Art. TV. Film. The works!

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The link above will direct you to my digital presence. The website above is an sort of an excerpt of what I want my portfolio website to look like. The website is only temporary until I buy my own domain. The website above is the not the actual website that I will be presenting to my future interviews or graduate schools. The website is not ready to be sent to prospective employers and graduate schools because I am not fully done with what I want to put in addition to my work that I’ve done so far. I also want to add more information about myself and also more of past work. For example, I would like to add some of my art work that I have done in the past as well and also past college work that I’ve done before this semester.

A Nightmare on GIF Street

For me and my partner, Jordan Thomas, final project, we are going to be a our own website about horror film tropes. The website is going to be a Tumblr account made into our own domain. The name of our domain is going to be called “A Nightmare on GIF Street“. The website is going feature GIFs showing a connection between every horror scene that will be in the same post. The inspiration for our project came from Michael Smith’s website “Mother Oh God Mother” where he posts 54 GIFS of 54 shots from the shower scene shown in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. The other inspiration for our website, we were looking at these websites called “Guidebook to Surviving A Horror Movie” and “Rules for Surviving a Horror Movie” to look for certain horror tropes to list down on the Tumblr account. There were a few connections we saw in that list of rules that can be seen in many horror films. The website will feature 20 to 25 posts of GIFs. The way that the posts will be made on the Tumblr account will be set as a row of 2-3 sets of 3-4 GIFs in a row showing the exact same trope. Each GIF is going to be 5-10 seconds. The specific audience we will be aiming for with our project are going to be horror film lovers who pay so much attention to detail that they didn’t think others noticed. example of this post can be seen on the Tumblr blog called “9 Film Frames“.

For the love of horror!

For my final project, me and my partner Jordan plan to make a set of GIFs for a specific topic or subject for them all to be connected, like Michael shown us last week Friday of the “Psycho” GIFs. For the specific subject, we chose to do something related to horror/slasher films, something that would connect them all so that people can see the similarities with all of them. For example, a funny concert of why all of the victims in the horror films always run upstairs instead of out the front door. So, we thought about Wes Craven’s Scream film series and Neve Campbell’s character, Sidney Prescott. There’s a theory in the horror genre that if someone runs up the stairs that means that the person will be killed. She’s always runs up the stairs in every movie and still manages to defeat the killer and make it to the next installment. This project idea isn’t influenced by anyone or anything we’ve seen before. This is an original idea.

The main storyline we will be trying to explain is that all horror films live up to the stereotypical rules that past films have set. We plan to start the project by making gifs of past horror films that show specific theories of how people fall as victims in the slashers films from the 1950s on down. A 10 second gif for each film. The audience that we’ll be aiming towards are obviously horror fans who are familiar with the rules of surviving a horror film and the people who love to watch horror yet don’t know about the rules that the Scream series. I think that everyone will be intrigued because everyone will be amazed how they never realized how much the Scream series changed horror around and made their own rules to surviving in the films.

Sidney Prescott vs. Ghostface Killer

For my final project, I plan to make a set of GIFs for a specific topic or subject for them all to be connected, like Michael shown us last week Friday of the “Psycho” GIFs. For the specific subject, I chose to do something related to horror/slasher films, something that would connect them all so that people can see the similarities with all of them. For example, a funny concert of why all of the victims in the horror films always run upstairs instead of out the front door. So, I thought about Wes Craven’s Scream film series and Neve Campbell’s character, Sidney Prescott. There’s a theory in the horror genre that if someone runs up the stairs that means that the person will be killed. She’s always runs up the stairs in every movie and still manages to defeat the killer and make it to the next installment. This project idea isn’t influenced by anyone or anything I’ve seen before. This is an original idea.

The tellings of a Guilty Pleasure

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The two images shown above here is a drawing specially done by me. The drawing you see shown here is an album cover for pop singer/actress Ashley Tisdale for her album “Guilty Pleasure”. The photo and the drawing are in one collage together so you can compare the two when you look at them. This drawing took me over 2 days to complete, especially with all the shading, and light positioning plus the entire lining to get everything just right.

To make this drawing, I used Strathmore acid free drawing paper and a personal pack of General’s Graphite Drawing Kit art pencils. Overall, I can say I did pretty good on this. I put every detail in the drawing to the exact that you can see in the photo shown next to it. I’ve gotten good reviews and comments from family members and friends. This was a success!

The makings of a CANNIBAL!

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The two images shown above here is a drawing specially done by me. The drawing you see shown here is a the single cover for pop singer Kesha. The photo and the drawing are in one collage together so you can compare the two when you look at them. This drawing took me over 2 days to complete, especially with all the shading, and light positioning plus the entire lining to get everything just right.

To make this drawing, I used Strathmore acid free drawing paper and a personal pack of General’s Graphite Drawing Kit art pencils. Overall, I can say I did pretty good on this. I put every detail in the drawing to the exact that you can see in the photo shown next to it. I’ve gotten good reviews and comments from family members and friends and even strangers who are big fans of Kesha. This was a success!

Pick up the Telephone, It’s Lady Gaga!

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The two images shown above here is a drawing specially done by me. The drawing you see shown here is a video still of international pop singer Lady Gaga from her iconic music video “Telephone”. The photo and the drawing are in one collage together so you can compare the two when you look at them. This drawing took me over 3 days to complete, especially with all the shading, and light positioning plus the entire lining to get everything just right.

 To make this drawing, I used Strathmore acid free drawing paper and a personal pack of General’s Graphite Drawing Kit art pencils. Overall, I can say I did pretty good on this. I put every detail in the drawing to the exact that you can see in the photo shown next to it. I’ve gotten good reviews and comments from family members and friends and even strangers who are big fans of Lady Gaga. This was a success!

Pop Culture

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This GIF shown above here is a DS 106 bank assignment. This DS 106 Bank Assignment is called the “Pop Culture. GIF“. The “Pop Culture. GIF” bank assignment was to make an animated .gif of something pop-culture centric. It could be animating a celebrity, part of a music video, or a TV show/movie. This GIF you see here was the iconic VMA moment when rapper Kanye West interrupted country singer Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for her first moon-man for the Best Music Video award, to her and the public that Beyoncé had one of the best music videos of all time, which you can see subtitled in the GIF. This was an iconic moment for pop culture because it was one of Kanye West’s biggest blowouts in his career besides fighting paparazzi cameraman that people still laugh and talk about. To create this GIF, I downloaded the video clip from YouTube and used Adobe Photoshop to create the GIF, which was only 4 seconds of the clip that I downloaded and added the small subtitles so that you would know what he was saying on the mic.

Celeb Mashup!

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The image shown above here is a DS 106 bank assignment. This image is what DS 106 calls a “Celeb Mashup!“. A “Celeb Mashup!” is where you take a picture of your favorite celebrity and put yourself in the picture with them somehow. In this image here, the celeb I selected was one of my favorite R&B singers, Ciara, and put in an image of me wearing the same exact shirt (The 2Pac “Trust Nobody” tee from Urban Outfitters) so we could look similar to each other. To make this picture collage, I used this iTunes app on my iPad called “Pic Stitch”, where you choose almost 5 pictures maximum to put all-in-one to make one image.

The Boogeyman of the 1990s

In this video shown above, I created a video montage compilation of the most famous horror film serial killers who have received recognition of the true Boogeymen of the 1990s. When I say “Boogeyman”, I refer to them as the fictional creatures or people created to frighten children. The fictional characters I used were created in films released from 1990 to 1999.

The horror film killers I used are…

  • The Ghostface Killer (from 1996’s Scream and 1997’s Scream 2)
  • Freddy Krueger (From Wes Craven’s New Nightmare)
  • Michael Myers (from Halloween: H20 [20 Years Later])
  • The Candyman (from Candyman)

For the editing process of the montage compilation video, I used the iMovie application and added the music score by Marco Beltrami called “Chasing Sidney” which was also used for Neve Campbell’s attack scene from 1996’s Scream. The attack scene was also used in the video.

The video clips I used for the compilation

Scream

Halloween: H20

Candyman

Wes Craven’s New Nightmare

Scream 2

The video I can say was pretty much moderate success in my opinion. The video was made out of boredom and just for fun but if you’re a horror movie fan, I’d say you would get a kick out of it.