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The Compelling Tale of The Container

The claustrophobic and suspenseful story of refugees being smuggled to England keeps the audience short-of-breath and on the edge of their seats.
-By Daniel Holley

In this production of The Container, we are sent along on the intense journey of several refugees travelling in a shipping container. They each have their own personalities and backgrounds, but as tensions rise and the situation becomes increasingly desperate, we see their frustrations overcome them in some way. Each character makes sacrifices and must live with the consequences, and companionship is hard to come by in these circumstances. One interesting arc is the evolution of the relationship between a man and young woman. While at first the man laughs at the woman’s ambitions, he eventually gives in and encourages her to follow her dreams.

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A Glimpse Into the Dream: A Reflection Piece By Aaliyah Gibson

Making the dream a reality one step at a time.

The lovely ladies within my life.

The lovely ladies within my life.

Our dreams become reality when we can picture them with our eyes open. That’s the saying I created before entering this class, and the saying the women in my life have been pushing me to believe ever since I pointed to a television show on the small screen and said, “Now that is what I want to do.” This class turned out to be the continuation, if not start, of a dream I’d been trying to make a reality for a while: putting my work on film and showing it to others. I learned quickly that most dreams come easily, but it is the work and effort you put into it that will reflect whether it will become a reality or not. I learned step by step, each assignment helping me grow professionally as I realized my true work ethic. But the proof is in the pudding. (Or the videos and photos and audio packages. But that’s beside the point).

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Adventures in Multimedia: Planning it Out

They say it’s always good to think before you speak – I think you could take that a step further for multimedia and say it’s a good idea to plan before you do. Assignment six involves creating a “How To” piece, and before shooting, we had to create storyboards to plan out what our videos will look like. I did mine on “How to be Happy.”

Here’s a look at mine (please excuse my stick figures):

storyboard kassam

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