Final outcome

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Reflection on Project

In this referral assignment, I have tried my best to amend my previous project. Looking back at my previous project, my audio element is lacking. I have tried to improve the audio as the audio sounded boring, I added a small section of audio in to make it more interesting. The new audio took me a big amount of time as I myself is not good in music is trying to make a melody. Because the time for the referral assignment is limited, I have decided to focus on the audio more as compared to graphics i am more lacking in audio. Although there wasn’t enough time for me to edit the graphics, I sincerely hope i was given more time to improve my graphics and animating the graphics in the video.

Although I may have not excel in this subject, I am sure that what I have learn in Pixel Image and Sound can improve my future projects.

Reference and Bibliograpy

References

Images

Aegiandyad (2013) Red Meat Inferno. [image online] Available at: http://aegiandyad.deviantart.com/art/Red-Meat-Inferno-193175213 [Accessed: 17 Feb 2013].

Biehler, M. (2013) head of black bug in left upper corner on white background. [image online] Available at: http://www.123rf.com/photo_10079348_head-of-black-bug-in-left-upper-corner-on-white-background.html [Accessed: 17 Feb 2013].

Bludot (2013) Paramount Medium Sofa. [image online] Available at: http://www.bludot.com/paramount-sofa-3524.html [Accessed: 15th Feb 2013].

Dawnallynnstock (2013) Old Skin. [image online] Available at: http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs27/f/2008/151/1/4/Old_Skin_by_DawnAllynnStock.jpg [Accessed: 17 Feb 2013].

Compton, J. (2013) Insect wing. [image online] Available at: http://www.dallasartsrevue.com/feedback/rambles/October-15-06.shtml [Accessed: 17 Feb 2013].

Hartnup, L. (2013) Dead Fellas. [image online] Available at: http://themoriartyofgore.wordpress.com/ [Accessed: 24 Feb 2013].

ISOStock (2013) Smoke 043. [image online] Available at: http://isostock.deviantart.com/art/Smoke-043-168326872 [Accessed: 15th Feb 2013].

KD-Makeup-Artistry (2013) zombie wound. [image online] Available at: http://kd-makeup-artistry.deviantart.com/art/zombie-wound-295832346 [Accessed: 24 Feb 2013].

Keldbach (2013) Iguana Abstract. [image online] Available at: http://keldbach.deviantart.com/art/Iguana-Abstract-142083232 [Accessed: 17 Feb 2013].

Mahliadahlia (2013) Texture. [image online] Available at: http://www.soultravelmultimedia.com/2011/01/26/35-unique-reptilian-textures/ [Accessed: 17 Feb 2013].

Neunsinger, A. (2013) Pretty fluffy bed. [image online] Available at: http://amyneunsinger.com/photo-portfolio/home/page/2/#prettyPhoto/8/ [Accessed: 15th Feb 2013].

Salgado, P. (2013) vacation bed. [image online] Available at: http://kindnessgirl.com/2012/07/07/rest/ [Accessed: 15th Feb 2013].

Unknown. (2013) Emma Watson Sexy. [image online] Available at: http://wallpaperan.com/wallpaper/emma_watson_sexy.jpg [Accessed: 15th Feb 2013].

Samartis, N. (2013) Anne Hathaway Photoshoot For Vanity Fair Magazine 06. [image online] Available at: http://www.istarcelebs.com/2008/10/anne-hathaway-photoshoot-for-vanity-fair-magazine/ [Accessed: 17 Feb 2013].

Samartis, N. (2013) Anne Hathaway Photoshoot For Vanity Fair Magazine. [image online] Available at: http://sweetcelebrity.wordpress.com/category/anne-hathaway/page/2/ [Accessed: 17 Feb 2013].

Schoondawg (2013) Beef. [image online] Available at: http://schoondawg.wordpress.com/2011/03/20/red-meat-craving-shredded-beef-with-peppers-and-onions/ [Accessed: 17 Feb 2013].

Serpico, B. (2013) zombie makeup. [image online] Available at: http://bethanyserpico.wix.com/bethanyserpicomakeup?_escaped_fragment_=spfx—lab [Accessed: 24 Feb 2013].

Sidewinderartwork (2013) Futuristic skin crack. [image online] Available at: http://sidewinderartwork.deviantart.com/art/futuristic-skin-crack-245123699 [Accessed: 17 Feb 2013].

Simfonic (2013) Cracked Paint Brush II. [image online] Available at: http://simfonic.deviantart.com/art/Cracked-Paint-Brush-II-191370898 [Accessed: 17 Feb 2013].

Sonix (2013) Zombie eye 01. [image online] Available at: http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?81689-Zombie-Quite-disturbing-Be-warned/page3 [Accessed: 17 Feb 2013].

Sonix (2013) Zombie eye 02. [image online] Available at: http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?81689-Zombie-Quite-disturbing-Be-warned/page3 [Accessed: 17 Feb 2013].

Sonix (2013) Zombie eye 03. [image online] Available at: http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?81689-Zombie-Quite-disturbing-Be-warned/page3 [Accessed: 17 Feb 2013].

Struckdumb (2013) crack texture. [image online] Available at: http://struckdumb.deviantart.com/art/Crack-Texture-84410713 [Accessed: 17 Feb 2013].

Unknown. (2013) Anne Hathaway Sexy Catwoman. [image online] Available at: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_eHkTwd4aRic/TUpy1fsHrEI/AAAAAAAAWjg/zL-7GwIP_Ns/s1600/anne-hathaway-catwoman1.jpg [Accessed: 15th Feb 2013].

Unknown. (2013) Angelina Jolie. [image online] Available at: http://wallpaper.us.com/DesktopWallpapers/109/Angelina+Jolie+/1024/768/ [Accessed: 15th Feb 2013].

Unknown. (2013) Megan Fox – Sexy MegaN. [image online] Available at: http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/megan-fox/images/18972099/title/sexy-megan-wallpaper [Accessed: 15th Feb 2013].

Unknown. (2013) Fluffy white bed. [image online] Available at: http://thecraftyhostess.com/?p=4041 [Accessed: 15th Feb 2013].

Unknown. (2013) Tosh Furniture Red Leather Sectional Sofa And Ottoman. [image online] Available at: http://www.flapstores.com/tosh-furniture-red-leather-sectional-sofa-and-ottoman.html [Accessed: 15th Feb 2013].

Unknown. (2013) Black Leather Sofa. [image online] Available at: http://www.furniturevisit.org/ajax/d-5-sub-52245-key-52329.html [Accessed: 15th Feb 2013].

Unknown. (2013) elegant wallpapers black. [image online] Available at: http://www.kaneva.com/asset/assetDetailsFullScreen.aspx?assetId=5548859 [Accessed: 15th Feb 2013].

Unknown. (2013) Smoke. [image online] Available at: http://cher-homespun.blogspot.com/2011/01/addiction-to-oil.html [Accessed: 15th Feb 2013].

Unknown. (2013) SMOKE_cloud_by_whipwhop. [image online] Available at: http://rapgenius.com/Gza-liquid-swords-lyrics#note-853093 [Accessed: 15th Feb 2013].

Unknown. (2013) Human scull appearing in smoke. [image online] Available at: http://www.123rf.com/photo_14661332_human-scull-appearing-in-smoke.html [Accessed: 15th Feb 2013].

Unknown. (2013) Anne Hathaway – Marie Claire UK Magazine – September 2011-01. [image online] Available at: http://www.gotceleb.com/anne-hathaway-marie-claire-uk-magazine-september-2011-2011-08-02.html/anne-hathaway-marie-claire-uk-magazine-september-2011-01 [Accessed: 17 Feb 2013].

Unknown. (2013) Anne Hathaway InStyle. [image online] Available at: http://www.justjared.com/photo-gallery/319401/anne-hathaway-instyle06/ [Accessed: 17 Feb 2013].

Unknown. (2013) b1reptileskin003. [image online] Available at: http://www.imageafter.com/image.php?image=b1reptileskin003.jpg&size=full&download=no [Accessed: 17 Feb 2013].

Unknown. (2013) Cracked Skin. [image online] Available at: http://fxt.worth1000.com/contests/24262/peeling-and-cracking-3 [Accessed: 17 Feb 2013].

Unknown. (2013) crack texture. [image online] Available at: http://www.webdesign.org/photoshop/photo-editing/cracked-skin-tutorial.20922.html [Accessed: 17 Feb 2013].

Unknown. (2013) crack porcelain. [image online] Available at: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2302/2220258787_171d908cf7_o.jpg [Accessed: 17 Feb 2013].

Unknown. (2013) Red Meat. [image online] Available at: http://earthlyenergies.blogspot.com/2010/12/is-red-meat-best-source-of-iron.html [Accessed: 17 Feb 2013].

Unknown. (2013) Zombie mouth. [image online] Available at: http://zombie-opolis.blogspot.com/ [Accessed: 17 Feb 2013].

Unknown. (2013) Insect head. [image online] Available at: http://1ms.net/insect-head-47587.html [Accessed: 17 Feb 2013].

Unknown. (2013) Insect Wings. [image online] Available at: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/685805 [Accessed: 17 Feb 2013].

Unknown. (2013) Angelina Jolie. [image online] Available at: http://fwallpapers.com/view/angelina-jolie-5 [Accessed: 24 Feb 2013].

Unknown. (2013) Sexy Angelina Jolie. [image online] Available at: http://getnewsinformation.blogspot.com/2012/04/angelina-jolies-brad-pitt-engagement.html [Accessed: 24 Feb 2013].

Unknown. (2013) Angelina Jolie Wallpaper. [image online] Available at: http://www.santabanta.com/photos/angelina-jolie/5127.htm [Accessed: 24 Feb 2013].

Zomgwaffles (2013) zombie arm bite bone. [image online] Available at: http://zomgwaffles.deviantart.com/art/zombie-arm-bite-bone-124438683 [Accessed: 24 Feb 2013].

 

 

Sound

Sonantlive.bitsnbites.eu (n.d.) Sonant Live – editor. [online] Available at: http://sonantlive.bitsnbites.eu/tool/ [Accessed: 17 Feb 2013].

Rhythm Lab (2013) Gameboy Sound fx. Available at: http://www.rhythm-lab.com/gameboy-samples [Accessed: 24 Feb 2013].

Audiomicro (2013) Tuning old radio sound effect. Available at: http://www.audiomicro.com/tracks/dialog/45484 [Accessed: 24 Feb 2013].

 

Bibliography

Bradu87.deviantart.com (2005) Adobe Photoshop Smoke Tutorial by ~bradu87 on deviantART. [online] Available at: http://bradu87.deviantart.com/art/Adobe-Photoshop-Smoke-Tutorial-139152692 [Accessed: 17 Feb 2013].

Bubblyfish.com (2012) ♡♡♡BUBBLYFISH♡♡♡. [online] Available at: http://www.bubblyfish.com/index.html [Accessed: 17 Feb 2013].

Creativenerds.co.uk (2009) High Resolution Photoshop Smoke Brush Set | Creative Nerds. [online] Available at: http://creativenerds.co.uk/freebies/high-resolution-photoshop-smoke-brush-set/ [Accessed: 17 Feb 2013].

Share.snacktools.com (2012) Bubblyfish-playlist1. [online] Available at: http://share.snacktools.com/AECEC7CF8D6/aukiblfm [Accessed: 17 Feb 2013].

Sonantlive.bitsnbites.eu (n.d.) Sonant Live. [online] Available at: http://sonantlive.bitsnbites.eu/ [Accessed: 17 Feb 2013].

YouTube (n.d.) The Glitch Mob – Animus Vox. [online] Available at: http://youtu.be/17PM-UMVud8 [Accessed: 17 Feb 2013].

 

Glitching?

Based on the above video, the scene where King Candy was glitching because of Vanellope, and revealed that he is Turbo; I find the scene really creepy because king candy wasn’t as “sweet” as he turn out to be. King Candy is the villain of the movie “Wreck It Ralph”. The glitching started with revealing parts of King Candy’s real identity/ face, sometime clear, sometime pixelated, gives a scary feeling that he is transforming and the fantasy is breaking; King Candy is Turbo.

I want to apply the technique to my audio slideshow, creating a glitching effect to my images to create a scary feeling, sweet fantasy is over, here’s the ugly truth.

Vision and Nightmares

According to the brief, the suggested theme is vision and nightmares. What will be a nightmare?
Other than the usual – dying, I thought of a kind of nightmares that men would dislike.
Dreaming about the sexy ladies in their dreams, posing seductively waiting on the bed; when approached, they turn into ugly monsters and mutated humans. This would be every men’s nightmare.

How do i define sexy ladies? After asking around friends and family, I get an overall idea of who are the ladies that the men would consider as sexy.

First off, long hair. Ladies with long hair has been men’s all time favorite hairstyle. Long wavy hair, messy and looking sexy although just waking up from bed.

Second, perfectly built body. A lady with a nice body proportion attracts man even with their clothes on.

Third and last, sexy eyes. Ladies with confident killer eyes that brings sexy vibe can successfully attract most of the men.

 

So I have came up with a list of actresses that posses the above qualities.

1. Angelina Jolie,

2. Anne Hathaway,

3. Megan Fox,

4. Emma Watson.

I will produce an audio slideshow that showcases the mutated sexy ladies together with a soundtrack.

Idea Generation

Digital Artist Cyriak

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[screenshots from cyriak’s video – Because]

Cyriak uses normal elements we can see in daily life to apply his “magic” on. He chooses random animals like cows, sheep, cat, until random objects like teddy bear, his fingers, his face photograph, and some movie clips.

Cyriak mentions that he uses Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects to create such animations. Cyriak has a theme of gruesome, and weird.
From his Christmas greeting videos we could know that he enjoy making violent and weird creatures, doing anything that makes no sense. Most of Cyriak’s work are in a cycle, a subject walks in a cycle and starts to form other shapes and visuals while doing a loop, there is a significant loop in Cyriak’s work.

Cyriak’s christmas theme video.

Moving on to sound artist Bubblyfish, she creates a significant chiptunes we all found out that in the last post. Bubblyfish is consider old-school in this genre and she describes her music as ambient and experimental, yet it normally sounds extremely polished and is a treat for the ears. Hoever bubblyfish does not play games, so she sees the console as a music instrument.

Meta Physical Dream

However i really adore her ability to create an ambience even just using 8-bit music. She uses a game console like Gameboy to connect to a mixer/ programme and making chiptunes music. I have researches a bit on creating chiptune music and other than the method of connecting to a certain device to create those amazing sounds, we could use programmes in pc or even a web-based programme to create 8-bit music.

Sonant Live is a web-based chiptune creator. by click on boxes to identify pattern then to insert tabs into each pattern one by one. Creating a sequence of 8-bit tunes that i can work on later and add on other sound effects to it.

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[screenshots of Sonant Live]

The web-based software allows me to export the audio files to WAV and Javascripts (for future editing purpose) files. Did i mentioned the programme allows us to add effects on the audio on the spot? there are equalizers and levels on the right side that users can edit and add effects to create a unique chiptune.

To suggest the idea for Visions and Nightmare.

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What is a vision or a nightmare to me? I’ve drafted out a mind map that gives me some idea on the topic.
There are some parts that relates to Cyriak – mutated monkeys, weird, flying, not logical, monsters, does that sound familiar?
Cyriak’s animations consist of weird mutated animals that can do weird stuff that does not make sense. just like visions and nightmares.

From these ideas I proposed to create a series of digital art that features a series of weird looking mutated humans. Instead of animals, I chose to explore and experiment into creating a weird image to humans. Just like Cyriak’s video “Because” he morphed his face into weird monster looking creatures, looking like tentacles and rockets.

Chosen Sound Artist

My chosen Sound Artist will be Bubblyfish. Hae Young Kim has a background in classical piano, but she moved on to explore the infinite creativity in Digital music industry. She now works are a sound designer, audio engineer and interactive artist.

She creates chiptune songs and also do cover version of other songs. Chiptunes are more known to be 8-bit music or chip music. It is a synthesized electronic music that is often produced in vintage televisions and game consoles. Same like my chosen graphic artist, Bubbly fish creates an addictive tune using chiptunes, new to creating chiptunes, I want to challenge and learn about creating chiptunes. By creating an addictive tune with chiptune softwares i can find online, I will add in sound effects to create a creepy ambience/ feeling to it.

http://snack.to/aukiblfm
One of Bubbly fish’s music – ‘Probalbilisic’, is an inspiration to add in other electronic sounds to make the music sound “wrecky”, adding in noise effects and beats to the music makes it more addictive. While another music called ‘Of Knowing Not Knowing Pretend’, the first few seconds gives and ambience of creepy feeling. I also found out that extreme high or extreme low key tunes makes a music sound creepier.


Example The Glitch Mob’s Animus Vox, the first few seconds with bass playing gives a creepy feeling.

The classic Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D minor Organ piece uses extreme high and low keys in a sudden to create a bombastic feeling.

Chosen Artist

I chose Cyriak as my chosen artist because i always adore his series of annoying animation videos on YouTube.
Starting with the first video:

Baaa, the whole video features a sheep walking cycle. Whats so special about it? That is the sheep forming into mutated shapes with 6 legs and 2 heads, even weirder than that, flying heads that turns all around.
When i watch Cyriak’s video, for the first time it was quite disturbing, however for a certain period of time, it is actually very funny and creative!
He manage to capture everyone’s attention with one item in one video, and i really enjoy the fact that you can see endless imagination through Cyriak’s animation videos. Some of his work are disturbing and gruesome, some are just a little bit over the annoying line.

Cyriak is a artist from UK, He works as an animator most of the time, and he makes weird video for personal preferences in his free time.
He works with various companies for Commercial Ad and so much more.

Another work like Walks of Life, He uses finger to create numerous symbolic creatures, such as the dinosaurs.

He inspires me to look into minor details like the fingers and to create something that is not common.
Trying to work with Nightmare? Maybe i should look the opposite way for ideas.

About this Assignment

In this assignment i am assigned to investigate the work of a comtemporary artist working in 2D graphics using digital technology.

Then to produce my own original images in Photo shop and/ or Illustrator, together with a soundtrack, to create an audio slideshow.

I will have to carry out in-depth research into my chosen artists both graphic and audio artists, then brainstorm ideas. The suggested theme title id ‘Visions and Nightmares’.

below is the original brief for this assignment.

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