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For my project I had to make something that described my talent. The project could be anything. My Professor wanted the project to be up to your interpretation. With that information in mind I thought if I could combine my photography skills with someone else’s it would be a stronger project. I have worked with a fellow student whose talent was costume makeup, with this we were able to pair up with my talent being photography. We picked two models that agreed to have makeup be put on and to be photographed. With this we were able to combine our skills for our project. Both of us thought working together with both of our talents would be stronger than if we were alone.    

Total Limbo


Collective Springboard (Danny Crump, Sarah Dalhinger, Micah Snyder, and Steph Wadman) bounce back from their day jobs as serious artists. They do so by creating collaborative and improvisational art, with a sharp eye for rando stuff salvaged from the appalachian landscape. In a full scale transformation of the Dairy Barn Art Center, Total Limbo imagines a space between worlds. Participants are immersed in audio, visual and physical dreamscape, including a modernist gridlock maze, a soft environment, a spaceship, and a strobe light fueled infinity room. Alongside the installation was a triple channel video projection, a shifting audio soundscape, and interactive sculptures such as a human slingshot, and a teepee made from plastic shopping bags. Participants choose their own path, level of engagement, and are encouraged to connect with their own liminal space of discovery. In the spirit of ephemeral art, everyone must leave Total Limbo and return to their regular life on earth.      ...

NYC Babel

By Ryan Davis

This summer I have began to work on my thesis exhibition upcoming in the spring. Over the past year I have delved into investigating blackness and it’s contemporary meaning. Initially my interest was to identify the evolution of Blackness as it has expanded into a more inclusive definition. However after conducting interviews and understanding myself more clearly my focus has shifted to capturing the varying attitudes of the current generation of Black youth and the poly vocal narratives that have persisted within the Black culture. During the summer I took various photographs of Black people and conducted an interview of those I photographed using the Mark 5D II Canon. I used the zoom recorder to record the interviews. The photographs are preparations for paintings and prints. The questions ranged in attempt to understand there perspective of Blackness and their level of engagement with it’s principles. Even more so I focused on seeing if these “principles” exist. Two of the images I have attached are samples of the kinds of photographs I took to set up for paintings. As well I have attached a clip of the audio that I recorded. To this point neither have been edited as this process will take place over the course of the school year.  ...

Space Humanities Department


I had the privilege to be TA for Space humanities Department at the International Space University during the summer 2015 in Athens, Ohio. This years the department had to make a short movie about space for their project, something really challenging for people that never work in movie making. The CREATE_space was the best environment with great equipment, infrastructure and staff to help.Without the creative research support, these movies was never be possible. Here are the 3 shorts movies created and showcased at the Athens Cinema:  ...

Planetary Defense: Outreach Video


This outreach video was created as the part of ISU’s Planetary Defense Team Project. We conducted surveys to gauge the general public’s knowledge regarding the subject of Planetary Defense, and the results indicate that over 80% of the participants from around the world showed a lack of knowledge regarding NEOs, and what distinguishes NEOs from other bodies in the Solar System. This video is an attempt to spread awareness about Planetary Defense and reach out to as many people possible.    

International Space University Space Studies Program: Humanities Department


As part of the intensive 9-week Space Studies Program, the Space Humanities Department had the pleasure of working with CREATE_Space to develop short space focused movies. The movies were screened at the Athena Cinema on the final day of the department. CREATE_Space provided technical support and guidance, access to facilities and a great location for the department activities.        

ISU’s Space Humanities Project – The lost Astronaut


This short video was submitted as a final project of the International Space University Space Studies Program 2015 Space Humanities Department. (ISU SSP15 HUM) Held at Ohio University in Athens. The project aim was to create a short space movie to engage the public. We effectively had 3 days for shooting and post production editing. (While being busy with other activities as well) The story tells the adventures of a lost astronaut who crashes near Athens, Ohio and tries to connect with society again (and to find a way back to Houston) We filmed on a Saturday mostly in Athens and engaged the public with our (somewhat cheesy) astronaut. Crew: Minkang Chen, Ryan Clement & Reinhard Tlustos    ...

The Retiree


This film was working with a budget of about $5,000. It was raised through an IndieGoGo campaign as well as a letter writing campaign to friends and family. Using the Create Space saved us about $1,000 in camera equipment rentals, as we were able to get lenses, LED lights, and a mattebox all through this resource. We had to rent a wider lens for one weekend which we could not get through the Create Space, which totaled to around $100 for a 3 day rental.        

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