Barrett, The Honors College Thesis/Creative Project Collection

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An artistic film about a girl piecing together memories in search of meaning and hope.

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Farina, Chiara Rosa, Chiara, Farina, Janaki, Cedanna, et al.
Created Date
2015-12

The Soviet Union suffered immensely as a result of World War II. When the dust settled and Soviet citizens began to rebuild their lives, the memory of the social, economic, and human costs of the war still remained. The Soviet state sought to frame the conflict in a way that provided meaning to the chaos that so drastically shaped the lives of its citizens. Film was one such way. Film, heavily censored until the Gorbachev period, provided the state with an easily malleable and distributable means of sharing official history and official memory. However, as time went on, film began ...

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Scribner, Quinton Donald, Benkert, Volker, Von Hagen, Mark, et al.
Created Date
2014-05

This work examines three common practices—yellowface in Cloud Atlas (2012), whitewashing in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), and absence in Firefly (2002)—employed in popular science fiction that represent Asianness and disregard the Asian body. Though the creators purport to have progressive ideals at the center of their production choices, their works call on Techno-Orientalist and Orientalist tropes and divorce them from the Asian body, implicitly continuing the Orientalist argument of Western supremacy even in representing Asianness.

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Tse, Kassidy Laurane, Miller, April, Rondilla, Joanne, et al.
Created Date
2017-05

This paper aims to investigate how the portrayal of the crusaders in twentieth and twenty-first century film has evolved and how they have become tools in serving contemporary goals, including those of individual filmmakers and broad societal ideologies. Through the analysis of five films, in both narrative and cinematography, spanning from the 1950s until 2011, themes of redemption, maturity, and the dichotomy of “good” and “bad” are discussed, as well as their chronological evolution in regards to the crusading hero. These films, widely ranging in historical subject matter and country of origin, show a greater range of evolution for the ...

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Bowman, Taylor Nicole, Benkert, Volker, Bruhn, Karen, et al.
Created Date
2015-05

Clothing is dynamic and better understood in-motion than through still photography, giving way to the genre of fashion films. This thesis project is dedicated to the production of a two to three minute fashion film that lives up to the industry stands of production value and creative quality. Three months were dedicated to pre-production during which time the logistics were organized and the artist plans were made. The location was finalized through its private owner after acquiring insurance from a third party. Models were booked and brought up to speed while the designer was approached with a list of our ...

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Madala, Yagna, Crystal, Griffith, Andrés, Vives-Toress, et al.
Created Date
2016-12

This honors thesis project combines the research of regional marketing trends in international film posters and game packaging designs with a creative application of that research. The thesis consists of 4 main sections. The first section includes background research on film poster marketing design approaches and summary of international guidelines for game packaging standards. The second part contains an analysis of selected global film posters from all genres leading up to Disney/Pixar movies, and also a few popular video game packaging designs. The research is then be applied to 3 designs based on regional trends in the largest hubs of ...

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Adivikolanu, Harika Sruthi, Dove-Viebahn, Aviva, Viles, Rebecca, et al.
Created Date
2016-05

C A N V A S is a film both compellingly honest and relevant. Spanning five countries, we find ourselves immersed within three unique stories each reflecting the reality of pain: a humanitarian weighing the realities of injustice, a mother, grieving the loss of her daughter, and a musician pondering the absence of his father. Immersed in these narratives is a vulnerable truth by which all can relate, and we begin to see the colors of a painter at work. Stroked in both suffering and healing, can we learn to trust our artist? C A N V A S tells ...

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Rempel, Zion Andrew, Collis, Adam, Ingram-Waters, Mary, et al.
Created Date
2013-05

Capstone project, I began developing an animated series called Legends of Gaia. The show follows a small group of people of mixed ages and backgrounds, as they travel across the world trying to stop the Galliean Empire, a technologically booming western power that has begun fighting a war for world domination. The purpose of this paper is to better explain the origins and inspirations of the mythology of my series, as well as the major two supernatural characters of my series, and the general geography (both physical and metaphysical) of the series. When first developing this series, I looked into ...

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Lopez, Richard, Collis, Adam, Valenti, F. Miguel, et al.
Created Date
2012-12

I argue that a morally heavy, poorly researched, emotionally powerful piece of non-fiction media with complex subject matter shown to an ill-equipped audience is unethical. I then evaluate methods of avoiding unethical situations from the perspective of media creators. I conclude by calling for a strictly diligence based ratings board anchored in the professional guilds of the entertainment industry.

Contributors
Broderick, Nathan Andrew, Maday, Gregg, Watson, Jeffrey, et al.
Created Date
2014-12

Beautiful Accidents is a debut drama-comedy feature screenplay written as a thesis project. For a screenwriter trying to bloom in the Film Industry, the big question is “where is your great feature script?” and “how many do you have?” The pressure is all about the quality of the work and how many feature screenplays are written. Thus, this draft has been in pre-production and conception for a year and a half now. The draft presented as the thesis project is the third draft of a total of three versions of the script. The first and second drafts are drastically different ...

Contributors
Kheshtchin-Kamel, Amena, Montesano, Mark, Bernstein, Gregory, et al.
Created Date
2015-05

Barrett, the Honors College accepts high performing, academically engaged students and works with them in collaboration with all of the other academic units at Arizona State University. All Barrett students complete a thesis or creative project, supervised and defended in front of a faculty committee. The thesis or creative project allows students to explore an intellectual interest and produce an original piece of scholarly research. The thesis or creative project is a student’s opportunity to explore areas of academic interest with greater intensity than is possible in a single course. It is also an opportunity to engage with professors, nationally recognized in their fields and specifically interested and committed to working with honors students. This work provides tangible evidence of a student’s research, writing and creative skills to graduate schools and/or prospective employers.