“Primer” (2004) Analysis

The 2004 movie, “Primer” was made with a rather small budget yet features a very interesting narrative and structure through which this narrative is addressed. As in most films and movies, montage is ever present in “Primer.” There is a large use of rhythmic montage used in the movie, switching the person in view of the camera as they Continue reading

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Montage Research

Montage is often used in film to convey an action or series of actions in a way to create a certain feeling within the viewer. Some of the most common types of montage are metric montage, rhythmic montage, intellectual montage, and tonal montage. In the classic 1960 film, “Psycho” a combination of metric and rhythmic montage is used in the famous shower scene. In regular intervals, the film cuts from showing the person wielding the knife and the woman being stabbed. This is an example of metric montage, where shots are connected by the timing of each shot. Rhythmic montage is also used as the the scene follows the action of the knife, connecting it to the person being stabbed with each shot. Montage is used continuously throughout films to help explain certain circumstances without directly telling the viewer what is happening. Our ability to connect these shots in a meaningful way allows us to understand what is happening in the film.

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Glitch .gif (Ideals in Advertisement)

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In today’s society, advertisement plays a large part in out everyday life. However, for the most part, “ideal” males and females are used to try and sell us products. However, most people do not look like these “ideal” models. In my gif, I tried to represent these “ideals” in advertising becoming less than ideal. Representing how most people are not these models, something that advertisers know, but neglect to show in their ads. The last section I tried to show the multitude of advertisements that appear around us each and every day.

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Ecology .gif

Ecology

In creating a gif, I chose to try and represent a personal belief of mine about the environment. By current estimates, human have been on Earth for about 200,000 years. 200,000 years of us polluting the earth and yet, most of that time we had little effect of the environment around us. But in the past 250 years we have created more pollution then the rest of human history. What is to blame? Possibly our constant need for the newest thing, factories working tirelessly. Perhaps the packaging we use for these new things, creating more pollution than necessary for something we only throw away. Perhaps this severity of pollution is caused by something else entirely, regardless, we need to make a change.

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Rosa Menkman Research

Glitch art is a conceptual way to envision art not as only something of beauty, but as something of substance. Rosa Menkman is a Dutch artist who works using glitch in both analogue and digital formats. In her work, Rosa Menkman connects visual and audio Continue reading

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Suprematist Movie Poster (The Hobbit)

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In creating a movie poster for an existing movie made in the suprematist art style, I chose a fairly recent movie, The Hobbit. I chose to represent the characters using triangle sitting on their base, symbolizing masculinity. The smallest of the triangles is white, symbolizing

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Helvetica

Typefaces were born out of a need for communication, a need for things to be read clearly and distinctly. By the 1950s, typefaces had lost that eligibility in preference for expressive writing that evokes a specific feeling. Created by Max Miedinger and Eduard Hoffman, Neue Haas Grotesk (which was later renamed Helvetica) to return to this idea of eligibility. Continue reading

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