The Intro to Multimedia class assignment was simple, even by late 90s standards: digitize a minute of VHS video and edit into something new. As an aspiring visual effects aficionado, of course I took things way too far. Blending stills of my campus with footage from the movie “Independence Day,” I showed a quick story of the university getting pummeled by an alien attack. Aside from some concerned questions at first from officials, the student body ate it up (and I got an A+). That it was made over four weeks using a tired Packard Bell computer with a Pentium 133 and a 1 GB hard drive was nothing short of a miracle.

This project was created while a student at the Rochester Institute of Technology. I do not maintain ownership or copyright of these images.

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