1. Sierra Institute 40th Anniversary Reunion Highlights


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    For the first time since its inception, alumni, staff and instructors got together for a reunion to celebrate Sierra Institute on its 40th Anniversary at Mendocino Woodlands Camp. It was truly awesome and we all got to share stories, reminisce, and even plan for the future. The impact that Sierra Institute had on all that were involved with it was obvious and I hope this video captured some of the spirit that was alive and flowing that weekend. For more info about Sierra Institute go to www.sierrainstitutealumni.com.

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    • TH6 Introduction & Panel 1- Prototype the Planet: How and Why Expansive and Immersive Worlds Are Taking Over Our Imagination


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      From roots in aesthetic philosophy (Nelson Goodman) and science fiction/fantasy writing (J.R.R. Tolkien), the concept of world-building has become a core concept across many design fields in the 21st century an aesthetic response to the complexities of a multidisciplinary and networked society, a means of creating content that serves the demands of transmedia entertainment. Both the brainstorming process of world-building and the worlds that emerge from that process have become sources of entertainment and education in their own right. In this opening panel, we are bringing together some key thinkers who will share with us their thoughts about: Why world-building has gained such interest at the current moment? What are some of the ways that world-building is being deployed for entertainment and education purposes at the moment? What processes best support the design and development of multimedia worlds? What they see as some of the most powerful examples of media worlds today? What’s new about today’s fascination with world-building and how it relates to older models of speculative fiction? And what connections do they see between world-building and the emergence of immersive and expansive media environments? Panelists: Ann Pendleton-Jullian - Architect and Professor, Ohio State University and Georgetown University Alex Rivera - Writer and Director, Sleep Dealer Brenda Romero - Director of Games and Playable Media Programs, UC Santa Cruz Michael Saler - Professor of History, UC Davis, Author of As If: Modern Enchantment and the Literary Prehistory of Virtual Reality Moderated by Henry Jenkins, USC

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      • How To Set Up A Pirate TV Station - it's easier than you think!


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        Project for Rick Prelinger's History of Television Course at UC Santa Cruz. Source Clips and Photos: Test Patterns 1984 (YouTube) Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray, 1954) Westworld (Michael Crichton, 1973) What's Happening!!! (Episode "The Last Page", 1979) BSN Broadcast (SCTV28, UCSC) Videodrome (David Cronenberg, 1983) CBS News Broadcast (Prelinger Archives) Robocop (Paul Verhoeven, 1987) The Story of Television (Prelinger Archives) Still from OMG Free TV Still from eBay.com Still from Alibaba.com Still from BHPhotoVideo.com Still from RFEmporium.com Clip about the Internet from CBS (1993, YouTube) The People's Couch (Bravo, 2014) Max Headroom Intrusion (YouTube) Apple 1984 Commercial (YouTube) Piracy, It's a Crime (YouTube) Song: "HB☯ PORN" by 情報デスクVIRTUAL

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        • Primal


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          Primal-Thriller. Director. Writer. Cinematography/Camera Operator/Lighting Designer. A young man floats through life and existence until the day he is mugged on the way home from school. His primal instincts call to him and he creates a fight club to feel in control and alive. The urge consumes him, his true goal is to confront his mugger and reclaim his power, a quest that isolates him. The shots used in this film were all about egocentrism, a series of tight shots with fast cuts to convey the humdrum of his life before the mugging. Afterwards, the shots tend to hold longer, and time gets a sense of near stillness, matched with near quiet and few lines, unless he is fighting. My favorite shot, my master shot, is the dolly crane shot that exists to show the main characters egocentrism.

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          • Cinematography Demo Reel


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            For more information and a synopsis on the various films in this reel, please visit bourekasfilms.com Films shot with DSLRs, except for Stalled, which was shot on a RED. DSLRs: Canon Rebel T3i, and 5DmkII All films produced on student budgets using student/homemade gear.

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            • If He Got The Chance


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              A doctor takes the law into his own hands after discovering the disturbing secret of his dying patient. Rating: TV-14 Parents Strongly Cautioned

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              • Banana Slug News: UCSC Club Sports


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                As Executive and Sports Producer for UC Santa Cruz's broadcast news program "Banana Slug News," I worked on all aspects of this story including: coordinating interviews, scheduling filming of clubs, filming, editing, online distribution and more. This piece was very enjoyable and a great experience as I was able to teach new members a variety of skills. The footage of the different clubs and sports was extremely fun to film because technical and meticulous details of each activity were captured in creative style. With help from correspondent Mark Kolojejchick-Kotch and other BSN colleagues, we explored the triumphs and obstacles of numerous UC Santa Cruz club sports, and how many programs have become impacted by low budgets and the closing of the Upper East Field.

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                • Founders Rock


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                  A commerative slideshow to celebrate 50 years of innovative and original thinking.

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                  • UC Santa Cruz: 50 Years Young


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                    UC Santa Cruz has never been afraid to be different, always proud to be an original. And with the 50th anniversary in 2015, there's never been a better time to come together. Join us as we celebrate these amazing 50 years. Let’s get the party started—turn it up. Save the date: April 23-26, 2015—Alumni Weekend 2015 is going to be epic.

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                    • Latino College Prep Lacrosse


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                      Latino College Preparatory Academy is a charter school in San Jose, CA. The school serves low socioeconomic families primarily in East Side San Jose. 99% of our students are Latino and 95% of our students qualify for free or reduced cost lunches under the National School Lunch Program, which means the majority of our students’ families live below the poverty line. The school’s aim to close the achievement gap for Latinos is dependent on student engagement, yet sports have consistently been a luxury the school cannot afford. Small class sizes and a focus on literacy across the curriculum have historically left little in the budget for athletics. In order to get many of our students to have “buy-in” inside the classroom, LCPA teachers have taken it upon themselves to start after school programs, clubs, and even electives. One such new program last year was the LCPA lacrosse team. With generous financial aid from Northern California Lacrosse, the Koret Foundation, All West Lacrosse, and the National Hispanic University (along with equipment donations from UC Santa Cruz, San Jose State, and Santa Clara University Lacrosse teams), the school was able to support a pilot lacrosse program for the 2011-2012 season and again for 2012-2013. Students are only expected to purchase a stick of their own ($20), and the school checks out all other needed equipment to players. The grants have made the purchases of high quality gear and jerseys possible; gear that our players otherwise would not be able to afford. The program has been a resounding success in many regards: - The school, long dominant in soccer in their league, had only once before had a winning team in any sport in the school’s history. The LCPA Eagles had two winning JV seasons in their first two years. - Students who had never played an organized sport before found themselves integral parts of the team. - Many students have lost dramatic amounts of weight. One in particular lost over 30 pounds from preseason training to the end of the season. - They placed 2nd place in the Aptos JV tournament before winning their first ever game, and then returned the next year to win the tournament outright. - One player (Francisco Velazco) went on to play college ball at UC Santa Cruz; with his help UCSC won the 2013 WCLL championship. - Another player (Marco Estanislao) will begin playing for UC Davis, a division-one club team, for the 2015 season. - We established a working relationship with Santa Clara University who hosts practices for us on their campus. - The team started their varsity campaign in 2014, the season highlighted by several tight games against established programs (Saratoga, Christopher, Leland). But perhaps most importantly, the program is regarded as a success by the teachers who have seen student engagement dramatically increase from the players. Students who had not previously found reasons to put that much effort in their schoolwork have in many cases become classroom leaders. The message from day one is clear: This is a school sport. The players are students first and athletes second. Any player who is not cutting in the class is not welcome on the field. No exceptions. -Head Coach Juddson Taube

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