Video & Digital Media Artist

Sacramento State Student Work


SAMPLE STUDENT WORKS   


Mark/Trace Project

The project prompt asked students to contemplate mark-making as a conceptual gateway to investigate time, history and process in whatever medium they desired. 

1. 2014, dimensions n/a, digital images, Foundation I Create/Interact at University of California, Santa Cruz.

This student created a series of digital images that explored not only a visual mark, but a conceptual understanding of the ever evolving conventions of beauty in art. In this series she relates ancient conventions of beauty, seen in states of ruin, to vibrant, prismatic digital vectors.

2. 2014, approx. 2' l x 1.5' h x 5" w, wood, paper, plants, Foundation I Create/Interact at University of California, Santa Cruz.

This student created a working print-making machine that created plant rubbings though a conveyer belt-like mechanism.


Light/Shadow Project

Students were assigned to consider the conceptual and visual properties of light and shadow and use any medium to express their ideas. 

3. 2014,1 minute excerpt, video, for Foundation I Create/Interact at University of California, Santa Cruz. 

This student was inspired by ideas in Plato's "Cave" story, and created a video piece that used light and shadow to express the complexities of knowledge vs. ignorance.

4. 2014, dimensions varied, digital photography, for Foundation I Create/Interact at University of California, Santa Cruz.

This student created a set of photographs of light and light bulbs and altered them into impressionistic landscapes through a modification in scale, composition, depth of field, and attention to the texture embedded within the light and shadows.


Text Project

Students responded to a prompt about "text" using a medium of their choice.

5. 2014, dimensions n/a, digital images, for Foundation I Create/Interact at University of California, Santa Cruz.

This student used the internet to crowd-source images of what "6pm" looks like around the world to create this series.


Wearable Project

Students responded to a prompt asking them to create a wearable tool or prosthetic.

6. 2013, approx. 3.5' tall, fabric, hula-hoops, lights, Foundation II Think/Invent at University of California, Santa Cruz.

This student created a hoop-skirt that doubled as a soothing hiding place for a shy or socially anxious person. The interior had working lights, and the skirt was engineered to remain standing when she disappeared inside.

7. 2013, 5" x 1", cardboard, plastic, for Foundation II Think/Invent at University of California, Santa Cruz.

This student created a device that simulates grapheme-synesthesia as you read text.


Digital Media Final Project

Students created a final project inspired by material in the lectures and readings such as Sherry Turkle and Christiane Paul, and were required to use one or more of the Adobe programs we learned in class. 

8. 2010, nine pages, html website, for Introduction to Issues in Digital Media at University of California, Santa Cruz.

This student used Photoshop and Dreamweaver to create a net.art project that guided viewers to consider their sensory experience in relation to the Internet.


Composition Project

Students interpreted a poem as their conceptual starting point to create a photo series that used a different compositional strategy in each image.

The poem that was interpreted was Who Knows if the Moon by e.e. cummings.

“who knows if the moon's
a balloon,coming out of a keen city
in the sky--filled with pretty people?
( and if you and I should

get into it,if they
should take me and take you into their balloon,
why then
we'd go up higher with all the pretty people

than houses and steeples and clouds:
go sailing
away and away sailing into a keen
city which nobody's ever visited,where

always
it's
Spring)and everyone's
in love and flowers pick themselves”

9. 2015, dimensions n/a, digital photos, for Introduction to Audio & Video at California State University, San Marcos.

10. 2015, dimensions n/a, digital photos, for Introduction to Audio & Video at California State University, San Marcos.


Perspectives Project

Students created two silent videos that told the same story, event, or concept from two perspectives. They concentrated on making each perspective formally distinct though their choices in editing, angles, and visual style.

11. 2015, 1 minute 7 second excerpt, video, for Introduction to Audio & Video at California State University, San Marcos.

This student saw a relationship between a snail being crushed by a person, and a person being hit by a car. She went on to make her video about the two perspectives of a snail and a human.

12. 2015, 54 second excerpt, video, for Introduction to Audio & Video at California State University, San Marcos.

This student chose the perspectives of a human and a spoon. The excerpt is mostly of the spoon's perspective.

13. 2015, 1 minute 47 seconds, video, for Introduction to Audio & Video at California State University, San Marcos.

This student chose the perspectives of a flower and a human and created a piece with experimental imagery.

14. 2015, 2 minutes 2 seconds, video, for Introduction to Audio & Video at California State University, San Marcos.

This student made her videos about the perspectives of a human and a dog, and used a GoPro to achieve some of her shots.


Audio Narrative Project

For their audio project, students made a sound piece based on a short creative writing work that they created. Audio projects were supposed to work with layering and volume, consider the affective qualities of sound, and not use dialogue or music. 

15. 2015, 1 minute, audio, for Introduction to Audio & Video at California State University, San Marcos.

This student created a piece about being lost in daydreaming at work.


Video Essay

Students created a video essay that used narration and editing to synthesize image and audio into a critical analysis of a title sequence that used animation. Key points were to analyze the 12 principles of animation, and how the formal choices of the designers related to the larger story of the film or television series.

16. 2015, 56 second excerpt, video, for Introduction to Audio & Video at California State University, San Marcos.

This video essay is on the  "X-Men First Class" title sequence.

17. 2015, 42 second excerpt, video, for Introduction to Audio & Video at California State University, San Marcos.

This video essay is on the  "Honey I Shrunk The Kids" title sequence.


Title Sequence Project

Students used Adobe After Effects to remake a title sequence from a movie, television series, or video game. The title sequence they remade was the one they analyzed in the above "Video Essay" project. They worked with kinetic typography and the "12 Principles of Animation".

18. 2015, 29 second excerpt, video, for Introduction to Audio & Video at California State University, San Marcos.

This student remade the "Monster's Inc." title sequence.

19. 2015, 29 second excerpt, video, for Introduction to Audio & Video at California State University, San Marcos.

This student remade the "Psycho" title sequence.


20. 2017, 1 min 7 sec excerpt, video, for video production studio at Southside Art Center.

This is a Spaghetti Western style narrative short, created and acted entirely by the artists in my video production studio at Southside Art Center, a day program for adults with developmental disablities.