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That One Weird Friend

ApplicationFrameHost_2017-12-25_23-51-09_boi.png Hello! The name’s Shaman online. My full name being Imaproshaman. I’m just someone who likes to create things and to entertain. I love drawing and gaming. I love to make content that other people can enjoy. I run a Twitch channel where I live stream speedrunning different games, that is, playing a game in a specific way and in the fastest time possible. It’s something fun to do and something I often find relaxing. It feels really good to get that self improvement and get a better time on a challenge after spending so much time working towards it. There’s this “proof” that I did that thing; There’s this “proof” that I worked hard and I made it happen. Along with that, I chose to live stream, rather than just upload to YouTube, because when it’s live you can get that community aspect. People join the stream because they like you and want to see what you’re doing, and they can engage, and that’s by far my favorite part: Engaging and giving people a good time with my good, and often bad, gaming skills.

After High School, I chose to go to College. I knew that I wanted to go into a field where I could create. A field where I could use my creativity to possibly better the world. I originally planned on going into Game Design, but quickly realized that it requires a lot of coding and it’s pretty daunting to try and join a program where you don’t already have one of the very basic and very necessary skills in your skillset. So, I turned to the other thing I liked doing: art. I chose to go into Computer Animation, actually. I don’t have much skills, aside from a little very basic 2D images I’ve edited or sketches I’ve made. It’s something that, even with said very limited knowledge, is something that I enjoy doing.

Awkward_Squad_2.pngThis a digital piece I edited. The image is kind of odd, but it perfectly captures my skills in terms of editing over something and my general ability to make something look good. I am just really happy with how it turned out. It’s basic, but I do have some skill in 2D digital drawing.

I heard something recently that ultimately helped me feel secure in the decision to pursue animation, and it was something along the lines of this: “If you have a passion for something, go for it. You may not initially have all the skills, but the skills will come from the passion.”

This has really stuck with me. There’s a great big world out there and I want to help create. I want to make things that other people will like. I want people to know that I like making art related things and gaming, but at the end of the day, I’m still just like any other friend. I’m someone you would hang out with on the weekends and talk about any and everything. That’s my goal. To be my real self even when creating weird content.

By: Scarlett Landon

Taking the Leap.

Hello, my name is Hailey! My go-to phrase would have to be “take a leap of faith,” it is a saying that I have stuck with ever since I was in high school. This phrase impacted my life tremendously, in which it was a reminder to always take the harder route, and to not be afraid of the “what if’s” in life. I have made the majority of my decisions with the help of this saying, and because of it have learned immensely about who I should be as a person, and an individual amongst others in this world. The biggest leap I have taken so far would have to be when I decided that I was going to move away for college from my home in Portland, OR to school in Eugene at the University of Oregon. Although it was scary, I knew deep down that I was going to be able to make a real life for myself away from home. Ultimately, the idea of being an adult and having the responsibility to do as I please was far too appealing to stay home and stick to what I knew.

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I am constantly thinking about others, and I feel like I have a very good understanding on how people act the way they do, and why they feel the way they feel. I am very comfortable with myself, which is why I devote my attention to others, rather than making my life all about “me.” Whenever I sit down and think about who I am, and how I became this way I realize that the people I have surrounded myself with in life have had the largest impact on my persona. I am caring and compassionate, spontaneous and outgoing. Most of all, I love the life I live and I am thankful for the people that I have met this far in my journey. Life can be scary (the majority of the time), but being scared of what to come is something I don’t waste much time thinking about because I am a firm believer in “taking the leap,” and that if I continue to take the leap, I will somehow, someway, end up where I am supposed to be.

All About Me

Greetings. My name is Joshua MacDonald. I was born in Cottage Grove, OR and have been a student at Lane Community College since the fall of 2017. I’m currently studying journalism and have plans to transfer to the University of Oregon in the following years to earn my bachelors degree. I know what you’re thinking, ” why would you wanna do that?” The reason being that I enjoy hearing other peoples perspectives, dismantling what they say and forming my own opinion on the matter. To do otherwise is to be a sheep. Constantly guided and told what to believe with the only justification being other sheep doing the same.

Growing up in Oregon has made me into a very outdoorsy person. I love to hike, arguably more than I like to read and I really like to read. But what I found after reading several books on natural selection and different regions of the world, is that the experience of nature was greatly expanded with just a little more knowledge. Suddenly you’re walking around and everything has a story because you carry with you a little bit of knowledge that shows it to be true.

That’s what got me into journalism in the first place. The idea of a little bit of extra knowledge being able to reshape and reform a persons whole mentality is an amazing feat but one that can only be achieved with an understanding of the others perspective. My hope is that through Media Arts I will be able expand my reach and find new ways translate my opinions to the people around me.

 

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Musical Chairs

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Jon Lanz-Drums  Ken Holst-Guitar  Christopher Mitchell-Bass  John Hurd-Vocals

As this is my first attempt at a blog post of any kind, I will start with an introduction. I was born in Anaheim, California (home to a little theme park known as Disneyland) way back in 1971. Two years later after the arrival of my younger sister, my family packed up and headed to Eugene, Oregon where I attended Willakenzie Elementary, Monroe Middle, and Sheldon High school.

I discovered my love of music in the 6th grade when I took up the snare drum in the school band despite my mother’s suggestion of the oboe. I would bring home a school rented snare drum and ride cymbal so I could play along with any songs featured in the Miami Vice television show soundtrack. My percussion career came to a halt when I discovered Heavy Metal and more specifically, Steve Harris, bass player of Iron Maiden. I shed my members only jacket for a leather one, grew my hair out, and joined my first metal band as a bass guitarist when I was 15. I believe this was the transitional period that shaped the next 20 years of my life.

Shortly after graduating from high school and exhausting the local music venues, I made a move with my then current drummer to San Francisco, California in 1991 where I lived, worked, and played for the next 15 years. During this time I toured with bands across the nation and have played shows in 46 of our 50 United States. These  were some of the fondest (and foggiest) memories of my musical endeavors.

I am currently enrolled in the Computer Science program and experimenting with the Media Arts program at Lane Community College. I hope to gain the necessary skills to begin a career in audio and video production where I could showcase my life-long passion of music.

-Christopher Mitchell

Hello World, I am Bakenator!

Hello and welcome to my page! My name is Kacey, otherwise known as Bakenator, and I like to make people laugh. I run my own YouTube channel where I play and upload gaming footage for the internet to laugh at, and most likely end up humiliating myself in a satisfying way! My main goal from this is to make people laugh. I want to give those who are sick of real life and the problems they face every day a safe haven from those problems and give you a sense of forgetfulness to just be happy for the time that I can help you forget about everything else. I feel this way because of the past that I have lived through and the experiences I have gone through, with YouTube being my own safe haven over the years, and I promised myself that I would give back some day, in my own way.

Other than making great content, I study and practice graphic design, video editing and design, hardware repair and installation, and generally anything else to do with technology because I like it so much. I like to play video games a lot, obviously, and spending time with my wife every second I can, because in the end we all have a fixed amount of time on this Earth, and my hope is to enjoy every second possible!

By: Kacey Baker

Introverted Editor Spills All

Heyo there, my name is Jaylen but you can just call me Jay.

I’m a 21 year old from a small town in California who has hopeful dreams of becoming a film/video editor whose pretentious art will be able to touch people’s hearts or minds. I want to make things that either entertain or make people think about what they’re watching. I want to connect with other people through the art/content I create or help others to create.

I moved out here initially to pursue game development but ended up floating around until I came to the conclusion that I want to get into editing.

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I’ve been pretty passionate about film since I was a kid. I remember wanting to be a director before realizing that my real passion was the editing process. I tend to edit my own videos for fun (nothing I’d share here though ;3) and to me editing is like solving a puzzle in a way.

It’s all about putting the pieces together and constructing something to put out and share with other people. For me the process is just really fun and interesting regardless of if I succeed or fail, especially since editing is such a key part of the process.

My hobbies tend to include playing/discussing video games, watching/discussing/analyzing film and anime, listening to music, writing every once in a blue moon, and sleeping way too much. Biking and photography tend to

It’s nice to meet you all.

P.S. Perfect Blue and Ghost in the Shell are phenomenal films that everyone should watch.

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About Me

 

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This picture is a pretty good interpretation of  some of the more difficult of times that I have occurred in the last 8 years.  Although it is pretty cute and I can appreciate the hilarity in it now, I still remember that that was a very long car drive home.  Not so much in length but in the amount of control it took to not go uterly crazy.  My oldest (the little 5 year old in the middle) is now 10 years old, soon to be 11.  And my fraternal twins (girl with the star blue blanket and boy with the red t-shirt on) had just turned 2 in this picture and will be 8 in a few months.

I’m know as Patty Quick, Patty Kraskoff, Sazon’s mom, the twins mom, Trinity’s mom, Dominic’s mom, Mrs. Quick, Brent’s wife or just plain Patty.  Praskovia Kraskoff is my birth name and what is on all my legal documentation.  Quick is my husbands last name and my kiddo’s last name.  When you look up the above tongue twister of my actual legal name it will come up with the alias of Patty Quick.  I had a potential employer ask me who Patty Quick was before I was even married because it came up under my background check.  Not going to lie, it makes me feel a little like a spy knowing that I have a legitimate alias.

I’ve thought about changing my name, but I was Praskovia Kraskoff for 31 years before I got married and really didn’t feel like my nuptials where enough to make me change my name.  It’s Russian by the way and, yes, I speak it fairly well and ,yes, I can read it but it will take me way longer than having someone download a translater and going about it that way.  I came up with Quick, To Be for my blog name because I still feel that I will change my name at some point so this is a reference to me.

Being a stay at home wife and mother was not what I aspired to be.  I never wanted that for myself nor did I ever think that I would love it as much as I have for the last several years.   I say the last several years because the first couple where a transition period and pretty difficult especially since I was sleep deprived and crazed with the addition of the twins.  Going from being responsible for one little human to 3 is an unnatural progression.  Only the strong survive.  I was told that a lot.  Quit honestly I just adapted and got into “do mode.”  I did what was required to keep my little’s happy and healthy.  I think that I’ve accomplished that, and will be continuing to do so for many years to come.  That is why I’m here, to switch the focus onto myself once again.  I think I’ve earned it.   That and the fact that I have an amazingly supportive husband.

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While bing a stay at home mom I developed Miners disease and have lost more than half of my hearing in my right ear.  The loss of hearing is accompanied with a rather annoying constant ringing.  There are also a laundry list of other effects that go along with inner ear damage.  I’ve always been a person who enjoys to exercise and remain physically fit.  I took several years off to have kids.  I returned to it because I needed an outlet from being home all day with littles.  I needed to talk and spend time with adults, make goals and achieve them.  I found that my passion for fitness is what kept me sane during that time and to this day still.  Not only does it make me a happier mommy and wife but it is my outlet to push my body in ways when I really have felt that it was failing me through the Miners.  I force myself to do yoga to sit in silence with my ringing so that I feel acceptance of it instead of resentment.

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This is the second time in 15 years, or so, that I am a student at Lane.  I put myself on hold for a while, shelved my aspirations and career goals.  I’m taking them down from the shelf, dusty and a little cobwebbed but still in tact and strong, to see what it is that I can now become.  Hopefully it will be as unexpected and rewarding to me as falling in love with being a stay at home wife and mom and then some.

Who Am I?

Hello! My name is Markus Guirand, I am a multimedia major at Lane Community college. I am aspiring to be a music promoter and help give underground artists recognition by filming music videos, band photography, setting up shows, and all that jazz. I always thought I’d be a science major, but as I continued taking the required courses I felt like I was in a rut always asking myself “Is this what truly I want to do with my life?” but I always brushed those questions off believing that was a normal way t

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o feel about school. It was around this time that my friend suggested to me about making AMVs (anime music videos (please don’t judge me)) so I took him up on it and I began t

o really enjoy it but I only saw it as a hobby at the time. But as time went on I got more and more into it, I started to feel the need to do more with it and to actually improve my skills by starting to analyze what other videographers do in their music videos and how I can make it better. I now manage two pages on Facebook dedicated to my edits MoshiSquad (19k likes) and my most recent one Ōbaka no Kami which is just shy of 2k likes. But in my spare time, I play videogames (Kingdom Hearts and Overwatch are my favorites), and work on long exposure light-painting photographs.

Best of luck to you guys, and let’s all have a fantastic term.

-Markus Guirand

 

 

A Quick Hello and Handshake

 

Hey everybody,

Thanks for checking out my blog.  My name is Michelle Slaven.  I am nearing my 33rd year of life and this is the beginning of my process of becoming a (hopefully successful) multimedia artist.  Since the moment I had coherent thought,  I have been an artist.  It took me a long time to call myself that, though.  I went through large portions of life not thinking, or knowing, if I was good enough to be considered an artist.  I just kept trudging through those feelings and creating something anyway, because honestly, my character wouldn’t allow me to stop.

Besides being a young child who draws a lot with crayons and markers, my first creative passion was writing.  Stories, poems, my everyday thoughts (I have a journal for nearly every year since I was 12).  As I became older, drawing was more my focus, then painting, sculpture, music, e.g.  I felt like a living sponge who wanted to soak up every different medium of art I could.  I still feel that way!

So I continued through my twenties experimenting with various art forms trying to find whatever it was that would really dig its teeth into me.  I did fire-dancing (performance art), leather-working, metal-smithing, welding, and more.  And while I had a love for all of those, something still wasn’t quite right.

Then I found MultiMedia Design and it all fell into place.  It allowed me to finally see that I can combine all of the things I am most passionate about, AND maybe have a solid chance of finding work doing what I love!   I started school here at Lane six months later and couldn’t be more excited to start this new artistic journey.

 

 

 

Who Am I?

HelFB_IMG_1522879328622lo, welcome, and En Taro Adun to the Bliznerds out there! My name is Braden Bollinger and I am currently a student at Lane Community College. I have bounced around from major to major trying things I thought I would enjoy, but ended up having very little passion about them. That was until a couple winters ago. Something you should know about me is that I’m a huge gamer, and have been since I was very little. Near the end of 2016 I was watching a stream covering the convention “Blizzcon”. During this stream there was a panel covering the sound work that goes on during development of there games and I have always enjoyed and appreciated the sound in film and games, so naturally I wanted to watch. I was blown away. I thought what they were doing was the coolest thing I had ever seen, and to be honest I was surprised that I didn’t think about pursuing this career before. Well I kid you not, the first thing I did after the panel ended was look for career opportunities and what kind of education I could get, and by the end of the day I was enrolled in my first Multimedia course at LCC.

So that’s what I’m studying but what else can I tell you about me? Well I love food: sushi is my favorite, namely Salmon and Unagi, but it’s hard for me to pass up anything with peanut butter in it, though I wouldn’t recommend putting the two together. I also love to sing, you will often catch me humming or singing to myself when I think nobody is listening, but put me on the spot and I’ll most likely refuse to sing for you. As I said before I’m a huge gamer and am very competitive, though not very good. I like to play basically anything by Blizzard as well as League of Legends, Street fighter, and Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds. But my favorite game of all time is Super Mario 64 or Starcraft: Brood War, I go back and forth between the two.

Anyways, that’s a little bit about me and how I found my passion. Currently I am working towards my aspirations of becoming a sound designer, film and video editor, or really almost any career field in media design. This site will be used mostly for posting my current projects to track my progress and give me some sort of media to communicate on! I hope you enjoy!

Thanks for visiting!

-Braden Bollinger