This film continues Adelaide’s story from “Far Away Is Closer Than You Think,” an original short film featuring the same main character. She realizes life isn’t going back to normal, yet… but what is normal?
Animation & GIFs
We wrote stories based on old nursery rhymes, giving them a new twist. Ivy’s story “Where Are the Children?” is a reimagining of “The Pied Piper of Hamelin,” which Kathleen has illustrated.
“Rainbow Shoelaces” is a poem about the complexity of friendship, presented in digital form. It discusses a girl who used to be my best friend, and how I felt—and still feel— jealous of her. However, beneath that, a feeling of longing and regret still exists because she was someone I was once close to. The specific details I used to describe her are fictitious, as I wanted her to seem familiar and unfamiliar at the same time.
This is a stop motion video I created and even without the content, it shows that anyone can create a piece like this even if they are not particularly tech-savvy. It shows my hard work in 30 seconds, and even though it may not seem like a long period to most, that mere 30 seconds took a lot of time to create.
This is a scene from my novel, where the prophet Tawhito is giving advice to Anna and Ela. I think it’s a really important scene in my book because it’s a big turning point where Anna and Ela decide to kill the Queen, which sets off an important chain of events.
My stop-motion poem is inviting, and it gives good advice on how to live your life: try to be more open and express how you feel to others, so that you are not bottling up your problems and keeping them to yourself. The found poem was inspired by words that stood out to me in a few used books, and as I highlighted many words, it became easier to pinpoint the topic of the poem.
Feeling bummed out because all of your friends have a Valentine? Still waiting for your Peter Kavinsky or John Ambrose? Then you’re not alone—check out my video to see how I coped with being single and why it might not be the end of the world for either of us.
I originally planned to create snippets of various Valentine’s Day scenarios. I think I gravitated towards that idea because that day for me was pretty dull. On a random walk, I decided to make my animation more cartoony and less serious. I made my characters personified food instead of people. By the way, green tea is my favorite flavor of ice cream, and I hate cherry-flavored everything.
This digital media piece is about what it means to be a woman in today’s society. This piece is also about my take on erasure poetry with a mix of feminism. I emphasize the words by highlighting them instead of spotlighting the words by redacting others.
“In the Books” is a short clip about trying to find myself and who I want to be. This video is worth watching for those who do not know who they want to be and want some type of inspiration. This is coming from a girl who does not know what she wants to do in her career path, but at least knows where she wants to start. This work made me feel vulnerable and can help others understand that there are other women to look up to.
This stop-motion animation is about two members, Goob and Cy, from a rebel group called the Uglies who seek to overthrow the oppressive Aluminium Regime, who hate and deem clay impure and routinely have “cleansings” to get rid of any remnants of clay throughout the land of Scupltipica. After one of these cleansings, Goob and Cy find one sole survivor.
What would you do if you found ancient eyeglasses on your commute to work or school? What if those ancient eyeglasses showed you your history and how you became who you are? Through this project, I am revolutionizing my history from my ancestors, who were probably activists and storytellers; to my parents, who had to struggle growing up; now to me and how I formed my identity in school, family, and society. This project represents who I am and how I am taking my place in history, including yours.
History: What About Me? is a piece reflecting on women in history and the mark I plan to leave in history. The inspiration came from when I was speaking to my mentor, Rachel, about the legacy many women have left and how I would like to do the same, even if it was not written in a textbook. By this, I mean that history is not just the one we learn about in school. It is something we all are part of without knowing. I believe this piece represents my best work because I did something new and the result felt rewarding. I demonstrated to myself that I was capable of stepping out of my comfort zone and accomplishing great things.
For most of my life, I’ve seen Death as the enemy. He stole the people that I love away from me. Most importantly, my father. I never knew what Death’s true intentions were until I dared to dive deeper. I realized that he wasn’t just out to get me and ruin my life. Death was never in charge of calling the shots on who’s next, he was just doing what he was asked to do. In the end, Death was always just a messenger who got a bad rep.
When creating this piece, I wanted to embrace a little piece of cultural diversity in the U.S., but also show that historically, diversity hasn’t been welcome here. The piece is a reminder that just because we get along better now, there are still societal problems that aren’t solved.