Category Archives: 2023 SPRING

Final Project

I loved this assignment! It was an extremely healing experience for me. After my accident I knew I wanted to make a video about it and I wasn’t sure when or how. The only reason I was able to make this video was because I went back to school and now have an understanding of different adobe softwares and proper terms in this field. I learned the basics of how to animate an object in premiere pro but I want to learn more advanced techniques in the future. The first part of the video I created was the audio. The sound sculpture recreates and sets the scene without having visuals. Then I added dialogue, aka my thought process at the time over the sound sculpture. Now I needed a visual and I thought it would be hard to try to recreate that in live action so I did my very first animatic. It is extremely beginner level but I am glad I added it. The accident really had a huge impact on my life and taught me a valuable lesson, to live life to the fullest because you never know when it will be your last. Don’t take life for granted.

created/directed by: Ana McCartney

Final Project

By: Allisa Olsen

My brother was not just a big part but a defining presence in my life. Reflecting on the process of making this video, I got emotional watching it back while editing. It’s not necessarily the arrival of a new baby in our family that makes me emotional, but the profound love and happiness this baby will experience.

When I think about my childhood, I am privileged of growing up with the best brother anyone could ever hope for. From my very first sentence, ‘Where did Sam go?’ I looked up to him, to say the least, and it was evident. 

Through the ups and downs of life, my brother taught me valuable lessons, staying strong, and how a man should be. Even when faced with difficult challenges, he remained a rock for me, showing me that no matter how difficult the circumstances, He would be there with me to overcome anything. In my eyes, my brother is not just a sibling; he is my true hero, an inspiration, and a role model of what a gentleman should be. He has steered me toward becoming the person I am today.

As I actually meet this baby, I am overwhelmed with a mixture of emotions; happiness, love, and a sense of pride. Knowing that this baby will have, hands down, the best father out there. Raising the baby to become the protective, caring, and wise man his father is. To be embraced by the same love, experience fun-filled times, and grow in the strength and support that my incredible brother, Sam, has always provided.

I can definitely say I’m a proud younger sister. My heart swells with happiness as I anticipate the wonderful life the baby will have. I am forever grateful for the impact my brother had on my life, and now, I hope you enjoy seeing the process it took to meet his bundle of cuteness for the first time! 


I have always liked doing little animations in my free time, so when we first heard about the project I was very excited to do this. 

While I use Blender’s 3D aspects regularly, this was my first time really getting to use its 2d animation functions. I think that combining the 3d and 2d aspects of this project was a fun challenge. The hardest part of combining the two dimensions were the shots of Fox carrying the blocks because I had to manually select all the points of the arm that I wanted in front of the block and then fiddle around with them until they looked right. Despite the funkiness of the dimensions, this project was really fun to do!

I don’t know if I should have put the after credits sequence before the credits, as I think that with where it is right now it may make the credits take up too much of the run time. Also, I had plans to make the credits a lot more complex, although I ultimately decided not to. 

I had a really great time working on this project.

-Violet Marier

P6 – Final – Project – Changes

Here is the link to the finished product of my final project. Overall I’m very satisfied with the way this turned out. For some pieces of the video I wish I recorded a little more footage. However, I feel as though it still gets the point across. We all go through changes in our lifetimes and people will often fade in and out but they will always stay within our minds. Enjoy the video!

P6 Final

By George Hendrickson

My experience with this project was as usual, a rocky start that ended with aspects that I’m happy with and proud of. I wanted to do something silly and fun with a kind of “shit post” quality if anyone is familiar with that. I also wanted to advertise a modern product through the lens of post-World War 2 ‘40s-‘50s America, and the strawman that was made of the Communist ideology during the Cold War. With all I’ve learned after this class and this project specifically, I’m actually excited about going back to this and other ideas to do them even better. I’ve also learned that there are several aspects of the directing chair that I enjoy, but I have a long way to go as far as things like thinking about how the camera shot will actually look, and how long it will actually take. I also learned good lessons about having a solid script to start and go off of, and balancing that with improv. So, I can let my actors have fun and put their own twist on the role I have provided for them. I’ve decided that there are aspects of both production and post-production/editing that I can have fun with. However, there are plenty of aspects with both that I do not enjoy, and I’m sure time will tell where I fit best with creating video content.

The 5 Knocks Project

This project took DAYS to edit and film. I had major complications regarding my step-dad not wanting to participate, script re-writes, and set changes. I apologize for this being a tad-bit late, but I hope you enjoy, and get creeped out by it, either way.

This project required the help of 4 PEOPLE, not including myself. My little sister, her friends (Brenya, and Ellie), and my Mom all worked to produce the shots you see in the trailer. And yes, that is my hand in the thumbnail and at the end, had to make it more creepy somehow, right? I really enjoyed editing and directing this project, and I will 87.9% do this again. Of course there were rough patches along the way, like I previously stated, but that only help me learn what to do to overcome those challenges. Challenges last as long as you make them last. Experience 10/10.

By: Kyrsten Crittenden

P5 5

When I started thinking about this project, I was having issues thinking about what I could do that would be unique. I thought about games cause that is something I play a lot of and thought of funny ideas about doing quick reviews of something like skyrim or persona 5. And those could have been interesting but I believe mason brought up the idea I stuck with. He talked about an idea of doing a video at 5 frames per second. I thought this was really cool and wanted to do it. I then had to think about what I could do that would be interesting, and it was on the way back home on the bus that day that it connected with me how slow the bus feels but it was nice to take that time to just be there in that moment. And I decided that was a good idea to go off of. So on monday that next week I recorded the bus ride back and when I got home I edited it down to where it was only at 5 frames per second. This video hurts me as a video editor but also has its own unique feel to it that I really enjoy. Background ambience was a little specific cause of the idea but overall I like how it ended up.

Top 5 Scariest Cryptids


Hello. I had a lot less idea with what direction I was going to take this project then P4. I ultimately decided to go with a silly short video. When I recorded the audio, I didn’t have much of a script, so later while I was editing I had to go back to record a few lines in order for the video to feel complete. 

I just used my phone to record, as I feel that shaky, low quality footage would be thematically appropriate.I tried to go for the style of clickbait video on youtube that feeds on exaggerating anything and red circles. Although, a lot of the video is done with just text so I hope what I have communicates that goal. (The dogs standing on my art IS pretty scary though.)

While I have put videos together before, I haven’t really sat down to edit like I did for this project, and I’ve never used Premiere Pro before this project. 

Also, I’m terribly sorry that this top five is not contained to the bounds of positive numbers. I didn’t know it was possible to go into the negatives on a top five list. That must be another cryptid that snuck into the video. 

– Violet M.

P5 Image Editing

By George Hendrickson

My project was inspired by the “Top Ten Most Brutal Deathcore songs” type of YouTube videos in the Myspace era. These were fan made videos of the pictures of the bands with their songs usually made on programs like Windows Movie Maker. While my music taste has evolved since those days, my favorite kind of music has changed very little. So, I thought it would be fun to do my own little version of one of those videos.

Considered the most brutal section of a metal/metalcore/hardcore song. The breakdown is characterized by a beat much slower than the main verses and chorus of a song, the primary ingredients being a steady beat from the drums (with lots of cymbal and sometimes double bass) and a chugging rhythm from the guitar. When played live, breakdowns are usually responded to by the audience with high-intensity moshing (slam dancing).

Doing this project was fun and frustrating at the same time. I enjoyed playing around with the songs and software to see what I could do. However, some of these songs (especially one) are old and it certainly didn’t come out as well as the other ones. Still, I had a good time scratching the surface to see what I could do with Premiere.