Winter break is in full swing, grades were finally posted today and YAY, I made the University Scholar list again – Dean’s List, Fall 2018.
This academic achievement feels extra special since this semester was so tough. With hands-on production courses, all of the REAL work takes place outside of scheduled class hours. Essentially, it’s a full time job! But you know me … I was also volunteering, booking freelance projects, taking hours at the portrait studio and I’m also on the Theta Mu chapter’s executive board. I was “booked and busy” but on top of my game in all respects.
Over the past few weeks, I looked into the various ways Unity3D has been used in the industry. One of the things I found most appealing and interesting about the possibilities and uses of this platform is mobile technology. Unity3D accounts for 50% of mobile games.
Check out this clip of my first rodeo in Unity. This game is unpublished, still a work in progress and I’m still learning how to use the game engine. I call this game “Runna Boy.” Eventually, I’ll work on developing an infinite runner game (think Subway Surfers and Temple Run). This New Media Production course was great overall, because in addition to working my usual Adobe Apps (Premiere Pro,PhotoShop), I was able to delve into Fuse, Mixamo, Unity and work in HTML tocreate an interactive narrative.
Below, please find an interactive project new media sampler consisting of snippets from projects completed this semester. I am completing both Post-Production and New Media Production with Professor Erika Tsuchiya. For those courses, the method of submission includes an separate class EduBlog (visit my temporary class site here), and heavy use of private Google Docs portals.
I am excited about using Adobe Animate, Mixamo, Adobe Fuse, MIT Scratch and Unity3D. Before this course, I had no idea almost 50% of mobile games are developed using Unity.
I am pleased to announce I will be serving as a Media Festival Associate at Rowan University’s 2018 RTF Media Fest. Over the last month I reviewed and judged high school submissions (scripts, narratives, new media) and at event, I will be responsible for Photography. I am proud to be included in this event which features audio production, documentary, film, new media and screenwriting from both current students, and high school students. Be sure to come support the event which takes place on November 2nd (college) and 3rd (high school).
The event will be live streamed as well. Learn more about the award ceremony.
This means a lot to me. Between a full course load with hands-on production, volunteering, freelance projects, work schedule and joining SGRHO … this semester was among the most challenging ever. HARD WORK PAYS OFF.