The Media Lab at SEEDs for Autism

Thanks to a generous grant from Thunderbird Charities, our Media Lab is the latest addition to the curriculum at SEEDs for Autism. This exciting department focuses on developing and practicing social skills through the use of technology and new media formats such as video production, animation and computer arts. Staying current with new innovations in communication and information, participants will utilize computers, cameras and video to share their stories, connect with others and document all the exciting things happening at SEEDs for Autism. 

Scott (instructor) provides insight on the art of film-making

JAKE M.
Doing something new can be frightening. In some cases though, doing new things can be awesome if it pertains to something you’re passionate about. Seeds for Autism has added a new department called the Media Lab. Students like me get to learn about framing shots and how to operate video cameras. We also get to learn how to setup stories. I’ve always been a big movie fan. However, the purpose of the Seeds media lab is to record videos promoting Seeds products. I’m good with promoting Seeds. I feel the media lab will be great for me because it allows me to pursue my interest in video and production and it will allow me the opportunity to make more people aware about Seeds and what we do.

The grand opening of our Media Lab!
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Hunter’s Presentation at SEEDs for Autism

Developing social skills is an important area of focus at SEEDs for Autism and we incorporate practicing these skills into every aspect of our program. Creating power point presentations is a creative way for our participants to build confidence, improve communication skills and inspire others. In this presentation, Hunter speaks to a roomful of his peers on the topic of “Manners”.

Justice League: HEROES(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the PlayStation 2 game Justice League: HEROES.

 

The locations in this game consist of Metropolis, STAR Labs, Russia (Communications Relay and Missile Silos), Mars, Gorilla City, the WatchTower (Justice League Headquarters), Brainiac’s Lair and New Apokolips.

 

The protagonists in this game consist of Batman (the Dark Knight Detective), Superman (the Man of Steel), Martian Manhunter (Martian ShapeShifter), Zatanna (Mistress of Magic), Wonder Woman (Amazon Princess), Flash (the Fastest Man Alive) Green Lanterns (Galactic Law-Enforcement Officers)(John Stewart, Kyle Rayner and Hal Jordan), Supergirl (the Girl of Steel), the Huntress (Vigilante Archer), Hawkgirl (Thanagarian Warrior), Green Arrow(the Emerald Archer), Aquaman (King of Atlantis) and Black Canary(Siren of Justice).

 

The antagonists in this game consist of Queen Bee, the KEY, Killer Frost, the White Martians, Gorilla Grodd, Doomsday (Kryptonian Monster), Brainiac, Darkseid (Apokoliptian Dictator).

 

In conclusion, I found this game to be an utmost celebration of DC Comics greatest heroes and villains.

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Disney’s Epic Mickey(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review Disney’s Epic Mickey for the Nintendo Wii.

 

The game takes place in a special world created by Yen Sid (Fantasia’s the Sorcerer’s Apprentice) for long-forgotten toons which is called WasteLand.

 

You also travel through some old-time Mickey Mouse Cartoon settings, some of which are comprised of Steamboat Willie, Lonesome Ghosts, Mickey & the Beanstalk and Thru the Mirror.

 

In this game, you play as Mickey Mouse as he uses Yen Sid’s magic paintbrush to save and restore WasteLand as well as to thwart the Mad Doctor and Vanquish the Phantom Blot.

 

As Mickey, you use the magic paintbrush to utilize either Paint (color: Blue) to repair/restore or Thinner (color: Green) to destroy/erase.

 

While in WasteLand, Mickey meets animatronic versions of Donald, Goofy and Daisy, as well as Clarabelle Cow, Horse Horsecollar and various incarnations of Pete.

 

He also meets Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (Mickey’s Disney predecessor), Ortensia (Oswald’s Sweetheart) as well as a majority of Helpful Gremlins.

 

In conclusion, I found this game to be a true celebration of Disney’s Greatest Mickey Mouse Cartoons ever created.

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X-Men: Legends(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review X-Men: Legends for the PlayStation 2. This game follows the story of a young mutant named Alison Crestmere (Magma) as she helps the X-Men save the world from Magneto as well as from General William Kincaid.

The protagonists in this game are comprised of Alison Crestmere (Magma)(mutant power: the ability to Manipulate and Control volcanic activity and Lava skin), Scott Summers (Cyclops)(mutant power: Optic Energy Blasts), Logan (Wolverine)(mutant powers: Accelerated Healing, Heightened Senses and Adamantium Claws), Hank McCoy (Beast)(mutant powers: SuperHuman Strength, Speed and Agility), Peter Rasputin (Colossus)(mutant powers: Super Strength and Titanium skin), Emma Frost (White Queen)(mutant powers)(Telepathy and Diamond skin), Remy LeBeau (Gambit)(mutant power: Kinetic abilities), Bobby Drake (Iceman)(mutant powers: the ability to Generate and Manipulate ice/Ice skin), Jean Grey (mutant power:Telepathy and Telekinesis), Jubilation Lee (Jubilee)(mutant powers: PyroKinetic abilities), Kurt Wagner (Nightcrawler)(mutant power: line-by-sight Teleportation), Elizabeth Braddock (Psylocke)(mutant powers: Telekinesis, Telepathy and PsychoKinetic Manipulation), Anna Marie (Rogue)(mutant power: the ability to absorb the memories, abilities & powers of those she touches) & Charles Xavier (Professor X)(mutant power: Telepathy).

The antagonists in this game are comprised of General William Kincaid, Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto)(mutant power: the ability to Manipulation and Control metal), Raven Darkholme (Mystique)(mutant power: Shape-Shifting abilities) & Shadow King (mutant powers: Telepathy as well as Possessing others).

In conclusion, This game follows a new chapter in the lives of the X-Men in their quest to protect humanity (Humans & Mutants).

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Dark Cloud 2(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles & I’m here to review Dark Cloud 2 for the PlayStation 2.

 

In this game, you must rebuild the past in order to restore the future, thereby foiling the temporal machinations of the evil Emperor Griffin. As such , This game centers around the concepts of architectural construction as well as time travel.

 

The main protagonists in this game are comprised of Max (main hero)(weapons: Wrench/Gun) & Monica (main heroine)(weapons: Sword/Magic). The main antagonists in this game are comprised of Gaspard (dark assassin)(weapon:Sword) & Emperor Griffin (Main Villain)(weapon: Twin Swords).

 

In conclusion, I found that this game takes your architectural constructive skills to new heights in a challenging way.

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LEGO Marvel: SuperHeroes 2(Preview/Review)

Hello, my name is Charles & I’m here to talk about the upcoming PlayStation 4 game LEGO Marvel: Super Heroes 2 which is a direct sequel to the PlayStation 3 & 4 Games LEGO Marvel: Super Heroes.

 

This game takes place 4 years after the events of the 1st game in a new setting called Chronopolis which spans across 18 different locations in the Marvel universe, some of which consists of Asgard, K’un-L’un, Attilan, a Hydra empire, a Noir version of New York City, Knowhere, an alternate Medieval timeline, ancient Egypt, the Old West, planet Hulk & New York City in the year 2099 as you try to stop Kang the Conqueror’s attempt to conquer the universe through the manipulation of time.

 

The cast of heroes in this game consists of A-Bomb (Blue Hulk), Ant-Man, Giant-Man, Black Cat, Black Panther, Black Widow, Blade (DayWalker), Captain America, Captain Marvel,Ms. Marvel, Daredevil, Dr. Strange, Drax the Destroyer, Elektra (Noir), Falcon, Gamora, Red Hulk, Ghost Rider, Groot (Baby/Adult), Hawkeye, Hulk, Iron Fist, Iron Man, Luke Cage, Moon Knight, Red She-Hulk, Rocket Raccoon, She-Hulk, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Star Lord, Thor, Vision, War Machine, Wasp & White Tiger.

 

The cast of villains in this game consists of Attuma, Baron Zemo, Carnage, Crimson Dynamo, Dr. Octopus, Dormammu, Electro, Enchantress, Fing Fang Foom, HobGoblin, Green Goblin, Hela, Howard the Duck, Kang the Conqueror, Kingpin, Klaw, Kraven the Hunter, Loki, Madame Hydra, Man-Ape, M.O.D.O.K., Mysterio, Red Skull, Rhino, Ronan the Accuser, SandMan, Scorpion, Shocker, TaskMaster, the GrandMaster, Venom, Vulture, Winter Soldier & Yellow Jacket.

 

In conclusion, this game is due for release on November 14, 2017 tomorrow & I of course believe this game will be Marvel’s greatest achievement in video games to date.