Lauren Sargent

This Class is a Terror

Beware the 106… #VisualAssignments309 #DS106

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For my second visual assignment (1 1/2 Stars to add to the 5 of my barcode assignment), I chose the 106 Horror! assignment. The instructions were: create or modify an image of the number 106 that is in the genre of a horror movie. Make 106 seem scary and ominous. This one caught my eye not only because it had a low amount of stars to finish up my 6 total stars but also because it left a lot of opportunity for creativity. This assignment is also easily tied into the apocalyptic genre and although my photo doesn’t explicitly do that, it can be read as the result of some apocalyptic violence. When I read the prompt, I instantly knew what I wanted to do. Blood is always a huge visual for horror films and I knew we had a heavy supply of ketchup. My first thought was to place the bloody number on a plate for the ease of cleaning it off and for a stark white background but it ended up going nicely with the knife I added in the end. I added some food coloring to get a brighter red because before it looked like straight up ketchup and that’s just not scary. The most challenging part was taking the photo with one hand while I put my messy, knife-wielding hand in the shot. I liked how the light gleamed off of the knife and created shadows so that was the shot I ultimately chose. Finally, I added the Clarendon filter on Instagram because I liked the 80’s kind of color scheme it brought out. I hope my image doesn’t give you nightmares!

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