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10 Things…Clever Colloquialisms


Gregory Manchess

I spend a great deal of time with my students dismissing the idiotic sayings they’ve grown accustomed to hearing over and over again. Witty little wordplay that attempts to answer complex thoughts in an easy-to-digest sentence. Easy to remember because it’s catchy, like a tune that won’t stop playing in your head, they can be subsequently regurgitated to make the speaker sound clever. They spread like…

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The Virtual Reality Worlds Of Ready Player One


Stephan Martiniere

April 23, 2018 - With the recent release of the movie, I wanted to share a couple of the pieces I did for Spielberg’s Ready Player One. The film is based on the best-selling book by Ernest Cline, were the characters engage in a vast virtual world, filled with many characters from notable science fiction games, movies, and books. I was hired to do several concept paintings for key scenes in the film, as well as storyboards to design some of the action effects.   There was a hope, when I was originally approached for this project was that Spielberg wanted to present the movie in Virtual Reality. We weren’t sure how it would be done, but we were encouraged to create images with the intention of them being presented in 3D, with elements that came towards the audience. A…

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