Category Archives: W17-P1 About Me

Flowers & Ice Photography


These Flowers consist of 2 different project events I did at home strategically picking certain flowers and bringing them home to freeze, and photograph them using a macro lens. I now have an inventory totaling over 1000 working images, and have created a video that is timed with a music composition (can be viewed below).

Final Project for Concepts of Visual Literacy Winter Term 2017


This was a wonderful project that was a team creation! I learned so much in this class (Concepts of Visual Literacy) and each one of my team mates taught me something valuable! It was a great term.

A product of “Fainting Goat Productions”

Fiona Harlan

Kira Jones

Ryan Miller

Sarah Andrews

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Chris Stuckmann

In case I haven’t made it clear, I am a film buff and love to talk about movies I like. Last term, I started writing movie reviews for The Torch and have had a blast with them so far. Even though I like writing about my feelings towards a particular film, I personally feel like there are times where writing my thoughts don’t quite capture how I feel. This reviewer, Chris Stuckmann, is one that I’ve been following since 2011 and he’s one of the few personalities that I feel like I can trust, or at the very least, respect what he has to say. He tries to review each film with respect. However, it’s  fun to watch his negative reviews, since the first 2-3 months are filled with horrible movies that he has to review.
His website is one of his many venues to communicate with his fanbase. He doesn’t update his blogsite as much as his social media pages, which is disappointing, but nothing that ruins his reputation. Each review post contains the youtube video of his review, along with a summary of his review written out below the video. I wish that he could design these pages to be more visually grabbing, but they do the job just fine.

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An example of hoe he structures his reviews.

by Hunter Ruland

Gallery of your student resources


#1 Equipment Checkout: I couldn’t find a good photo, so I just asked everyone to smile haha.


#2 Blue Wall


#3 Student Engagement Center


#4 Main Art Gallery


#5 Arto-O-Mat


#6 Reference Counter


#7 Silver Sculpture


#8 Mary Jo Kreindel’s officeunspecified-5.jpg

#9 Media Creation Labunspecified-4.jpg

#10 Judy Gates’ Officeunspecified-3.jpg

#11 Commons Area


#12 Flags in Building One


#13 “Turkey Shot”


Ich bin ein Schnitzel

img_3635I am Thomas. Hallo! I’ve never had as non-porn related blog, so this “lack of visible kneecaps” thing is new to me. I am a first year student at LCC, and so far I’m enjoying it. I work at a Mexican restaurant, so if there is ever a faint tortilla chip smell in the room, it is probably me. I spend copious amounts of time with my nose stuck in a 3DS and I’m always available to talk Pokemon or any other video game. Consumer technology gets me hot and heavy, and I can’t help but geek out about everything tech from concept roofing to augmented reality. I am an aspiring comedian/game show host. My silliness is very prevalent in my work and I’m so excited to share it with you guys. “Summer Breeze” by the Isley Brothers is my guilty pleasure song, my favorite movie is “Shawshank Redemption”, the first movie that made me cry was “Bolt” with Miley Cyrus and John Travolta, and my favorite political ideology is communism. If anyone has any questions about computer stuff, what tv they should buy, or how shiny breeding works, feel free to come talk to me. Also, I don’t really speak German, but their words make me laugh.

Who Am I?

photoHi! My name is Gabriella Mujica, but you can call me Gabby. I’m an 18 year old graduate from Marist Catholic High School in Eugene, Oregon but was born and raised in Discovery Bay, California. I am currently attending Lane Community College as a Multimedia Design major in hopes to become a professional photographer.

Growing up, I was always surrounded by my parents and older sister, along with great friends who I truly consider to be family. In 2015, my family grew as my nephew, Ethen Domminic, was born in August. He is a huge blessing in my life and the reason I made the career decision I did. Ever since he was born, I’ve taken multiple pictures of him every single day and it’s amazing to look back at them and see how much he’s grown in 16 months.

A few things that I enjoy doing are playing sports, listening to music, and working on my art. I love what I do and the people whom I get to do it with. One of those people is my boyfriend, Joshua. I’ve been with him since the summer… and just yesterday, he got on a flight to San Antonio, Texas for basic military training in the Air Force. Not only is he my boyfriend, but he’s been my best friend all throughout high school, he’s someone who makes me feel complete and safe in my own skin. It’s hard being apart, but I know that love conquers all and one day we’ll be together again.

By: Gabby Mujica



         My name is Kiana. Northwest born and raised, grew up in Aloha, Oregon (suburbs of Portland) and now living in Eugene attending Lane Community College as a full time student majoring in Photography. Im 20 years old, but ill be 21 in a couple of days (January 27th). Ive been taking photos ever since I was 10 years old and ever since then I haven’t put a camera down. Ive recently started getting into filmmaking and made my first short film last spring. On my days off from the “college life”. I like to spend my free time outdoors, hiking, drinking coffee; you could say I’m a huge coffee connoisseur. I love to explore the city of Portland and try to take every chance I get to visit home. Growing up me and a group of friends would spend our weekends enjoying the food carts and visiting the Saturday Market, soaking up the Portland culture. What I’d like to gain from this class is learning more about the Media Arts Program and explore what they have to offer here at LaneCC. By the end of spring term I’d like to eventually find a job or internship that deals with taking photos for a company or setting up photo equipment for professional photographers. As of right now I don’t have a set plan, but I hope that will change after this class.


By: Kiana Crossley

Hi, I’m Josh









I stumbled upon media arts on accident.

I used to want to major in either accounting or finance.

I thought my brain was purely analytical, and contained no ounce of creativity.

I liked computers, and I hated arts and crafts in primary school.

I learned I wanted to work for myself, so I switched from finance to marketing in order to learn skills to start a business for myself in the future.

I love new ideas, and I have a passion for turning my ideas, and others’ ideas, into reality.

I have a dog, and this dog grew markings on his face that made him a “micro celebrity.”

I thought that we should share the uniqueness of this dog with the world, so I decided to create some sort of website and social media for him, even though I had no idea what I was doing.

I ended up staying up all night working on the site and loved it, and he grew to over 55,000 fanatics who’re obsessed with him.

I started exploring this new creative side of myself and combined it with my technical skills with computers.

I’m starting to make websites for other people and helping their creative ideas come to life.

I think I can combine my new interest for media arts with my marketing interest, and I’m looking forward to learn and explore ways to creatively do this in this class.

I was recently introduced to video editing and film, and grew a passion for expressing my ideas through this medium as well.

I’m very new to all this, and I had no idea there was an actual class that teaches how to do the type of work I accidentally came across and ended up loving and teaching myself.

I also have a passion for basketball and play at Lane.

I played around with iMovie the another night and made this little video about Eugene that I’ll substitute for my picture requirement.

Sobre Mi

Hi, hey, hello.

img_4876I don’t know about you, but this about me thing reminds me of a 2010 MySpace bio. Well to get to it, my name is Francis. I don’t really know what I’m doing with my life yet, but here are some things about me. I enjoy doing nothing, like the laying in bed binge  watching Netflix, searching through the internet kind of nothing. I’ve seen Parks and Rec about 7 times all the way through. I grew up playing video games with my two older brothers, starting with Mario Paint on the Super Nintendo. My favorite game of all time is probably Animal Crossing, but as of lately all I play is Overwatch. Continuing to play games with my brothers and mess around on computers, I’ve become very fond of technology and all that we can do with it. Leading me to take classes along the Multimedia Design program. I don’t really know what I want to do with that exactly, but hopefully I figure that out soon.

I’m currently struggling to become fluent in Spanish. My dad is from Mexico and is obviously fluent. He didn’t teach me while growing up so now here I am, 19 years old, know a ton of words but have no idea how to form sentences. I’m lucky enough to go to Mexico every Christmas to see my family down there. I can understand it for the most part, but talking is where I get stuck. The picture included is from my most recent trip a couple of weeks ago, I was petting a random stray dog. I’ll end this by saying I also really like dogs, corgis specifically.

And yeah, I guess that’s me.

By: Francis Pardo