Production 2: Who needs sleep?

There have been times where one does not get as much sleep as one should. For me it has been quiet some time since my last night of good rest. I often wake up just as tired as when I go to try to go to bed. I often do not dream and frankly when I do I suffer from nightmares much more than I dream. For me, sleep is rarely pleasant.

Many nights where I simply cannot find rest I decide to turn on the television and watch whatever is on in the early hours of morning. Often times I see manipulative adds with sad music.

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Production 2: Gogehime, The Quest for Sargon campaign introduction.

After a semester of burn out and a multitude of various technical problems I am glad to be at the end of the spring semester. So for this project where I was given creative freedom I wanted to create a trailer for my summer dungeons and dragons campaign set in my new world of Gogehime.

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Production 2: Lighting Demo

This was the first time I have ever used the lighting equipment we had on campus. I was tasked with showing the differences between using different light set ups.

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Production 2 Project: Macabre Thoughts

 

We all have those people we talk to when we need to vent. However for some such as our protagonist one has to seek council from other sources. Even if the source itself would be nothing a normal man would think of. For it is when we are alone that our inner person comes out. Free of the restrictions of people’s ire. And as such we do not have to sound clear, concise, and to the point. We may ramble and scream at the top of our lungs if we wish. Or wallow quietly away from society’s prying eye. It is here where we find our protagonist in this state of self imposed isolation and freedom. Continue reading

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Technopathy

My computer is going on three years old now and has acquired a few odd quirks. The fans don’t seem to work anymore, it has no idea what sleep is, and frankly it loves to play audio files from my hardrive at odd hours of the day. Perhaps it is a love hate relationship? Maybe this is a way that my pc is telling me that it loves me? All questions I asked myself while working on this video. I utilized different audio to create transitions while also distorting them and warping them in order to create the look of something being not quiet right. The same can be said for the shots I used as well. Continue reading

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Pitch Three Ideas

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For this part of my class I was to pitch three ideas for possible short films before narrowing down to the one that will become my short film for the year.

My three ideas are as follows:

When a Goblin is wrongly thrown in jail just for being a monster, he must use his monstrous talents to acquire his salvation or face execution via the king’s men.

  • I have always liked goblins and in most fiction I see them treated as pests, monsters, and very rarely in a positive light. For my short, Glick, a goblin who was thrown in jail just because he is a goblin. The short would show him getting thrown in jail and then have him trying to reach a key in the neighboring cell.

A worried child tries to win the affection of his mechanical crush, cyborg.

  • The world can be scary, especially for children. When they find something that interests them they can momentarily forget about the world and attach themselves to it. For the child of this short he finds a security robot and falls in love with it.

After failing an exam, a man shuts himself off from the world and tries to absorb all the knowledge he thought he already knew.

  • Failure can be a wonderful thing. It makes you change what you know and pushes you to do better. Yet for a lot of people failure can mean the end of the world. Especially for a college student who stays up all night to study for an exam. That failure can be devastating and create thoughts of “Where did I go wrong?” or “What happened?” Looking back at their failure they snap and go back to the books he spent all night studying. Slowly the college student’s sanity gives way to dull text blocks and inky text. Leaving nothing left but an empty shell.

 

 

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Glitch Video

Link to download the video:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1keIEGJnNSuNgTZYIfJwYY7Nw_eP7oTLa/view?usp=sharing

For this exercise I had to delve into adobe after effects for the first time in my life. In this video I applied various effects in order to warp the video and make it appear glitched. The original video was about building up and accumulating noise and until finally exploding. However in this video I used an effect that distorted the audio which I think enhances the over all product.

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