Matthew Jon Durnin’s Profile

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Matthew Jon Durnin
Major Program of Study
Entertainment Technology

My Courses

ENT4900/4901 Internship

ENT4900/4901 Internship

For ENT Majors: work experience at a professional scenery fabrication shop, rental/supply house, off- Broadway theater, or any related industry organization approved by the adviser. For Emerging Media Tech Majors, work experience at a design firm, media electronics firm, media software firm, robotics firm, entertainment or media production firm, or any related industry organization approved by the adviser. This will serve to bridge the student’s academic and commercial careers by giving the him/her professional work experience and industry contacts before the end of the senior year. Each student will keep a log/journal to be shared in group seminars. Supervision will be by faculty and a manager at the internship site. Prerequisite: ENT 4410 or ENT 4450 or ENT 4470 or ENT 4480 or Pre- or corequisite: MTEC 3800

ENT 4499 Culmination Project Spring 2016

ENT 4499 Culmination Project Spring 2016

This course serves as the senior thesis project. The student will utilize his/her skills in a new and innovative way to develop a project that relates to or has an impact on the entertainment industry. Projects may be developed through courses in the entertainment technology and/or emerging media technology programs. All projects must be approved by the adviser and should demonstrate management, technical design and presentation skills. Documentation of planning, design and realization will be presented to a committee of instructors, both in entertainment technology and related disciplines, as well as to industry professionals; all are to be selected by the students and approved by the adviser.

ENT 2210 Advanced Scenery Construction Fall 2016

ENT 2210 Advanced Scenery Construction Fall 2016

This course aims to take a student from competency to proficiency in the scene shop. A successful student will be able to take a scenery project from the drawing to completion, either alone or leading a small crew. Skills covered include: construction techniques, project planning, tool and procedure selection, joinery, time and cost estimation and carpentry. Coursework will focus heavily on lab and project work.

History of Theatre: Stages and Technology

History of Theatre: Stages and Technology

Portfolio containing the work of students from the course

ENT3310 Monster Shop, FA2015

ENT3310 Monster Shop, FA2015

Special uses of plastics and metals in the fabrication of stage scenery and scenery elements. The major emphasis will be placed on the forming and shaping of various plastics, molds and casting, problems of safety and toxicity and the selection and use of metals.

My Projects

Culmination Project

Culmination Project

Project site for all Entertainment Technology and Emerging Media Technology majors.

Topic Genocide: Fallen Sparrow

Topic Genocide: Fallen Sparrow

In the Spring of 2015 Theatreworks will present a play on the topic of genocide: “Fallen Sparrow,” an original play by Professor Victoria Lichterman. This site is a space for dialogue, reflection, and information exchange and is open to the City Tech community. The three main areas on the site are dedicated to 1) conversation (blogging), 2) bibliography of readings and links to information, and 3) suggested assignments for use in courses across the curriculum. This collaboration between the Humanities and Entertainment Technology Departments is a wonderful opportunity to have curricular investigation into the topic of genocide. If instructors are able to incorporate the historical and ongoing issues of genocide into curricula by attending the plays and providing readings and writing assignments to students, we believe we can begin a conversation at City Tech that would serve our students, and our world. Please contact Profs. Victoria Lichterman, Sarah Standing, or Christopher Swift with additional lesson plans and sources on the topic of genocide and we will add these to the site. “Fallen Sparrow” will be performed on April 1 (evening) and April 2 (club hours) in Atrium G38. PHOTO: A man tries to unlock a cell door at a hospital in Kigali, Rwanda in 1994. As the genocide spread across the country, doctors and staff of the main psychological hospital in Kigali fled or were killed leaving the patients to care for themselves. PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID GUTTENFELDER

My Clubs

City Tech Theatre Life

City Tech Theatre Life

CityTech Theatre Students and Faculty Brainstorm Archive Chat Post