This week was the beginning of our visual unit – good news for you, there’s not a lot of reading ahead.
So, what went down?
My Daily Creates
To start, my roommate made heart-eyes at me this week:
— Christopher Ringham (@Chris_tastrophe) February 11, 2018
— Andrew (@zimmermvn) February 11, 2018
And who can blame him judging by these good looks:
— Christopher Ringham (@Chris_tastrophe) February 13, 2018
Also, Some Assignments and Reflections
I’ve included the end product for each of them, but feel free to check out the individual blog posts as well.
First, my photoblitz and photo reflection. This one was a challenge – I like to take it slow with my photos.
I also created a 5-frame short story about nuclear apocalypse on a seemingly typical day. It was fun to edit the last two photos and play with the lighting to get the eerie mood.
The last of my assignments from the assignment bank:
I watched The Road and La Jetée, and I reflected on them a bit. I loved The Road, I didn’t know I needed some sadness in my life until I watched it. These GIFs are the result of my love for it:
I had plenty of fun this week with the assignments, and learned a bit more about photo editing. I’m happy that I got some comments for this week and the previous week on my blog – it’s my turn to go return the involvement.
GIFs and Narratives
Do you think an animated GIF can be considered a story? Why or why not? It would be great to include some examples to illustrate your thoughts.
There are only like five frames to this gif, but you can tell this man is speeding, and perhaps going through an underpass or a tunnel. He has no helmet on. Maybe he’s running from something? Maybe he’s an adrenaline junky?
GIFs are great at telling stories – sometimes even better than videos or images, depending on the audience.