The Brian Project

There are many triggers for students to go negative on themselves: academic struggles, interview woes, and failed tryouts for clubs and fraternities.  When these voices get louder, the so-called “inner critic” starts to flourish.

Brian Part 1

Inner Critic part 1 from eClips Video on Vimeo.
Brian Part 2

Inner Critic Part 2 from eClips Video on Vimeo.

To help students cope, the Dyson Media Innovation Group has created two short animations that make for a great “study break” that can serve as circuit breaker for the spiral effect of the inner critic. Check them out! The animations feature interviews of successful Cornellians done by Werner Zorman (Associate Director of Cornell Engineering Leadership program), animation created by student artist, Naima Reddick, narration by student Jeremy Freeman and production/editing by Jamie Kalousdian and Manuel Lora (Members of the Dyson Media Innovation Group).

Brian and Werner

Werner Zorman Associate Director of the Cornell Engineering Leadership Program

Werner Zorman
Associate Director of the Cornell Engineering Leadership Program

Brian-pointing-cropped

Brian referring to his inner champion.