“We Arrgh Pirates! The Hero’s Journey at Peninsula College” Digital Storytelling Video #PenColMedia

telling stories around the fire in Second Life

“We Arrgh Pirates! The Hero’s Journey at Peninsula College” by my Peninsula College Intro to 3D Design Digital Storytelling Students! Edited by Jack Cote and filmed in Second Life! https://youtu.be/eYGo0jDLdM0 #PenColMedia

So proud of these superhero’s!

The Hero’s Journey New Student Orientation Digital Storytelling and 3D Design Interactive Project is an ongoing, persistent engagement experience to inform and inspire new students to attend Peninsula College on campus and online.

Digital Storytelling students design, build, and institute components of The Hero’s Journey. The continual goal of the project is to build an innovative marketing space and introduction to the college through an adventure filled with information, helpful resources, encouragement, and inclusive experiences.

Our next class start Spring term with Media 224 – Digital Storytelling which is taught online and on campus!

Peninsula College 2017 Media 196 – Intro to 3D Design Class:
Joseph Beeson
Cory Castillon
Jack Cote
Mariah Dillard
Isaac Fink
Cindy Guoan
James Iredale
Christeal Milburn
Nicholas Rehler
Naoko Scott
Bryan Smith

Special Thanks to all the Peninsula College Digital Storytelling Heroes

http://pencol.edu/proftech/multimedia-communications

Digital Storytelling Students become mentors after the hero's journey

The 12 Steps of The Hero’s Journey:

The Hero’s Journey – Step 1 – Ordinary World – This step refers to the hero’s normal life at the start of the story, before the adventure begins.

The Hero’s Journey Step 2 – Call to Adventure – The hero is faced with something that makes them begin their adventure. This might be a problem or a challenge they need to overcome.

The Hero’s Journey Step 3 – Refusal of the Call – The hero attempts to refuse the adventure because they are afraid.

The Hero’s Journey Step 4 – Meeting with the Mentor – The hero encounters someone who can give them advice and ready them for the journey ahead.

The Hero’s Journey Step 5 – Crossing the First Threshold – The hero leaves their ordinary world for the first time and crosses the threshold into adventure in the extraordinary world.

The Hero’s Journey Step 6 -Tests, Allies, and Enemies – The hero learns the rules of their new world. During this time, they endure tests of strength of will, meets friends, and comes face to face with foes.

The Hero’s Journey Step 7 – Adaptation and Approach – Setbacks occur, sometimes causing the hero to try a new approach and adopt new ideas.

The Hero’s Journey Step 8 – Ordeal – The hero experiences a major hurdle or obstacle, such as a life or death crisis.

The Hero’s Journey Step 9 – Reward – After surviving death, the hero earns their reward or accomplishes their goal.

The Hero’s Journey Step 10 – The Road Back – The hero begins their journey back to their ordinary life.

The Hero’s Journey Step 11 – The Resurrection Hero – The hero faces a final test where everything is at stake and they must use everything they have learned.

The Hero’s Journey Step 12 – Return with Elixir – The hero brings their knowledge or the “elixir” back to the ordinary world, where they apply it to help all who remain there.

11th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival in Sequim WA is October 1 & 2, 2016

The Fiber Arts Extravaganza at the City of Sequim Civic Center Plaza in 2015

North Olympic Fiber Arts FestivalJoin us for this interactive fiber arts event connecting to the community with activities like a museum exhibition, workshops, educational demonstrations of fiber processes, hands-on projects for children and adults, Fiber Arts Market of local artists’ work and fiber supplies, and information about local fiber activities, groups, businesses, and instructional resources. Excellent volunteers make this community event possible including several local fiber arts groups, artists, fiber friendly businesses, and educational organizations. We are grateful for their fostering natures and fiber arts talents. The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is an opportunity to experience positive inclusion, creative expression, and the economic enterprise of art. Always encouraging genuine growth and artistic integrity, most activities are free to the public and all forms of fiber art are welcome.
FiberArtsFestival.org

Saturday, October 1
Each year on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., we have an action-packed Fiber Arts Extravaganza full of free educational demonstrations, hands-on engagement for all ages, and Fiber Arts Market. The Fiber Arts Extravaganza is at the City of Sequim Civic Center Plaza on the NW corner of Cedar Street and Sequim Avenue. Visitors will have the opportunity to shop for items from fleece to finished products including apparel, household goods, and supplies to create your own fiber works. Demonstrations vary from spinning yarn, felting, knitting, hooking, weaving, and hand stitching. Learn more about local artists and fiber related groups to join our growing and supportive community. Bring your friends and family to discover the many forms of fiber arts and make some new friends too. I will be selling my art apparel during this event.

Sunday, October 2
From 12 to 3 p.m., come to the “Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers” Artists’ Reception at Sequim Museum & Arts where you can meet the exhibiting artists from near and far who may reveal the stories behind their creative and splendid work. These fiber artists also enjoy hearing your fiber tales. You might inspire a collaborative project for next year!

To inspire you and the next generation of fiber artists, the Fiber Arts Juried exhibition has a unique, accessible theme each year to inspire artists to create new works or bring out older works that they haven’t had occasions to share. This year the themed “Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers” exhibition is about vindicating the volume and importance of all fiber in its many forms while reflecting on textiles, tales, and talent through enlightenment, abundance, accumulation, and perception. Conspicuous consumption or considerate consequences, creators convey cloth’s transformation from meaningless mass into something that matters.

Friday, October 7
First Friday Art Walk Sequim “Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers” 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 175 West Cedar St. SequimArtWalk.com

The Fiber Arts Extravaganza at the City of Sequim Civic Center Plaza in 2015
The Fiber Arts Extravaganza at the City of Sequim Civic Center Plaza in 2015

Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair May 6 – 8

affordable art by Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond

Join me at the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair May 6 – 8, 2016! I am honored to be Co-Director of this community event with my friend and fellow artist, Jean Wyatt. We launch with the First Friday Art Walk Sequim Patron Preview of creative vendors and ‘Propagation’ a music performance by Alan B. Brock-Richmond.

2016 Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair at the Sequim

2016 will be the 26th year for the Arts and Crafts Fair and is a 2 day event that provides an opportunity for vendors to sell their handcrafted wares. Recycle, Reuse and Repurpose are an underlying theme of the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair which will have demonstrations throughout Saturday and Sunday, as well as an Innovative Reuse Showcase and Contest. Over 30 vendors make this event a mainstay of the Irrigation Festival. In addition to the crafts vendors, enjoy a selection from our food vendors and enjoy our main stage entertainment.

Call for Entries Moving Pictures Festival

Peninsula College Film Festival

Peninsula College Film Festival

http://pencol.edu/events/second-annual-moving-pictures-festival

DEADLINE May 27 at NOON.

The film festival showcases persuasive, passionate, and poignant short video and animation productions by Peninsula College students. Many filmmakers have earned or are earning the Short-Term Certificate in Digital Video at Peninsula College. Multimedia Communications Program Coordinator and Instructor Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond will host a Q & A with the students and share about the Digital Video courses offered at Peninsula College.

Exploring documentary styles, filmmaking, directing, and production management, the Digital Video Certificate provides students with beginning and advanced digital video skills while learning to plan, film, edit, and stream short digital videos on the internet. They produce documentary shorts that capture a story to achieve informational or emotional ends and share their work as part of the Peninsula College Spring Arts Week and Magic of Cinema.

Donations encouraged. Admission is FREE.

For more information to enter, please contact Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond at rbrock-richmond@pencol.edu

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“Courage to Encourage: Origin Story Lessons” at @fcvw Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference on March 7

Superhero Origin Story

Superhero Origin Story

Join me March 7 at 12:30 PM PST for “Courage to Encourage: Origin Story Lessons” at the Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference. The event is online in a virtual world, please go to this site to register http://consortium.militarymetaverse.org/

My presentation provides step-by-step guidance for instructors and trainers to tap into inspiring students through developing their mission and how that pursuit fuels their educational drive and development. Every student superhero has a catalyst that changes their lives and is the incentive to improve themselves and the world around them. Discover students’ origin stories and principal motivation to turn passion into positive projects and promote partnerships.

Virtual worlds foster flexible, imaginative play to reveal and utilize students’ individual stories. Create a safe learning environment where this vulnerable intersection transforms into a lesson of confidence, compassion, and connections with other superheroes. After exploring the events and elements of their influential story, implement transmedia storytelling through multimedia, blogs, social networks, and virtual world engagement to support student centered success and unique learning styles while inspiring universal listening, inquiry, and teambuilding.

Renne's red mary janes at the National Defense University in Washington D.C.

The last time I presented at the Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference it was at the National Defense University in Washington D.C. Dig my red mary janes! #FCVW #FCVW15 #besuper

Free Marketing Classes with Renne at the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library

Jamestown Tribal Library Classes

Jamestown Tribal Library Classes

Register Now! Take FREE Small Business Marketing Classes in April with me, Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond, through the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation​ and Washington State Library. Registration is Required! Contact library@jamestowntribe.org or 360-582-5783 to learn about social media, WordPress websites, and more!

Thursdays 5:45 – 8:00 PM

April 9th: Marketing Basics

April 16th: Using Social Media Effectively

April 23rd: Basic Website Design

April 30th: Building Your Website Using WordPress

May 7th: More WordPress Marketing Tools and Wrap-Up

Lead By Example

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“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

What matters to you? How do you lead by example?

This image is from my “seasonal celebration series” from April 2012.