For my visual trend project I chose to create a video based off of ‘mess-thetics’. I expressed my idea by taking different foods and using them in a unique, but different way and correlated it with how sometimes life can get messy.
One technique I used in my project is utilizing interesting camera shots. In the screenshot above, I used a high-angle shot so that the camera looks down as I paint the sketchbook paper. Using this kind of shot establishes the scene and it makes it known to the viewer what is going on in that shot; painting.
Another camera angle I used in my project was a close-up. This angle establishes depth within the frame and distinguishes the foreground from the background. In this screenshot shallow depth of field is utilized, and places the mug as the main point of focus while the background is out of focus.
I chose photographer Acchi Kocchi (Stasia), who I follow on Instagram as a source of inspiration for my 3 chosen works, focusing mainly on travel photography. The photographer uses depth of field and saturated colors to bring contrast in her photos. She places the focus in her photographs mainly on one person or object, and uses light emphasis that focus.
In comparison, the three photographs I chose to use need a little bit more work in terms of saturation and light, and only one photograph utilizes depth of field. My photographs have a bunch of straight lines and diagonals as well, similar to the other photographer’s work. If I were to play with the saturation levels and even put depth of field into perspective, my photographs could of been a lot better in terms of design.
For my documentation project, I chose to make a video documenting my first ever plane ride during my trip to Tokyo, Japan over my winter break.
For my visual trend video, I chose to respond to ‘messthetics’ and create a video involving food that shows off a weird, but unsatisfying take on food. I want to incorporate a sense of depth/space into my shots by utilizing dynamic camera angles.
Pictured above are the drafts for my image gallery. It starts off with a homepage where you can click on an image and it takes you to a page with a larger version of the image, and a button to navigate back to the homepage when necessary.
In my updated version, I changed the font and home “button” placement, as well as adding arrows to go through the image gallery without having to click the home button to choose a different image, therefore adding more accessibility for the user.
https://xd.adobe.com/view/2b323de8-49df-4933-9509-95ae5fb54a37/screen/2f326502-8e96-4ee3-831d-76531ce9e501/Web-1920-1 (Link to draft)
Using Abobe After Effects, I was able to create a video glitch effect.
For my final project I chose cinematography as my inspiration, and created a video depicting a wintery “white-out” day here in Alfred, NY.