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    Digital Media Project for the Vancouver Maritime Museum. Team Qilak was tasked with creating an interactive installation called Orion, that wou… Read More
    Digital Media Project for the Vancouver Maritime Museum. Team Qilak was tasked with creating an interactive installation called Orion, that would teach children the use of astronomy in navigation. More specifically, they were tasked with covering three main learning points: Polaris (and its role as the North Star) The Big Dipper (and its orientation pointing towards the North Star) Orion (and its root in Inuit mythology as well as navigation uses) The Uluktuk myth is the Inuit story of the three hunters chasing a polar bear in the sky represented in the Orion Constellation. The museum decided the new experience should be catered toward the age group of 4-9 year olds. The final installation will involve several technologies that enhance the visual and interactive aspects of astronomy and navigation. The visitors should leave the exhibit entertained and understand the 3 major learning objectives. Read Less
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Team Qilak had to delivered a high fidelity interactive installation and animation for the Maritime Museum.  
 
The project strengthened my ability to lead a team to stay on track and reach its goals with a positive attitude. The Masters in Digital Media program has challenged me in diverse areas of game design, film editing, storyboarding, 2D & 3D animation and hardware interoperability. 
For me, interdisciplinary projects are particularly fascinating, they encourage groups to reach forward to find multiple potential solutions to big issues. I have developed my skills as a muralist because I believe that large scale visual arts can empower and awaken public concern for critical issues such as sustainability, peace and diversity. 
The Orion Installation aims to teach children how to  use astronomy in navigation.
More specifically, we were tasked with covering three main learning points:
Polaris (and its role as the North Star)
The Big Dipper (and its orientation pointing towards the North Star)
Orion (and its root in Inuit mythology as well as navigation uses)

For the drawing process we included hand-drawn sketches and used variety of drawing software including Adobe Photoshop, Corel painter, and Autodesk Sketchbook Pro. The animation of the still frames was imported into Adobe Premiere, After Effects, and Unity. Various particle and light effects were implemented in Unity for the final project.
For more information about our team process please check out our blog:
http://blogs.thecdm.ca/qilak/
Collaboration Mural Porject with Jesus Kobe in Ometepe, Nicaragua.