Lauren Sargent

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Week 5: Barely Alive

As you can probably tell by the time stamp from this post, this week has been one of the harder ones for me. Time management went flying right out the window and everything got shoved into a few quick days of work. Would not recommend. […]

Open Your Ears

When I took Intro to Theatre last semester, we discussed the origins of theatre. Theorists said that the art had a few possible roots: ritual, acting and storytelling. Each piece was feasibly an origin of theatre but only together did they make up the complete […]

Week 4: Seeing Through the Eyes of the Apocalypse

Our focus for this week was on the visual elements of storytelling, especially photography and film. I had tons of fun exploring this side of narrative development and this has probably been my favorite week so far. Between the daily creates, photoblitz, visual assignments and […]

Gif or Jif?

Some may claim it’s pronounced Jif but Graphics Interface Format files, or Gifs will always be Gifs with a hard ‘g’ to me! This week we were given the task to make our own gifs using the apocalyptic film we chose to watch. I watched […]

How to Train Your Camera

I’d like to think I have a natural eye for what looks good visually. Take one look at my Instagram feed and it appears to be otherwise. Luckily for me, this week we got a whole guide of tips on how to take better and […]

Week 3: Total Burnout, Dude

Another week, another 5 billion words coming out of my wee little brain. Last week I decided I needed to be more organized and follow a schedule. Did I follow through? No. Will I still try again next week? Yes. When I compound all my […]

A Rusted Future

This week I had the pleasure of reading two post-apocalyptic short stories. The first of these was There will come soft rains by Ray Bradbury. From the get go, this story drew me in with a full immersion into the destroyed post-apocalyptic world that it took […]

Week 2 Roundup: Tech Epiphanies and Struggles, YeeHaw

Man, I love lengthy titles with colons. Anyways. Week 2 was more intense than week 1, which I for some reason did not expect. Despite strictly planning out when I was going to do what so I wouldn’t be stressed out, I did not end […]

Tsunamis, Pandemics and Bots, Oh My!

This week found me being fully initiated into the world of Science Fiction and Apocalyptic media. First off, I watched the cheesy and plot hole-ridden TV special, End Day. It was an easy to digest series that followed repetitions of the same day culminating in […]

Week 1 Reflection

This week was a bit of a blur. I’ll be honest, when I first took a look at our initial assignments, I was a little overwhelmed. Twitter, Instagram, YouTube; I could handle all of those. Those were platforms that I used every day. But immediately […]