Cinematic Multimedia Arts Professor’s Textbook Published

Kendall Hunt Publishing Company recently published the textbook Foundational Digital Multimedia by William Erwin Quest Kennelly, Assistant Professor, Cinematic Multimedia Arts.

Kennelly wrote the textbook specifically for the course: MULT 1100 - Foundations in Multimedia Production, a general education course, which he has continuously taught since 2017. MULT 1100 introduces students to different multimedia content creation programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, and Blender 3D. Students learn how to create and work with digital photos, digital video, vector graphics, illustrations, sound, text, and 3D assets. Projects include graphic designs, motion graphics, animated text, 3D environments, and much more. The course is designed to give students the knowledge and confidence necessary to succeed in the Cinematic Multimedia Arts program and the Communication Studies and Practices program at HPU. Most importantly, students that complete the class, regardless of their major, learn to engage with contemporary visual communication in a way that transcends discipline.

The eye-catching cover image, “Hard Drove Me Crazy,” is the work of talented and tenacious HPU student Cierra Wall. Her carefully constructed collage -comprised of digital photos of radio tubes, electronics, and computer parts- creates a powerful sense of pareidolia (perceiving human features in collections of non-human objects).

Professor Quest teaches many undergraduate Multimedia courses, including Point Shoot Edit, Graphic Design Studio, Animation Production and Design, Web Interface Design, and Motion Graphics and Compositing. In the Strategic Communications graduate program, he teaches Digital Graphic Design and Web Design.

His research interests include digital multimedia, 3D modeling, 3D animation, scientific visualization, digital fabrication, virtual reality, and augmented reality.

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