Tron: Legacy Turns into a Gif Legacy



 I decided to do a very simple gif of an image taken from one of my favorite movies, Tron: Legacy. I decided to create this sort of “turn off, turn on” type of gif because I think that at times humans feel the need to “turn off”, a lot like a robot can. Obviously this image is of the musical duo Daft Punk and there are indeed men underneath those helmets and suits but I think it’s really interesting the way they’ve incorporated the look of being robots into their image. Because, as I said before, humans can be a lot like robots. The wanting to “turn off” factor describes how a person feels when they just want to shut out the world for a bit and not engage in any sort of interaction with anyone or anything and I wanted to portray that feeling through animation and figured this was the best way to do it.

This gif can also be used as a sort of “pending” reaction gif. Say for example someone says something that you can’t quite comprehend at first so this could symbolize that you’re thinking about it but haven’t quite understood it yet.

I’m glad I decided to do this project because I gained a lot from it. Not only was I able to practice using Photoshop but I also practiced how to come up with ideas that I find creative and that truly express my interests. I can’t wait to make my blog so that I can post this on there and share it with other people besides my class.

By Katelyn Kemble

Creative and technical student studying at York College; steering towards majoring in Communications Technology.

1 comment

  1. This very really creative. I love how yo use Photoshop to incorporate the use of color and light while creating an exciting background and the figures as well. I think this is one of the most fun and exciting GIFs I’ve seen.

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