The assignment asked us to express a kind of transformation in the medium of film. My group (Josiah, Vanessa and I) decided to try to do a transformation from Light to Dark, as well as Concrete to Abstract.
For Light to Dark, our inspiration comes from a scene early in Scott Pilgrim vs The World, when the titular character Scott is asking party goers about a girl, Ramona Flowers. One of the party goers (his sister) warns him against chasing her and as she does so, the entire scene becomes darker except for a key light on the sister, serving to make the scene more comedic. It can be seen from 2:40 to 2:50 from the video link below.
Using that concept, we took a more serious approach and used one light to control the background, two lights on the actor and the smaller light on the actor’s shoulders. Our finished video is below.
Our 2nd video was inspired by a video that used the slit scan effect to the extreme. Set in Japan, the people melt away into blurs due to the effect. Giving the concrete to abstract effect.
We tried to replicate it with mixed results. The effect is not as smooth as the vimeo one but we still got the effect we wanted, so it was a success. The video was taken in various parts of NTU and the effect was added later.
So my film is The Iron Giant. It’s an animated feature film by Warner Brothers and it came out in 1999. I don’t remember where I first saw it and how many times I saw it (a lot) but I remember crying the first time I saw it (before I became the monotone emotionless person you see today). I liked it at first because it’s about a giant robot. But the more I saw it, the more the message in the film spoke to me. ANYWAY, here’s the designs I thought of so far.
So this one was based off a quote by one of the main characters. He’s talking about a soul and the way he described it made it seem very light and ephemeral which is something I tried to capture.
I tried to expand on the idea of “forever and ever” for the below piece. So now there’s an infinity symbol.
I wanted to do something more close up and I came up with this version of the quote.
This was my totebag design. I felt like the “US” in the quote was really the big important part of it, so I wanted that to be the focus. All the other things inside were meant to illustrate the feeling of being cool.
So after the consultation and seeing everyone’s work here and there, I realised I don’t fully utilise the space of the frame. I leave a lot of white space. So I’m gonna make it black space and hope it works out.