Digital Arts and New Media: MFA: Collaboration, Innovation, Social Impact

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Lawrence Andrews

Associate Professor
Film and Digital Media

Film and Digital Media Professor Lawrence Andrews writes, “My interest in digital media is wide and varied, but the truth be told, the digital aspect of my own work always takes a back seat to what is being communicated. I am simply a storyteller and digital media is a means to an end, nothing more, nothing less.


Having said that, the area of my research that would have a direct bearing on the DANM program would center around my work in digital video. This work is supported by a strong understanding of digital compositing, i.e., the layering of various motion pictures and graphics to develop new ways of solving problems. My compositing work is broadened by an interest in environmental effects generated by 3D particle systems. My digital video work is also supported by a strong background in sound manipulation, acquisition, and design. And finally I have a new interest in moving some of my work into an interactive environment, I am now investing time into learning a new skill set.


My work explores race, power, identity, narrative structures, documentary forms and reportage, with a recent interest in collaborating with groups ranging from community organizations to loosely affiliated individuals held together by little more than an often unstated common goal or interest.”