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Multimedia Sideshow

Parallel Communities
The 15th Annual Richland College Computer Arts Festival presents
The Parallel Festival
April 3 and 4, 2007
Guests and events from the 2007 Festival

Stephen Marc

xASU photography professor and digital artist Stephen Marc travels extensively throughout the Northeast, South and Midwest, rediscovering his African American heritage and photographing Underground Railroad sites. He is creating digital montages for an upcoming book and traveling exhibition.

For more information on Stephen Marc, visit the Arizona State Harberger College of Fine Art Website

Richland is collaborating with UTD to bring Stephen to Dallas. His work will be on view at the UTD Fine Arts building in the exhibition:

"Legacy of Photomontage: Engineering the Photograph"


Garman Herigstad

Special Effects Guru Garman Herigstad's credits include Technical Director for "Cast Away", and "Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone".

He has created special effects for films such as "The Ant Bully", "Stealth", "The Day After Tomorrow", "The Time Machine", "X-Men (2000)", and "O Brother, Where Art Thou".

Garman also runs VizyAcky, a school for Special Effects in Addison, Texas. Courses are also available online.

Pro-Tools Demonstration:

digital music/audio production software by Jake Schaefer of Digidesign Corporation.


Pro-Tools is the industry standard software used in top recording studios, radio and television production facilities, advertising agencies, etc. for recording and editing music and audio. Pro-Tools is used for all kinds of amazing post-production work, most famously for pitch correction. Mr. Schaefer will demonstrate the software and the Pro-Tools HD 7 control console and discuss the many ways it is used in industry and education.

Brad Keller

Brad Keller is a Dallas-based Filmmaker whose production company, Fireside-Entertainment, is responsible for the Lifetime Movies Cable series, "Inspector Mom"

brad keller

Brad and crew filmed on the Richland campus and soccer fields for episodes of this series.

Brad has directed over 10 feature length films, and was asked back to the festival this year by popular demand.

Mr. Keller's breakthrough came with 2004's A Killer Within starring Giancarlo Esposito. Distributing it himself, he succeeded in getting the DVD into Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Borders and other chain stores.

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Bath House Cultural Center

April 1 Artist Talk: Andrew Ortiz, Dwayne Carter, and Jesse English will discuss their current Digital Art exhibits at the Bath House.

dwayne carter

April 4 at University of Texas at Dallas:

Artist Steven Marc will speak in conjunction with "Montage" a group exhibit featuring work by artists Yoon Cho,Carolina Kile, Enrique Fernandez, Stephen Marc, and Gordon Young.

"Legacy of Photomontage: Engineering the Photograph"


Special Thanks to the Richland Digital Chronicle
for their help with the Festival

El Centro: Animation Shorts

Second Life UTD School of Management site developer Erin Jennings

Pro Tools demo by Jake Schaefer of Digidesigns

Dallas Photographer, Richard Klein

Chris Sommers, Southwest Airline Training:
Flash Actionscript
demo files available here

Student Animations and Exhibits


Mission of the Guildhall

The mission of The Guildhall at SMU is to provide the world's premier education and training center for digital game development, and to serve as a focal point for the digital game community.

The Guildhall is a place, a faculty, a curriculum, a student body, and a vision—shared by experienced game developers, industry leaders, academics, and aspiring professionals.



The Parallel Festival: Using Digital tools to bridge Parallel Communities!