For this Project I was tasked with choosing a theme from the article “6 trends that define visual culture now” to create a short film, I chose Surreality and created a short film portraying the feeling of being trapped in a coma after slipping on ice. Premiere and After effects were used for color correction, keying out the green screen, creating a fractal field made out of particle effects then animating key frames along the x, y, and z axis then layering the particles in many different effects, and adding a subtle rgb split to the start of my project with some blur and shine to achieve the look I wanted for this project.
Here is my footage before working on post production and visual effects
We talked about filtered reality by Jill Walker and how technology can be used to create filters that alter or distort content and images in different ways or to remove certain content all together. This is a concept that I feel that I have unintentionally applied to some of my previous works.
Here’s my final project for production 1, the goal of this project was to create a video using the poem Hidden by Naomi Shihab Nye as a prompt. I had a lot of fun working on this project and I plan on taking this concept further in the future.
In class on Monday November 7th, 2018 we talked about people who track and analyze things such as “steps, travels, productivity, location, glucose, heart rate, coffee intake, sleep and more”. Tracking and analyzing these aspects of ones life can lead to positive benefits but also negatives. The project I would create would be a short animation that exaggerates the perception of someone who is negatively affected by other people who are positively tracking specific aspects of their lives but don’t realize they are neglecting important things around them.
I attended the “Artists as Innovators” showcase at Alfred University in the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery on October 10th, 2018. After observing all of the pieces, I chose the work that stood out the most to me. Andres Serrand’s work caught my eye right when I entered the showcase. At first glance I thought the work I was looking at was fire but its actually “Precious Blood”. Which relates to a project that I am currently working on involving Exaggerated Perceptions, The perception of a thing can be much different from what the reality of what it actually is for example my perception at first glance was that Serrand’s work looks like fire and the reality is that its actually “Precious Blood”. The perception of blood for most people is that its something off-putting and some are sickened by the sight of it, Serrand is contesting the perception of blood by presenting his own work as a message with proof that blood can be aesthetically pleasing.