1. Lumiere de l'Amour

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    from Ali Gray / Added

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    This is the story of how streetlights guide two wandering robots toward each other through a surreal, ethereal world. As the main character robot sees glimpses on its screen of the other robot wandering and interacting with its own streetlights, each light compels the two to keep going and to come together. This is my final project as a Media Arts major at the University of Montana. My partner Wesley Meeks and I worked on this project for about a month, from initial concepting to final render. Crunch time! We love how it turned out, though. To see which roles I played in the project, please view the credits at the end of the animation. To view concepting and storyboard sketches, please visit my website at http://www.iamalidesign.com/work/animation/lumiere_de_lamour.html. Created using Photoshop, After Effects, and Cinema 4D.

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    • An Increase In Coal Train Traffic Gives Residents A Cause For Concern

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      Residents aren't the only ones who have staked their claims to their homes. Coal dust has nestled its way into their homes as a permanent, but unwelcome roommate. UM News reporter Stephanie Hansen and photographer Scott Ranf found out how coal is currently affecting students who live near the tracks. Arch Coal contributes 16 percent of America's annual coal, making them the second largest coal producer in the U.S. BNSF and Montana Rail link. would be shipping the coal.

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      • Pride

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        from Brandon Woodard / Added

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        A short commentary on pride, one of the Seven Deadly Sins. Shot in 1 hour with 3 Arri Fresnels. Shot with Canon 5D Mark ii and a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L ii

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        • UM Graduate students get hands on with Mountain Pine Beetles

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          from Scott Ranf / Added

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          UM Graduate students share research about the Mountain Pine Beetle with local landowners and concerned citizens. Beetle Expert and UM Doctoral Student, Ryan Bracewell, explains the impact the pine beetles have on our ecosystem. Trip participants met at the Montana Natural History Center and took a bus up to the Lubrecht Experimental Forest owned by the University of Montana. Photographer Scott Ranf and reporter Faith Cronin rode up with other beetle enthusiasts and experts to learn a little more about the little bug that's causing huge problems. For more general information about the Mountain Pine Bark Beetle go to http://dnrc.mt.gov/forestry/Assistance/Pests/mtnpinebeetle.asp and be sure to stay tuned to part 2 with our developing story.

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          • 7th Annual Griz for Kids Toy Drive

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            Volunteers toughed chilly temperatures to help collect toy and cash donations at the Grizzly football game November 5th. The Griz for Kids Toy Drive offers help to families in Western Montana during the Holiday season. This year they raised nearly $3,000 in cash donation and hundreds of toys. Toy drive coordinator, Sheila Callahan, says the goal is to make sure every child has a present under the tree. Former Griz Center, Chris Orwig, is thrilled the toy drive he started is still ongoing. For more information about receiving or donating to Griz for Kids click here. Reporter Faith Cronin and photographer Scott Ranf went down to see how many toys were collected.

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            • New solar panels generate sustainable energy for Todd Building

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              Four Environmental Studies students worked on a proposal all last semester to get a wind turbine on campus. But they soon discovered a turbine would only save $24.00 per year on energy. With three weeks left in the semester, their plans had to change. With the help of funding from the KRELF Fund, support from the School of Extended and Lifelong Learning, and various other sustainability groups on campus, ten new solar panels sit on top of the Todd Building on the University of Montana Campus. These panels could potentially save the Todd Building .8 percent of their total energy costs each month, but the School of Extended and Lifelong Learning plans to add ten additional panels in the coming years. UM News reporter/photographer Tara Oster took a closer look at the potential savings these panels could give the university

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              • Students protest for Occupy Missoula

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                UM students pepper the Missoula County Court House lawn protesting corporate greed in the nation. They protest whenever they can between classes and work. Students have different reasons for their involvement, but they still show up everyday to take part in Occupy Missoula. UM News reporter Tara Oster and photographer Maegan Simmons found two students that seem willing to forgo sleep to be a part of the movement.

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                • Student shares coming out story for LGBT awareness

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                  from Tara Oster / Added

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                  October is the awareness month for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community or LGBT. The University of Montana held a special event on Tuesday in support of National Coming Out Day. The event was put on by the Student Involvement Network and the LAMBDA Alliance for students to share their stories.

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                  • Logo Build

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                    from Ali Gray / Added

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                    This is a logo build I animated for one of my university After Effects classes. I didn't design the logo, but recreated it in Illustrator and later animated it in After Effects. *This piece has no tie to the company Clean Conscience LTD and is not approved or supported by them. Created using Illustrator, After Effects

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                    • The Bad Contraption: Main Video

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                      This was the main projection video of The Bad Contraption, a digital art installation presented for the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Missoula, Montana. It was a collaboration between my fellow University of Montana Media Arts students Lindy Jones, Sari Jones, Preston Schulz, Chelsey Von Ehrenkrook, and myself (aka "The Dream Team"). Our goal for The Bad Contraption was to create a space in which people could get lost; a surreal, topsy-turvy world. It consisted of two animations projected onto the walls, large stacks of boxes with patterns taped onto them stacked around the room, colored LED lightstrips and spotlights, huge hanging paper lanterns, five televisions which also showed the animations, and piles upon piles of small pink and white boxes viewers could interact and play with. It was held at the Badlander Bar. To view photos and more information, please visit my website at http://www.iamalidesign.com/work/other/the_bad_contraption.html.

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