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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.
Please view the photos on Flickr from top to bottom, left to right. Read all of the photo descriptions for a complete appreciation of the project. For even more complete understanding, feel free to listen to Lady Gaga's new album as you go, though of course not required.
The ARTPOP ARTPROJECT was a 4 month long opportunity I seized to celebrate my artistic passions that I often have to ignore due to the demanding workload of being a Georgetown University student.
The project is based on Lady Gaga's most recent album ARTPOP. For each song on the album I created a photo representation in which I had a friend or family member let me paint their face, then he or she modeled in a photo shoot. The photos were then photoshopped on pixlr.com and I incorporated pieces of artwork from my portfolio into the photo. The resulting image serves as my interpretation of the song through several artistic media. Included with each song is an essay explaining my creative process behind the art, as well as my goal with the photo representation.
Showcase Showdown Fall 2013 winner!
This documentary shows my quest to find mountain biking trails in the Washington DC area. It also documents whether it is possible to have an authentic mountain biking experience in an urban setting like Washington DC.
The purpose of this project was to explore some of the challenges and techniques associated with recording the sound of the rear-facing French horn. In this fantasia, I pieced together excerpts of my playing with the horn miked close to the bell, more distantly in the hall, and in the midst of the orchestra. The voice of the conductor is used throughout the mix as a commentary on the art of balancing symphonic sounds from a podium, which parallels what I learned about balancing sound from my seat as simultaneous musician and recording artist.
This is a cookbook I created using illustrator for my Introduction to Graphic Design course. I asked my fourteen cousins to each submit a recipe that is special to him or her. I then used illustrator to combine the recipes into a colorful book and gave it to my Grandmother for Christmas.
Do you remember playing with dirt in your childhood? And what do you think about dirt now? As we grow up, we tend to ignore the existence of dirt. For some people, however, dirt plays an important role in their lives. This film observes what dirt creates and brings to them.
MSFS students and administrators spent 11 days traveling through Saudi Arabia during March of 2013. This film follows the experience of three students before, during, and after their visit, as they react to the Saudi education system, government, and culture.
I created this short documentary video regarding gender inequalities for my Global Inequalities final last semester. I produced the video using Gelardin New Media Center equipment.
This documentary video is about students learning Chinese at Georgetown. It is based on the question of "why do you learn Chinese", featuring interviews with students and faculty as well as activities going on inside and outside the class.
This documentary tells the story of the history and current day status of Georgetown ROTC through shadowing one of its top cadets. It also simultaneously documents the legacy of the Vietnam War at Georgetown, and the evolution of perspective between the protests once held on the main lawns against ROTC and the presence of the traveling Vietnam War Memorial this past Fall, The Wall that Heals.
Creating this documentary was one of the most rewarding experiences I've had at Georgetown. It took hours upon hours of hard work through early mornings shooting footage to late nights editing, but was worth every minute for the final product. Learning how to use Final Cut Pro was also an invaluable experience.