To give my mask a more aged and heavily used look, I scratched the dull edge of my cacti knife agains the surface of the paper to create a chipped/peeling look. I then added various cut outs and smaller cut marks along the surface of the mask; most noticeable in the lower jaw. I applied heavier damage to the lower jaw and cheeks to make it appear as though the mask had been hit repeatedly in these regions; from punches and other heavy force inducing acts.
Through the use of various repeating shapes along with scale change, I was able to contribute a piece to a group project in which there are various displays of color relationships, shifts and matching tones; a blend of colors that “fit” with each-other. By using intensity change, the person observing the piece will be drawn to multiple parts of the canvas, rather than just one specific point. Intensity change is the the act of mixing two complimentary colors together to mix from one to the next. Another element I used in composition is contrast, or the arrangement of colors to oppose each other (light vs. dark). Not only does this create a stronger “pop” effect in the piece, but also adds more intensity to certain regions; characterizing different sections of the canvas.
Originally for my paper mask project, I intended to build a characterized old man face. This included a movable jaw piece that would move with the users jaw, but after multiple attempts and tests, I could not get it to work. I then decided to build onto the main mask frame I had designed and make it into a warrior type mask with a paper chain link beard, a nose bridge piece, nose guard and spiked cheeks. I feel I could have done a bit more research on various warrior masks to get inspired on various features to include, but other than that I am happy with the way it came out.
For my final project in digital foundations, I used metric and rhythmic montage methods throughout the video. Video is composed of straight and low angle shots, extreme close ups, close ups and medium shots. For cinematography, I used camera movement through the sequence of photographs, depth of field and the rule of thirds.