With this assignment I was really trying to punch home the message of following your dreams and taking the risk. As a society we usually let our dreams fade away as they seem impossible, however if people take the risk they can see an amazing part of life that they would never get to see. Growing up I was always in athletics so I traveled a lot for that. Even though I traveled a lot there were very few trips where I actually got to experience something truly special. In two trips for photography alone I have seen and experienced more than I ever have. I would never have been able to experience this if I never decommitted from the Shasta College football program. This massive risk of losing the opportunity to play football, for a photography job in Miami Florida was a massive risk, but that risk has led me down a crazy journey where I have been able to experience things I never thought I would. The point of this video was to show people that they should believe in themselves and if they do amazing things can happen. It’s only been a year since I started my photography journey but I know that if I keep taking the right risk this journey will be a long one.
I decided to make a fan made pv for the final because it has always just been a dream project of mine. Since I had the resources, I took the opportunity and I’m glad I did. I feel like I kinda won for my eleven year old self.
The story is kind of just how I interpreted this song. Searching for your love.
The music is done by kikuo. Who is amazing.
When I listened to it for the first time, I imagined it being just a normal love song but the singer was really dependent on who he was missing. When I looked at the original music video and the lyrics, I was like “ oh this is about a child.” So I wanted to express the feelings I envision when listening to it. Probably doesn’t make sense but another way to think about it is like this:
You know when you’re listening to moody or emo music in the car and you have that really moving movie play in your head while you gaze out the window.
Yeah, I wanted to make that movie a reality.
how to make your mother cry – animated.
But yeah! Production was painful but it was done. I took a few days to rough storyboard and practice drawing more of the difficult scenes. Then I didn’t work for like a week until my friend came to me in a dream. She was showing me this amazing dnd animation she made. Knowing we had 3 weeks, I asked her how long it took to make. She told me 3 months. SO…
I woke up both literally and motivated. Frantically ready to work.
I worked on the animations everyday since that dream so maybe a week and a half? I drew everything in clip studio paint then edited them in with the music into the premier. I edited and drew at the same time because I kept getting more Ideas when listening and plugging the scenes into the music.
The final product story is about a boy who is neglected by his mom. His mom is preoccupied with an abusive partner and she suffers from depression. But its also up to interpretation.
As a take away, This project proved to me I can make pv’s so I will definitely make another. I keep finding things I dislike about this video the more I work on it so I’m going to leave it be. I think it’s just perfectionism and if I over work it, I will probably ruin it like a lined drawing.
Kikuo’s original upload: https://youtu.be/5NnWQOXMpao
His website: https://kikuo.jp/
For this audio project, I wanted to do something that would be engaging and kind of silly. I kept finding myself thinking of the project as a film which wasn’t working out for the style I was going for. I ended up wanting to lean towards more of a podcast or reality tv show. But then it ended up being an emotional commercial that you would see for medication. The main Idea for the final result is: Rebecca’s 7 step roade to true happiness is getting featured on a late night/ news reality tv show and they play her commercial about a woman who was emotionally unstable. The commercial is definitely one that you would see advertising medication where it has that corny yet emotional documentary touch. This 7 step program really does change lives.
For the audio in effects and music, I had to resist not just throwing in sound effects for emotions of the characters. That is something I would have totally done if it were film. So I ended up leaning towards the emotions of the listener and using that as a way to make what Rebecca was talking about more upbeat and engaging. Even though what she was saying was kinda nonsense. Then also to have the funny contrast of the emotional story about the mom and then back to Rebecca being like “ Yeaaaah that was me dudes!”.
It was a very fun project, it reminded me of how much I actually enjoy editing.
here is the link: https://soundcloud.com/user-556997083/mul101-audio-project-1-mixdown
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