Digital Entertainment for the Web

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Photos and captions about an iDream film

Rodger Smith recruited telecommunications, theatre, English, and architecture majors for this team, which quickly named itself “iDream” (meaning “interactive, digitally rendered entertainment and multimedia”). Organized into business, film, and web design groups, they set about creating and launching a web site for original dramatic works whose interactivity exceeded the linear, “sit-and-watch” films on the web at the time. The project entailed writing and shooting a number of short films and authoring a complex website to present them, located at iDream continues as a Ball State student organization and online entertainment hub.


Rodger Smith Class Portrait
Rodger Smith is an assistant professor of theatre in the Department of Theatre and Dance. An actor, director, and producer of both live and recorded theatre, Rodger created Ball State's two-semester Acting for Camera sequence which, when combined with other interdisciplinary courses, simulates the television and film production system.
Standing: Chad Winkles, Mark Miller, Eric Bross, Jess Carfield, Beau Danner, Andy Bell, Nick Sgouros, Jenny Degraffenreid, Tobe Depew, Yolanda Meidel, Jason Howey, Andy Choka; Kneeling: Jennie Keller, Kathryn Gilbert, Anne Taylor, Lucy Bansley