This was my final project in the Digital Boot Camp session that many of my fellow students and I were required to take before we started Grad School proper. We had about 2 weeks to put it together, and you can see a lot of influence from my earlier work, “Road Stop.” The biggest difference was that here, the player sees all scenes, as very short 10 second snippets. Again, though, the idea is to let the user figure out what had happened.
This is an Interactive Narrative piece that I made in 2004, partly just to teach myself a bit more about Actionscript, but also because it was an I idea I had back during my undergrad years that I never got around to fully exploring. (I am the type of person you hates to leave ideas on the table; even if it means hanging on to it for years, I will eventually get it done.) The goal behind it was that the user would actually go through the story a few times, choosing different conversations to listen on, and be able to piece together the actual story on their own. There are actually a number of plotlines going on, as well as some red herrings.
There — I finished uploading all of the images from the old website to the new blog format (and some “new ones as well). There are still more that I will likely upload as time goes on, which I have done a while ago but never put up online, but at least I have caught up on all the files that were previously online.
I do like that now people can search for images/videos/etc. by means of the actual search engine, tags, or categories. Each has it’s strengths, so it’ll be easier to find stuff as more gets added. Likewise, the ease of updating means that I can start uploading things (esp. photos) much faster.
I have to be honest, as well; I’m almost thinking of this as my own para-dial-a-song. Now that I have an easy way to share stuff with others, it could very well prompt me to be more creative; and since I’m currently out of work, I certainly can spare some time for that.
Columbus at night, looking over the river to downtown. Pam agreed to pose for me for this shot; good thing she’s my friend, because she had to hold still for several takes, and it was quite misty out at the time, so it wasn’t the warmest weather. Or the driest.
Like I said, we can get a lot of snow in Wisconsin. Funny, huh?
Taken from the Error-09 field trip to the old quarry.
My parent’s house makes for a great photo-op; I love that I can isolate it within the middle of the green fields and blue sky.
Taken out near my parnet’s house. They get a lot of snow in the winter.
Taken at the Cleveland Metroparks. No sighting of Jim “Vietnam Action” Wilson were reported.
When called upon to take a photo that told a story, this was one of my first attempts.