What I Did

[most recent items listed first]

2016 - Q2

School
Work
Personal

Audiobooks I listened to:

  • Blood Meridian by Cormac McArthy

This is my new favorite book. Masterful.

  • The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright

9/11 and the history leading up to it. Very illuminating on a topic I only had a superficial knowledge of. Well written, intellectualy  and viscerally engaging, and suprisingly humanizing.

  • Going Clear by Lawrence Wright

The history of Scientology. Strange and disturbing. An interesting companion piece to Wright's previous expose on religion and it's affect on minds and the world (The Looming Tower). These two religions, one ancient, one brand new, are as alien from each other as possible... and yet people become enraptured in their unique esoteric philosophies of life/reality to equal degrees. Listening to these two books back-to-back makes me want to study religion and psychology.

2016 - Q1

School

Classes (Portland Community College):

  • MM232 3D Modeling & Animation (A)

Introduces Maya. Explores modeling, lighting, animation, and rendering.

  • MM247 Field Sound for Video (A)

Audio preproduction, microphone use, signal routing, mixing, and troubleshooting

  • MM246 Post-Production Sound for Video (A)

Introduces Adobe Audition. Explores sound editing.

  • ART 115 Basic Design (2D foundations) (A)

Explores black-and-white design using a variety of techniques and materials

Work

Multimedia Lab Technician @ Portland Community College

Maintain Multimedia Department computer labs, assist students

Personal

Books I read:

  • Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini

Why poeple say "Yes." [Social Psychology, Marketing, Sales]

 

Audiobooks I listened to:

  • Blood Meridian by Cormac McArthy

 

Animation/Scripting