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    Zhang, Sai
    The goal of this project is to design a series of unique and local “Souvenir Sets” which contain insight of a city’s local life, culture and food, in order to encourage young people to travel and keep the souvenirs as a timeless memory. In this projec . . .
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    Imagawa, Tomohisa
    This thesis project, Wake, towards the Master of Fine Arts degree at California State University, Los Angeles, is a short fictional film, which depicts the death of an old man and his last day before burial. The story was deeply influenced by the deat . . .
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    Kerner, Christopher Lee
    This project report describes my process in creating Breakup/Fixup, an original half-hour single-cam comedy pilot. Breakup/Fixup centers around two main characters, Chad Ryder and Jordyn Wells, who work for an online dating company. Chad and Jordyn me . . .
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    Zhao, Yadi
    “Chef’s Table” is an eleven-minute narrative series that goes inside the kitchens of two notable chefs——Phillip Frankland Lee and Satoshi Kiyokawa. This video focuses on their unique inner thoughts, talents and passion, which from their respective pie . . .
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    Gutierrez, Jessica
    In order to observe and gain perspective we require distance - distance either physically or emotionally. Through the use of instant photography and video I am able to create this kind of distance which will allow for reflection. Undulation is a two-p . . .
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    Khan, Patrick D
    Although multimedia technology currently exists as an integral part of the educational curriculum in colleges across the United States, current multimedia techniques appear lacking and educational content is often less engaging for students. Research . . .
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    Anderson, James
    The Stand Up Historian is an original comedy web series that follows the fictional historian Martin Hill. A recent graduate, Martin has moved back into his parents’ home to pursue stand-up comedy by night while lecturing by day. Told in the style of a . . .
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    Pate, Gwendolyn Gabrielle
    The idea for Echoes was inspired by a lifelong fascination with the link between the physical brain, the conscious mind, and mental illnesses. While earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology, I was interested specifically in psychotic disorders, such . . .
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    Sun, Jing
    The primary purpose of my research is to visually represent what can be regarded as a traditional Chinese thinking system and artistic style. This is to gain a deeper understanding of typical problem-solving processes of the Chinese culture. Through t . . .
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    Lopez, Joaquin Miguel
    THE CREATION OF THE TELEVISION SERIES: LOS MUERTOS By Joaquin Miguel Lopez For my culminating thesis project towards completion of my MFA in Television, Film, and Theatre (TVFT) Writing Option, I will be writing a mini-bible, along with two full scrip . . .
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    Decker, Robert Glen
    On October 20-22, 2016, Master of Fine Arts candidate Robert Glen Decker presented the play Barrymore by William Luce as his thesis project at California State University, Los Angeles. In performing this dynamic theatre piece, he demonstrated versatil . . .
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    Manning, Evan A.
    Eldridge is a feature film screenplay based on a conspiracy theory known as The Philadelphia Experiment, a disastrous attempt by the United States Navy during World War II to render a combat vessel invisible to the naked eye. I've taken an interest in . . .
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    Lin, Ziwei
    The purpose of the report is to analyze the process of making my short film Taste of Love. It tells a story about Chinese food, love, and transformation. The purpose of this project is to explore the deep connection between food and humans on a spirit . . .
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    Moss, Alicia Nicole
    The Device is a science-fiction, feature-length screenplay set on a post-apocalyptic, futuristic Earth. The main protagonist – a geo-biologist named Chaya Maat – is forced to locate the Earth’s damaged cloaking device after Earth is invaded by aliens . . .
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    DiGiovanni, Fanshen
    </italic> One Drop of Love: A Daughter's Search for her Father's Racial Approval</italic> is a solo-play incorporating filmed images, photographs and animation to examine how `race' came to be in the United States, and how it influences the relationsh . . .
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    Macias, Julian
    ABSTRACT Segregation of Art By Julian Macias I make art that is primarily focused on craft and skill, abiding by the elements and principles of art. Although I am a student of Fine Art at the California State University, Los Angeles, I identify with t . . .
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    Miranda, Ricardo Pinheiro
    Tambatajá de Marrí is a movie that represents a desire to create, through an original cinematic language, an authentic portrait of Colares - a remote island that exists in the Amazon region of Brazil, my home. As the movie's narrative unfolds a true s . . .
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    Suarez, Jason
    Viva is a television pilot meant for a cable network audience. The premise of the show revolves around three brothers and the different ways they deal with complications ensuing from the Cuban Revolution. In this project report I delve into the world . . .
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    Starks, Brenda
    The artwork that I create shows and records the impermanence that inhabits our corporeality; this includes such things as aging, hardening and scarring. Through the process of entropy my work reveals the activity of material transformation, allowing u . . .
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    Ellis, Natasha
    In my performance of Oleanna, I not only performed a role that is traditionally cast with Caucasian women, but I also portrayed my character from a contemporary African American woman's viewpoint. My depiction added a new layer of race to the storylin . . .
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    Markarian, Ani
    Armenian identity is indelibly linked to a history of suffering. Armenians living in the post-genocide diaspora often cling to the somber idea of martyrdom and dwell on the past, fearing that future generations will forget the culture’s rich history. . . .
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    Segesvary, Mercedes Katalin
    Between the Lines is a full feature screenplay presented as a dramedy that employs the style of live action and animation. Developed and written for this culminating project, the story delves into the world of Gaby Zeigler, a woman who is tasked with . . .
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    Ponomarenko, Olga
    This thesis project explores my interest in the function of identity within different times and places. Particularly, the project explores the changing relationship to my own developing identity. It focuses on the challenges of transitioning from Russ . . .
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    Santos-DeCure, Cynthia L.
    The objective of this project report is to document and examine the process of writing and performing my one-act play, Miss Quince, a story of Latina identity. I explore the motivations, advantages and challenges of writing and acting in my own play, . . .
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    Santana, Marina
    Sexual expression does not necessarily mean you are choosing to have sexual relations with a partner. Either alone or with a partner, there are many ways to explore and express sexual drives and desire. Without it, none of us would be here. Generation . . .
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    Peralta, Anthony Vito
    Muscle development in the human body is accelerated by exposing the body to external forces of resistance. The physical exertion of the body as it resists causes damage to muscle fiber —the work tears and breaks down the muscle. New fibers grow, while . . .
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    Vargas, Carlos
    Cultural Collision is an exhibition investigating the fusion of religions and multicultural elements with emphasis on the Hindu Indian culture. My work combines my own past identity fused together with my new found cultural and religious identity. The . . .
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    Palomar, Diana
    In a busy world, the ever-changing surroundings are constantly influencing our understanding of life. Similarly, the development of different cities unconsciously triggers different psychological responses. Seeing the architecture through the lens of . . .
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    Bressie, Collin
    In this report, I will reflect on my work as an actor and fight director for Southern California Shakespeare Festival’s (SCF) production of Macbeth. This report will consider the coursework in which I engaged while at Cal State LA, including Fitzmauri . . .
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    Smith, Seanarae
    Literacy and the use of technology are essential skills for daily life. Students whose primary literacy medium is braille must develop reading and writing skills, use those skills to gain greater knowledge, and effectively use a variety of technologie . . .
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    De Vine, Tylene
    This pedagogical portfolio presents a curriculum designed specifically for fifth through twelfth grade English Language Arts students. Story Circle is a writing program dedicated to encouraging students to find their authentic voices through storytell . . .
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    Miranda, Bianka Lorena
    This project report explores my collection of paintings. I have been influenced by a number of literatures that I have encountered in my adult years. A few of the ones that I will be discussing include “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak, “T . . .
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    Carlson, Casey L
    The project presented in this paper reflects my time directing and producing a production of Almost, Maine by John Cariani. The play was produced at California State University, Los Angeles on April 11-13, 2013. While directing this play I told a stor . . .
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    Morton, Monique Rachell
    Man and Wife is a feature-length romantic dramedy set in present-day New Orleans, Louisiana, that follows couples and singles in different stages of their lives who cross paths as they deal with relationships, infidelity, and alternative lifestyles. M . . .
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    Brown, Murri Royal
    “Examining the Effects of Disease, Dying, and Death Emotionally and Psychologically Through a One-Woman Show” will explore, discuss, and share my experience(s) of these topics as a woman in her late twenties. This report will take you through my prepa . . .
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    Herrera, Yvette
    For my culminating Thesis Project towards completion of my MFA in Television, Film and Theatre (TVFT)/Acting Option, at the California State University, Los Angeles, I performed the role of Jacinta in Lope de Vega’s Fuente Ovejuna. The production ran . . .
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    Pan, Menglin
    My thesis short film tells the story of a young American realtor named Mike and his client, an elderly Chinese man named Mr. Chi, learning a lesson about life from each other through the time they spend together searching for houses. Mike and Chi repr . . .
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    Liu, Zheng
    This thesis project, entitled Love In Los Angeles, tells the story of a Chinese girl, Lila, who travels from China to Los Angeles with the goal of taking a sunset picture. In L.A., she gets help from her Chinese Internet friend, Manni. On her journey, . . .
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    Bresson, Toby Allan
    Totems function as balance and invite the viewer to consider the broader concepts of beauty through surface manipulation and the juxtaposition of materials. Each form strikes an emotional balance between the beauty that surrounds us and the ‘ugliness’ . . .
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    Greenberg, Ted
    Does society contribute to the creation of social predators? That question is the basis of my research and the underlying purpose for my thesis film project. The full-length feature film (co-written with Stevie Long), "Tiez of Violence," examines the . . .
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    Nelson, Nicole D.
    The purpose of this project was to create a web-series about three different women who share the comedic happenings of their lives with one another. All the lead women are reflective of my personal life experiences. I address my inspiration for choosi . . .
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    Nelson, Nicole D.
    The purpose of this project was to create a web-series about three different women who share the comedic happenings of their lives with one another. All the lead women are reflective of my personal life experiences. I address my inspiration for choosi . . .
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    Johnson, Callie M Prendiville
    A report on the writing, producing, and performing of The Helenas, a one-act, one-woman play by Callie M Prendiville Johnson. The Helenas follows a young woman named Helena in modern day Los Angeles who examines her namesakes in Shakespeare's A Midsum . . .
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    Yi, James
    ABSTRACT Something About Lucy By James Yi Something About Lucy is an original short film that follows a nonlinear narrative in the psychological thriller genre. While traveling abroad, I became very interested in the use of story structure and plot im . . .
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    He, Qiyu
    This thesis gives a written account of my short documentary Catchers in Beijing from its inception to completion. It is a documentary about a group of young, educated people living in Beijing, chasing their dreams – or about to give up on them. The ti . . .
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    Schultheis-Gerry, Hanna
    Being Me is Ridiculous is a one-woman play with music chronicling Schultheis-Gerry’s experience with brain surgery and beyond. The play explores before, during and after her diagnosis, how it affected her art, her mental health and her relationships. . . .
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    Pitts, Marissa Wind
    Southern California Shakespeare Festival produced William Shakespeare’s As You Like It in September 2016. The production was located at California Polytechnic University of Pomona, along with touring at two high schools in Pomona and Pasadena. The rol . . .
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    Home is a feature-length film in the suspense/horror genre that takes the classic haunted house motif re-envisioned with an Asian Pacific American story and protagonists. The film was shot under the Screen Actors Guild Ultra Low Budget contract with t . . .
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    May, Leila Ruth
    The Pirate Steals a Bride is a series of photographs that depict a unique relationship between nature and society in the context of a traditional romantic heterosexual relationship. I use the genre of romance books along with seeds/plants to explore t . . .
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    Mellian, Kristin
    Across the US and abroad, voice training for the actor is a mandatory study. The actor needs to learn proper breathing, articulation, projection, and at times, develop the tools for character dialects and regional accents. However, this training is tr . . .