The first Zoom music video.

Thao & The Get Down is an indie band that has created the finest music video to emerge from isolation. Despite the limitations of Zoom’s rigid grid format, they were able to produce a fluidly evolving dance video with strong visuals. I was amazed by their creativity and ability to choreograph this and be in…

Thinking about 3D structures.

For our tiny monuments, we had to incorporate paper folding designs and techniques that already exist. In this video, French designer Maud Vantours explains her process in creating her own designs for her 3D sculptures as well as keeping in mind how paper thickness and color significantly contributes to the overall look.

Unconventional Sound Effects

This is a video that reveals some of the techniques/objects used for the sound effects in A Quiet Place (2018), a film that heightened viewers’ sense of sound due to the silence in the majority of the film.

Animation production goes on as Hollywood grinds to a halt.

As someone interested in going into media and entertainment as a career, I was shocked by how COVID-19 has affected the industry so drastically. I knew that it was unstable, but I didn’t know the magnitude of it. While film and TV companies, networks, and studios come to a halt in their production, animation studios…

Blackout Poetry

As I am slowly working through an assignment for another class, I am reminded of blackout poetry. The assignment at hand: to cut out 20-25% of a play that we are reading for class. I have a printed out version of the play and have been blacking out lines with a Sharpie. I immediately thought…

The first stop motion that blew my mind.

The only YouTuber I consistently watch is Ryan Higa, aka nigahiga. He first started off making videos of skits, but his more recent videos show him being more creative than just coming up with a script. He really pushes the quality of his content with his creativity, using animation and visual effects. The following videos…

Parasite Movie Posters

Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite made Oscars history by being the first foreign/international film to take home the most prestigious award, Best Picture. Not only is this film incredible, but so are its thoughtful and artistic movie posters. When reading Invisible Cities for Project 1.3, I often found myself thinking about these film posters for many of…

The Wonders of Tie-Dye

In last week’s episode of Project Runway, contestants were challenged with making their own prints using tie-dye. My initial thought was that all of the designs would come out looking like a bad summer camp activity. While some looks were more successful than others, I was really surprised by how this week’s winner’s look turned…