Directed by Angelik LaBoy (B.A., C.S)
Synopsis: Cutting-edge technologies like Unreal Engine, Plask, MoCap Solutions, Generated Photos, and MetaHuman Creator are helping filmmakers render incredibly complex, immersive worlds by combining visual effects, and real-time animations, game engines, and A.I. The new wave of filmmaking that uses Unreal Engine as its principal pipeline is known as virtual productions (V.P.s). During the 2021- 2022 Academic year, a team of 30 graduate and undergraduate students collaborated with John Thornton (Director of Film and Media, LMC) and with LMC’s Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center (DILAC) to create Ireti. Ireti is an immersive V.R./animation/live-action film that follows a woman reflecting on fragmented events in her life that led to her closest friend’s death. It combines V.R., animation, and live-action storytelling elements to challenge its audience to decipher the fragmented memories and uncover the truth about what happened to the story’s protagonist. The film is currently in post-production and will release in August 2022.
A Good Life For Us
Directed by Michal Jensby (MS, GMC)
Synopsis: Secrets long unspoken are revealed as a family recounts and reconciles with the hopes and hardships of immigrating to the United States and leaving behind a life in post-1949 Taiwan. In this documentary, filmmaker Michal Anne Jensby explores notions around family, sacrifice, and identity as she engages in a search that challenges many of her own long-held beliefs.