RTF 319 Final Projects — Wednesday Lab Section, Fall 2012
I am very pleased to present the final projects of the Fall 2012 RTF 319 Introduction to Digital Media class. In this section I’ve grouped similar items, starting with Animation, followed by visual effects projects, and culminating with a group of Video Projects that have left me astounded.
This page features 16 of the students’ projects from the Wednesday section, and I hope you get as much enjoyment from these as I did. I am really proud of the work done by the students in the class. (A seventeenth and eighteenth project will be featured soon!)
Connor Adams leads off the animation projects. His work in Maya 3D captures the terrifying adventures of Shark Week.
Dylan Carter put together this fantastic 2D project in Flash. It’s a music video for the song “St. Stephen.” Dylan spent the entire semester working on this project, starting from storyboard and concept and working through the stop-motion capabilities of Flash to tell a truly compelling story. This is one of the more beautiful projects to emerge from this group.
King of the Jungle
Katie Tiller submitted this work, which is a solid animation project augmented by a lot of digital illustration style and technique.
Dress in Fashion
Haipei Han and Sa Wang assembled this stop-motion marvel using a combination of single perspective camerawork interspersed with fashion videography. Here’s hoping for a guide to fashion for the male professor!
When deadlines approach, the heart races and the stress level rises. Han Min Chul captures these emotional responses in his animation project.
Visual effects projects
Portal to the 80s
James Rauhut wanted to promote an 80s dance in his dorm, and he used After Effects to explore a time portal to the decade we can’t seem to forget.
Matt Malabonga, compelled by the self-actualization of superheroes, put together the story of how one young man dreams of his ability to harness and direct energy.
Rumour Has It
Jessica Smith and Krystal Hawkins teamed up for this viral-worthy video of Krystal performing Adele’s hit, “Rumour Has It.” Fantastic work!
Jay Farnie and Brian Hooks edited this montage of falling bodies. As a special surprise, one very famous man shows off his leaping abilities.
In Your Skin
Inspired by the film Life in a Day, Kelly Wilson brought together found footage to tell the story of life in someone else’s skin.
Will Kurzner tells the story of a young man conquering his fear as he takes “The Hill.”
Kat Loter captured a live performance and concentrated on audio production and video synchronization for this project.
Nader Ibrahim crafted this visually stunning and lovely tribute to his friends’ new child. Baby Violet, your parents’ love is evident, and Nadir captures that love with a sharp sense of style and emotion.
The Detroit Report
And now for a little taste of journalism from the Motor City. Lazaro Hernandez presents the 2012 election panic through the eyes of a Rust Belt city.
Hip-hop artist Nakun assembled a found footage music video to shape the perception of his track “Saving Grace.”
We Buy Your Kids
Andrea Tuttrup captured and produced this interview for Texas Student Television with embellishments in AVID and some video editing techniques.