Assignment 1

My Vimeo page can be found here.

An art project I find exceptional can be found here. (Trigger warning for mentions of abuse and abortions).

The above link directs to a BAFTA winning short film titled About a Girl (2001) directed by Brian Percival. I find this film both visually and thematically interesting. Visually, the film uses many jump cuts during scenes where the protagonist speaks directly to the camera while walking along a canal, creating a very jarring viewing experience.  These scenes are intercut with shots of other moments of the protagonist’s life. The seemingly slow pacing builds suspense, ultimately leading the audience to a shocking conclusion about this teenage girl. Thematically, the film addresses many issues not typically discussed in mainstream media such as domestic violence and teenage pregnancy.

3/31 Assignment

 This music video is a great use of mixed media while also being primarily animated. It combines life action video with 2-Dimensional characters with 3-Dimensional backgrounds. I appreciate the exaggerated nature of the entire piece. The exaggeration of the character designs, the motion of the characters, the fantastical nature of the backgrounds, the high contrasts in light and color, and the vibrancy of the colors in the light, flows along with the song that also goes from extremes of melancholic and relaxed in melody to hyper and fast.

Youtube Channel and Video

Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTd6djT0e8ZTm_DgDco8Obg

Video: Star Wars Uncut

I am impressed and enamored by the ambition of this work and the dedication it took into recreating an entire film scene by scene. This work is the combination of hundreds of short clips each individually crafted by an amateur and combined to produce a cohesive “shot for shot” remake of Star Wars: A New Hope. The clips are very diverse, ranging from stop motion, claymation, live action, animation, and so on. The amateur quality of this work is what gives it its charm, making it quite evident that this Star Wars remake was a fun collaboration between hundreds of Star Wars fans. This work represents a remarkable shift in digital media of the internet age from the passive consumer to the active consumer who interacts directly with the original work, remixing and transforming it into something new.