Digital Storytelling Secret Page For Digital Storytelling Class See my Ethics statement Here: Ethics Introduction “Selfie” video Intro video for digital storytelling. from Chad Denaux on Vimeo. Script: Hello, my name is Chad Denaux and I currently live in Charleston, South Carolina with my wife and two cats. I am currently working through my final semester at the State University of New York, where I am completing a Bachelors degree in Computer Science with an emphasis on software development. I previously had studied music composition and and audio technology at the University of North Carolina in Asheville, and music technology has been a primary source of inspiration for my endeavors in learning software engineering. I am engaged in intensive independent studies involving various aspects of creative computing applications such as digital signal processing and sound design. I have worked as a keyboardist with several independent bands, and have released an album for my solo project Toccata Nosferatu. I am also interested in scoring for film and doing sound design and physical modeling for games and other interactive systems, I have long been inspired by the bardic tradition of early cultures, and many of my favorite albums and songs are those that tell stories. I look forward to future collaboration where I will have the opportunity to share what knowledge and experience I have gained thus far. Score- Bach Prelude 4 C# minor, BWV 849. Performed by Chad R. Denaux Mobile Story: A Source of Inspiration MobileStory from Chad Denaux on Vimeo. Script Charleston is the city of my birth, and its rich history and Architectural landmarks have long served as a source of inspiration for me. It is the second-oldest city in the US, and both sides of my family migrated through here in the 17 and 18 hundreds. Edgar Allen Poe, who has strongly influenced my style of writing lyrics and poetry, was stationed on Sullivan’s Island during his rather brief stint in the military, and it was there that he was inspired to write several of his more famous stories: “The Gold Bug”, “The Oblong Box”, and “The Balloon Hoax”. I have spent many late evenings walking along this island’s more remote stretches of beach, and it does, almost always, inhabit the mind with spectral fantasies. The Unitarian Church in downtown Charleston shares its garden with the Lutheran church next-door. This location was a favorite haunt for me in my late teens and early twenties, where I loved to go to write. This cemetery is indeed referred to as the garden for the Unitarian, as it is quite aptly nicknamed the “Overgrown Graveyard” due to the relatively lush vegetation herein. This also was the location where me and my wife were married in 2010. Digital Story: Path of Nuit (Prosaic piece) Path of Nuit from Chad Denaux on Vimeo. Script Should you find yourself, late one night, stumbling along a deserted and forgotten stretch of beach and discover there a breakwater standing sentinel among the waves- Would you follow it along to the ledge were it ends? And if so, while staring down into the precipitous and crashing waves below, could you find within yourself the courage to take a further step onto the shining path that leads across the sea? To adorn the starry vestments of Nuit, and to peel away the layers of illusion so that you might taste what lies obscured beneath the Veil of Sorrow. Then, might you stand at the summit of all creation, and below the Earth, the Sun, and the Moon might appear but single whirling thread in the ever-rolling, ever winding tapestry of time. Credits Music, Narration, and Script: Chad Denaux Images/Animations: Composite animations from freely licensed images. Attribution not required, but given anyway… Pixabay: Free-Photos: wav, sea Dorian_Krauss Curriculum_Photografia Behind Path of Nuit The video Path of Nuit was an exercise in experimentation with Adobe Photoshop and After-Image, yet the prose and imagery selection was inspired by not only a previous poem that I had written when much younger, but by a specific place that I used to go to write. One of the local beaches, Folly Beach, suffers from substantive erosion which is evidenced by the swiftly diminishing property lines situated on the remote side of the beach. At one time, there used to be a series of breakwaters along the main section of beach, which were cement walls flanked by rocks that could be seen along the shore. When the tide was high, the water and waves would run beside the breakwaters, so if one were to walk to the end of one, they would be surrounded by sea without actually being in it: a rather exhilarating feeling. As a young adult I used to primarily hang out in the downtown area, which was about a fifteen minute drive from Folly Beach. When I would get tired of being downtown, eager for a change in scenery, I would drive out to Folly much later in the evening when all the tourists and normal beach crowd were long asleep. At two or three in the morning the beach was usually quiet, save for the occasional straggling drunk, which was a perfect time to go there to write. It was always an inspiring place to go and sit amid the crashing waves, whether the sky was clouded and the waves turbulent as prelude to a storm, or the sky clear and moonless be bejeweled with stars, or the sky lit with a full moon illuminating shadows along the beach. I always, before knowing what the term “breakwater” meant, knew these selection of places as “the ledge”, and a wonderfully desolate one at that. I brought friends and dates there, but I think most of the time I enjoyed being there alone with a journal, a pen, a clove cigarette, and a slight buzz. I liked the introspection that it offered, and the ability to gaze into both the light of the heavens and the ever-rolling and turbulent abyss of the ocean always lent itself to a renewed sense of aspiration. Unfortunately, for me at least, most of the breakwaters have been removed due to being ineffective for their intended purpose of erosion control, and like the rest of Charleston, the area has just become stressful and expensive to visit, an unwelcome byproduct of tourism and overpopulation. Class Collaboration Project Final Reflection Movie on 4-27-18 at 12.05 PM_1 from Chad Denaux on Vimeo. Script: Good afternoon, everyone. My initial objectives in signing up for this class were to explore medium for multimedia production, and to have an opportunity for creative collaboration during my studies here at SUNY, and I definitely feel that those objectives have been met. I have learned a lot about the art of digital storytelling, and while my academic career is , at least for now, over, I will be able to apply much of what I have learned during this class to my creative pursuits. I had the opportunity to explore, in depth, many features of Adobe Creative Cloud, such as after effects and Premiere, that I had not previously experimented with. I will likely clean up and refresh some of the material from my class blog space and use it for my actual blog. I think many of the techniques and material that I have explored in this class will be beneficial to my work in web and software development, as compliment to much of the technical coursework I have done otherwise. It has been great sharing the last few months with all of you, and I wish you all the best of luck in your future work!