Final Project

This is my final project, it’s a behind the scenes look at a Portland Winterhawks hockey game.  I thought this topic would be interesting, because while people go to the games, you don’t really know about the people behind the scenes, such as the PA announcer, the game operations/sound guy, and the videographer.  This video, while really fun to make, and be at the games, was extremely frustrating, with the…

December 14, 2017

Forgotten-Final Project

Forgotten is a hybrid/fictional video that focuses on a girl that suddenly wakes up in the forest. Unable recall past events that could have to lead her to where she is, she tries to uncover the truth to the forest and discover why she was brought there. However, some things are better left undiscovered… Why is it named Forgotten?: This video was given the name “Forgotten” due to the main…

November 15, 2017

Interactive Cinema – Wander

Wander is a calm interactive cinema where the main character comes across a path within a forest. She decides to venture forward, but where she goes will be up for the viewers to decide. As the viewers continue on, they will discover the beauty of the area that she is in and also how she came across it in the first place (it will explain why the footage is recorded…

November 2, 2017

Blog Post #8 and Final Project Idea

Blog Post: In order to write a video essay, I would focus on some key points within the video/videos that I would look for in any video that I watch: The Main Idea: What is the video trying to get across to the audience? Is it portrayed well enough for the audience to understand or does it lose its idea within certain parts of the video? If the video did…

October 29, 2017

The Whale Hunt

Interactive Video is an interesting idea to me.  The concept itself in a way bridges the gap between a video and a game, as the viewer is directly involved in the narrative in some way or another.  The Whale Hunt was a very interesting piece that I viewed.  It is comprised of a photographic slideshow with thousands of images.  I find that The Whale Hunt is closer to a database…

October 27, 2017

Job Profile

For my Job Profile I featured my friend, Josh McArthur, who is a middle school Health and Fitness teacher. Before filming, I contacted the principal of the school asking permission to film. After receiving permission, I provided Minor Release forms for all of the kids to have signed by their parents. All children in this video returned the release form from their parents granting me permission to film them. My…

October 19, 2017

Hybrid Video Examples

I put together two different ideas for the Hybrid Video assignment, the first I call “Game Over”. It is a piece I put together from six different video games at the same opacity, however, the rendering still took an eternity.   The second piece I have is a rough edit that I did with the green screen.

October 13, 2017

Kingdom Hearts Hybrid Video

For my hybrid video, I decided to combine my favorite video game series “Kingdom Hearts” I took the intros from 4 of the games and changed the video quality for each one. It looks like a combined mess, however, it does look quite interesting ad the scenes from each game with one another. I was going for the same technique as the “Starwarswars” hybrid video we saw.

October 12, 2017

The Reaction Vr. 2 – Hybrid Cinema

Last semester, I created a video interactive game that could be played on YouTube for my digital storytelling class. Ever since I had made it though, I felt like I could do more with the footage and wanted to redo it completely. Multiple stories are played throughout the video as the main character goes through her home and makes some rather…bad decision on how to handle her stress. This video almost became…

October 10, 2017

Montage Assignment

This is my montage my assignment.  I kept it at exactly 60 seconds, and I added the audio that I recorded myself because the piano without any sound would look really weird.  Fun fact: I actually recorded him performing the same piece in entirety about five times.

September 29, 2017

Movie Trailer Remix

For this assignment, I remixed Ferris Bueller’s Day Off into a horror/thriller. I used clips from different scenes and trailers to make Principle Rooney look look like he was trying to murder Ferris and his sister. The song I used is from the scene where his mom comes home to check up on him.

September 28, 2017

Blog #4 – Visual Evidence

One of the hardest things to do within record cinema documentaries/news video is creating a story that gets the main ideas of the director/filmer across to the audience without any different or off-topic ideas coming about. While many types of footage can be captured, “[shots bear] only an ideal relationship to what is shown” and must be”carefully constructed [to become an] analog that has been abstracted from the footage that…

September 27, 2017


For my Trailer Montage, I wanted to turn a kid’s movie into a horror movie. I recently saw the new “IT” movie and really enjoyed it! I recently watched the live action “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” movie and thought how creepy they made the Grinch look. I decided to do a Grinch horror movie trailer and added “The Christmas Story” to add more kids into it. I think it…

September 27, 2017

Spatial Montage – The Backyard

For this assignment, I wanted to focus on the spatial montage in order to capture the beauty of the backyard that my mom has put some much time into. She has many birdfeeders for various kinds of birds and treats for the squirrels right behind my house so I always get to see them come by, yet sadly I couldn’t get any squirrels in my shots because my dogs would…

September 26, 2017

Loops assignment

In the time loops assignment, I have had trouble looping, so I hope this works.  Along with the three time loops I made, I also included my continuity video, of a dog running outside because it was only 7 seconds long, so I thought this would be a good example of a time loop as well. This video is a coffee being brewed from a Keurig coffee maker.   This loop…

September 21, 2017

Time Frames: 3 Looping Videos

For this assignment, I did struggle to come up with ideas on how to create the perfect loop; however, these ideas just came to me as I was just going on throughout my day. While I was trying to set up my camera, my dog was constantly running up and down the stairs because she thought she would hear something or someone outside of the house. This allowed me some time…

September 21, 2017

(Stipan) Cinema in the Digital Age/ Run Lola Run Post

Last week in our Cinema class, we watched a movie called “Run Lola Run” and it was nothing like I’ve ever seen before. The movie was interesting with showing many jumps between real life to cartoon shots. The movie had a lot of cinema and narrative techniques throughout the movie.   A few cinema techniques it did was the “Long Shot” take, which was used with Lola ran. The camera would be on the side of her…

September 20, 2017

Continuity Assignment

I feel that the continuity of the frames is conveyed fairly well here.  I tried to edit it more of an early film style where the camera mostly doesn’t change until the character leaves the screen, only to appear on the other side of the next screen.  I heavily used Match on Action throughout this piece, starting from the car sequence until he turns around.  What really helped was the…

September 14, 2017

McCloud’s Time Frames Post-Blog 2

In Scott McCloud’s comic, “Understanding Comics,” he describes the general idea of how time in comics are “infinitely weirder” due to how spaces and words are portrayed in a certain scene (McCloud). Whether this scene is a single image that “set[s] the mood or a sense of place for whole scenes through their lingering timeless presences” to the spacing of a certain image to depict a pause between two characters,…

September 10, 2017

Who Dunnit? A Homecoming Story

For this who dunnit I decided to frame a typical homecoming. I used my roommates 30 pound monster of a Siamese cat as the culprit. His name is Joey and every day I come home to a mess that he has created. Some examples of his passive aggressive behaviors are books knocked off shelves, drawers in the kitchen open with the contents strewn across the floor, and every last one…

September 7, 2017

Who Dunnit? – Fun Gone Too Far

For this Who Dunnit video, the culprit almost seems obvious as she is the only one in the scene, however that isn’t the case. I wanted to create a scene of an incident where someone destroyed an object, yet when I got home, I came back to this room just covered in stuffing with the guts of a stuffed animal in the middle of it. While I know who had…

September 6, 2017