My name is Jack Phifer and I’m a senior Interactive Media General major with a minor in Studio art. I am not currently on a Catapult team for this FUSE event but I was a game design member for last year’s FUSE. I worked on the 4 player turn based touch table game Cattlepult, where users take turns launching cows in an effort to destroy the opponents base. When it comes to IM I mainly like to focus on the design aspects of production as well enjoying coding. So far, my favorite IM related activity has been the design and coding of websites as well as video production. In regards to my studio art minor, I mainly focus on 3D works such as ceramics and sculpture. Although I do like to dabble into other art forms such as drawing, painting, photography, and video making. I have been doing my main form of art, ceramics, since middle school and have been in several exhibitions since then. My skills have only grown after coming to Bradley University. My works tend to focus on natural and classic forms with naturally occurring colors. I always push myself to make the biggest possible forms I can make and find that from every failed piece, a greater lesson is learned.
Scuba in Maui
My first example of my work is a scuba diving video I made while on a family vacation in Hawaii. It includes underwater shots of coral reefs as well as shots of me and my brothers jumping off the main boat, all synced to music. I used the skills I learned in IM 285 video production to make this video.
My second example of work is a photograph of my friend Dylan. Since I have practice in photography and own a nice camera he asked me to take his official graduation pictures. While at Laura Bradley park I noticed some disc golf holes and, as he loves the sport, we decided to make the goal a symbol for his completing of college.
My third example is an assembly of some of my smaller recent ceramics work. Among them are mainly mugs surrounding a central bowl. I used the color difference between the table and curtain to create a nice one third perspective. After college I plan on continuing ceramics and hopefully one day make it my profession.