After watching Baby Driver for the 14th time, I started to to think about what music brings to film. Thus, It felt appropriate to examine the importance of the soundtrack to film and why and how it can work so well.
I’ve always love the idea of creating your own art style and own identity that makes you stand out from the crowd. One day while was I scrolling through YouTube I came across this video:
I fell in love with this video, but also with the animation and style. So, I decided to do some research into finding out who created the video, it wasn’t until one day when @rebeccasugar on Instagram tagged @chromosphereLA, was went I drove head first into this creative and wonderful world of Chromosphere.
This will be crazy and trippy at the same time but if you’re really interested to know what’s gonna happen then you can read on. Read More
Ah, Social Media. These platforms allow us to communicate with user from across the globe, reconnect with old friends, and even help advertise your own business. These are just some of the great things you can do on Social Media Sites. But at what point does it become a distraction from socializing in real life? Read More
How does media effect another persons view? Read More
If you are a fan of Steven Universe, then you might be familiar with a character named Opal. Opal is a fusion and “Giant Women” named by Steven between Amethyst and Pearl and has the traits of Agility and Accuracy; however, she has one trait that makes her a unique and funny character: She is forgetful.
I have come to relate with Opal somedays and I created this little theory known as the Opal Paradox. The Opal Paradox is the theory of; “There are days where I knew I have an important project that’s due tomorrow, then suddenly I forget about that project I was working on because I got distracted by technology, work, or by other distractions.” Long story short; The main reason that I forgot to submit this blog by 12:30 PM and missed my deadline.
There’s no better feeling than coming home after a long day, sitting down and listening to your favorite album but I’ve noticed one thing as of late: It’s becoming a growing trend between music listeners of all ages to sink their money into intangible objects, things that don’t exist. Sure it’s easy to spend $0.99 on the latest single from your favorite artists, or pay $10 a month to stream almost every song ever, but where’s the fun in that? Read More
A simple idea that has grown into innovation for the future is Virtual reality. We are exposed to this technology everyday even if we do not realize it. It started out as a simple concept like the Snapchat filters that we use almost everyday. Eventually this filter moved to other social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook, but is this simple filter becoming the new norm? It has definitely evolved in becoming more than just a simple filter but a big step for other augmented reality ideas. Read More
We first year students finally got to use our technical skills in a more real world situation at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair. At the beginning of the year, most of us didn’t even know how to use a DSLR or Adobe Premiere Pro. It’s now the near end of the first year and we have learned much as Interactive Media Arts students.
Imagine having a platform that you can post personal information about yourself, which then helps you find your friends whose done the same. Then allowing you to connect and share information between each other, connecting you on a virtual level. Welcome to 2004’s Facebook. A Social media platform that allows friends to connect from anywhere in the world, or people to share ideas that can reach millions of people. Facebook has over 2/7th of the world’s population on its site making it one of the largest social media sites on the internet. Making it have a constant flow of information from person to person. But what happens when that kind of information is mishandled?
Dear those who like to overshare on social media,
Oversharing has long dominated all the websites that traffic our personal essays, Facebook Statuses, Twitter threads and even Instagram posts. You may not realize that you are doing it but from all of us who know way to much about you through the other side of the screen: please stop. Read More
YouTube channels that have dedicated their videos to firearms-based content might have to be extra careful as of recently. YouTube is introducing and enforcing their new guidelines on a very specific and controversial niche.
YouTube is putting restrictions on the kind of content you can put on their site when it deals with anything related to do with firearms.
Recent films like Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and television shows like Westworld, have stood out in recent years by bringing back a popular trend of a time nearly forgotten.
Imagine. A world where you can only talk to people face to face. A place where if you wanted to know something, you’d have to go to a library or a school to learn. Somewhere when if you wanted to listen to a song, you’d have to go to the store and purchase a CD. Sounds exhausting right? It’s hard to believe that was life just 30 years ago. Now for myself, and the rest of my generation, we have not experienced this world. However, I think it’d be interesting to see how we’d fair.
In all its old and new manifestations, movies are still vitally important.
Marvel just released their second trailer for their most anticipated film, “Avengers: Infinity War.” Let’s take a look at how the trailer appeals to the fans cinematically.
Socializing for most people is one of their most favorite past times of the day. We socialize every chance we get. Whether we are in a group of people or waiting at the doctor’s office. Social Media has made it easier to chat with someone than going up and talking with them, but do we rely on it too much? Read More
Music is right at the heart of our everyday lives, whether you’re into the latest and most popular stuff in the world of music, or you dig a little deeper into the industry, at the end of the day everyone loves a good tune. By now though, you’ve certainly heard of streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify but you might not have heard of Bandcamp. While there are definitely some similarities between the two streaming services, each site sits firmly in its own league of internet streaming services.
Back in the 1940s, there was no doubt about it. Radio was the hottest thing in the market. During the golden age of the radio (the 1930s to the 1940s) there were over 22 million homes that had a radio. A broad range of content was played whether it be live music, comedy, dramatic programming, variety shows, and so much more. It was a struggle to do broadcasts back in the golden age of radio back in the day. Read More
In recent years, the genre of “Vaporwave” has come to exist as a subgenre of electronic music. In its inception, it typically involved slowing down popular songs from the 70’s and 80’s, dropping the pitch, and basically making entire songs out of mere samples, making use of a multitude of effects to add variety and, in some cases, make the song nearly unrecognizable. Occasionally, artists would instead use types of “elevator music” and edit those in a similar fashion.
Everyone I know in one way has a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and/or Snapchat account for use either for business or personal use. However, I’ve discovered recently that Instagram users are running into problems with their content not being seen by their current followers and/or new followers. What’s causing this; Instagram’s new algorithm. So, in this changing world of social media with algorithms and ads taking over getting in the road of content creators, what’s the solution for these users. May I introduce to you; Vero.
In todays media-based industry and business information will come in a few different outlets. The most major one that has been taking over this medium is video. Video and video-based technology has become popular in recent years as well as being a strong way to get out a message quickly.