For this assignment, I decided to combine the elements I liked from the “Mask blur threshold” visual as well as “Shader Intro”.
When I was watching the lecture, the most intriguing sample for me was the “Shader Intro” one when the background color was a gradient, so I decided to use this color and add it to the “Mask blur threshold” sample and add my own video to it.
The video I uploaded on the sketch was one of my friends and I on a ride in IMG Worlds, an indoor amusement park in Dubai. I chose it because it’s a fun video that I wouldn’t mind rewatching and the colors of it went along with the gradient. I also added a fun sound that felt colorful to me.
This is the recording of me and the combined sketches:
While recording, I tried to match the sound, movement of the mouse (what shows on the screen from the video I uploaded), and my movements altogether. The video from IMG had some lights on the ride and so they also matched the gradient colors. I felt like, overall, the song as well as the video went smoothly.
I also had to retake the video a few times because there were often objects in the background that weren’t substituted until I found the perfect spot where I set my camera screen backward.
Something I found surprising, however, was that my shoulders didn’t show, I was wearing a cold shoulder top and so the camera did not recognize that it was the rest of my arm, even though my arms were recognized and they are the same color.