Made using Adobe Photoshop and After Effects
Tonal Contrast was necessary to sell the look of having photographic characters above a hand drawn environment. We used this principle to make sure our characters stood out from the background, and appearing fairly superimposed. The goal was not to make the subjects fit into this world exactly, since that would be an impossible mission. Instead, most of the visual decisions we made on this film centered around the idea of making them explicitly separate. Continue reading
Here I used Kinetic Typography to illustrate a scene from ‘Apocalypse Now’ in which Bill Kilgore gets lost in a speech that seems to find glory in the horrors of war. Continue reading
For this video project I chose to represent ‘Noise and Silence’ in fairly absurdist terms. Getty image’s list of upcoming visual trends felt like misguided culture control, and because of that I felt it was appropriate to lampoon it. My goal was to present this video as a shallow advertisement, using ‘Noise and Silence’ to invent a fake problem and sell illicit goods.
For my Kinetic Typography project, I am going to be using audio from a scene in ‘Apocalypse Now,’ in which Bill Kilgore says,
“You know one time we had a hill bombed, for 12 hours. When it was all over I walked up. We didn’t find one of ‘em, not one stinkin’ dink body. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smelled like… victory”
Visually I’m going to emulate Vietnam-era war protest posters. I like the idea of using the words of a soldier enthusiastically describing destructive power on a platform that is inherently anti-war. There are certain font and style choices I’d like to take advantage of, narrowing Kilgore’s claims into since sentence slogans. In the meantime, the sounds of helicopter blades and machine gun fire would be included in the typography. These parts would reference the works of Nickalus Troxler, especially his broken text prints. As well, the ‘posters’ that carry Kilgore’s speech would be falling on top of each other throughout the animation.
After talking about this with Tyler Sudyn, Thomas Casterline, and Greg Williams, they suggested I add scorch marks and bullet holes on the posters to make them appear war-torn. As well, by including holes in the poster, it would add to the layering effect since you would be able to see through many at once.
Utilizing adobe after effects, we were tasked with creating a ‘glitch’ within a sample video. This process involved adding turbulence effects to a sequence in the program.