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GMU AVT 497, Senior Project Blog

Updated: Apr 2, 2021

Blog entry Here is my event Blog to document my Senior Project.

01 Mach 2021 Progress Report

Photograph contact Sheet

03 March 2021 Contact Sheet b
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03 March 2021 Contact Sheet a
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03 March 2021 Contact Sheet color b
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03 March 2021 Contact Sheet color a
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Sample Color and B & W Photograph

03 February 2021

Senior Project Mentor Letter and Proposal

Professor Carrier,

I am taking Professor Sue Wrbican, Senior Project Class for Spring 2021.

Professor Wrbican stated every student needs a mentor to review their progress of their Senior Project.


I hope you will find the time to accept to be my Senior Project mentor for the Spring 2021.


As you know I am a photography major and I have discussed and receive approval on my Senior Project from Professor Wrbican.

My senior project is called “A Day in a Life.”

I want to follow the format we did back in Spring 2020 Darkroom II course using “Species of Spaces / Especes d’espaces (1974) by Pierre Getzler.

I plan to break my Senior Project into three parts:

PART One (Photographs) I am looking take over 1500 individual digital photographs) using all the knowledge I acquired over the last four years.

“A Day in a Life” outline

a. Wake up

b. Personal Work Out

c. Breakfast

d. Getting Dressed

e. Shopping

f. Lunch

g. Gardening

h. Visiting Neighbors

i. Cocktails/Cordials

j. Cooking the Dinner Meal

k. Dinner

l. Nightly activities

m. Preparing for bed

n. Sleep

Part Two (“A Day in a Life Digital Book)

This book will have 15 – 20 of my best photographs with an individual narrative on the opposite page of the photographs)

Part Three (2 – 5 Minute short video on my senior project, narrated by myself.)

Professor Wrbican stated I will only need your professional guidance four times during the semester.

I was hoping to use your office hours on Wednesday from 12:00 – 2:00 PM for these mentoring sessions.

I promise to have a .pdf of my photograph or You Tube Link for my video progress email to you two days before our meeting.

Also, I plan to upload my progress on my webpage under the title “Senior Project” to give you time to review my progress before our formal progress meetings:

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Draft Calendar and meeting talking points.

I was hoping to schedule the following time 12:00 Noon – 12:15 PM for the following days this semester to review my progress on my Senior Project:

1> First meeting: 12:00 Noon – 12:15 PM, Wednesday, 03 Feb 2021, I plan to have a detail calendar and program management outline on how I plan to execute this project

2> Second meeting: 12:00 Noon – 12:15 PM, Wednesday, 03 Mar 2021, I have plan to have taken my photographs and have put them into a digital collection of my best 36 photographs

3> Third meeting: 12:00 Noon – 12:15 PM, Wednesday, 31 Mar 2021, I will have a draft digital notebook (.PDF file) for your review with artist statement, photographs, and narrative.

4> Fourth and final 12:00 Noon – 12:15 PM, Wednesday, 21 April 2021, I plan to have the final narrative video on You Tube and my webpage for your review.

10 February 2021, Joseph Thompson Senior Project Spreadsheet Calendar

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17 February 2021 - Draft Day in a Life first video

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