So I am satisfied with the final result of my collage representing myself. I tried to include most of the main things about myself using mostly photographs I found on Flicker.
Basically I have this thing for inspirational quotes, every time I come across one that I like I have to write it down somewhere, anywhere, because I have a terrible memory. I also love photography, and I have a strange fedish with drawing flowers. I decided to make the flower as though it was the sun because, the colours made me think of a sunset.
I want to go to school for interior design, which is why I chose to place the couch in my collage. I have created an atmosphere that i would love to live in. Setting up space is very interesting to me.
As for the little bug man in the centre… it made me think of children’s stories based on the way it was sketched. One thing people always tell me is never forget what its like to be young.
Also, Birds are very inspirational to me. They have a very gracefull form about them and together they can shape the sky anyway that satisfies them. And the ability to fly on your own would be incedible. I wish I had wings sometimes.
Then there’s me… looking through the camera at this world I’ve created. These are only some of my favourite aspects about life.
But most importantly in my collage, is the fact that time does not exsist. The clock is out of order, because that is the one thing in life that truely stresses me out. I feel like I always have to compete with the clock. Someday I hope to befriend time but as for now I prefer not to think about it too much.
So I just want to say thank you to all the photographers from Flicker that took these beautiful photographs that I was able to use in my collage:
1. While watching the film Ryan, I was initially freaked out by the grotesque features about the characters. But as I watched, the reason behind the features were explained, which made more sense and in fact made the film more interesting since you could tell how everyone was feeling. I found that to be an interesting quality for the film, were you could see the emotions. The film had a very heavy feeling toward the subject. I did not really like the scenes were there was no actual background. It seemed like the characters were just left floating because there wasn’t enough time to come up with a setting. I did not really mind the video game like animation, but in the most part I thought it suited the film.
2. I noticed there were a lot of angles were the view point was angled either down or from a distance or both. This made the characters in those particular scenes seem trapped or of a lower status, which I guess helped Landreth to portray the sadness and depression of some of the characters. Other view points that I particularly liked were those that showed a closer or more personal view of the characters. For example, when the camera was focused on Ryan’s hand that is all twisted and distorted, or when you can see through Ryan’s eyes when he drinks from his mug. These shots make the characters, and in particular for Ryan, more memorable because you get to feel how the character is feeling and see them upclose.
3. This film is about Landreth’s experience with Ryan and his point of view on this meeting with Ryan and their discussion about Ryan’s life.
4. This film was made in 2004.
5. I think that the film was successful because it did very well at the National Film Board of Ontario. It was recognized as a great tribute to a very well known artist form the National Film Board who had created inspiration for many artist after him.
6. The only thing I would change about this film would be in certain scenes were there was no background, such as when Felicity is speaking. She could have stayed placed at the table with Landreth and Larkin, with the same background instead of just the grey.
1. During this film I was very intrigued by Ryan’ s persona and his friend’s feelings towards him. He was a very interesting person with many thoughts and ideas on life. I liked being able to see how he viewed life through his films. Then to view the artist, Chris Landreth’s, version of Ryan was very though provoking as well. The way Chris portrays the characters in Ryan, including himself is extremely creative. With the character’s thoughts and feelings reaching from their brain, you can tell what each character is feeling as the emotions occur. I felt that both of these films have expanded my thoughts on viewing both art work and the world in general.
2. The camera angles used in this film made the documentary very interesting. I like how they included shots that Ryan had taken with a video camera to show his perspective on the world. Ryan captures certain things that a person would not necessarily take the time to notice, such as, the birds in the park, bottle and pop cans, park benches, etc. It shows a better view of the life he leads, which gave the documentary more of an inside perspective.
3. This film is about the life of Ryan and why Chris Landreth decided to create the film Ryan. It gives the viewer and fans of Ryan a better insight as to who Ryan is and why Chris made his film the way he did and the purpose behind it.
4. The film was created in Montreal, 2004.
5. I think the film was successful because the film makers were able to capture the true life of Ryan. Also the amount of time and art put into creating the story makes the film very valuable. Especially for the people who knew Ryan or have a particular interest in the National Film Board.
6. If I were able to change something about the film, I would not start the intro with a shot of Chris Landreth. This was the only scene I felt that did not fit into the documentary. It made it seem like he was the subject at first. What Landreth said was a good opening but I would not have shown him sitting there. But as a whole, I like how story is told, and the different insights that come with it. It just shows us how everyone is completely different and I like learning the about the uniqueness in our world. To me that is very fascinating.
1. My favourite activity is dance. I take lessons for tap and contemporary. And will soon be competing in tap, which I am very excited about! (We just learned our whole dance in three days this summer!) But I love trying new types for fun as well! For example I learned to swing dance at the Cafe Creperie in Elora. It was so much fun and took lots of energy… props to you out there who take swing lessons or dance professionally! :)
2. My favourite book right now is The Hunger Games (#1) by Suzanne Collins. I liked being able to relate to the character and I still can’t believe the emotion from those pages. Loved it! I am currently reading the second book… they are so fast paced and exciting!
3. Through this course I want to explore more in depth with the idea of combining visual and performing arts with the communication technology aspect. Also I hope to create works in which I can add to my portfolio for post secondary.
4. I am really scared of losing the people who are close to me. Friends and family are very important in my life. I recently lost my grandfather to lung cancer, and I have never seen so much pain run through my entire family and everyone that was close to him. It is that first feeling of loss that I fear most.
5. Here is a photo of my bunny Max! He means so much to me :)