I created this meme for the 2 star visual assignment What’s the Meme? I created this meme for one of the scenes within the book. One of the battles the individuals lined up in a firing line, by this time there was a better plan of attack where firing line took turns or shifts, in helping to take out and stack the bodies of the zombies. If a person got tired due to exhaustion an individual overseeing their progress would tap them out and replace them with someone with fresh eyes. I feel that the person in the photo is more than ready to be relieved.
My first thought of La Jetee after the first couple of minutes was that I had seen a movie like this before. A movie where people have their dreams manipulated. The movie I instantly thought of was the movie Inception with Leonardo DiCaprio. But this is besides the point. Throughout the early parts of the clip I seen that a war had taken place and I thought the individuals in the cots were orginally sick and or prisoners of war. But to my amazement they were being used as test subjects by the frankensteinish scientists who all looked the part with their freaky glasses. The subjects in the earlier part had gone mad or died due to extreme measures of the experiments being inflicted onto them. I was really confused on what the scientists wanted the participant to find through his dreams. We know through the film that he goes into his past meeting up with a familiar face of a woman, he maybe once knew. I was really hoping that he would stay in this dream state and that they would live happily ever after. But this was not the case, they kept waking him from his dreams and then would increase the dosage of medicine to make his dreams more vivid. I feel that the museum was a set up for his future death. I chose this picture because it was the moment I thought the man was going to escape through his dream state but instead he dies which frustrated me because he never made it to the woman who he wanted to get to the whole time.
I was really amazed toward the end of how the producer of the clip showed movement with quick action shots, showing the man running toward the woman. I feel the clip did a good job throughout the man’s dreams of showing the couple moving throughout the city, with out any actual movements just different still shots. I didn’t know what to think when they film went silent was confused on what was going on at these moments, but I feel the producer of this clip over all did a good job of showing a movie with only pictures.
I ended up watching the movie The Road because it was a movie I hadn’t watched before and one I didn’t have to pay for. When watching the movie I noticed that they did a lot of close ups of the characters but also showed depth of what was going on in the backgrounds, such as trees falling or the fires burning. The movie skips back and forth between the Father and his son and the man and his wife. In these shots of the man and his wife and then with their child it looks like the destruction had already started to take place due to their prepping of cans and other supplies. In this movie every man is out for themselves. Individuals are starving and will do whatever it takes to survive stealing, pilaging, and even cannibalism. The movie shows that humanity is lost. These things in the movie are considered to be normal now, if they plan on surviving. While watching this movie I couldn’t imagine trying to survive these times with my family of four. I seen where families had taken the easy way out, rather than being killed by others it would suck for it to come to that.
I chose this GIF from the movie because it is at this point in a fathers eyes he must do everything in his power to protect his children. The father is looking down the barrel of his gun at the person that wants to try and take his child. In this scene the kid gets snatched up and the father instinctively shoots the man trying to take his son, which would of ate him like a snack.
I feel that this movie was pretty good based on the circumstances at hand. I feel like we take for granted what we currently have and the lives we live that this could possibly be us in these circumstances. Towards the end we see that humanity isn’t completely lost on people that a complete stranger took in the kid. Overall a good movie definitely glad I watched it.
So I chose this two star assignment because I wanted to show the environments and people who put me at peace. Now that I have this big craving for flesh and blood it seems that these people are the only ones that want to hang out with me, without trying to shoot me. So the pictures from left to right top to bottom are all things during the apocalypse that put me at peace others like me. I like to go drinking with my other zombie friends after a long day of chasing the unaffected, it really takes a toll on the knees and hanging with them puts me at peace. When I’m not chasing the humans this is by far my favorite seat to sit in and relax, really puts me in the mindset of what life is all about now. My family got infected as well so the babies are kept in this cage due to being to slow to catch the humans at this point in their little lives. The top right picture speaks for itself, who doesn’t like to go boating my friends I surely do. We use boats to sneak to new locations looking for new humans to attack. Last but not least who doesn’t like watching a good horror film with your favorit person, whats ironic is the movies we watch are about us. So hanging out with my new group of infected friends, my chair, my sweet zombie babies, boating and watching movies all put me at peace.
I chose this 2 star visual assignment to share my favorite photo. The photo below is by far my favorite photo. This is a photo of myself and my family. My son at the front of the picture is quite the little ham and a camera hog if you can’t tell. My daughter is upset because my son had the last piece of candy. The candy was used to try and keep them interested in taking the family photos. Are we bad parents for using bribes to get our kids to stay focused?? I think not you try to wrangle a 2 year old and 5 year old and let me know how that goes. This was the first time since my son was born that we were able to get family pictures. So it was good to finally capture our family as we all know kids grow to fast. So out of all the pictures we have in our house, this one is my most cherished, favorite photo.
So there I was prior to the apocalypse happy as could be in my nice warm cozy house. As you can see in my before picture on the left I was happy go lucky not a worry in the world. The infection started with a cough here, a cough there. People started to turn and not for the good. People were attacking people eating their flesh, it was all I could do to get my family out. We left our recently purchased home and traveled up to York, Pennsylvania. My mom and her boyfriend lived there. He boyfriend had a assortment of guns and weapons, an armory. He had prepared for this for years and thank god he had. Five years had went by before we could make it back to our home after the zombie problem was solved. Our home had been ransacked by others who were foraging for food or shelter. It was a complete disaster but it was still ours, we could rebuild. The picture on the right is my after picture taken in the same house by the same door we had left 5 years before. You can see by my facial expression that I was in utter shock and suprise to how our house had ended up. You’ll have to excuse the greenish color we didn’t have electricity at this point and had to use glow sticks as our lighting.
So I chose this assignment as I figured it would be easy to make the picture apocalyptic in nature. I used microsoft word to manipulate these photos to merge them together. When reading about what juxtapose was on google it showed many photos that were merged together showing continuity between the pictures as a whole. The pictures looked as if they should naturally be fitted together. So after reading about this and finding out what juxtapose is the picture above is my product of this.