A video montage of what my typical Friday night is like. Each segment is 1 second long as per required for the project. If something happens twice, my intent was to show that I did that task for a longer time.
For production 1, we were asked to make a documentary of some kind that was informative, and visually appealing. For my topic, I approached some pet owners with questions that a non pet own might ask, and compiled their answers here. Thus creating an interview based documentary on what its like to own different pets.
Character design is a big part many projects within my major and projected line of work. So its not surprising that we were assigned to create some designs, however they had to be based on a traditional Japanese story. I choose the Taketori Monogatari, also known as the Tale of the Bamboo Cutter and The Tale of Princess Kaguya, as the story to base my character designs from. The first character is my interpretations of the moon people, however instead of being some higher beings I made them more alien like. Thus I still I tried to create an alien-like species inspired by crescent moons. Moving on to Kaguya, her body shape and coloring is similar to that of my aliens. In the end of the story, Kaguya leaves to join the moon people, thus making her an alien. This is why I kept some similarities in their designs. I also tried to convey Kaguya’s independent attitude with her pose and silhouette.
The remaining characters, the bamboo cutter and the emperor respectively, were a little more simple and closer to their story counterparts. The bamboo cutter was made to look like a typical old farmer. I gave him a walking stick to show his fraility compared to the others. Finally, I wanted to make the emperor seem flirtatious and confident, thus I made him tilt his head and gave him a finger gun.
For my Japanese Media project, I choose to make a landscape painting based specifically on the muromachi period. I wanted to see if I could recreate the simplistic, black and white designs that are found in many of the paintings of the time. Continue reading
My repurpose video with the sound replaced with my own audio.
For Production 1 we had to mix two separate video clips to repurpose the video. Here I tried to make it seem as through the panda was causing destruction for the person to clean up.