Make a music video 2-3 minutes long
The assignment was literally that open. The music could be anything, even stuff not usually considered music. People used sounds, songs they knew, songs they wrote, all kinds of stuff. I chose this song because it reflected my state of mind at the time. And because I love Flogging Molly. It was a great project, and was nice to open back up to the film/video medium again after ignoring it for a time. I’m very happy with this.
Float – Motion Boards from Blake Johnson on Vimeo.
Flogging Molly – Float from Blake Johnson on Vimeo.
spontaneous drawing based on hiding another drawing
We had to start with someone else’s drawing, and draw on top of it and change the image so much that a viewer couldn’t tell the original image from the finished one. I chose a random portrait of a classmate by another classmate, and went to town on it.
At first I wasn’t sure what to do, so I flipped it upside down just for idea’s sake, and saw a tree in the nose, and a hill in the hat, and my idea developed from there. Not really what I had in mind, but it worked out. Definitely one of my favorite pieces from the semester. I listened to lots of viking metal (Ensiferum, Eluvetie, Finntroll) while drawing.
Vine and compressed charcoal and white chalk on used 18×24 newsprint.