Author: Kasey Roberts

Kasey Roberts is an Illustration student from Unity, Maine and is now based in New York. Roberts studies Communication Design with an emphasis in Illustration at PrattMWP/ Pratt Institute of Art with a minor in Digital Arts. Her art has been featured in shows in both Maine and New York; she also was invited to attend Haystack Mountain School of Crafts as one of 70 high school students in 2014. Kasey also loves to travel, and has found art inspiration in South Korea, France, Scotland, New York, and Canada to name a few. After she completes her studies in New York City, she hopes to either continue living in NYC or move out of the country to a bigger city to pursue her dream in illustration and animation within the gaming industry or comic industry.

Women in Combat

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true symbol FINAL Women serving in combat is a topic that rarely is talked about. In 2015, women gained rights in the United States to serve in all positions that were only open to men previously. As Ashton B. Carter stated, “They’ll be able to serve as Army Rangers, Green Berets, Navy Seals, Marine Corps Infantry, Air Force parajumpers, and everything that was previously open only to men”. Women are just as vital to the military as men are in both physical, and intellectual ways, and with more women alongside men in combat, the US military could benefit a lot from both genders being involved. In the end, a uniform needs a body to fill it, and whether it’s a male or a female’s, either one can complete the job if qualified. If a women wants to fight for her country, she should not need to earn the rights to do so.


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Kasey Roberts is an Illustration student from Unity,  Maine and is now based in New York. Roberts studies Communication Design with an emphasis in Illustration at PrattMWP/ Pratt Institute of Art with a minor in film.  Her art has been featured in shows in both Maine and New York; she also was invited to attend Haystack Mountain School of Crafts as one of 70 high school students in 2014. Kasey also loves to travel, and has found art inspiration in South Korea,  France, Scotland, New York, and Canada to name a few. After she completes her studies in New York City, she hopes to either continue living in NYC or move out of the country to a bigger city to pursue her dream in illustration and animation within the gaming industry or comic industry.

Women Serving in Combat

Women serving in combat is a topic that rarely is talked about. In 2015, women gained rights in the United States to serve in all positions that were only open to men previously. As Ashton B. Carter stated, “They’ll be able to serve as Army Rangers, Green Berets, Navy Seal’s, Marine Corps Infantry, Air Force parajumpers, and everything that was previously open only to men”. Women are just as vital to the military as men are in both physical, and intellectual ways, and with more women alongside men in combat, the US military could benefit a lot from both genders being involved. In the end, a uniform needs a body to fill it, and whether it’s a male or a female’s, either one can complete the job if qualified. If a women wants to fight for her country, she should not need to earn the rights to do so. size0

Update #13

This is the week that I finish everything, and right now I am on the right track to do so.

I just finished my presentation for Thursday and I am 85% done with my trailer right now (once I can get into the lab today I will finish it all later today and maybe take one or two extra shots to add in quick). I also am 90% done with my process book and when I can get into the lab today, I will put the finishing touches on it. So, it could very well be that today I put the finishing touches on everything needed for Thursday today.

I also drew out a few more quick storyboards to show in my process book as well.

Update #12

I have been very busy wrapping up my process book (which will be ready by the end of this week/beginning of next week ready to print) and filming and editing my last two trailers to show during my presentation for next week. I also have the two film posters finalized, and are shown below. I also FINALLY came up with my own, unique typography for “Duende”, as well as incorporating that in my process book. I will post an alphabet of “Duende-type”  (unoriginal, I know) as soon as I get my tablet to start working again.

I’m feeling really good about my process book and will base my presentation off of that.

UPDATE #10

For my film I am continuing to film and get what I can get done by the end of the semester. I will continue to work just as hard on the actual filming and hand-drawn animations, as well as show another trailer for my end of the semester presentation. I also will work on movie posters to show for my both my presentation and process book as well as put both on social media and Behance.

I’m feeling really good about this project as a whole- despite the fact that this project will be finished more in the winter/spring time I am still just as excited and will continue to work on it until it’s COMPLETELY DONE. I’d rather take my time to make it amazing rather than rush it and to get it done sooner than later.

I want it done by second semester and ready to show and I want it to be great, which is why I’m taking my time on making it nothing but great.

I’m determined to get it done and to make it look as amazing as I envision it to be. After thanksgiving break I will have my posters, new trailer, and process book nearly done.

Update #9

For this week, I am trying to fit as much filming as possible and to work around people’s busy schedules (it’s hard). For now while I wait, I came up with the film soundtrack and I should finish the opening and editing credits by tonight. MY MAIN GOAL FOR THIS WEEKEND AND NEXT WEEK IS TO FILM SO THAT I CAN BE DONE OR CLOSE TO DONE BY THANKSGIVING BREAK. I will also do some more animations tonight as well.

Here is the soundtrack list for my short film (all from Purple Planet):

1.) Mountain Breeze (trailer song)

2.)Tranquilize

3.) Tranquility

4.) Daybreak

5.) Far and Wide

I chose a smaller playlist as this film will be 10-15 minutes long in total runtime.

Update #8

This week has been very busy, so I’ve only planned some animations, more on the story, and re-casted some people. Luckily, this weekend will be rainy and that’s perfect for filming. After my show (which I’ve been prepping for), I will be filming with the new cast members and by next week start piecing everything together as well as look further into movie posters. I also have been making progress on my process book and should be done by next week sometime.

Update #6

This week, I have accomplished so much with my project. I finished the first trailer, I did a lot of editing and revising, I began with one small animations to include, and I’ve been thinking ahead as to what to film next, what will happen next in the film. Next week will be a much easier time to get more shots in, and in some parts I may end up re-casting some people due to how available they are, but it’s alright because I’ll find a new approach.

In class, I will present my slideshow based on my process book (which so far I only have text for, however this weekend I will add more style to it) and I will show my trailer to everyone and ask for some feedback as well. IMG_7065.JPG

All in all, I feel like this is coming together very nicely. I also decided to change the run time to 10 min., and by next week I want to possibly make some movie posters to go along with the first trailer. All I can say is, I’m happy to be on the right track right now!