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This is the place to go if you’re ever feeling a little blue.
CAM01322Ever just want to check out for a little bit? These guys will help you with that!
CAM01346Guardian of the Art Gallery. You shall not pass! (But please, do come visit!)
CAM01347What a strange contraption… Come poke at it some time!
CAM01308That homework got you stumped? Yeah, me too.
CAM01350Aliens have visited the health and wellness center. Someone should look into that…
CAM01342A very important room indeed. And hey, look! Figure drawing!
CAM01354What time does your bus come again? Better hurry!
CAM01356Just your friendly Academic Adviser!! ūüôā
CAM01333Media Arts Indie Lab. Very fashionable place to get some work done.
CAM01336Ever wonder if you’re in the main building or not? Well, here’s a little flag for you…
CAM01339What a lovely view of campus! Oh, wait…

A little bit about me

Hey everyone, my name is Derek Purdy and this is a short story about me. Again, my name is Derek Purdy. I am a second year here at Lane Community College. My main major is the 2-year degree in multimedia. However I am aiming to become an animator. ¬†That has been my dream career for […]

Sp15-P1 About Me

Hello, I am Drew Eggers and I am from Portland, Oregon. This is my first year at LCC, but I also went to Portland Community College for a while. I used to work at the Nike World headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon as a full time night custodian. But left that job to go back to school and pursue sports media, radio in specific. My ultimate goal is to be a host or a producer for a sports radio show at some point in my life. I am a huge sports fan and I spend a lot of my free time watching sports. I grew up around sports and it has become a great passion of mine to go to games in person and also watch on TV. Even though I live in Eugene, I am a huge Oregon State Beavers fan and have been since I was born. I moved to Eugene to live with a couple good friends of mine who were already living here, and it was a chance to start a new opportunity in my life. I lived in Portland my whole life prior to living in Eugene. I took this intro to media class because I felt it would help give me good skills that I may not know for going into media in general. Some of the best advice I have ever got was to just try to learn a whole bunch of different things and know a variety of skills. So that is my goal at this point is to learn some new skills.

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Babbling about myself

Hello my name is Olivia Van Gorden, 19 years old, and still new to the college scene. A high school graduate of 2014 who is currently attending Lane Community College in order to explore my opportunities. Since high school at Winston Churchill I’ve only become more interested in such things like art and the many skills people employ in order to perfect their craft. I’ve also been readily interested in playing video games and computer games, but because of the game’s art and storytelling I have also gained interest in the possibility of contributing to such a form of art and stories.
I’m not an official multimedia major unfortunately, but only because I’ve just started college, and unsurprisingly I have yet to really plan out what I really want to do with my life. However, if things go well, I’ll have a goal to aim for with more certainty. Even if I’m at Lane Community College for more than two years in the future in order to get started. Currently I hope to have a part in a game company where I can hopefully contribute, enjoy sharing the ups and downs, and struggle with what I believe to be one of my possible passions.

By: Olivia Van Gorden

My New Life (Revised ‚Äď now with Pictures!)

Hi, and welcome to my blog. ¬†I’m Marla, and this is a totally new adventure for me.

Up until two weeks ago, I’d been working in the healthcare industry. ¬†Good money but no creativity. ¬†As the left-handed, weird child of my family, I’ve never really fit into normal society, but years of acting classes paid off and I’ve successfully fooled people into thinking I’m a responsible adult for some time. Well, no more. ¬†It’s time to let all the creativity that has been boiling up in me since my childhood overspill its limits and lead me into a new career path. ¬†That is where the Multimedia Design program at LCC comes into play.

I can’t say that my life has been entirely devoid of creativity. ¬†I rediscovered my love of writing a few years ago, and have recently found a new passion in video production, so I plan to focus my studies on audio and video production. ¬†I’m not planning to head to Hollywood anytime soon, but would like to use my new-found skills more locally helping on small independent films and documentaries. ¬†Of course, I may decide that I really like blogging and parlay this new skill into something financially viable. ¬†Who knows. ¬†At this point, all paths are open to me.

There isn’t much to say about me personally. ¬†I’m not the typical college student. I’m a bit older and a bit more jaded generally, but also a bit more enthusiastic about this since it’s a career path I’ve decided on after a number of years doing what I thought a “responsible adult” should do. ¬†As the director Brian Singer once said, “Screw continuity, I’m going for substance.” ¬†So, substance, here I come. ¬†Feel free to revisit my blog to see how this adventure plays out.

Ok – so I am also a photographer. This is one of my favorite pics from a trip to Italy a few years ago.

Dragon Umbrella Lamp in Venice Italty

Oh, and I make chainmaille jewelry.¬† So maybe I’m more creative than I thought!

My Chainmaille Jewelry Logo

My Chainmaille Jewelry Logo

Typical college student? Maybe.

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But what’s typical these days, anyways? Hi, my name is Christa Antoniak and “I’m an art student!” I don’t know what that means anymore or what exactly goes with the title – or maybe I do and that’s why I’m avoiding owning up to it entirely, but that’s alright. College students are weird – the art ones even more so! I guess that’s not such a bad thing. I’ve always been a bit of an oddball. It doesn’t help that I stick out like a sore thumb since I’ve moved to Oregon.

I’m a native Californian. Do you know what that means? It means I’m used to sun. Or rather – I expect it. My expectations fall short quickly these days as far as the weather is concerned.

When I moved up to Oregon a year ago I brought my job with me. Retail, of course. Most of you have probably known that story sometime in your life. (Do any of those stories have happy endings?)

I brought my dog up here, too. He’s weird just like I am. Small, fluffy, and an sometimes adorable. His name is Bear and his is a “Schipperke”, which literally means ‘little captain’ in Flemish but I’m convinced means ‘smallish dog-like creature that is actually a cat’. I also have a cat with dog like qualities named Batman, a chinchilla, & a tree frog.
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Currently my plan¬†is to stay up in Oregon a few more years and get a two year degree from Lane in Media Arts. Eventually I want to work in pre-production on animated films and my goal in life is to get my name in the credits of a large motion picture, even if it’s just as ‘coffee runner’.

A few of my art pieces are in a local gallery in Eugene called ‘Custom Cranium’ and my first piece just sold a few weeks ago. How exciting!

Allow Me to (re)Introduce Myself…

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My name isn’t Hov, its Adam Poole. But I’m sure you knew that much. I hail from Rhode Island, born and raised. Spent 4 years in the Army Infantry, stationed in Germany for most of it and a brief stint in Kansas. Germany was cool, but you can imagine Kansas, not so much. Upon release into the civilian world, I set off to earn a degree. Entered the video/audio production program at the New England Institute of Technology (mouthful); after 2 years and a divorce I earned an AS in “Video and Audio Production Technology”. Fancy.

Work opportunities on the East Coast are few and far between, especially in New England in the media field. You’ve got a couple big markets, and more often than not they want years of experience on top of a Bachelor’s. While working menial jobs, sending my resume all over the place, I was asked to help someone move cross-country to Eugene. Being a bit of a driver, I took it as an opportunity and a challenge. Made the trip towing a u-haul trailer in 3 days (56 hours on the road). Not too shabby. Once I recovered and got some real sleep we headed to the Saturday market and I got a chance to take in the town’s (this can’t be a city..) charm. It was October and the weather was phenomenal. Needless to say, I was enamored. The scenery a short drive away and the overall vibe here really compelled me to take a chance.

When I got back to the ‘real’ world I started researching schools in the area. Being a veteran qualified for the Post 9/11 GI Bill, I figured I could take advantage of my remaining benefits while looking for work in larger West Coast markets- Denver, Seattle, Portland, maybe even L.A. Just about a year ago, I packed up all my stuff- mostly computer/electronics jazz- and headed for literal/figurative greener pastures. Since then I’ve been taking a handful of classes at LCC, still looking for work in the industry. I have my own equipment, though most of it barely prosumer- t5i, decent iMac, a couple mics and random older video cameras.

Will work for sizzle (reel).

About Me

 

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My name is Cory Peterson, I was born in Portland, Oregon. Moved and lived for a few years in Salem, Oregon then in 1995 moved to Eugene, Oregon. I have lived in Eugene for close to twenty years. I live with my parents and help them with taking care of the three dogs, five cats, and one bird. The dog name’s are Jazmin, Angel, and Zen. The cat name’s are Hades, Isis, Xanadu ( itty bit), Nix, and Medusa.¬†The bird’s name is Samson¬†¬†In my spare time I play MMORPG (multimedia online role playing games) video games mainly DC Universe Online and Rift. I also like to construct different things using legos sometimes I leave then the way they are from the box other times I build them then take them apart and build random things. I really enjoy mythology and the unknown, with the mythology I tend to focus on similarities in myths from all over the world, like Norse myth about¬†Ragnarok¬†and Christian’s end of the world myth, both state that it will start in a fiery way. The unknown would be things people think don’t exist like Loch Ness Monster or Bigfoot, we haven’t even explored 100% of the planet so we cant really say there isn’t a real monster in the world or not, which makes learning and trying to figure out the unknown just as much exciting as finding new planets.

Hey there! Nice to meet you.

My name is Rich Robison. ¬†I am a first year student at Lane Community College and am earning an AAS degree in Multimedia Design. ¬†I was born in Pendleton, Oregon but I’ve lived all over the nation. ¬†I’d like to tell you a lot of really interesting things about what I do with myself but honestly, there isn’t much to say. ¬†That’s why I’m in school now trying to change my life in a positive way and learn how to do something I feel passionate about. ¬†I’ve spent most of my life working jobs that I got no enjoyment out of and had no future in. ¬†I’m 31 years old now and it’s time for some change. ¬†I still go to a dead end job everyday that I don’t like but I am bolstered and renewed by the knowledge that in just a couple of years I will possess the skills and knowledge to finally move on to something better that I will actually enjoy doing.

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I chose media arts because I have always loved film and wanted to be a part of it. ¬†I’ve gone through a big range of “What do I wanna be when I grow up?” ¬†I’ve daydreamed about being a comedian, an actor, a video game designer, a director, the list goes on. ¬†About a year ago I took a non credit course at Rogue Community College in Medford, Oregon and for the final project I created a video. ¬†I had an absolute blast on that assignment! ¬†I got to see how fun and challenging it is to organize, develop, and produce something like that. ¬†I also saw how it brings people together in an immense and impressive team effort, as all of my classmates, co-workers, and friends contributed to the project. ¬†Though it is extremely amateur at best, it has led me into this program and I am extremely grateful for, and proud of it. ¬†Here’s a link if you’d like to check it out.

My New Life

Hi, and welcome to my blog. ¬†I’m Marla, and this is a totally new adventure for me.

Up until two weeks ago, I’d been working in the healthcare industry. ¬†Good money but no creativity. ¬†As the left-handed, weird child of my family, I’ve never really fit into normal society, but years of acting classes paid off and I’ve successfully fooled people into thinking I’m a responsible adult for some time. Well, no more. ¬†It’s time to let all the creativity that has been boiling up in me since my childhood overspill its limits and lead me into a new career path. ¬†That is where the Multimedia Design program at LCC comes into play.

I can’t say that my life has been entirely devoid of creativity. ¬†I rediscovered my love of writing a few years ago, and have recently found a new passion in video production, so I plan to focus my studies on audio and video production. ¬†I’m not planning to head to Hollywood anytime soon, but would like to use my new-found skills more locally helping on small independent films and documentaries. ¬†Of course, I may decide that I really like blogging and parlay this new skill into something financially viable. ¬†Who knows. ¬†At this point, all paths are open to me.

There isn’t much to say about me personally. ¬†I’m not the typical college student. I’m a bit older and a bit more jaded generally, but also a bit more enthusiastic about this since it’s a career path I’ve decided on after a number of years doing what I thought a “responsible adult” should do. ¬†As the director Brian Singer once said, “Screw continuity, I’m going for substance.” ¬†So, substance, here I come. ¬†Feel free to revisit my blog to see how this adventure plays out.

By Marla