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Emerson thesis -- Visual and media arts

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 279 Collections and/or Records:

7th Night, 2023

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Identifier: vm_2023summer_ou_wen.pdf
Overview "7th Night is an experimental short film that tells the story of a young Chinese woman's encounter with her dead grandfather's spirit on the 7th Night after his death. As a queer woman, and a granddaughter, she fights to break free from her conventional Asian household and at the same time, stumbles on her self-exploration journey, seeking acceptance from her family and herself. This film tries to uncover the patriarchal powers over Asian women that have long been excused under the cultural...
Dates: 2023

18 Years: A Letter to Zora A Proof Concept Film for Onyx and the Chronicle of the Seers, 2022

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Identifier: vm_2022spring_cox_brianna.pdf
Overview "18 Years: A Letter to Zora is a proof-of-concept episode for a series, Onyx and the Chronicle of the Seers. This film is a piece of speculative fiction within the tradition of Afrofuturism. The story revolves around a line of women who have the ability to commune across space and time with the aid of their special meditation jewelry and their extrasensory Empathic abilities to show each other memories and visions through ritual. We follow Quasheba Blackstone, our protagonist on earth in the...
Dates: 2022

93 miles, 2017

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Identifier: vm_2017fall_canavan_noah.pdf
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"The story of Miguel, a fictional baseball prodigy, whose journey is inspired by the many Cuban players who defected from Cuba prior to 2014. These young men made the difficult choice to leave the island, believing they could never return to see their loved ones." --Abstract.

Dates: 2017

1438 touches, 2017

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Identifier: vm_2017spring_foreroarnias_kimberly.pdf
Overview "1438 Touches seeks to mobilize the female body by exposing its ability to transform and reconfigure itself through drawn animation. The film explores the tension between the representation of the female body and itsactive, expressive potential. The structure of the film follows a woman touching herself as the artist touches the medium, leading to a masturbatory act on a representational and material level. The film is constantly moving between the body of the drawn figure, the body of the...
Dates: 2017

A Caregiver's Journey, 2022

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Identifier: vm_2022spring_smith_steven.pdf
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"A short documentary film chronicles the challenges of a full-time dementia caregiver. Leandra Manos is 45 years old, single, unemployed, and a full-time caregiver to her 84-year-old father, who has dementia. According to the Alzheimer's Association, one in three U.S. seniors will die while suffering from Alzheimer's or some other form of dementia. This short film looks at the challenges of caring for a loved one with dementia." -- Abstract

Dates: 2022

A Matter of Time, 2020

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Identifier: vma_2020spring_liu_yang.pdf
Overview "'A Matter of Time' is a 15-minute short film written, directed, and edited by Yang Liu. The story describes an independent grandma YING(70s) is in the early stage of Alzheimer's disease living in a small town in China by herself. She insists on working, making a modest living by owning a small tailor shop, while her daughter XIAO YU(late 30s) is married to a laborer working and living in a big city. Xiao Yu travels back to Ying's hometown with her son WEI WEI(7) in order to persuade Ying to...
Dates: 2020

A series of installations : textile and media art, 2018

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Identifier: vm_2018spring_nakagawa_mitsuko.pdf
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"A series of installations that incorporate projection mapping on objects with abstract animations and original sound designs. The theme of the thesis is the struggle and conflict in current society through the limitation of our physical spaces to represent our attempt to escape from our mental spaces. The project can be viewed from any direction, and the audience can enter the installations and interact with projected images and sounds." --page 2.

Dates: 2018

"A Summer Reverie", 2019

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Identifier: vm_2019spring_tang_yun.pdf
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"'Summer Reverie' is about a young man's frustrating experience trying to reestablish a relationship with his first love. When he is forced to confront a harsh reality far short of his idealistic expectations, Simon's reason starts to fall apart." -- Abstract

Dates: 2019

About Us, 2023

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Identifier: vm_2023spring_shen_jing.pdf
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"About Us is a short romantic drama that follows a married woman who falls into a turbulent emotional struggle after discovering her best friend's secret love for her after his death. Confronted with the harm caused to both relationships, she must face up to her heart and who she really is." -- Abstract

Dates: 2023

A Lander-Based Action Role Playing Game and Real Time Strategy Game, in the Low-Poly Flat-Shaded Style, with Rogue like and Tower Defense Elements., 2016

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Identifier: vm_2016fall_kulakovich_bret.pdf
Overview "Melinki Lander Arena is a science fiction video game in the low poly flat-shaded style, with role playing and real-time strategy components. This game is played on maps that are actual 3D objects, which is a new approach in mobile device gaming, and unique to this application. This project combines multiple elements from different gaming mechanisms to synthesize a whole. While thematically similar to individual science fiction space games that preceeded it, the principal challenges of this...
Dates: 2016

Alexander at the end of the world, 2017

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Identifier: vm_2017fall_ozdemir_tanju.pdf
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"Alexander at the End of the World is about Husrev, a Turkish photographer in Boston who suddenly loses his wife and feels doubly alienated afterwards, since the current political volatility prevents him from returning to Turkey. Husrev falls into an artistic crisis, which leads him to re-establish through miniature art his severed connections with the place of his origin and identity." --Abstract.

Dates: 2017

Alpas and Academy of Arcana, 2023

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Identifier: sf_2023spring_logsdon_kelsey.pdf
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"ALPAS: A hot-headed but determined sixteen-year-old is searching for an escape after being forcibly sent away to a wilderness rehabilitation retreat– but she quickly realizes that there is no escaping who you truly are. ACADEMY OF ARCANA: The golden daughter of the most powerful witch coven in all the realms is beginning her higher education at the most underfunded institution for magic while trying to not let anyone know that she is actually powerless." -- Logline

Dates: 2023

Alvy2, 2020

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Identifier: vma_2020spring_alvy_philip_daniel.pdf
Overview "ALVY2 is an online multimedia experience that explores a collection of creations that preserve a past generation. The various pieces dive into the relationship he had with his grandmother, who was a painter, photographer, chef, E.R. nurse, author, and dreamer. The installation reimagines the original artwork she had created in her lifetime and molds them into a new collaboration. Various materials are called upon, blending traditional art with new media to create an immersive experience....
Dates: 2020

American robot, 2018

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Identifier: vm_2018spring_hartman_zachary.pdf
Overview "The film is meant to vaguely mimic television narrative structure as a pilot for a potential web series. The plot follows awkward, fish-out-of-water protagonist Roger the Robot. One year after Roger's mad-scientist creator, robot fiancé and best frenemy all die at once in a fiery explosion, the lonely robot must face reality that he is a male stripper living out of a cardboard box behind the library he frequents and not an aspiring ballerino-in-training. Following a librarian's offer of a...
Dates: 2018

Amydee, 2017

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Identifier: vm_2017spring_depaola_amy.pdf
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"AMYDEE is a short memoir film that utilizes a narrative script and cinema verite documentary filming to tell the story of AMY (30) a bartender, who, after suffering a physical assault begins to reexamine her life and place the world." --Project description.

Dates: 2017

An average woman, 2018

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Identifier: wf_2018spring_bahret_abigail.pdf
Overview "An Average Woman follows a young woman through four pivotal moments in her life, starting at the age of eighteen and spanning a decade. Through the perspective of the protagonist, Cara Williams, this script examines what many women endure in our patriarchal society including abuse, harassment, and neglect. The film also looks at how women come back from difficult relationships. Cara slowly accepts her childhood sweetheart, Teddy, in an intimate relationship, learning to develop love and...
Dates: 2018

Ark, 2016

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Identifier: vm_2016spring_siefert_lynne.pdf
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"Ark is an experimental documentary about a cruise ship at the end of the world. In this film we tour the ship and discover through anonymous voices that the present is actually the future." -- Abstract

Dates: 2016

Artificial, 2023

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Identifier: sf_2023spring_grad_samuel.pdf
Overview "Artificial is a feature length comedy that negotiates the dangers and fears many feel surrounding the rise of artificial intelligence in art and entertainment. The film follows a recently divorced TV writer, a tech CEO, an artificial general intelligence, and a large cast of other writers, workers, and revolutionaries as they navigate the influx of automation in the workplace. Set in the very near future, this satirical sci-fi takes aim at the self-righteousness of artists, the vanity of...
Dates: 2023

A.S.S. Crawler & Southern Haunt, 2021

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Identifier: sf_2021spring_fatima_aizzah.pdf
Overview "A.S.S. Crawler is a half hour comedy set in New York City in 2002. It follows the struggles of Nadia Malik, a queer Muslim female actor, living in post 9/11 America. When a wire transfer sent by her parents from Saudi Arabia gets flagged by the NYPD, Nadia gets picked up for questioning. During the interrogation, Officer Diaz entraps her into working for the NYPD's Arab Secret Surveillance (A.S.S.) Unit to spy on a mosque in Queens. This project is based on real events, and is a commentary...
Dates: 2021

Aster and Sidney, 2016

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Identifier: vm_2016spring_temple_sean.pdf
Overview "Aster and Sidney is a 19-minute narrative short film directed by Sean Temple and written by Sean Temple and Sarah Wisner. Aster and Sidney are survivors. What destroyed their world is unknown, but what keeps them alive is a constant state of vigilance. Former strangers, they have bonded together against the threat of those who would harm them for the food in their packs or the shoes on their feet. They travel away from the city, instinctively seeking isolation in the hope that wilderness...
Dates: 2016