This year students from the Media and Cinematic Arts programs at Hawai'i Pacific University collaborated on a Gigapan Magazine concept that dealt with social space of a different order than last year's scenic panoramas from our first magazine project Ko Kakou Hawai'i (This is Our Hawai'i). For one thing the HPN crew decided to take the camera and robotic unit indoors under the direction of Design Professor Mike Ang. Thus our extraordinary locations: the 'Iolani Palace throne room and gold room, Hangar 79 at the Pacific Aviation Museum, the courtyard of the Hawai'i State Art Museum and the baroque interior of the Hawaii Theater. Even the image of Punchbowl Crater at Puowaina has an "interior" quality, both in terms of the volcanic cauldron itself, and symbolically in terms of the human sacrifices of ancient Hawai'i and the interred bodies of today.HPN Producer Galina Sanchez, Pacific Aviation Center
HPN (Hawai'i Pacific News) is a multimedia student news and opinion project at Hawai'i Pacific University in downtown Honolulu. Collaboration across disciplines and courses allows students to engage in complex projects like the Gigapan Magazine publication. This year's photographers and editors come from two courses at HPU, Graphic Design Studio (MULT 2460) and Writing for New Media (MULT 3360). Producers come from a wide range of experiences and countries, including Hawai'i, Germany, China, Japan, Nepal, Thailand, the U.S. Mainland and Switzerland.
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