EMP @ Creative City Project

This Friday night (October 25, 2013), Students Joe Palermo and Jacob Frisenda and Associate Professor Matt Roberts of the Digital Arts program, will be performing as EMP: Electronic Mobile Performance at the Creative City Project in downtown Orlando.

EMP: Electronic Mobile Performance is a collaborative, multimedia project involving faculty and students from Stetson’s Digital Arts program.  The group’s primary mission is to explore collaborative artistic production using new technologies, and to find new ways of presenting art outside of traditional venues.  EMP is directed and founded by Matt Roberts.


Class Portrait DIGA 301 3D Modeling and Animation

A class portrait from this years DIGA 301 3D Modeling and Animation class taught by Stephen J. Ellis.


Summer in the Studio

Every other summer, I usually teach a section of Audio Recording and Production 2. This course gives students a chance to continue developing their skills in the recording studio. This year, we decided to push the envelope and set the goal of producing entire albums in less than 4 weeks (something akin to the RPM challenge).

The eight students below started with nothing recorded on May 16 and here we are on June 8 releasing not one, but two albums! Really proud of the work these folks put into their music. And special thanks goes to Martha Garzon‘s Images and Meaning students for developing album artwork.  You can download their MP3 albums at the links below and import them into your iTunes library.

Dangerous When Wet – produced by Peter Davis, Lindsey Iverson, Kyle Lough & Drew Nunley – artwork by Brittany Alkire
download ZIP archive – 91 MB – 13 tracks, 35 minutes

Lux Nova – produced by Katie Lloyd, Sarah Moore, Kyle Ritch & Kyle Simmons – artwork by Atheer Alharbi
download ZIP archive – 80 MB – 12 tracks, 36 minutes

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Orlando Mini Maker Fair

Saturday 05.26.12 Stetson students and faculty will be showing showing some creative DIY projects at the Orlando Mini Make Fair. Some of the creations on exhibit will be projects created during our Interactivity and Art class. Below are a few of the projects that we will be showing, make sure you stop by and say Hello!

Pong Pong Revolution
Charles Carr, Kayla Gomme, Michael Johnpoll, Jasmine Troche, Roselyn Troche

Dancing Lights Cajon
Gladys Cevallos


ARP mixtape 2012

In DIGA 361: Audio Recording and Production, students learn to work in Stetson’s recording studio and use multitrack DAWs to complete a range of projects.  For their final project, students spend 5 weeks pursuing projects of their choice to demonstrate their skills.  This may range from a studio recording with a local band to a spoken-word piece with accompanying music to a MIDI rendition of an orchestral work.

This year, we have revived an old practice of gathering all the projects together in a compilation that we share.  This used to be done with CD-R copies for the students, but with today’s ease of digital distribution we thought, “why not make an MP3 mixtape and share it with the world.”  If you want to hear the work that these 17 students did, simply click the link below to begin downloading.  Once completed, unzip the archive and import the MP3s into your iTunes or other MP3 library.  Enjoy!

download ZIP archive – 98.5 MB – 67 minutes

ARP mixtape 2012 album art

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Conducing Procepts

Brent Walker (DIGA Sound 2012) decided to take the RPM challenge for his senior research project.  The objective is to record 10 songs or 35 minutes of material during February, the shortest month of the year.  The results are his new album, Conducing Procepts, which you can download here. Brent also produced a short 10 minute documentary about his experience that you can view below:


FMI 2012 Results

We recently completed our annual digital arts festival, FMI: Festival of the Moving Image. The event is co-hosted by the student media group GHM: Green Hat Media and I would like to thank students Amanda Rienhart, Charlie Carr, Philip Meisner, Michael Johnpoll Mark Kisch, and Hunter Lee for all of their help. For the second year in a row the event was held at the Athens Theater in downtown DeLand, a great venue to host an impressive selection of works created by Stetson students. This year we screened two Senior Project videos by Kayla Gomme and Brent Walker and screened/exhibited  entries in three categories Sound, Interactivity, and Video. Below are the awards for entered works, CONGRATULATIONS!!

Best Sound Work

Richard Fendler, Centrifugal Force
Centrifugal Force by HostOfHeav3n
William Seward, Your Chance
YourChance by Beats-Per-Day

Best Interactive Work

Charles Carr, Michael Johnpoll, Jasmine Troche, Ian Campbell, Pongageddon

Best Video Work

1st Place and Audience Choice, Robert Langdon, Connection

2nd Place, Matthew Delisle, A Self-Portrait

3rd Place, Ashley Dykes, Shadow Of The Self

A special thanks to this years judge Adrian Garcia Gomez!


Tomorrow = One Day

Tomorrow, Philip Meisner (DIGA Sound, 2012) will present his senior research project as a 24-hour performance streamed through the internet.  He has been hard at work creating and composing music to fill the day.  Anybody is welcome to tune in by visiting the following link starting about noon on Sunday:

Please tune in to hear and see the results of all his hard work!  By the end, we expect he will look something like this…

Phil Meisner on the floor


FMI First Place Winner : Bob Langdon

Congratulations to Bob Langdon who was chosen as our 1st Place Winner at FMI : Festival of the Moving Image 2012! Bob Langdon was also the winner of the VIEWER’S CHOICE AWARD!

Disgusted with society’s obsession of technology, a man decides to prove humans can live without this contemporary medium. Written and Directed by Zach Covert Shot and Edited by Bob Langdon Starring Tyler Ehlinger, Courtney Hansen and Bob Langdon Music by Riley Corcoran and Zach Covert


FMI Second Place Winner : Matt Delisle

Congratulations to Matt Delisle who was chosen as our 2nd Place Winner at FMI : Festival of the Moving Image 2012!

As someone with poor eyesight, I’ve always been intrigued with the difference in my perception of things when I’m wearing glasses versus when I’m not. This piece attempts to capture both perceptions, while also examining the extensions of my physical self that make up my self-portrait.