Category Archives: Foundation 4D 1 – G1

Image & Meaning – 4 Techniques of Photo Manipulation

Task: Create a 2-D Imagery that consider the use of the following action: ‘Add’, ‘Subtract’, ‘Substitute’ and ‘Superimpose’.

1) Adding to the Image: Smoking Your Way Though (Addition)


Description: I added in a man smoking right infront of the no-smoking sign; to show the blatant irony of how people seem to disrespect rules and signs nowadays almost to the point that it is a norm. I had to colour-tone the man in the picture since he was more orange than yellow originally, and had to turn up the highlights on him to attempt to make him match more to his background.

2) Through the Looking-Glass (Superimpose)


Description: Originally a shot peeking into the outside world from the National Museum, I switched the exterior to a more naturalistic shot to show the contrast between the cold, neutral world of walls as compared to the free, green grass on the other side; managed it through masking the green layer over the original.

3) Animal in Man Skin (Substitution)


Description: I substituted the original head of people viewing animals at the zoo with animal heads to show the irony of how humans are also animals themselves; and yet they choose to lock up other animals for their viewing pleasure.

The varying types of animals also show how different people in the society is similar to how animals behave in a safari-zone, many different people/ animals of different strengths and weaknesses living together in both harmony and discord.

4) Missing Someone (Subtracting)


Description: By cloning the tress in the background, I removed the original existing companion of the old couple strolling in the Botanic Gardens.

By adding shadows on the grass emphasised the fact that there used to be a person beside the other, despite the missing appearances.


Thoughts: The exercise further emphasised on the probable understanding of the human conscious towards connoted and denoted messages within pictures. People might interpret differently based on their personal perception and upbringing, owing it their culture and understanding of the particular subject itself.

It is interesting to see how people react differently to the same thing; akin to a devils’ advocate.

Triggered – A Short Film – 4D Final Project

Triggered : A hostage rescue


Incase the video isn’t showing up:

I had plenty of fun trying out and editing the action sequence; alas the amateurish attempt to capture the quickness of such a genre. Nevertheless, it was something refreshing that I have never experienced before, and would certainly endeavour to do should the chance arise again. 

Action sequences required a lot of on-the-spot planning despite having a storyboard beforehand, and knowing the area intimately as well. Cuts and character flipping had to be carefully observed, as well as lighting within a dark room also had to be checked such that audiences are able to see the actors.

1) What should I do?
2) Time’s ticking.
3) It stinks/ This stinks.
4) Maybe.
5) You can try.
6) What.

Title: Triggered
Credits: DOTS (OST – 

[태양의 후예 Vol.1 ] Endless War – Various Artists 
[태양의 후예 Vol.1 ] Time Is Running Out – Various Artists 
[태양의 후예 Vol.2 ] Attention Mission Ver. – Various Artists 
방탄소년단 (BTS) – 피 땀 눈물 (Blood Sweat & Tears) (Instrumental)
Director/Screenplay/Storyboard Artist: Calista Lee
Actors: Jaime (Hostage), Zerline (Kidnapper 1), Celine (Kidnapper 2), Jessabel (Cop)



Many thanks to the actors and musicians of the OSTs used in the film; without you the film would have been way less engaging.

~Bringing you the latest Telecast~

Super hero-ing our way into the 4D universe and teleporting our way through; hopefully it will be a fruitful and fun journey for everyone along for the trip! Saving the day and whizzing through the complicated world with but a simple snap of fingers: The Telecast at your service~


*snap* And sooner than we know it, it will be the final week. May everyone find the gusto to produce the best works 😀

(Credit: To the Awesome Zerline [Zer Creater] for the wonderful Artwork :D)