Movie Reflections and a GIF

When I was watching La Jetee, at first I was confused as to why we were watching a French film, then I figured it out. With the images throughout the film to tell the story instead of live action, showed us a different perspective on story telling through films. I do think that Terry Gilliam did a good job with this because while watching, I knew what was going on in each frame. In my personal opinion, I was not a big fan of it. I like live action movies instead of pictures and a narrator. I will say that it was a different, but interesting film.

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I decided to watch The Road for the long film we had to choose to watch. This film I really enjoyed. It was realistic, because this man and his son were survivors of an apocalypse and it shows their journey through the post-apocalypse. It showed their everyday struggles from looking for food to finding shelter and warmth when it was cold and rainy outside. The director created visuals where it drew the audience in to give us the emotion we should be feeling while watching a certain scene. I definitely had empathy for the father and son, because it was sad to see all of the things they went through when their life should have been normal if the apocalypse didn’t happen.

The gif I created is from a scene from this movie where the man is running while holding his son. This scene happened when they were chasing after a thief who stole their stuff. It shows the reality of what would happen if the apocalypse did happen and what people would do in order to survive.

The making of this post:

I watched La Jetee first and although it was meant to show us a different form of a film, I honestly did not enjoy it very much. I enjoyed The Road because it showed a real life perspective and there was nothing that was unrealistic, which I liked. It definitely kept me interested the entire time.

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My Favorite Photo

Below is my favorite photo I have taken. The reason why this is my favorite picture is because I love sunsets. Sunsets are so breathtaking and magical, they almost don’t seem real sometimes. That is what I felt when I was taking this picture and when I still look at this picture. It is breathtaking to me. It is a calming picture with accents of blue, purple, pink, and orange. The water that day was so calm and it was a warm night…my favorite kind of nights. I just felt at peace at the time of this picture. I can never pass up a good sunset and this one in particular was my favorite and my favorite picture I have taken in general.

Making this post:

When I was deciding on what picture I thought was my favorite that I took, I went through a lot of my family that I love. I decided to choose this one because it such a peaceful picture that anyone can relate to when I describe and talk about the way I feel towards it.

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Before and After the End

Below are the before and after pictures of surviving the apocalypse. It has been a rough journey trying to survive the apocalypse, but I did it.

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The making of this post:

When deciding what I wanted to create for a before and after for the end, I thought it would be best if I used myself to show what it would look like if someone survived the apocalypse. This is what I think I would look like after, skin broken and discolored. This apocalypse would definitely be one that related to something nuclear or something with aliens. Since I did turn blue and my skin is not normal anymore. I used an app that had different filters where it added to your face, this one caught my eye! Definitely thought it’d be perfect for the apocalypse theme.

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Thinking About Photos

I found the tips for photography to be very helpful when doing the photo blitz assignment. The changing my perspective by changing yours was one that I used when doing the assignment. I took a picture of the trees outside and I changed my position so that I was lower and the trees looked like they were hanging over me. The create depth tip is my favorite, I use this all the time when I take pictures and it makes pictures look so much better when there is depth in them.

The gallery I looked at was the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. I noticed that the photographer used the tip of look to the light. All of the images in this gallery are stunning because the lighting in them is perfect. In some pictures the photographer also used depth to add more to the photo. This photographer photographed abandonment in a really good way by showing all the aircraft that was torn apart and left behind. This is good for the apocalypse because it looks like some nuclear war happened where all of the aircraft got blown up and tore apart.

Below are the pictures from the photo blitz assignment. I really liked this assignment, and I thought it was going to be easier than it actually was. While I was doing it, I kept trying to be creative with finding things around my house that would relate to the prompt for the picture. I was running around doing this but I actually finished in a pretty short amount of time! I liked this assignment, because we were able to use the tips for better photography throughout this assignment to help us better understand photography.

Photoblitz! #theend106 #ds106 #photoblitz

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