Movie Night Week 10

Star Wars. This film is the reason I wanted to break into the industry. I had amassed a large collection of arthouse and independent films by the time I graduated high school, but Star Wars was one of only two films that I had in nearly every format (VHS, DVD, Laserdisc, but not BetaMax). At…
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5 Constraints

I may not be a member of Dogma 95, but my project does have 5 obstructions (hold for laughter): 1. I must reference 70’s style 2. I must reference a roughed-up do-what-you-can-to-get-by rebel alliance appearance. 3. I have to be able to move it without help. 4. It has to fit in my car. 5.…
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Movie Night Week 8

The movie tonight is Wes Anderson’s 2004 Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. The engineering in this film is a little bit of a punch line, but the film is chock full o’aesthetic. As is the standard for a Wes Anderson feature. I would suggest that this film has the most clearly defined and executed design…
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Main Project Inspiration

Star Wars. I am thoroughly inspired by the prop and costume design of the original Star Wars trilogy.  Bossk starwars.com The aesthetic comes from props and materials that were available to the designers at the time. Costumes such as the space suit worn by Bossk were taken from previous productions. Cantina starwars.com Props were even…
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Skillsets

I am capable of operating these machines: MillLatheLaser CutterFDM printer (3D printer)Inkjet PrinterHot Air GunHot Air Popcorn PopperTable SawSoldering IronCurling IronMig WelderScrew GunNail GunSquirt GunRiveterTubing BenderTubing notcherChain BreakerLikely Something Else I’ve Forgotten My personal aspirations this semester are as follows (and in no particular order) Improve my understanding of the operation of a bass ampDesign…
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Movie Night Week 6

The film being screened this week is Jacques Tati’s 1958 Mon Oncle. The film takes a look into the juxtaposition of modern France with old France. My work in my BFA was heavily influenced and inspired by the sound design for this film. Tati was always known for informative expository sound design in otherwise silent…
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Movie Night Week 5

The feature this Monday (2.11) will be Modern Times, a look into the chaos of modern life (as of 1936). Credit – International News Photos [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons This film is a silent comedy, it is in black and white, and it features ridiculous machinery that would never actually appear in an industrial…
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Upcycle Inspiration

The core of the inspiration for my project comes from my own desire to create sculptural objects that serve a utility but are not ideal for that utility. Their sculptural forms are the largest consideration, but they inform the utility as well. Photo Credit: Tyler de Perrot The utility is better served with something similar…
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Movie Night: Helvetica

Our first movie night will feature Helvetica, a movie about the impact of the most widely-used modern font. Yes, an entire feature-length film about a font. One font. A font which you have to pay to use (unless you have a mac, in which case you are already paying to use it). The film documents…
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70’s New York Punk

I came to the punk scene through bands like Blink 182 and Sum 41 in mid 90’s. The songs were well-produced, the lyrics were unnecessary, and the videos were intentionally childish. The trappings of traditional punk were present (fast rhythms, screaming vocals, and haircuts that were only appropriate in jobs that required hair nets), but…
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