22 03 2009




22 03 2009


Surviving the times!

5 03 2009

Surviving the Market – With Assistance
Many poor people have managed to stay in gentrifying neighborhoods. Not surprisingly, residents appreciate many of the changes taking place in their neighborhoods – increased safety, less overt drug dealing, better transportation, improved governmental responsiveness and more stores. After all, many of these long-term residents have been working to make just these improvements for decades. But they don’t remain merely to appreciate the improvements occurring in their neighborhoods. They remain because these are their communities. Their families, networks and lives are all there.

New Developments

5 03 2009

This year has been quite the experience during my thesis. I found my self asking serious question about the structure of my project. How is it related to Design and Techonology? Whats the plan of attack on production? And finally, Is gentrification a bad or good thing?

1. I found a two new actresses to named Lola and Yuri who both lead the story.

2. I also decided to implement a new character named Sasha that is the opposing force. I’m looking to define the relationship between two characters facing conflict.

3. The Brian Kingston character becomes more of a supporting role to let the story revolve around Veronica.

4. Most of the key dialog will shot on Chroma Key (aka Green Screen)

5. Footage shot in the three locations will be used as supporting documentation(B-Roll).

6. Finally, I will be in the narrative as the hand of the animator, as well as the narrator.

All of these design questions are still under evaluation, drive my thinking and development.

This was my fifth prototype and second version of the storyline for Recursion.

Digital Cinema – domain

14 02 2009

This idea of Digital Cinema isnt a new concept. After some further research I realized that my thesis projects falls into this catergory of Digital Cinema. Capturing digital input, moving files on a hard drive, capturing and editing this is old technology.

Domain Outline

11 12 2008

Thesis Concept to date: “Recursion”

Expected Outcome/Form: Short Film

Main Domain of Focus: Film

Sub-Domains: Animation, Production, Screenwriting/ Linear-Narrative form

Sub-Domain condition: Socialology of self perception relating to environment

Main Domain top References: Film Genre: Comedy and Drama

“Do the Right Thing” directed by Spike Lee

“She’s Gotta Have It” directed by Spike Lee

“Birth of A Nation” directed by D.W Griffith

“Hard Luck” directed by Buster Keaton

“Flag Wars” directors Linda Goode Bryant and Laura Poitras

Sub Domain References:


“After You” creator Chris Cordingley

“Al Dente” creators Jean-François Barthélémy, Maël François and Carlos Felipe Leon Ortiz


“Weekend Vibe” urban themed television show. producer Matt Smith

“The Big Gay Sketch Show” sketch comedy television show. director Amanda Bearse


“Scott King” has written and produced various television programs

“Spike Lee” has written and directed various films

Sub Domain /w condition:

“Delirious New York” A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan

“Black Corona”

Short Clip

6 12 2008