Architectural Association


Communication+ Media Studies

High Pass Exhibition / 2021

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︎ 1st Year
︎ 2nd Year

‘The media are not toys… they can be entrusted only to new artists, because they are art forms.’
(McLuhan, 1954)

Hongxin Yang

Suspense on a Green Screen

with Jelena Viskovic

CMS2 Second Year

In the video, the objects created are the monitors of a future society. They are distributed around every corner of our lives, collecting analyzing and monitoring people’s lives.

These monitors distill people into instantly available data, just as those internet technology companies like facebook and google are doing to us today, using algorithms gather our data and shape our lives.

But the people who live in them are hardly aware of their existence. They live in the world of images created by these technologies.

Course Description
Suspense on a Green Screen
with Jelena Viskovic

Throughout the course, we will be learning basic compositing techniques. In contemporary sci-fi films and series, the architecture of the space where an animated, composite object appears serves an aesthetic tool that creates a sense of ‘suspense’. These environments usually purely exist for ‘alien’ objects, with esoteric capabilities to create tension in the cinematic frame. The focus of the compositing exercises we will do is to reproduce the aesthetics that create tension between the virtual object and its environment.