Are memes art? Hmmm… interesting question, and I’m pretty sure no one has even thought about it either. One might ask what is art. What’s art to some may not be art to others.
Art is all about expressing yourself in unique ways. They can either start up a conversation where everyone agrees with you or disagrees.
But I think it’s such a beautiful moment when everyone comes together because of a meme. Like the feeling of getting a package you ordered 2 days after ordering it.
I love taking pictures, especially of nature. I always get this sense of happiness when I see trees, sun, star, and flowers. We, humans, are always so attached to technology that we forget that we are surrounded by beautiful things. When you are going through tough times, the best things to do is walk out and take a deep breath of nature. Some people feel happy, just by looking at flowers. When you walk by the flowers, there is a scent of flowers that makes you satisfied.
These are some of the pictures I took while walking down the street.
The beauty of nature is undefeatable.
I’ve been making meme and gif ever since I learned how to. I believe that memes and gifs are fun ways to express yourself. The 3 memes and gif I chose is from a Korean drama called Gu Family Book.
All college students are stressed due to finals. I just took my first final today and this was my reaction.
I actually made this gif because when watching the drama, my friends said that she reminded them of me. That is because I have a habit of hitting people’s arm when I’m laughing and when I’m mad.
This gif is something everyone can relate to. Food is one of the most important things to me so if I catch anyone trying to steal MY food, they can say hello to Satan.
While looking through the DS106 assignment, I came across one that was really interesting. The prompt of the video was to “Pick a theme and download multiple videos from Youtube that fit the theme. Cut them up and create a compilation video by putting the clips to music”. Right after I saw the prompt, I thought of a Korean drama called “While You Were Sleeping”. “While You Were Sleeping” has 32 episodes, each episode is 35 minutes.
“Hong-joo (Bae Suzy) lives with her mother and helps her run a pork restaurant. Hong-joo is haunted by seeing the future deaths of others in her dreams. What’s worse is that she does not know when the deaths will happen, but she tries to stop her dreams from becoming reality. Meanwhile, Jae-chan (Lee Jong-suk) is a rookie prosecutor. He meets Yoo-bum (Lee Sang-yeob) at the prosecutors’ office. Yoo-bum was Jae-chan’s private tutor when Jae-chan was in his adolescence, but an unfortunate incident caused Jae-chan to dislike him. Yoo-bum was a prosecutor, but he now works as a lawyer. He takes on any case that brings him money.Jae-chan and his younger brother move to new house and they become neighbors with Hong-joo. One night, Jae-chan dreams that Yoo-bum drives Hong-joo’s car and this leads to a chain of events including the death of Hong-joo’s mother and then Hong-joo. When Jae-chan senses that his dream is about to become real, he takes extreme actions to stop it. Yoo-bum becomes furious at Jae-chan, but Hong-joo hugs him and thanks him. In the aftermath of the incident, Jae-chan and Hong-joo cross paths and work together to solve other cases” (Wikipedia).
I wanted my theme to based to be dream, the horrible dream that Hong-joo experiences. I compiled different videos from different episodes including her dream and reality. I used iMovie, QuickTime Player, You Tube and iTunes to complete this project. I first looked through videos on YouTube then after finding the videos that I thought matched the theme, I used QuickTime Player to screen record. I put the recorded video on iMovie to edit and trim the video to my liking. I, then voice recorded the youtube video and inserted into iMovie accordingly. I changed the color of the videos, the saturation, the humidity etc. At last I looked through my iTunes music an picked a song called “When Night Falls” by Eddy Kim.
It was my first time using iMovie, so I had to get a lot of help from YouTube. Although it is not perfect, here is the video.