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Music Video (Violent Kind)

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On March 16th I shot live video for the Dayton OH pop-punk band, Violent Kind. I recorded a live video of their hit song Composure, in the Double Happiness venue in Columbus, OH. The video was then cut and edited for a promotional music video to be distributed by the band. I did not pay anything out-of-pocket to complete this project, but had support from the CREATE_space by way of access to their Zeiss 50mm lens, which if I were to rent elsewhere, I would pay anywhere from $100 – $200.    ...

Pranking Ohio Presents: Intercosmic Love

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Intercosmic Love is a musical designed to test the limits of brevity in regard to preparation, and tolerance in regard to those in the audience. For one night only, the Pranking Ohio team along with a few actors entertained a group of about forty individuals in the Baker lounge with a story of romance between a man and an alien dog. While this may sound like any ordinary space romance musical, it differs in the fact that it introduces a subtle communistic message in the beginning of the first act that blossoms into full-on communist propaganda by the close. It was a shocking and entertaining experience for our audience. Pranking Ohio is an AVW web series. We are not a pranking show, rather an absurdist comedy show. The now-defunct name was carried over from the previous year. We decided to put on a musical because we felt we hadn’t yet had something to show for our name and efforts,...

Lets Play – Black Ops 2 Zombies – Buried

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For this project, I was asked to simply produce a Lets Play. This was for my Media and Creative Process class. I used the Elgato HD Capture card from the Create Space, along with my Panasonic GH-4. I set up the capture card, connecting it to my Xbox 360 and my computer. I downloaded the software and recorded the game-play separate from the face cam. I then added the face cam in editing. Below is the link to the project. Enjoy! https://seelio.com/w/1bwh/lets-play-_-black-ops-2-zombies-unit-6?student=patrickevans This project was completed along with many others for my Media and Creative Process class. This class is the Scripps bootcamp class. I have spent many hours on projects just like the one above. If you want to see some other projects, I have provided a link to my portfolio. I hope to utilize more within the Create Space in the future....

Ohio Against The World

By Ryan Davis

Ohio Against The World is becoming a leading clothing brand as a representative of Ohio. It’s popularity among youth and young adults has spread through the country fairly quickly. I was recruited to assist in developing new marketing material. For a new video I was requested to write and record a prompt that would apply to their mission. The mission of OATW is to exemplify the importance of journey and having a mission. The focus of my prompt dealt with pride but not exclusive to Ohio. It concerns itself with the concept of pride and how OATW chooses to accept it without interest in humility or arrogance. I used pride as a way to explain how a journey and mission correlate to finding ones truth. I recorded the prompt April 11th using my condenser mic and the porta booth owned by the CREATE Space.  

Water Treatment

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For my Ethnography Research Methods class I have focused on Athens Water Treatment Plant and Athens Waste Water Treatment Plant. The research began with a desire to know more about the city’s water systems. By focusing on the two plants, the project highlights the supply and disposal of Athens’ water. As part of the research I made visual and audio recordings. These recordings at times serve to document the process and infrastructure of the plants and others open a new way to comprehend the sensorial aspects of the plants. Below is a video clip that was shot on the HD HERO2 camera. The camera was used to extend perception of the water within the plant by submerging it into the water.    ...

Painting Documentation

By Ryan Davis

This create research is the documentation process of my Blackness & Babel series. My Blackness series is an investigation into a redefining of what Blackness means is todays culture. We are living in a period where the notions of what Blackness means is becoming more inclusive in accepting all different forms of defining Black identity. I have done multiple paintings and audio works to express the claims of Blackness. This is also in preparation for a lecture I will be giving in the Artist Appreciation course April 6th 2015. These documented works along the rest of my Blackness & Babel works can be viewed on my website. ryandavistheartist.com    

The World Is Flat

By Todd Kunkler

sometimes you search for video coverage of recent tragedies (genocide, mass shootings, and so forth) to see what sort of emotion it will generate within you—to see whether or not you are the kind of person you’d like to believe you are—and the video will be preceded by an advertisement for a brand of toothpaste which offers you a “brighter, healthier, and more confident smile” and then you realize that you are out of toothpaste [This body of work is an investigation into the chaotic visual language of our increasingly image-saturated post-digital society. Through techniques of collage, appropriation, and photo manipulation I disband image and ideology, thereby calling into question the veracity of the multitude of images we consume daily, and revealing undercurrents of violence and control at the heart of representation.] http://newhive.com/toddkunkler/the-world-is-flat...

Thesis Review Presentation

By Barry O'Keefe

In mid spring semester of our second year, grad students in the School of Art + Design meet with the professors on our committees to discuss our thesis projects. I used a projector to tell the story of my work so far, and describe how my proposed thesis extends this research. The abstract of my project is included below. The featured images are of past, related work. You can read more about my work so far at my website: www.barryokeefe.com Open Inbox | Abstract “I propose to create a series of five public art installations in Richmond, Virginia. These sculptures will act both as monuments to neighborhood history and identity, and as functional community message boards and meeting points. At a time in our culture when traditional models of community are under threat, these sculptures will provide neighbors a way to connect, communicate and construct shared identity. Each message...

Spectral

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For Spectral, I have created a video from still images from a previous blog entry, titled Elliptical Orbits. This video is then projected onto strips of painted Dura-Lar, a plastic material, which are installed hanging throughout the space. The images of the projection are fragmented between the painted strips and the back wall, creating multiple layers of images within the space while disrupting the large image with cast shadow. The colors of projected light from the images interact with the colors painted on the plastic pieces, either enhancing or negating it. The plastic pieces also reflect colored light onto the surrounding walls, encompassing the entire space into the environment of the piece. The viewer is encouraged to walk through and in the installation, allowing their own shadows to disrupt the projection and becoming a part of the piece by being projected on.    ...

Perspective

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“Perspective” is a video essay composed by Sarah Minor, a first year PhD candidate in Creative Nonfiction Writing, in the Spring of 2015 in response to an assigned video essay project.     This project was built through WeVideo using footage taken on an iPhone5 in Arizona, Iowa, and Ohio. The footage in the essay that depicts a close-up shot of an eye, and scenes of hand-drawn diagrams were shot using a Panasonic AG-AF100 Camera and a Manfrotto Tripod‪. The audio was recorded and edited through Audacity. This project is investigating the larger concept of “Perspective” as a loose term applying to physical processes, artistic theory, and personal experience. The essay explores how perspective is literally shaped in the human body, as well as how optical shifts influence the narrator and her perspective on herself and her family. The genre of the Video Essay is a literary form...

An Act

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I am conducting a creative research with the goal of writing a neo-neo realist feature screenplay hybrid of documentary and fiction: An Act is a feature-length narrative film exploring the aftermath of unsubstantiated accusations of sexual harassment that damaged a career of a young student actor. The fictionalized story is inspired by real life’s events that tore apart an idealistic theatre community and broke the dreams and lives of those involved. The real persons in the incident will work with me closely to help capture the nuances and complexities of the issues surrounding it. I will be utilizing the neo-neo realist model in my writing and directing the film to deliver an authentic portrayal of the characters and events. Stylistically, the film will blend narrative fiction and documentary. I’ve already received the CoFA Creative Research Award (October 2014) for the purpose of...

Soldier Daughter

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Soldier Daughter takes an oral history approach to examining the lives of two individuals, myself and my father, in order to create a historical record, as well as broaden the definition of what it is to be a “soldier”. This project takes a glimpse into my father’s life, as well as my life, in an effort to discover newfound insights about how our pasts shape us and uncover the driving forces in our lives. These investigations result in a fresh, thoughtful view on our father-daughter relationship and a deeper understanding of the trials we overcame to become who we are today: soldiers. Soldier Daughter accomplishes the task of preserving my father’s story, specifically, his military service in the Vietnam War. This was obviously a significant period in his life, and one that I knew very little about. Not only was it important for me to understand my father’s experiences in the war, but...

Temporal Landscape

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In the junior level course, Place, Space, and Landscape our class was given the task of showing the passage of time. I decided to do this by showing the otherwise overlooked changes in Athens by accelerating a day to be shown in a matter of minutes.      

The Machinery Audio Essay

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This piece explores questions of machinery, the human body, masculinity, and health. Its jumping-off point is sounds made by machines, and the piece includes such sounds. The voice-overs narrate stories of men (mis)using and repairing machines. This research is being conducting to ask questions about preparedness and care. Its process was one of shaping elements personal narrative which were combined with sound. I created it mostly in the winter of 2014-15 in Athens, with great help from The Create Space’s Portabooth. This portable sound booth silenced air conditioners and other background noises so that voice-overs could be smooth.   http://www.aesthetictechnologies.org/atlab/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/care-engine-textured.mp3 http://www.aesthetictechnologies.org/atlab/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/carstart.wav...

Babel Portrait Series #4

By Ryan Davis

The Babel Portrait project is a continuation of a year-long investigation in what Blackness means in the current cultural landscape. This work has manifested itself through audio works and paintings. For this particular creative research I am doing portraits and full figure paintings of Black Americans between 18-26. This age represents the current generation that is coming into fruition through social and political environments. The first part of this project is to find a person and make photographic references. I will create paintings from these reference photographs. The intent of the paintings are to generate a conversation around the idea of Black as a predominant label that warps our perception of the perception as an individual. On March 21st I photographed a young lady who is a senior undergraduate student of Ohio University.    

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