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Not on the Nametag

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Not on the Nametag is the collaborative project of FableVision’s Summer 2018 interns.

It’s time for a late-night bite! Join your friends Tab, Ada, Jo, and Brandon for a 2 a.m. diner run in this immersive, interactive comic. Not on the Nametag invites you to find and forge connections in unlikely places, and challenges you to stand up for what’s right.

Step through the doors of Gracie’s Diner, help yourself to a milkshake, and take a look around. You just might find something you didn’t expect…

 
 

Learn more about FableVision's internship program (and how to apply!) here.

(Editorial note: The Unity web player will not work on mobile devices. For optimal playing experience please view this interactive on the latest version of Chrome if you're experiencing issues.)

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The Fab(le) Five: Meet the Summer 2018 Interns!

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A new team of super-interns have assembled in Boston this summer, and they’re here to bring their powers to FableVision Studios! Our crew of caped creatives hail from all over the Northeast, and they each bring a unique set of powers and abilities to the studio. United by a shared love of Incredibles 2, these fearless FableInterns are now ready to share their secret identities with the world. Read on to learn more about their origins and backstories — so long as you promise that this information won’t fall into the wrong hands!

Like what you see? Head over to our internships page to learn more about FableVision’s internship program and how to apply today! 


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Antonia Januszewicz

Technical Intern

  • Hometown: Brighton, MA
  • Education: Winsor School ‘19 
  • Favorite Subject: History

What’s your [hero’s] journey to FableVision story?
I was looking for an internship available for high school students, and Brian Grossman was looking for an intern. Our mutual friend put us in touch.

What superpowers do you hope to gain from your time at FableVision? 
Experience! I also hope to understand the intricacies of web development known as Javascript frameworks and AMFPHP. Of course, that can only happen once I figure out how to read the files for the current website — fingers crossed!

How do you unwind after a day of heroic feats at the studio? 
I read unofficial translations of Chinese light novels. I also watch Detective Conan and at some point hope to make it through all 906 episodes.

What character from The Incredibles are you and why? 
Violet, because I’m shy and tend to stick to the back of the group

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  • Favorite pasta: Angel hair
  • Dream theatrical role: King Azaz in The Phantom Tollbooth
  • Your super theme song: "Deszcz na betonie" by Taco Hemingway
  • Ideal Superpower: Probability manipulation. I need something to fix my horrible luck.
  • Television character you identify with: Kaito Kuroba from Detective Conan or Magic Kaito.
  • Your kryptonite: Really good books. If I get into one, I’m not coming out ‘til I finish it.

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Avital Dayanim

Marketing Intern

What’s your [hero’s] journey to FableVision story?
I am always looking for opportunities to merge my love of art, writing, and psychology, and a FableVision internship provided the perfect intersection. I was raised on PBS Kids and Fantasia 2000, and I’m constantly reminded of the power of stories — those which are presented to us, and those we construct ourselves. Companies like FableVision have the remarkable capacity to present stories to young audiences who, in turn, look to these stories in formulating their understanding of the world and how to interact with it, and I was so excited to play a part in that process.

What superpowers do you hope to gain from your time at FableVision?
I’m looking forward to learning the ins and outs of marketing, and to experiment with writing outside of an academic context; social media requires an entirely new level of concision and attention to audience. I’m also excited to learn more about the world of animation and improve my time management skills.

How do you unwind after a day of heroic feats at the studio?
I write poetry and do a lot of journaling/illustration. Sometimes I sing jazz standards with my dad and his band at obscure Bar Mitzvahs. Then we binge-watch Westworld.

What character from The Incredibles are you and why?
Probably Kari the babysitter because I’m perpetually overwhelmed.

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  • Favorite pasta: Bowtie
  • Dream theatrical role: Eponine in Les Misérables
  • Your super theme song: "Bravado" by Lorde
  • Ideal superpower: Ability to conjure dark chocolate in any setting
  • Television character you identify with: Elaine Benes from Seinfeld
  • Your kryptonite: Quality ink pens 

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Derek Gieraltowski

Art Intern

  • Hometown: Prospect, PA
  • Education: Rochester Institute of Technology ‘19 
  • Major: Animation
  • Portfolio: bit.ly/DerekGieraltowski

What’s your [hero’s] journey to FableVision story?
My friend Alyssa heard about the internship, and she encouraged me to apply! I applied last year and had an interview, but unfortunately didn’t get the position. I’m here now, though — never give up!

What superpowers do you hope to gain from your time at FableVision? 
I’m excited to work on a variety of different animated projects. One of the coolest things to me is that FableVision works on games and films, and I’m excited to explore aspects of both!

How do you unwind after a day of heroic feats at the studio?
I like to write songs, and I’m a mediocre (but competitive) Super Smash Bros. player. I’m also the music director of RIT’s all-male collegiate a cappella group, Eight Beat Measure. It requires a lot of time and effort, but it’s the most fun in the world!

What character from The Incredibles are you and why?
Jack-Jack, because I’m indecisive.

 

 

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  • Favorite pasta: Fettuccine
  • Dream theatrical role: SpongeBob in SpongeBob the Musical or Evan Hansen in Dear Evan Hansen
  • Your super theme song: "Shabadoobie" by Taku Inoue
  • Ideal superpower: Bringing inanimate objects to life, so I’ll never be lonely (my answer changes depending on when you ask).
  • Television character you identify with: Finn the Human from Adventure Time
  • Your kryptonite: Takeout

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Josh Artman

Marketing Intern

  • Hometown: Metuchen, NJ
  • Education: Boston College ‘19
  • Major: Communication
  • Portfolio: joshartman.net

What’s your [hero’s] journey to FableVision story? 
I first came across FableVision when I was researching media companies in Boston last year. As someone who grew up playing educational computer games (including the original Zoombinis!), I knew I had to apply for an internship. So I started reading the FableVision blog, followed (stalked?) the company on social media, and interviewed with Sarah Ditkoff and Mitul Daiyan in April. How’s that for a Logical Journey?

What superpowers do you hope to gain from your time at FableVision?
I’m really excited to be working in a media production studio. There’s so much creative energy here, and everyone is super talented and funny! I’m hoping it’ll all rub off on me and that I’ll gain some project management experience too.

How do you unwind after a day of heroic feats at the studio?
This summer I’m helping a friend record a podcast series, DJing at my campus radio station, and making comedy videos for the satire paper at BC. When not creating content, I like to watch movies and go on runs!

What character from The Incredibles are you and why? 
Frozone, because I too do not know where my super suit is.

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  • Favorite pasta: Tagliatelle
  • Dream theatrical role: The Black Knight in Spamalot
  • Your super theme song: "Funkytown" by Lipps Inc.
  • Ideal superpower: Super whistling! I can sort of whistle now but I’d love to really control soundwaves. Have no fear, Boston — the Whistler is here!
  • Television character that you identify with: Philip J. Fry from Futurama
  • Your kryptonite: Charley horses

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Sam Xu

Art Intern

  • Hometown: Belmont, MA
  • Education: Maryland Institute College of Art ‘19
  • Major: Illustration
  • Portfolio: samxuart.com

What’s your [hero’s] journey to FableVision story?
I’ve done a few simple animated illustrations on my own and I was super excited to learn more as an animation studio intern. My school’s career center put me in touch with Bob FlynnHannah O’Neal, and Keith Zoo here at FableVision, and I was able to visit the studio when I went home to Boston for winter break! As soon as I set foot in the studio, I absolutely fell in love with the environment and community here.

What superpowers do you hope to gain from your time at FableVision?
On top of learning the ropes of animating and designing for animation, I’m definitely looking forward to working with a team and seeing a collaborative project through from start to finish, gaining communication skills, and learning to work efficiently within professional timeframes!

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How do you unwind after a day of heroic feats at the studio?
When I’m not saving lives in the studio, I love to watch movies with friends, make incredibly specific Spotify playlists, and I still draw for fun! I also bike and walk my cat in the backyard when the weather is nice.

What character from The Incredibles are you and why?
Voyd, because I also trip over myself when I talk to women.

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Read Outside the Margins: Chapter Three

From Vietnam, to Chile, to outer space, the third and final chapter of Read Outside the Margins is taking you to far off places! Travel across the globe with beautifully illustrated adventures, tales that will touch your heart, and stories that will show you the world as you’ve never seen it before. Grab your suitcase, take the quiz below, and get ready to explore new sights and cultures with a book just for you!


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The Name Jar - Yangsook Choi (picture book, preschool)
I loved reading this sweet story with my students when I worked at a preschool. When Unhei arrives at school in the U.S. for the first time, she’s surprised to find that she’s expected to pick a new American name! Unhei’s journey to find home and comfort in a new land, while still cherishing her Korean heritage, will introduce kids to concepts like immigration, culture, and identity.


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Esperanza Rising - Pam Muñoz Ryan (chapter book, late elementary school)
I could not get enough of historical fiction when I was a kid -- there’s something magical about traveling back in time through text. Author Pam Muñoz Ryan uses her writing to tell a story inspired by her own grandmother’s past, moving from wealth and status in Mexico to poverty and hardship in a labor camp in California. Although the book has some serious themes, it remains an accessible and engaging read, and tells an immigration story that often goes untold.


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The Boy and the Bindi - Vivek Shraya (picture book, elementary school)
My heart swelled with each beautifully illustrated page of this story. Vivek Shraya tells the story of a boy who becomes enamored with his mother’s bindi. Rather than enforcing the strict gender code that bindis carry, his mother opens up the cultural significance of the bindi, allowing him to feel connected to his history and explore his sense of self.


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Dawn - Octavia Butler (novel, high school)
My absolute favorite kinds of sci-fi books are ones that reimagine what what aliens can be -- and Butler is the master of this kind of reinvention. Dawn takes place on a biological spaceship circling the moon where the Oankali aliens have rescued a group of humans from the crumbling earth. The book tackles complex questions of what it means to be human, how place interacts with one’s humanity, and what it means to consent in an environment of manipulation. It’s not a light read, but it will have you thinking for days after you close the spine.


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Ten Women - Marcela Serrano (novel, middle school)
What do a nerdy teen, a middle aged social pariah, and a housekeeper have in common? It might be more than you think. Ten Women tells the stories of ten women who represent the different demographics of Chile who are brought together by their therapist to share their life stories. Through each tale, links, and threads are made between the women to paint a broader picture of the variety of unique lives of Chilean women.


What We All Long For - Dionne Brand (novel, high school)
I’ve never been to Toronto, but Dionne Brand brings this bustling multicultural city to life in a such a real way that I feel like I’ve lived there myself after reading this book. This haunting and heartbreaking novel follows the interconnected stories of four twentysomethings caught between cultural worlds and struggling with their immigrant identities. Brand weaves separate narratives together so skillfully that these stories will stick with you long after the cliffhanger conclusion.


Thank you for following us on our journey through Read Outside the Margins! If you're just joining us, the goal of Read Outside the Margins is to shine the spotlight on stories that students from all walks of life can connect with and actually want to read. You can read more about our mission here.

From growing up, to family bonds, to trips around the world, we hope that you found at least one new story to make part of your life.  

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Gourmet Galaxy

Astronaut food has never tasted so good! Gourmet Galaxy is an interactive adventure game created by FableVision’s 2018 spring interns that combines a love of space exploration, nutrition, and recipe creation.

Play as Nutmeg, a space-chef-in-training learning the ropes of her dad’s kitchen, as she explores delicious terrains to gather ingredients for her tasty treats. The main goal of her adventure is to give players an easy, accessible, and healthy recipe that they can take from the screen to their own kitchens. Wrapped up inside this process, players will hone their measuring and counting skills to perfect their delicious delicacy!

Blast-off to space with Gourmet Galaxy for a treat that is out of this world. Click the Start button above to begin your starry adventure! 


**Chrome Users: For optimal audio experience, please go to chrome://flags/#autoplay-policy and change to "no user gesture required." This feature enables all audio in the game to play automatically.**

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