful due to working on this project & other school assignments. And it was relieving because it when I was focusing on this, it was a moment of control, a sense of doing something I’m capable at. Which is creating content.

Anyway, this video is semi biographical & hopefully relatable to college students. What I mean by this is it’s basically a student working on a project while figuring out their future. The premise is simple, but hopefully the way I edited demonstrates how I think.

In this case, an archaic sense of slapstick silliness.

What I want the audience to feel is be humored while relating to the life of a college student. I want them to be aware of the present while also thinking about after Lane. To know that probably everyone here is trying their best but will have moments of doubt. That we will have at times question decisions that pertain to the betterment post student life. But it is also understandable to dream about something unordinary. To have something that defies the standard of living.

Dreaming may be cheesy, but better to be cheesy then to be nothing.

P6 Final Project: My Adventure to Class

By Danielle Hilliard

For my project i chose to tell the visual story of my adventure to class. I thought it would be funny and realistic. My goal for this project is to make people laugh and to share my experience with them. I had a lot of fun filming for this project and i cant wait to further my camera skills and make even better projects in the future. i had trouble using after effects it kept ruining my footage so i just went with using Premiere Pro. I would lime to further my knowledge in these Adobe Creative Cloud programs so I can get better at using them. I tried to add fun sounds such as the bagel chomping sounds to make people laugh. I had to add the footage of the turkeys they just make coming to campus more interesting they are very beautiful creatures, and are fun to film and photograph. I had some difficulties when it came to filming on the same weather days to make the shots line up good, but overall I feel it all worked out well in the end. I am happy with my finished project! I really want to keep making more film projects like this one. I have so many more ideas this is really fun for me. I didn’t realize how much I liked doing this until I took this class.

Duncan Final Project

I wanted to do some worldbuilding around my silly Minecraft prison for this project, so I decided to do an instructional video on how to maintain it. I’ve done other projects related to it for other classes but I wanted to show off the gross fleshy areas at least once before the end of the term. The thought process behind the script for the video was I wanted it to be constantly hinting at the heart without outright saying it, and continuously imply that there is something sinister happening, only to later casually reveal it all the while the upbeat and chill music continues to play.

The two things I think I struggled the most with this project was keeping it under 3 minutes while also getting all the information across, and then also making the video seem crusty and old. But in the end I’m happy with how it turned out


Voice over: Ben Bartlett (My brother)

Music: Hep Cats by Kevin MacLeod

By Duncan Gustina

P6 Drag? for a project? Groundbreaking.

by JD Rodejo

A drag video? From a drag queen? SHOCKING. I decided to stick to what I know. I had multiple ideas that didn’t go according to plan so I decided to go back to my passion which is performing. I was still able to incorporate my original ideas, drawing, a bit of stop animation/video and fashion.

I decided to showcase my creative process to one of my biggest looks for my drag. I made the back piece and headpiece from scratch using unconventional materials such as balloon sticks and cardboards. I performed this look to Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face”. I have been enjoying videos with hard transitions so this was such a fun project. I used Adobe premier and Capcut to edit and put the videos together and applied a bit of editing or filter in Adobe Lightroom as I already have the presets saved.

For the reveal of the look, I had a video of my performance that I have added in to complete the project and for me to showcase everything in action. The video was taken at my own show that I produce and host. All videos of me drawing were taken by me and the video of my performance was taken by a friend who gave me the rights for the video.

AD: If you are free on December 8th at 7pm, head to Spectrum Queer Bar(150W Broadway) for Morena’s Hotpot! An all ages show and lipsync competition for new performers.

When We Were Cats.

I needed to show myself I could do it.

When coming up for ideas on what to do for this project, I wrote off one that I deemed too complicated and excessive. Every other idea felt dull in comparison, and the whole thing started to leave me feeling defeated without even starting. 

I mentioned the project to a student that had previously taken the class, and they excitedly showed me what they had created. It was beautiful. I felt emotional, and that’s when I knew I had to push myself. The worst possible outcome wasn’t the worst thing that could happen, and this would be a great opportunity to see what I could pull off.

So, for the first time, I built a small set. I stuck to the plan that was created. And it worked out. I’m still surprised and residing in a fog of chaos and daze, but I’m writing that off as a mindset shared by speedrunning multiple projects.

There are definitely a few things that I would do differently, but overall, I’m happy with what I accomplished in such a short amount of time. And it gave me a great excuse to look into different effects and things of that nature in quite a few Adobe programs. 

by: Erin Schooley

P5 – 5 bad doodles for my 5 favorite albums

By: Fedya Lockwood

My five favorite un-skippable albums in no particular order are:

Renaissance by Beyonce

Glass Reflections by Philip Glass

Toxicity by System of a Down

Igor by Tyler the Creator

Where the Wild Things Are Motion Picture Soundtrack: Original Songs by Karen O and The Kids

I have a hard time being able to listen to albums all the way through, most of the time there’s at least one song I don’t like. But none of these are like that. It was also hard choosing because I listen to such a wide range of music, so the combination in this video is kind of jarring. However, I stand by my choices.

P5 Image

For this P5 Image assignment, ( which is a little late, so I hope you all are still able to check it out.. blog posting issue on my end ) I chose to do my project on the first 5 months of my dog Berlin’s life with me! I got him at 7 weeks, and have had him for almost 2 years now. The photo at the very end shows how big he is now! 

For me, this assignment wasn’t super difficult, as I’m currently learning more and more about editing softwares like Premiere Pro and Adobe Audition. But I am still a beginner and hope to improve far past my capabilities with this specific video. All images and video for this project were taken on my Iphone, so the quality isn’t super detailed and professional, but I think it did the job, in showing his life stages and fun times as the video goes on. Berlin is a big ball of energy, being half German Shepherd, and the other half a mix of Australian Shepherd, Border Collie, Labrador Retriever, and Pitbull. I don’t have much downtime because of it, he is always Go Go Go, you can see in some of the photos, and video clips, that he loves to be outdoors, running around and having a good time. I wanted to showcase that using fun upbeat non copyrighted sounds on Free Sounds. I will however give some credit to the sound uploaders:

Music from, by Migfus20

SFX “New Morning” from, by dadshb1489 

Overall I learned a lot with this assignment, using different programs, transitions, video edits, audio editing etc. And I hope to continue to build on those skills. 

By: Jurnee Mickelson

Warframe V

 This assignment was a lot of fun It was a simple process of deciding on what to do then I just hopped on the game and got started grabbing my frame its weapons, and the companion I wanted to use then went off to the mission. I did the mission collected some footage then came back to the orbiter and I repeated that about 6 times. I also decided to do a little bit of an intro so I went to the captura and created a little intro with the poster boy of Warframe Excalibur. The editing was a bit long but fine I had to trim a lot of little bits just to make it under the 2-minute threshold luckily I was able to keep some of the moments I wanted to keep mainly within the Alad V assassination mission. Plus with all that, there are a couple of references to other games In the video mainly being names of my weapons and companions of my choice.

P5 image BY: Joseph Reiter