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Blacksmith Club sends sparks flying

Blacksmith Club sends sparks flying

Risa Johnson

April 15, 2014


Filed under Features, Photo Galleries, Video

Photographs by Alex Boesch. [dropcap]R[/dropcap]aging flames, whirring fans and chirring saws compete for attention in the Ayres Hall workshop. "Shake, Rattle and Roll" can barely be made out amidst the chaos. The Blacksmith Club began this semester, and it is heating up — to 1,300 degrees. Gabriel Maddox, a senior applied computer graphics major, instigated the club. The adviser, David Barta, worked to get it approved for a year and now the group meets every Tu...

Professor animated for ‘The Hobbit’ productions

Professor animated for ‘The Hobbit’ productions

Risa Johnson

March 9, 2014


Filed under Features

"Alright nerds, who's up!" shouts the instructor, the center of attention in the dark room. Crouched workers are huddled around brightly-lit screens in the dark room and the wheels can practically be seen turning in their heads. Their eyes scan rapidly and they feverishly click their mouses. It's just another day in film animation ...

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