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Midterm Assignment- Motomasa Tanioka My visual aesthetic style is energy and redemption. I used the song “Everytime we touch” sung by Cascada (club mix) for my assignment. The overall theme that I used to create the aesthetic is tennis. I thought the lyrics such as “everytime we touch…” related to the impact of the ball to the racquet. The music starts very softly and slowly. I felt a sad emotion when the first part of the song is played. So, I decided that the beginning of the video starts in a black and white screen played in 0.3 play speed. The screen plays the scene where the two players are playing tennis. While the two players rally each other, the shots close-up on the players when they stroke the ball. The shots transition each other by using flash/fade motions (flash one player then flash the other player in close-up shots). Near the end of the sad part of the song (the beginning), the video will fade transition into the first shot of the 5 pictures. The lyrics “you make me rise when I fall” don’t perfectly match the situation but I tried to emphasize that the player has fallen for the moment. Then, the energetic part of the song kicks in and the video starts to play gradually faster until the video reaches normal speed. The lyrics “everytime we touch…” have to match with the impact of the ball during the swing to make the video dynamic. First, the tennis ball gets colored. The coloring has been emphasized by photoshop vibration and contrast. The player continues to play defensive slices and wins the point. Although there is no literal relationship, the video shows more aggressive swings coloring the racquet by the time the song play the lyric “I want this to last”. The lyric “reach for the sky” will literally relate to the fourth picture where the player is serving. By the end of the song, I felt emotionally that something was redeemed. Therefore, I chose to color the whole player. The player is in an action where a tennis player achieves victory. The last scene will suddenly be played back in a slow motion as it started when the tennis player is shouting. The player has redeemed his life by winning in tennis.


(note: the main character is changed due to the injury of the original actor please imagine the guy above is continuing to hit below)

Lyrics of “Everytime we touch� By Cascada Your arms are my castle, your heart is my sky. They wipe away tears that I cry. The good and the bad times, we've been through them all. You make me rise when I fall. 'Cause everytime we touch, I get this feeling. And everytime we kiss I swear I could fly. Can't you feel my heart beat fast, I want this to last. Need you by my side. 'Cause everytime we touch, I feel the static. And everytime we kiss, I reach for the sky. Can't you hear my heart beat so... I can't let you go. Want you in my life.

Visual Aesthetic Energetic/redeeming Tennis

Midterm Assignment  
Midterm Assignment  

Midterm Assignment