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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.
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Documentary video on my quest to find mountain biking trails in the Washington DC area. 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.
A podcast (in German) where the narrator "goes" to three different cities in German-speaking countries to interview locals about their winter traditions, and if tourism has affected the way these traditions are performed.
The project is an examiniaton of how space is related to sound. It feature three bands talking about their practice space and the limitations that arise.
"I started a personal project called 'Harmless Colors' to create simple colorful sentences on white walls of different public corridors. They are harmless because they are made by removable sticky notes, and I hope these simple sentences like 'and spring comes', 'how are you today', and 'be happy' could bring some colors to strangers' life. Also hope this tiny documentary could create some little good moods for audience."
"Last The Year" is a self written and self recorded album that was entirely produced in Gelardin's Production Studio. It began with a project for Recording Arts I that ended up continuing through the summer and becoming an acoustic/folk album. This is just the first of many recording projects that Mary Ellen hopes to pursue in her future at Georgetown.
"I started this project really as just a way to express myself. I have been writing songs for a long time, have been involved with the student music scene here for a while, but had never taken the time to fully sit down and try to express the exact type of music that I felt was relevant to my life at that point. After taking Recording Arts I, I felt fully equipped to venture out and record my own album. Of course, there were quite a few hiccups along the way and I had to teach myself quite a bit more about ProTools and recording than I thought I would need to know, but overall it was a learning experience and I hope to build off of it in the future. I am really happy with how everything turned out and plan on releasing a full length album by the time I graduate in two years."