Festival of Scholars

An annual celebration of research, scholarship, and creativity

Multimedia: Creative Concepts

Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: Soiland Humanitites Building 124
Description: From the delight of brainstorming, design journals and spontaneous play, entire universes emerge. Presentations of original work of sophomore multimedia students as they create characters, places, objects and stories to fill their worlds.

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Student Abstracts at this Session

Student(s):
Evan Denworth

Faculty Mentor:
Mr. Daniel Restuccio
The Epic Journey of Hue

The end is near. The one person that can save us all is Hue. This story will take you through the epic journey of Hue-the protector of Homieslice. Hue is a demi-god from the heavens. Together with Robo Washington, a war general revived from the dead, they must retrieve the sacred floating armadillo. Through courage in the face of adversity and the will to overcome the evils of Lioman, leader of Kooceykakaki, they fight to regain the rights of the people, achieve freedom, and abolish tyranny. An epic battle will take place in between the two superpower cities of Los Angeles and Kooceykakaki, the barren wasteland of Middle Earth. Here history has written itself with the loses of many good souls. This story was created to reveal the obstacles of everyday lives and to rise up against a tyrant to protect the inalienable rights of the people.




Student(s):
Shane Holte

Faculty Mentor:
Mr. Daniel Restuccio
Dreams and Storytelling

This is the story of how my dreams of space travel became the story of Lars - the intrepid space explorer on a mission to save the planet Earth from an evil alien race. I will be walking you through how dreams can become fantastical stories filled with magic, discovery, fear, backstabbing, and courage. Through the creative development process I was able to form my childhood dreams into a story filled with excitement. Using photos, animations, drawings and other mediums I will show you how this story was born.




Student(s):
Adam Pacheco

Faculty Mentor:
Mr. Daniel Restuccio
Youth and Rebellion

Atlas is the story of a boy named Edmond and his struggle for survival in a world ravished by a near apocalyptic war. The story is set in the steam-punk universe of Atlas where steam powered machinery and high technology collide. One day Edmond comes to the realization that he can no longer fend for his younger sister, he turns to the rebellion for food and basic needs. This rebellion turns out to be an unorganized gang that drugs children and turns them into soldiers. Edmond becomes obsessed with the idea of overthrowing the rebellion and then the hierarchy itself. This story was influenced by “Lord of the Flies”, and “The Count of Monte Cristo”. This story is presented through the use of Photoshop, illustrator, concept drawings, and poster board art. The audience will be shocked by this action packed story of children and the dark deeds they commit.




Student(s):
Sarah Robles

Faculty Mentor:
Mr. Daniel Restuccio
Materialism and Friendship in The Man with the Bunny Ears

Old man Norm, the man with the bunny ears, has his beloved In-N-Out Double Double burger stolen from him by a 3-headed dog. On a journey to get back what was taken from him, Norm discovers he is not the only one that the 3-headed dog targeted. When he falls through a portal and enters another world he finds friends, a thing he was not originally looking for. The purpose of this story is to show how a materialistic mindset will bring down even the kindest individual. This will be done through exploring the new world with Norm on his journey discovering how new friendships with a Pegasus, an Octopus, a Snake, a Goldfish, and a long lost family member will bring more happiness than any snack.




Student(s):
Erik Smith

Faculty Mentor:
Mr. Daniel Restuccio
The Adventures of Bob the Drunken Bear

Bob the bear has a slight drinking problem: he is addicted to coffee - and it's often spiked with some stronger liquids! Nevertheless he is otherwise a nice bear. One day he is wandering about, trying to orient himself after waking up disoriented after what Bob assumes must of been a pretty wild night, he stumbles upon the Sad Cat crying over her spilled soy milk by the river. Bob feels sorry for the Sad Cat and decides to help her. This is the beginning of a long exciting adventure filled with drama, mystery and two odd friends sticking together. The purpose of my story is to motivate and encourage friendship. Deciding to help someone can bring on unexpected exciting adventures. The methods used to create my story included class and group collaboration, brainstorming and the use of a "creative wall."




Student(s):
Scott Stevens

Faculty Mentor:
Mr. Daniel Restuccio
Jobin's Journey

The purpose of this project is to explore the consequences of a society that puts all its faith into an ancient story of a camel and his journey to paradise. The story of Jobin is a grasping tale that thrusts a boring accountant with a monotonous life into the adventure that he has always yearned for. For all of his life, Jobin has been told that there is a paradise by the name of Splneep waiting for him if he follows the way of Joe the Camel King. But when Jobin gets the adventure he has always wanted, he comes to the realization that Splneep is not the paradise that he was lead to believe. Jobin is then faced with the decision of whether or not he wants to stay in this other world or return to the boring life that he has always known.




Student(s):
Jonathan Swecker

Faculty Mentor:
Mr. Daniel Restuccio
The Adventures of The Birdhunter

What if a rugged cowboy decided to hunt for the rarest bird in the world? A professional Bird Hunter goes on a forbidden adventure in order to gain the name of being number one. On his journey he comes in conflict with evils of the underworld and makes some friends along the way that help him on his quest. Ultimately he overcomes his conflicts in order to gain victory. Through concept development we chose random pictures and words from a pin-up wall in order to gain inspiration for our story. After this we developed our story further into our own creations using pure imagination.




Student(s):
Skylar Vasquez

Faculty Mentor:
Mr. Daniel Restuccio
What It Means To Escape Your Own Reality

In a post apocalyptic world, Craig O finds himself turning to drugs after all of the destruction to fill a void in his life. After losing his dearly beloved grandparents, he questions all that is wrong in the world, why was it him that was chosen to experience such loss? Why was he left alone in the world? After experimenting with a variety of psychedelics, Craig O goes on a existential journey of self discovering. On this journey he meets Iggy Pop. Iggy guides him through a trance while on the drug Wadawa. This specific drug takes you to an alternate reality, based on your mindset whilst ingesting the pill. But is it really the drug, or are you trapped in your own mind? Can Craig O escape?




Student(s):
Isabel Zaragoza

Faculty Mentor:
Mr. Daniel Restuccio
The Adventures of Captantic: The Island of Loneezzy

What if you had the ability to bring back life to the world? Using the process of creative development we will emerge ourselves into a story filled with courage, hope, adventure and fascination. This story is about Captantic, a lonely and very strange peacock on the mysterious Island of Loneezzy. Captantic is the only one of his kind who does not know what his purpose is. One fateful day, Captantic and the rest of the herd notices a huge cruise ship on the horizon. No one on the island knows what to expect, it has been said that the entire human race had been extinct since the Dark Ages. Who could be on board the ship?




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