For my capstone I collaborated with Joshua to create pictures to spread awareness and brighten up the community. I wanted to do this because it is something I struggled with a lot in high school and if I were to leave this year I wanted to leave behind something to help those who will eventually struggle with this problem in the future. It was a really tough process that really opened our eyes to our community and just how dim the world around us was. The biggest problem I faced personally was deciding from right and wrong and what could be seen as art in my eyes. It was hard to really express myself Our mission was to brighten up SLA but I wanted to go a step further and brighten the community as well. I learned that there is no right and wrong in art and that taking any steps to brigthen the community are good ones attached below are the photos taken and the entire process documented.
I decided to make a website designed to teach people about music theory. Our capstones were supposed to contribute to ‘our community’ in some way, and this was the best way that I could think of to apply a something that I knew a lot about in a way that would benefit the community. The biggest challenge was finding the motivation to actually do the work. In the end, I was able to complete everything I needed to in a weekend. I think that the final result works as a good resource to teach someone music theory from the very beginning.
In our opinion, the SLA community value brand names a lot more than a well rounded style. We wanted to show that when not considering name brands you can discover more sustainable fashion options. They not only allow you to keep up with the constantly changing trends, but they allow you to live in an environmentally friendly conscious life.
My name is Sean Henry I made a card game based off of chemistry for my capstone It is meant to be fun enough to show a broad audience how in depth chemical processes happen in the for of a card game. Because I love Chemistry and all different types of games so much I thought that by combining the two I would be able to create a product that can spread useful knowledge and be fun to many people. Here is the link to a presentation outlining the game so far. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1g176XHwoyjUtWtW-RJ8zy2xrZHipw2OqF8jqBJDm2NY/edit?usp=sharing
My name is Samuel Cadbury. I have been a film lover for years and aspired to become a filmmaker. I haven’t had much professional experience other than a film class at Pratt Institute. I started a film minicourse at the SLA Beeber middle school because I felt that younger students need more film experiences. As a class we made a storyline for a Star Wars fan film called Star Wars Fallen Kin. The story is about a brother and a sister who grow up on opposite sides of the force. The story had to be cut down due to our lack of resources and time. At the time of me making this, I am currently still working on the credits. The full project will hopefully be released soon, but below I will attach a link to the current state of the video. The credits have been taking longer than I expected, but I want to make sure that everyone that had a part in this project gets to be credited. all together, I am incredibly proud of the work I accomplished and the progression I have made.
Here is the current link to the film: https://youtu.be/h8rJ65AriQw
For my senior Capstone project, I chose to create a visual novel type game. I wanted to create something that anyone could interact with online, that would have some kind of impact on the person. The biggest struggle I ran into is my own ambition. I wanted to create the best thing that I possibly could, and be really proud of my work, so I ended up spending way more time than I had planned on finalizing the story. I went through many different ideas, before arriving at the one that I currently have, and this was a large setback for me. This has also caused this project to become an ongoing project instead of a finished one, which isn’t what I originally planned. However, this gives me a lot more time and freedom to do what I want with the project, and removes the stress of deadlines from me. Throughout the process, I’ve learned how good it can feel to create something that is relevant to myself as a person, and my experiences. I’ve also learned how hard this is, and how easy it is to get caught up questioning if every little thing is perfect.
The link below goes to the current version of my game, which will keep updating automatically as I continue working on it. If you feel like it, please check back every so often to see what I’ve done. Thanks!
Hi, my name is Ty’ona Crocker and for my capstone I decided to combine the topics of mental health and photography. The reason why I chose to do this is because when I wasn’t in the best place mentally during my sophomore year, I wanted to find something that would give my mind an outlet. I ended up finding this amazing hidden passion for photography. It helped me to capture moments in the world through my eyes and how I perceive them. The point of my project is that I understand that when you are not at your best mentally it’s hard to find yourself to be interested or engaged with anything. Finding something you truly enjoy that will put your mind at ease and help you through your rough times can make such the difference.
On my capstone, I wanted to find a passion or a major I could do for college so that once I go into university, I can be able to focus on it without wasting the time trying to find what I want to do. I want to do 3D visual arts and animations which is why during this capstone I decided to spend time learning about it more so that it can be a little easier and less competitive when I attend college. I checked many youtube videos and Instagram for inspiration and to learn more about it. I was going to make an animation for SLA’s logo but my pc kept crashing due to low specs and I decided just to make a render only.
With my capstone I aimed to find a middle ground between the artist behind a piece of media and the audience that receives it. Specifically, I looked to find the answer to the question, “How can I entertain a wide group of people while also focusing on my own creative input?”. This inquiry question is relevant to me as an aspiring film student going into Temple University’s Film and Media Arts program next year. I felt that having a deeper understanding of artistic philosophy might better help guide my learning and career. Linked here is the video clip that I produced that responds to my inquiry question as well as the writing piece that accompanies it.
For my Capstone, I partnered with Terrell Smith to learn how to use the Computer numerical control (CNC) machine. In more simple terms, a CNC is like a laser cutter mixed with a 3D printer. My partner and I first began with the basics by researching, and learning the machine. Once we were comfortable, we started working on random projects, then individual projects. Finally, we sent out a survey to the whole school to fill out, asking them what they would like us all to make. With the responses, we were able to make plenty of things for the students in our school.