Final Project: I have not been given permission to register for the final project class, I’m planning to register for final project in FALL 2015.  My final project will be on my character Calvin the cactus. I’m planning on making an interactive video (animation) using After Effects, Photoshop,and the program Treehouse ( Tree house gives a time limit for every clip. If you reach a scene, and they are giving you two choices (to go left or to go right). Those two clips has to be exactly the same time length. It’s about precision when it comes to this program. It also makes the viewer feel involved while they’re watching. I have the backstory of Calvin the Cactus on inkle writer.

I plan on following that format. It’s based on a cactus that received his spikes when he turned 25 years old, and he did not have an idea of how to live his life with them. Based on the decision  he makes, it re-directs his life. If he decides to stay and face his problem. Then he will find the solution, and continue to live his life. If he decides to run away, he will find out his history,and why he received his spikes so late in life. I am going to simplify the story, so visually it could make more sense. This animation will be around 5 minutes long. There will be multiple characters: in One scenario

  • The boss
  • The employees in work space.
  • Bob the balloon
  • Calvin the cactus

In Another scenario: some characters will be shown in multiple scenario’s because of importance they have in calvin’s life.

  • Calvin’s mom
  • Calvin’s 3 brothers, and 1 sister

Calvin’s dad ( the one who raised him) This scenario kind of tells you his the whole backstory. What happened to him as child. The power of his spikes. There is two messages to this story. One is to face your problems, and to embrace your uniqueness. There would be dialogue in a form of text, but they will have no voice. There will also be background music playing along the whole video. (The Fray- Look after you soundtrack). I will draw out the background in Photoshop and bring them into After Effects :

  • The office, the street, His house, the Dessert. I will use the background in multiple frames, but it will consist of close up, medium shots, instead of having an establishing the entire time.

This is an example of the storyline, but instead of Jpeg it will be drawn out. And instead of it starting in the office. The scene will start on his 25th birthday. It will also not be themed on a holiday. The ending of one scenario will not end with a picture of a cotton ball, but of the balloon placing the cotton ball on his spikes. And a tear drop of calvin face, while he is saying thank you .This was my 1st time using After Affects, so the quality isn’t the best.

I am going to have a printed written proposal ready by the beginning of next semester.

Internship Plan:

I do not have an internship in place and approved by Dan. I am going to take an internship this summer. So during the winter break. I will do more research on the places I want to intern in. Once that’s figured out I’ll send them my cover letter, and get my internship approved my Dan. Also, resume got approved. So I’ll just have to tweak it up when I send my resume to an internship.


I have created an online portfolio. My domain name is organized my site in different categories. Photography, Sound production, video production, Home, and About Me. I will continue to update my portfolio, as I continue on with my work. It’s pretty easy to navigate. I put my contact information on the about me page.  And you’re also able to comment on my page, and leave your contact information. If you want me to contact you. I don’t have any social media links. But I’m planning on making an Instagram page with my domain name, to show all the photographs I had taken, and will take in the future.

I will not put up my resume on my site until my last semester here at York. There are still a lot of production classes I have not taken yet. And I would like it to be reviewed again by Dan when my last semester is about to be over. So he’ll be able to tell me what else I need to improve more on my resume.

Final Project and advice

Final Project

My final project I did a video interview of a well known animator who has worked on television shows, such as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Daria, Kids Next Door, Ultimate Spider-man, etc.

My Internship

I have found a non-profit internship called New Face Media Productions that does on call projects in filming, broadcasting, podcast, repotting, and editing. When not, on call the interns will, be learning hands on work learning how to use softwares such final cut pro, adobe effects, photoshop, etc. Also I will be learning basic camera operating skills, and how to load feeds and tapes onto a mac’s computer.

My Resume

My resume is almost complete I just have to add some of the latest projects that I have done this year onto my resume.

My portfolio

I have all the projects that I want to put on my portfolio, my only struggle is that I don’t know which direction to go interms of starting a portfolio site with a url and designing a home page so I need some advice on how to do that.

Sorry I’m late, but Help!!!

I have proudly built my online portfolio these past couple of months.  It took constant trial and error to what I believe now has evolved into something I can be proud of.  Now, I’ll have to arrange my content and add my present projects. Find Portfolio here.


My production resume is ready and has been approved by Daniel Phellps.  He has asked me to include “All” of my work while in the CT program and I am somewhat hesitant to do so for the reason that I hate 2 page resumes.  But, he’s the boss.


I haven’t explored that issue further since our last discussion regarding internships for I plan on taking that course during the summer which gives me time next spring semester to nail one down.


My final project keeps switching up in my mind.  One side tells me that I should focus on building my Non-Profit Website “” until it’s the best it can possibly be and is fully functional with paypal accounts and all links intact.

On the other hand, there is this movie script I’ve begun writing but not certain if I could pull off the filming of the entire production in one semester. The name of it is “100 Black Coffins”  It’s pertaining to the struggle of a NYC teenager to make the right choices in life.  He bumps his head numerous times with stints in jails, bouts with drug addiction and family problems. Will he get it together??? We’ll have to see… I’m on scene 4 of 30.

What should I do about this.?



Progress!! and Help!!…please


` I was thinking about getting a team together to put on a production across the street in the small theater in the performing arts center. Basically my main job would be designing/programming the lighting for the show and acting as the lighting board operator. It would be a concert/showcase and It will be in the evening. It will be free and open to the public.

` I havent set ideas for exactly who i want to perform but I have brought the idea to alot of musician friends who are willing to help me out. Maybe have a band headline and have two or three opening acts before hand.

` I was also thinking it will be a great opportunity to have some of my classmates film and take pictures for their event to use for their portfolio.


` I have my resume done in a way that is presentable for internships but will have to be altered a little bit for productions jobs that would pay.

`One thing i do know i need help with is a cover letter because some places that offer internships ask for this.


` As for my  portfolio, I dont really have one because 1) its hard for me to take pictures and operate the board at the same time when i do do shows, 2) i dont really have a lot of my work documented.


`I have sent my resume to a place that is offering an internship. S2BN Entertainment

`I am still looking on Offstage Jobs everyday for stuff.


I feel I need a lot of help with achieving my four goals. My online portfoilo, resume, & final project. I did ask a classmate for help with my resume but I feel more help is needed.( I need work to add on).

I need an online presence but I’m not understanding what to put on my online website. I want to add on my social mediums as well.

I have ideas of where I want to intern at but need my resume fone and approved by Daniel P.

For my final project I wanted to do a potrait documentary but I might be taking a new turn and I’m wanting to create a podcast with another classmate.

I just need help or advice on how to tighten or bring these four  goals together to make it work.

Asking For Help

The semester is almost over and I do have some questions regarding the three things that were concentrated throughout the semester. To start things off there’s my resume

For my resume, I wanted to know how to restructure it in the proper way. So far I’ve had personal help on formatting it. Of course I need more material to add onto it. But I believe it will get there. It must get there and should get there.

For my portfolio I want to know if I can create a portfolio using a portfolio template website. I’ve visited Wix and it has some interesting templates and structures that I could use to create my portfolio. I also need to add more productions to my portfolio. Most of my work is video or audio. Not much pictures or designs. But it would compose of media.

For my final project I believe I’ve gotten on track with it much faster than the other two aspects of this course. I’m collaborating with another colleague which is proving to be beneficial. My only question pertaining to the final project would be the proposal. How should it be structured.


            In the site, one advice that i need to take into concentration is what you make outside of class is as important as what you make for class. I take my classes more seriously than I probably should because it obtains to my goal. I’m trying to get into a good masters program, and the required GPA has to be a 3.5 or higher. But i should also focus on outside projects as well. Yes it means something to have an A in a class, but what exactly do you have to show for it.

One thing I really need help with is finding an internship. I don’t want to just work in place to gain experience. I want to be apart of something that’s making a difference, an organization that deals with media but it’s main focus is ending a crisis. Media is a tool being used to bring out their message, and for me that takes a lot of soul searching.

I would like my online portfolio to be review, and any feedback would be appreciated.I feel like i’m in the right place with my online portfolio but improvement is always necessary. I have an idea for my final project, but I do need advice on how to format it. I have the storyline, I know the program I want to use, but what else?


A variety of questions?

For the Final Project:

I would like to know how to go about handing out the design for the Final Project. For an animation; would I need to type out a storyboard with specific details (plot, character design) or with just some basic information(how long, how many scenes, etc…). I would also want to know if I can have access to other animation software-(ex. Maya).

For the Online Portfolio:

I just need to find a web hosting site for my website since my initial website expired. I also have many different pieces that I would need to add/be more active to my web presence-tumblr, twitter.

For the Resume:

I feel that I just need to have some more pieces added, with projects that I help work on in the FourthFloorProductions club to other independent projects that I am in progress of completing.

my Thoughts

Final Project

I have an idea for my final project but my issue is, I am not sure if I can find the proper place to do it. I was thinking about doing a podcast but I don’t want it to be a low quality production. I would like to have clean audio, a comfortable space where I can have the option to have guests, and a place where where I can say whatever I want without being censored. I need to find a space where I can do this and for cheap.