Has Facebook changed the way love and attraction work? "Likable Matters" is a contemporary silent short that tries to explore this question. It is told from the point of view of an anti-hero who is deeply engaged with social media and doesn't distinguish the virtual world from the one he inhabits.
FROMANCE! This is a short about a 20-something college student and his barber/brothuh/classmate.
Andrew gets his hair cut by Darryl, his friend and barber. In Darryl’s townhouse, the brothuhs (emphasis on the “-uh”) talk about sports, girls, and their shared experience of being a black face in a white place.
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Photos taken from October 28-31 in Tacloban and Palo in Leyte, Philippines.
On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) made landfall in the Philippines, making it the deadliest storm in the history of the country. From October 28-31, 2014, nearly one year after the typhoon, I visited Tacloban, Leyte, one of the hardest hit areas of the disaster, and photographed landscapes, individuals, artifacts, and graffiti.
Part of this was for my upcoming CCT thesis, which is to have a workshop about the typhoon so that Filipino Americans can explore the disaster and understand the space in a way that stimulates collaboration and dialogue. The goal was twofold: to collect photographs as a type of artwork for workshop participants to react to, and to document my own experience as a type of visual fieldnotes.
The experience was amazing. I am new to photography, and having a camera (that was more than a phone or simple digital device!) changed the way I was conducting my fieldwork. I became more observant, I became more aware of my surroundings, and I began to focus on the landscapes as objects of composition and thought critically about how I could frame them and package them to bring them back "home." As a bonus, a Lynda.com tutorial in Travel Photography was extremely helpful before I left on my trip!
Aside from the photography, the trip itself was very emotionally intense. Talking to survivors of the typhoon was heartbreaking and inspiring. Being on-the-ground put all the media reports, policy briefings, charity fundraisers, and social media announcements into context, and at the same time, drowned out those events and messages. It became a way to interact with the disaster in a much more individual and targeted way.
As part of my Art 166: Intro to Animation course, I was assigned to create a claymation project. 'La Danza de Ellos' shows my inspiration from my Mexican folkloric dance experience at Georgetown (through BFMG). The piece is meant to be a fun mini representation of the 'Jarabe Tapatio' folkloric dance with skeletons.
"To Be Dunbar" examines the nation’s first public high school for African Americans, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, a site of academic excellence in DC until desegregation. The film examines several key turning points in the school's history and the consequences of these changes for the local community and for public education in DC. Johnathan Carrington, a current Georgetown student who graduated from Dunbar, is featured as a main character along with other alumni who speak to the identity of Dunbar, its past prominence, its recent challenges, and the possibilities of its new campus.
This is a short video I created for my Intro to Animation class. I made the sock puppets (and took much longer on them than any self respecting nineteen year old ought to) and recruited my family members to perform in our backyard over Thanksgiving Break.
I created two data visualizations: one of volunteer participation in CSJ programs by school at Georgetown and another of registration in Community-Based Learning courses by school. I hope this data can be used to demonstrate that the availability (or lack) of CBL courses in the SFS does not match SFS student interest and participation in social justice and service, although their interest and participation is comparative to that in the other schools. A potential outcome of this data could be the implementation of CBL courses for SFS students.
A short film on the unique hair journeys of several of Georgetown's African-American women.
This is an experimental documentary that explores the challenges our society poses to artists, specifically musicians. Value art, and remember to be grateful for it.
30 years after the Hoyas claimed the NCAA title, Georgetown is back and ready to claim the title again. This is The Hoya's official 2014-2015 Georgetown Basketball preview.
The main event that was recorded was Midnight Madness where each player made his/her debut. Special appearance by Jack the Bulldog and Trey Songz.
Also, clips from the 1984 NCAA National Championship game, where Georgetown won, is included.
Dominican painter Jeankarlos Cruz talks about his most recent art project, a series of informal meet ups with New Jersey-based artists combining live music, painting and other expressive forms.
The documentary focuses on Cruz’s new project of bringing together local community artists in a series of informal meet ups where various expressive forms, such as live music, painting and poetry, come together. Cruz briefly talks about how young artists face difficulties in pursuing their talents professionally and how they seek independence from jobs they aren’t passionate about but that they need to maintain for financial reasons. Cruz ends by meditating on the end objective of his project in inviting attendees to both think and act as spectators and performers respectively: his intent is to make them achieve a place of “clarity”, “inspiration” or “enlightenment”, as he puts it, by uniting the physical and the mental, the tangible and the intangible, through the arts.
I think the very subject matter that the documentary explores and one of my main motivations in creating it are directly related to the "Ideologies of Exclusion" Unit in our class, and that is to give more visibility to minority groups pursuing art through new perspectives.
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This series of photos explores the "gray spaces" of traditionally dichotomized concepts including race, gender, and sexuality. Using a diverse array of models, the photos depict subjects who fall outside of the binary norms while pointing to the repressive perception of these marginalized identities through the use of paint, symbolic items, tone and texture.
I've wanted to be a YouTuber since my very first YouTube video. It was 2005, I was 10, and my neighbor showed me "Crazy Asian Mother." It shattered my horizons.
Due to my innately introverted nature, I've avoided extensive social interaction most of my life. However, to live is to build relationships that expand my world views, challenge my conception of the universe...and I didn't have that. I felt stagnant, misunderstood, and very much alone. Therefore, I decided--I don't remember how long ago--that I someday must be a YouTuber, and I must be willing to put myself out there for the public to see, and watch, and listen to, and question, and, perhaps, understand. I truly do love people. I love stories, I love the connection that arises between people who spark a momentary intuition between their psyches. I want it, as well, and I am creating situations where I am forced to interact in order to get the footage I want, in order to ask the questions I want, in order to get the experiences I, perhaps just on a whim, want.
Results? Frequent all-nighters, deeper friendships, heartier laughs, and less self-conscious. Loving life.
In addition to my YouTube channel, my Wordpress blog is a very important part of ADILAI: https://adilyfeofanintrovert.wordpress.com/
We went around Georgetown University interviewing students and Summer Hoyas asking them to pronounce several words and see how being from different locations can affect our English, and how diverse the campus truly is.
Although some people answered in the exact same way, it showed that no matter how far away they are from each other, we are still one culture, and that deep down, we're all the same.
Broadcast Journalism Institute: Each summer, Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies hosts Summer Programs for High School students. The various programs and courses provide opportunities for talented and motivated high school students to learn more about a subject area of their interest. The students hear from Georgetown faculty, Washington decision-makers and subject matter experts. The students experience hands on learning through classroom activities and unique educational off-site visits.
A commentary on rejection. Wonderland, a place I made up, where rejection and failure are forgotten.
A tongue-in-cheek homage to French New Wave cinema of the 1960's. In the true spirit of "La Nouvelle Vague", I scrapped any notion of a "shot list" and made the film almost entirely over the course of three days.
A parody of Georgetown's finest betches.
This project contains content, imagery or language that some may find objectionable. Viewer discretion is advised.
A new student develops trichotillomania (obsessive urge to pull out one's own hair) after reading a distressing Buzzfeed article.
Showcase Showdown Spring 2014 winner!
I made this documentary for my Intro to Video class with Professor Bocci, Spring of 2014. I'm also currently a member of the breakdancing team on campus and I thought it'd be nice if we were able to get our name out there with this project. Most of it was shot on an XA10 with a Sennheiser shotgun mic for audio.
“Capedal” is a documentary exploring Washington, D.C. off the tourist path and onto the cycling path. With 56 miles of bike lanes and 137 Bikeshare stations, Washington, D.C. holds a place among the most bike-friendly cities in the world. From forested trails running alongside the Potomac to busy urban streets in the shadow of the Hill, “Capedal” joins six D.C. cyclists in the areas they love most.
As part of GAAP's continued efforts to attract the best and brightest to Georgetown, our Digital Media Team worked to create a comprehensive video tour of the four freshmen dorms, to provide students unable to attend the GAAP Weekends in person the opportunity to learn more about residential living experience here at Georgetown.
As short film about a boy who finds an emotional outlet in an unexpected place. Winner "Best Story / Screenplay" at the GU Film Festival. Made for Melissa Bruno's "Narrative Filmmaking" (ARTS-182).
This audio project, made in GarageBand and using an Olympus LS-100 from Gelardin for interviews, centers around the idea of narrative gaps in family history -- in this case, of unknown stories attributed to the Vietnam War. Jennifer Nguyen interviewed several Vietnamese Americans about the silence gaps in their respective families and how it may have affected the way they see and write about the world.
Here's the culminating project website: http://www.jennifervinguyen.com
In Petals, a young woman overcome with guilt seeks redemption with the help of a bouquet of yellow roses. The film, written for Melissa Bruno's Narrative Filmmaking course, explores love, loss and healing through the eyes of the misunderstood. The film was shot on location in Georgetown, Washington D.C. by first-time writer and director Brett Treacy.
These videos were created as part of an ITEL project (CLED Flipped Grammar: Jennifer Lubkin & Andrew Screen). The purpose of the project is to explore what type of impact flipping specific units of a grammar class has on student learning.
These videos, as well others that were created for this class, are designed to serve as instructional video clips to enhance grammar instruction in text books or in class. One of the main goals of the project is to reduce the teacher talking time in class by "flipping" the class. By flipping, the explanations are provided through video and watched by students for homework, and the class time then allows more time for language practice.