the final project.

After numerous technical errors I finally was able to render this videos and get it out. I’ve always wondered what influence the 80’s held in today’s world. Then after I had that thought I never had it again because the 80’s hold no significance over anything in my life. This course on the other hand gave me time to sit back and look at the 80’s in my own view and not something my parents tried to get me to see or listen to.

Final project sneak peak!

Something that’s peaked my interest for a while is how the cycle of music affected the American landscape. I don’t think there is a better time to catalog those changes than the 80’s. The beginning of the decade saw disco fade out of existence, and genres like new wave or synth pop take it’s place. Hard rock, heavy metal, alternative, R&B, and even hip hop all saw a tremendous come up in the 80’s

This project goes through every form of media that we discussed through this course.

Video

  • Video will be one of the easiest categories of media to display because I can create a timeline for the progression of music and the people that created it.
  • Another example could show the evolution of performance by artists in the 80’s
  • Sections of interviews from certain groups or artists will be key for this project to get an understanding of what the artist is putting out and how they believe it influences their listeners.

Audio

  • Since there are so many variations of sound explored in this era, I can track their progression to their most matured point at the end of the decade.
  • I can use different songs or instrumentals to gain insight on what influences gave the artist their inspirations to create.
  • A problem with this might come from copyright infringement, which I haven’t experienced with some of the clips I’ve posted on YouTube, if it becomes a problem i’ll be able to work around it.

Visual

  • Everything from the hair to the shoes is what I am looking to understand when I catalog the 80’s. The 80’s are known for the big hair, neon jackets, ascots, anything and everything will be pertinent to understanding how music influenced the people.

Design

  • Certainly this makes some overlap with visual, but for this I get a different part of assignment that is up to me and not already out in the world. With this part of the project I might add different layers of design projects to make the overall product more official, if that is the word I am looking for.

Mega doom

This mashup I merged the first Doom game and Mega Man into one cover. These are two games that were before my time and probably past my time since i’m not compelled to go back and play them. There are newer versions of these games formatted to today’s algorithm for gaming. Even with that I don’t think i’ll ever get around to playing a Mega Man game because the side scroller/platform games aren’t my thing. The new Doom games on the other hand look interesting, and I enjoy the world that was created around the game.

Pretty in pink!

The assignment I am remixing is “That’s Not What I Expected” assignment where you have to take a photograph of an image up close and allow the audience to guess what it is. The remix for this assignment was to make the picture pink, because everything is prettier in pink! The picture I had of the previous assignment was my neighbors pygmy goats up close which was effectively a black image. At first I thought I would have to choose a pink thing to take a picture of, but then I saw it could be “metaphorically” pink.

The is very blurry, but that is because I had to zoom in very close or else someone could guess it easily.

You make me feel like ice

This mashup is all about taking music and merging it with another song plus the video. Today I was talking with my friend about how Vanilla Ice decided to do a tv show about being Amish and it somehow lasted for a season and a half. Thankfully ice ice baby, his only hit, came in the last moments of the decade. From there I decided to look at songs that had similar measures or beats per minute. From there I had a few options, but Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel” in the end. The music video itself had this minute long intro that I couldn’t resist switching with Vanilla Ice ad-libs. In the end the music didn’t really sound as smooth as I hoped it would, but it almost closely matches the beat when he comes in.

How to put yourself anywhere in the world

Photoshop might be one of the best requirements for this course because it allows the user to actually create something ridiculous or funny that didn’t exist before your brain thought of it. Those imaginative events likely would never happen in real life, but with Photoshop you can breathe life to that scenario. Figuring out how to cut and superimpose objects can also be useful for other facets of media as well. From the other examples of the assignment I looked at, there were just simple pastes of the individual in an out of place context. The context from which you’re working with might not leave enough room to make creations look more realistic. I think that is one of the best parts of the process. For this assignment there is a plethora of images you can use to make the final product look better. Even if it isn’t as “realistic” you would like, if it’s funny that makes it even better.

Weekly Summary 11/8/19

Getting to know Lando Calrissian http://michaeldgst.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=279&action=edit

Hellraiser/Little Mermaid http://michaeldgst.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=281&action=edit

Evolution of MTV http://michaeldgst.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=284&action=edit

Project ideas 2 http://michaeldgst.com/uncategorized/project-ideas-week-11/

Daily create’s 2854, 2856, 2857 http://michaeldgst.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=55&action=edit

This week I had a blast creating some of these video projects. The Little Mermaid Hellrasier collaboration might be one of my favorite pieces of media I’ve produced ever. For the first time in a while I stayed on track with my posting and not holding it off until Thursday and Friday. It might look like it now, but I already had everything finished I just had to throw it all together. I also now realized that I need to be more explanatory of the processes I used in making these videos or other projects. After spending hours downloading clips, free sounds, overlays, and everything else I get in the habit of posting it immediately and with little to no backstory. Sometimes I don’t really have a deeper explanation for why I chose this or that, it really is just the first thing that popped in my head.

Project ideas week 11

I might switch around what I previously said and create a project that uses music and the moments that immortalized it. I think there are songs that created a culture of the time and if I could spend some time finding evidence of what influenced a certain time period in the 80’s that would be fun. MTV was introduced in the 80’s and its influence may have gone beyond music itself.

Evolution of MTV

MTV was a groundbreaking change in the consumption of music. The switch from radio to television was a huge leap for music in general giving meaning to the song “Video killed the radio star” by the Buggles. The first broadcast was on August 1, 1981 and from there they never looked back. An even bigger contribution to music culture was the MTV awards. The first award show was broadcast September 14, 1984. In 2019 the award show ringed in nearly 2 million viewers, which is historically low, but that could be due to what is killing Tv, the internet.