Class Assignment – Transformation

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.

Project 2: Impossibilities of Being

My film was about me going through my dreams. It begins with me falling asleep and appearing on a beach, as though I was washed onto shore. Exploring the dream world brings me to different places

My inspirations was mainly from Foo Fighter’s Everlong. I got the idea of changing the location with my position in the frame not changing from the previous scene.

Project 2 – Forrest Gump Progress

Hey guys!

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.soul-2

I wanted to do something more close up and I came up with this version of the quote.inside

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.welcome-to-coolsville


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.

Project 1: My Line is Emo


ANGER my line is emo 4

This is Exasperation. It’s frayed apart and is a visual representation of how one would feel under intense annoyance.

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This is Irritation. I felt like Irritation starts with one starting point and just grows more and more wild from there. Which is seen in the picture

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This is Vengeance. As a more methodical kind of anger, there is a pattern to this line. It still retains a dark and evil looking vibe.


FEAR my line is emo 17
This is Horror. People tend to hear their own heartbeat during horrific moments and that’s what this line represents.

FEAR my line is emo 8
This is Dread. To dread something is to anticipate with great fear or apprehension. The line running through the pattern shows this apprehension.

FEAR my line is emo 6
This is Uneasiness. The patterns in a circle serve as a visual representation of the coiling of guts and a squirmish feeling.


JOY my line is emo 14

This is Thrill. The extreme amount of patterns and the varying contrasts between dark and light give off a lot of energy, giving this line a feeling of thrill.

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This is Optimism. A light happy feeling achieved with what seems to be patterns being blown away by the wind.

JOY my line is emo 9

This is Triumph. Like a wave crashing over rocks, this line captures the victorious feeling of overcoming an obstacle.


LOVE my line is emo 11

This is Attraction. The straight lines that bend slightly show how attraction is the beginning of love, like 2 people who have just noticed each other for the first time.

LOVE my line is emo 20

This is Love. A fast heart beat and a upward feeling that makes you feel lighter, this is what the line is trying to capture.

LOVE my line is emo 16

This is Sensual. Pleasure in physical and emotional senses is often represented by curves which has been repeated many times in this line.


SADNESS my line is emo 7
This is Guilt. A contrast of blacks and whites, crashing into each other without pattern. This represents the conflict of emotion within oneself when guilt exists.

SADNESS my line is emo 5
This is Melancholy. Grayish slow moving ink across paper is a visual representation of melancholy.

SADNESS my line is emo 2
This is Isolation. The white splotches surrounded by darkness shows how despite being around others, one can still feel very isolated.


SURPRISE my line
This is Revelation. It starts off with dark obscurity, followed by sudden white spots that represent the idea or realization coming to life and growing larger.

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This is Shock. This is a emotion that can shake one’s very soul or world. In this line there is focus on where the shock takes place.

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This is Bewilderment. Sharp lines with a indiscernible pattern meant to confuse the viewer and create a feeling of bewilderment.