Students in French 442 (Parisian World’s Fairs: 1855-1900), in collaboration with
Gelardin New Media Library and with support from the Department of French,
worked in groups with iPads from Gelardin to download L’Illustration’s app and
to read issues from 1900, the year of Paris’s last nineteenth-century Universal
Exposition. Incorporating text and image from the journal, students created videos
using iMovie treating different aspects of the representation of the 1900 Exposition
On any given day in the District, strangers come together on a metro train with nothing between them but space. While most riders do their best not to make eye contact, a portion of the Red Line offers plenty to observe out the window. Known for its high incidence and history of graffiti, the Red Line metro route has attracted countless writers over the years looking to get up and get their name out. But, what draws them there and what do commuters think of their anonymous works of art?
Using interviews with graffiti writers and red line riders, See Something, Say Something explores the indirect dialogue that graffiti creates. Equal parts craft and confusion, art form and illegal act, red line graffiti embodies all the contradictions of the capital city. As a vital sign of the District's changing pulse, the red line metro is as much a way to understanding D.C. as a way through it.
Place is not mere geography. It is a cerebral and emotional blend of associations, an awareness that is part physical, part science, and part history, culture and social memory. Place is a way of understanding the world and more. Can the internet host a "place?" If so, how and why?
My project was a 9-minute short film assigned for Buddhism and Film class, Spring 2011. The film alternates footage of two student actors with an animated parable and split-screen footage of a dream sequence. The parable was colored and animated using Final Cut Pro. The footage was shot using the Sanyo camera, and the project utilized almost all of the Final Cut Studio editing software - Final Cut Pro, Motion, Color, and Soundtrack Pro.
The project was to take a novel, film, and music from a particular country and create a narrative that gives voice to the culture in that area. For this project, I used 2 films, 1 novel, and 1 song from artists in El Salvador. I aim to show how those without agency can gain it.