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Mdocs Poster-Fall 2018, Course Offerings, Jesse Wakeman 2018 Skidmore College

Mdocs Poster-Fall 2018, Course Offerings, Jesse Wakeman

MDOCS Publications

Fall 2018 Course Offerings:

Documentary Fundamentals:

  • Documentary Storytelling
  • Intro to Audio Documentary
  • Documentary and Narrative Screenwriting
Storytelling Toolkit:
  • Storytelling: Video
  • Storytelling: Game Development
  • Storytelling: Mapping
Topics Courses:
  • The Artist Interview
  • Festival Curation


Assur Is King Of Persia: Illustrations Of The Book Of Esther In Some Nineteenth-Century Sources, Steven W. Holloway 2018 James Madison University

Assur Is King Of Persia: Illustrations Of The Book Of Esther In Some Nineteenth-Century Sources, Steven W. Holloway

Steven W Holloway

The marriage of archaeological referencing and picture Bibles in the nineteenth century resulted in an astonishing variety of guises worn by the court of Ahasuerus in Esther. Following the exhibition of Neo-Assyrian sculpture in the British Museum and the wide circulation of such images in various John Murray publications, British illustrators like Henry Anelay defaulted to Assyrian models for kings and rulers in the Old Testament, including the principal actors in Esther, even though authentic Achaemenid Persian art had been available for illustrative pastiche for decades. This curious adoptive choice echoed British national pride in its splendid British Museum collection ...


Seeing By Creativity: A Creative Execution Designed To Bridge The Gap For The Visually Impaired, Breann Carty 2018 Liberty University

Seeing By Creativity: A Creative Execution Designed To Bridge The Gap For The Visually Impaired, Breann Carty

Masters Theses

This research explores how design can simultaneously reach people who are visually impaired, along with those who can see, by integrating inclusive design. Research reveals that the visually impaired are frequently overlooked by graphic designers. These findings further show that blind individuals feel excluded from society. The aim of this study is to generate a collection of work that effectively combines visual design and braille to provide visually impaired people with a similar experience to those who are not disabled. To determine the most effective way of combining design elements and braille, experiments within focus groups were conducted. This exploration ...


Design As An Accompaniment To Performance Art: Incorporating Imagery To Amplify Emotional Impact, Brianna O'Neal 2018 Liberty University

Design As An Accompaniment To Performance Art: Incorporating Imagery To Amplify Emotional Impact, Brianna O'Neal

Masters Theses

Design as an Accompaniment to Performance Art: Incorporating Imagery to Amplify Emotional Impact is an investigation of how graphic design can be used to increase the emotional impact of a performance art piece, such as spoken word or music. The research indicates that memory plays a significant role in informing the emotion felt. The felt emotion then allows the viewer to form a perspective on the artistic piece as a whole. However, it is important to note that an individual’s memory cannot be controlled by the artist. Therefore, it is necessary for the artist to place a direct focus ...


Goliath Sized Campaign: Promoting Leadership Principles To The Millennial Generation Utilizing A Guerrilla Design Campaign, Ryan Smith 2018 Liberty University

Goliath Sized Campaign: Promoting Leadership Principles To The Millennial Generation Utilizing A Guerrilla Design Campaign, Ryan Smith

Masters Theses

We are nearing a critical juncture with the retirement of the Baby Boomer generation. The growing demand to replace this workforce with the millennial generation causes us to consider if millennials are up to the challenge. Although this next generation is tech-savvy, resourceful and innovative, many millennials have shared shortcomings including a sense of entitlement, demand for attention and praise and a poor work ethic. Lack of experience and no sense of direction, causes other generations to patiently wait to see what will come of millennials. But through strong leadership development there is hope. By instilling leadership characteristics and encouraging ...


For Better, Or For Worse: Photographing In A Digitally Cluttered Crowd, Dale L. Carty II 2018 Liberty University

For Better, Or For Worse: Photographing In A Digitally Cluttered Crowd, Dale L. Carty Ii

Masters Theses

In recent years, smartphones have been utilized to photograph treasured moments. However, some are unaware they are distracting others in events such as weddings. The distracting smartphone user could potentially obstruct professional wedding photographers and hinder them from capturing priceless shots. The purpose of this thesis is to research the motive behind the addictive nature of smartphones and potentially decrease the number of smartphone pictures taken during the wedding ceremonies. The goal of this study is to bring awareness to the problem and to create a mobile application, which could then reduce the intrusiveness of smartphones during weddings. The researcher ...


Spook Fest Style Guide, M Valenzano 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Spook Fest Style Guide, M Valenzano

Design and Media Studio II

This style guide contains branding guidelines for Spook Fest, including logo design, logo use, color palette, and typography.


The Medina Style Guide, J Llontop 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Medina Style Guide, J Llontop

Design and Media Studio II

This style guide provides branding guidelines include for The Medina, including proper logo usage, typography, and color palette.


Welcome To The Nba: Battle Born Horns, A Rodriguez 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Welcome To The Nba: Battle Born Horns, A Rodriguez

Design and Media Studio II

This style guide provides branding concepts for the Battle Born Horns including logo and uniform designs, color palette, and typography.


Born & Raised, Jennifer Date 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Born & Raised, Jennifer Date

Design and Media Studio II

This style guide provides branding guidelines include for Born & Raised, a local Las Vegas sports bar. Guidelines include proper logo usage, typography, and color palette.


Hard Rock Style Guide, Brittni Sacco 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Hard Rock Style Guide, Brittni Sacco

Design and Media Studio II

This style guide provides branding guidelines for Hard Rock Las Vegas, including proper logo use, typography, and color palette.


Yeezus, J. Collins 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Yeezus, J. Collins

Design and Media Studio II

This style guide provides branding guidelines for Yeezus, including proper image and logo use, typography, and color palette.


Life Aquatic, Car Paayas 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Life Aquatic, Car Paayas

Design and Media Studio II

This style guide provides branding guidelines for Life Aquatic, an oceanic exhibition that brings life to the Wes Anderson film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. The style guide includes proper employee attire, logo usage, typography, and color palette.


Mickey's Cues & Brews Corporate Style Guide, Dimitre Bakalov 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Mickey's Cues & Brews Corporate Style Guide, Dimitre Bakalov

Design and Media Studio II

This corporate style guide provides branding guidelines for Mickey's Cues & Brews, including employee attire, proper logo usage, typography, and color palette.


A Girl's Guide To Nail Art, Emma Rohnstock 2018 University of Rhode Island

A Girl's Guide To Nail Art, Emma Rohnstock

Senior Honors Projects

Nail art has led me to be more creative in my life and helped me find my passions of film, photography, and art. I started sharing my nail art through an online blog, but wanted to formalize my interest through a book and possibly a publication in the future. By making this book, I wanted children who read it to learn a new skill and find inspiration in each technique. Nail art has allowed me to express myself and discover my creativity, so I hope this book will allow a younger audience to do the same. I wanted to share ...


Procedural Generation And Rendering Of Ink Bamboo Painting, Yangyang He 2018 College of William and Mary

Procedural Generation And Rendering Of Ink Bamboo Painting, Yangyang He

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis describes an algorithm that generates various ink bamboo paintings. First, a completely procedural model is used to generate the geometric shape of bamboos. The model uses a grammar-like approach that recursively generates new parts of the bamboo in a randomized manner. The random parameters are bounded by rules that simulate the natural form of bamboo.

The structure of the bamboo is represented line segments with directions. Various ink stroke sprites of stalk, branch, or leaf shapes are mapped to line segments, using reverse mapping and bilinear sampling to eliminate aliasing effects. The sprites are mapped in different degrees ...


The Detriments Of Factory Farming, Carrie Williams 2018 East Tennessee State University

The Detriments Of Factory Farming, Carrie Williams

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis discusses the detrimental effects that industrialized farming practices have on public health, animal welfare, and ecological systems and includes factual support. It also provides practical application of this information as well as possible solutions and a detailed description of a related art exhibition.


Crystal & Gem: A Magazine Concept For The Millennial Audience, Sophie Ford 2018 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Crystal & Gem: A Magazine Concept For The Millennial Audience, Sophie Ford

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

Crystal & Gem magazine aims to fill a gap in the market for fashionable, educated, millennial-aged women with an interest in the geology and mythology of crystals and gemstones. Many magazines with a scientific or historic scope find themselves in either the general interest section of magazine stands, or in some cases even the men’s interest magazine stands. It is a common misconception that women cannot be interested in both fashion and science, so this magazine exists as an antithesis to that idea.

This work was a culmination of four graphic design courses at UNO, during which time I further ...


Sonder: Exploration Of The Relationship Between Digital Media And Graphic Design Through The Creation Of Print And Digital Publications, Elisa Leigh Vandergriff 2018 East Tennessee State University

Sonder: Exploration Of The Relationship Between Digital Media And Graphic Design Through The Creation Of Print And Digital Publications, Elisa Leigh Vandergriff

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Sonder is an exploration of the relationship between digital media and graphic design through the creation of print and digital publications. At it’s very foundation, Sonder is a travel magazine with both a physical print publication and a digital publication designed for a tablet. It includes photography, articles, poetry, and travel tips. The print and the digital versions contain the same content, but explore different methods of presentation.


The Commodity Club: Commodity Fetishism In Modern Art And Tattoos, Shelby Maiden 2018 East Tennessee State University

The Commodity Club: Commodity Fetishism In Modern Art And Tattoos, Shelby Maiden

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The current culture of commodity fetishism that surrounds both modern art and tattoos are disproportionately a part of the perpetuation of an artificial sense of society and community. It promotes the notion that by simply by inking the deeper layers of their skin or by spending millions on a painting that somehow one becomes elevated and enters an elite space, or club, of people like them.


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