Festival of Scholars

An annual celebration of research, scholarship, and creativity

April 27 - May 1, 2015

Edgar Allan Poe Seen Alive

Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Spies-Bornemann Center for Education and Technology 138
Description: In this session, student Gustavo Youngberg will present original research in famous literary figures and will animate them accordingly. The project emerged out of class assignments. Come by and experience a reanimation.

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Student Abstracts at this Session

Gustavo Youngberg

Faculty Mentor:
Mr. Barry Burns
Edgar Allan Poe Seen Alive

For this presentation, I have researched the general appearance and special facial characteristics of famous literary figures, specifically Edgar Allan Poe, in an effort to bring him back to life. Using Adobe Photoshop and After Effects, I have colorized and transformed photo portraits, from a time when motion pictures were not around, into key frames for animation.Through this process of photo manipulation, we can create a look back in time at the people from our past.