ESP Biography

EMILY RAMIREZ, MIT Sophomore studying Game Design

Major: Comparative Media Studies

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2019

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Emily Ram. is an MIT student majoring in Comparative Media Studies with an emphasis on Game Design. She is an artist and writer who has been working at both since she could hold a pencil. She currently has several projects in development, including a novel, three games, and an animated musical. As of Summer 2016, Emily also performs research for the MIT Gamelab, acts for MIT Shakespeare Ensemble's production of The Tempest, and teaches for HSSP.

Past Classes

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H10540: How to Write for an Animated Show in HSSP Summer 2016 (Jul. 10, 2016)
It’s easy for us to have favorite shows and hated shows, and analyzing what makes them so great (or awful) is a skill essential to creating our own stories. In this class, we will look into theory and practice to create screenplays and understand the key factors to ensuring success when animated. Students will analyze various works of animation, written text, and live-action film to understand the key differences in approach to animation. Class will consist of discussions of these works, and students will be expected to read and watch ahead of time to maximize their experience. Students will also be given creative writing assignments which will be peer reviewed in class and a final project which will consist of producing a thirty-second animated short.