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Some things I found!

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Equipment check out center
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Blue Cyc Wall
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Student Engagement popcorn machine
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Art from the Art Gallery
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Art-O-Mat
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Reference counter
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Large Silver Sculpture
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Mary Jo Kreindel’s office
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Media Creation Lab
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Judy Gate’s Office
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Teresa’s office
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Flags
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Turkeys running away

Resources for Media Arts Students at Lane

So I recently learned that there’s a lot more for me to know about the media arts resources. And where they’re located. But I’m not gonna actually give you directions. Just pictures. 🙂

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This is the Equipment Checkout desk in building 18. Pretty chill people there. Unfortunately for me, I don’t take any classes that grant me access to the good stuff.
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This is what is known as the “Blue Cyc Wall”. I like this angle mainly because of that yellow square on the ground. Reminded me of Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
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This is the Student Engagement Center, or at least its sign. The room itself is pretty fun, but I didn’t want to take pictures of people, so.
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This is the art gallery. I didn’t know this place existed until today. It smells really good in that building.
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The Art-O-Mat. Sounds very 1940’s. Or 50’s? I forget.
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This is the reference sign in the library. Again, I don’t like taking pictures of people that much. So I got one of the sign.
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The silver sculpture by the Health and Wellness building. Reminded me of various sci-fi movies like Arrival. Not sure why.
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This is the sign for Mary Jo Kreindel’s office. She’s actually a pretty chill person. I met her.
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This is the Media Creation Lab. In the center building. This place was a pain to find.
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I met Judy Gates when I took this. She seemed busy, so I just resided to a picture of the sign.
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I’m pretty sure my teacher would recognize her own office. But just in case, this is Teresa’s office. Forgot her last name though. Oh well.
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This is the sign by the Student First building. Pretty nice introductory type picture. If that makes sense. Probably not.
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My phone. HTC 626 Desire. Don’t get one of these. They’re bad.

The Unconscious Willingness To Notice People

 

If you read my post about 2017, you’d know how crazy of a year it was, and how many changes came with it. One thing that both terrifies and excites me about new places and situations is the people I meet. I’m a horrible conversation starter. I can end a conversation very quickly, but starting one? What the hell do I say? “Hello, I couldn’t help but notice that you’re wearing plaid right now. What an interesting thing to be wearing in the Pacific Northwest!” I’m the kind of guy that sits around hoping that someone to come talk him. It’s a sucky way to socialize, I know, I’ve been doing it for two decades now. Now, this is not to say that I don’t like talking to people. Quite the contrary,
really. I love talking with people. Some of my best friends are the ones that I can sit down with and have a meaningful conversation with, and those, sad to say it, are few and far apart.

Recently, whilst talking to one of these friends, the topic of relationships and how they’re formed came up. We were talking about how people congregate around like individuals, and how strange it is that we have the immediate ability to tell the difference between someone similar to us and those who don’t fit in. It’s a natural instinct. Humans are creatures with a pack mentality. We have a tendency to gather. Those who keep to themselves don’t last long. So how do we make friends?

I call it The Unconscious Willingness to Notice People, but really it’s more of an unconscious desire. That animalistic urge to find a pack and stick with it drives us to find a pack that we’ll fit in with. Imagine you’re sitting in a classroom. It’s the first day of school, and you know nobody there. There’s a specific person in the room that you keep looking at. You’re not sure why, but there’s something about them. Something interesting. It doesn’t take long for a conversation to start. It doesn’t matter that you’re an introvert and you have never been one to start conversations. The talking was inevitable from the moment that you first laid eyes on them walking into class. As it turns out, you both have a lot of things in common, whether it be your interest in books, movies, TV, Religion, or lack thereof, you are similar.

I think we all have this Unconscious Willingness, a sort of psychic draw to the people that we were meant to meet. Of course, it could be as shallow and vain as “Oh that person looks interesting, maybe I’ll talk to them.”, but I don’t think so. I’ve Noticed too many people that have gone on to become fast friends and even brothers.

Think about the people you know. Think about your friends. How did you meet them? At the end of it all, the sequence of events leading up to the moment that you approach them and have that conversation that leads to friendship all begins with looking up and noticing. So keep an eye out, and listen to that little voice that says “Huh, they’re interesting.”

 

 

 

 

 

This all, of course, is just my observations on the world and the way it works. I’d love to know what you think. How do you make friends? Who have you noticed recently? Go ahead and leave a comment below!

Holy Crap, it’s Orzo!

I will say it here and now. I make a mean orzo! I wasn’t exactly recording the recipe as I was making it, but I’ve got the ingredients.
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Orzo (duh)
1 Portabello Mushroom
2 (handfuls?) of baby spinach
4 tbsp butter
1 clove of garlic
One half onion diced
(this is where the instructions get a little dicey)
1/2-1 cups tomato paste
1/2-1 coconut milk
Montreal steak seasoning (my goto spice mix)
Salt and pepper
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1. Brown the orzo in a pot with 2 tbsp butter
2. Once browned add water and boil for 9 minutes
2. In a deep pan melt the remaining butter and stir in the onions, mushrooms (cut to preference) and garlic (minced).
3. Cook until the ingredients are reduced then add the tomato paste, coconut milk, seasonings, and cooked orzo.
4. Let it simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, then serve.

ET

Originally from the Bay Area but I’ve lived in Oregon for most of my life. I’ve always loved movies and any art form that lets someone express whatever they need through storytelling. If I had to pick a favorite film it’d be Sicario although Kill Bill will always be just as important to me. I don’t have as much time to put towards it anymore but I also enjoy video games in my down time. 

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I’ve been independent since I was sixteen which has been tough and I’m still working towards stability but I think I make it work. Supporting myself through high school and beyond has been my biggest challenge, but I guess it puts me a little ahead in terms of preparing for college. Being on my own has given me a lot of good experiences and I’ve made a lot of wonderful connections through it all

Currently I’m a first-year student at Lane as well as an employee over in the ATC, I graduated from Network Charter School in June of 2017. Network was a very important time in my life; the community there helped me in countless ways, it really is a family that I will always keep with me. Something I got from my time at NCS was my love for National Parks and traveling through our extensive field trips I helped to put in motion. I also enjoy traveling in any form, and my favorite thing is to be on the road with my favorite people. One day I hope to find myself working in film with the help of my education and ambition.

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Hello There!    My name is Kevin Kleppe. I have been taking courses here at LCC for a while now. Primarily, I have been involved in the Music Engineering Program as well as AUDIO Production. I have many interests and basically love to learn new things. As life goes, there is always something new to learn. Trying to keep up with our current world of technology certainly has its challenges.

I am taking Introduction to Media Arts in the hopes will be able to gain a better focus and direction for my studies. To put it to the point, become gainfully employed.

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Part-time employment has me using my skills as a keyboard musician at a local church in Springfield. For them I get to play their pipe organ, grand piano, and even a couple different electronic keyboards. Sight Reading Music is a strength. The sanctuary choir enjoys this particular skill of mine. I have always been greatly affected by sound. I believe there are therapeutic sounds and alarming disturbing sounds. I don’t know how a sales clerk can stand for hours and listen to loud monotonous bleeps and beeps from scanning sales items. This past summer, I happened to be in our campus Library when the emergency alarm sounded. Apparently by requirement, it has to be loud enough for a deaf person to hear. Ouch!

Another of my passions is looking after a small rescue dog named Buster. He is a handful and a joy at the same time. He is part Pit-bull, Pomeranian, from his mother’s side and Chihuahua from his father’s side.

Learning to BLOG is new to me. I admit I don’t really know what this acronym means, if indeed it is one.

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Here’s to blasting off for Success!

ET

Originally from the Bay Area but I’ve lived in Oregon for most of my life. I’ve always loved movies and any art form that lets someone express whatever they need through storytelling. If I had to pick a favorite film it’d be Sicario although Kill Bill will always be just as important to me. I don’t have as much time to put towards it anymore but I also enjoy video games in my down time.

 

I’ve been independent since I was sixteen which has been tough and I’m still working towards stability but I think I make it work. Supporting myself through high school and beyond has been my biggest challenge, but I guess it puts me a little ahead in terms of preparing for college. Being on my own has given me a lot of good experiences and I’ve made a lot of wonderful connections through it all.

 

Currently I’m a first-year student at Lane, I graduated from Network Charter School in June of 2017. Network was a very important time in my life; the community there helped me in countless ways, it really is a family that I will always keep with me. Something I got from my time at NCS was my love for National Parks and traveling through our extensive field trips I helped to put in motion. I also enjoy traveling in any form, and my favorite thing is to be on the road with my favorite people. One day I hope to find myself working in film with the help of my education and ambition.

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My name is Eva. I am a transplant from the Chicago burbs. I moved out here because I wanted to be closer to the mountains and the coast. The goal was to escape the suburban sprawl and focus on my art. I am a painter and illustrator but I also dabble in photo editing/manipulation. I have also spent two years working with clay, specifically ceramic sculpture. When I was younger I would only draw hyper realistic portraits in pencil. I took a break for a couple of years and decided to art in a totally different way. My style now is way more graphic and colorful.

Media Arts is probably the only art form I have not dabbled in. I would like to experiment with animation and creating some of my own short films. To be completely honest I am not exactly sure which career path would suit me best. My long term goal is to have my own company/small business/brand. I’m going to apply to put a mural up in town here in Eugene this summer, so if all goes well.. that will be tight. Eventually I would like to make my way back to Chicago and teach art classes/work on mural projects with inner city kids.

Anywaysss some things that I’m into.. let’s see. I am interested in animation, dank foods, sleeping, drawing, painting, hiking, I’m a pretty good cook. I’m a mother to the coolest three year old ever, her name is Kaliko (kuh-lee-koh). She is my little muse and inspiration on a majority of my pieces. We spend a lot of time drawing together and going on mini hikes in the woods.

Also, I have a cat named Mio.

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A Plum’s Blog

My name is Athen Plummer. (I got my nickname “Plum” in football and the name has just sort of stuck since.)

I did Volunteer Firefighting all throughout high school. I did that for four years and  thought that’s what I wanted to do as a career but after high school I decided to pursue something Im passionate about.

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I first got interested in MultiMedia my freshman year of  high school. My friend and I started a group together and decided to do a video project in our English class. We spent two days filming and I spent another whole day editing the video. It was the first time I had ever actually edited a video but I loved it.The video itself ended up being half an hour long and made no sense but we had a blast making it. We both scored an A+ on the project and since then I’ve been hooked on multimedia. (To this day I couldn’t tell you where that video is.)

I like to think I’m creative and I’m always looking at new ways to make original content. I love to draw, play the piano, direct and edit videos. 

My favorite directors would have to be Quentin Tarantino and Christopher Nolan. My favorite actor is Leonardo DiCaprio and my favorite film is Inception.

Occasionally I might give you some recipes from my mom. She’s pretty cool.

 

“ME”

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Hi my name is Roxanne Wagnon. I am 58 years old and I am here trying to love life again and  chasing a childhood dream.

The journey started with an on the job injury and the death of my husband. I felt as if my life came to stop. My heart was broken and I was told I had to go to school or I would get no pay.
In the fall of 2016 I started a journey and was very uncertain of the outcome of this chaos my life had taken.

I was registered in a Pathways Career program to receive a customer service certificate. With the support of my instructors and advisors I surprised myself and did very well as a student. I graduated in June of 2017. I decided I enjoyed school so much I wanted to continue and full fill a childhood dream.

I have always loved movies and as long as I can remember and was able to go to a theater and watch the big screen I would go to the movies. I have a passion for drawing and writing. I always wanted to write and illustrate children’s books. Dr. Seusscat_in_the_hat is a great inspiration , I have always admired his writing and the characters  he created in his books. As I child I would read them over and over again . When my children was young I would read them Dr. Seuss ,Green Eggs and Ham was their favorite and now I enjoy reading them to  my grandchildren.

I talked to an art advisor and found out there is no certificate or degree to write and illustrate . We went through all the art courses and found the Multi-media certificate and together we created a journey. My adventure is in motion ,and I am chasing my childhood dream.

I want to thank you for taking the time to read my “Me” page. I hope I can inspire anyone to take the chance to live a dream. It doesn’t matter how old you are you can do it. My motto for my new life is “Life Without Struggle has no Challenge.” Take the challenge and never give up.

Thank You

“ME”

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