Most Outstanding Multimedia Production Nomination: Oregon State University
Production name: Bên Kia Đại Dương: “Beyond the Horizon”
Coordinator/director name: Julie Nguyen
For this year, we would like to nominate a VSA@OSU production, the Pre-Skit Animation Video for our 45th Annual VSA@OSU Culture Show, Ben Kia Dai Duong. The reason we believe this production deserves the recognition is because it highlights the Vietnamese culture in a new way that we rarely see, stop motion hand drawn animation! VSA@OSU’s newly formed Media Team handed this daunting task to the the ever talented Julie Nguyen. Although she had much experience in the field of drawing, it was the first time that she had done a video based on her drawings. This video played an important role in kicking off our culture show as it was the precursor to the skit for our show. The video follows a family of four as they go from a relatively peaceful country side life to being the subjects of a scenario we see and hear about all too often from our family’s stories- the idea of being split by a war with only hopes of rejoining “Beyond the Horizon.” Scenes include renditions of famous photographs, Vietnam country side, and the Vuot Bien experience.