My final project for WARP… We were allowed to do whatever we wanted for this project. It was for that reason that I had so much trouble coming up with an idea. There were too many things that I wanted to do! Eventually I realized that I could take all of the subjects I wanted to make something about and combine then into one piece.
This project is a machinima using Super Smash Bros. Melee. Each of the four characters in the movie represent a subject that I am interested in (described below in more detail). In the beginning, they fight for dominance, but soon realize that, together, they created something greater together than they could have done alone.
Here is my original description of the piece:
For this project, we were basically allowed to do whatever we wanted. We did have to turn in a proposal for approval, but other than that, it was free range. As for me, I decided to finish up my collaborative project, thus adding meaning and depth to it. But I soon realized that I did not have the time nor patience to try to finish it so quickly, so I decided to change my idea. After a lot of thinking and not-so-good ideas, I came up with another idea that used the same medium as my collaborative project yet was very different from it.
In this project, there are four different characters, Link, Kirby, Mario, and Pikachu. Each character represents a different aspect of my life—video games, music, computers, and art. In the movie, these characters battle it out with each other, representing my internal struggle I was experiencing while thinking about this project; I just could not decide what I wanted to do, yet all of these aspects of my life were things that I wanted to base the project on, things I wanted to implement into it. Finally, after much fighting and chaos, the characters cease their battle and realize that in fighting for dominance, they have subconsciously created a beautiful and creative work of art. This of course, represents my sudden realization that my idea was in right in front of my face the whole time! Instead of trying to base my project off of only one of these aspects, it was very possible to use them all in the piece. And thus, this work came to fruition.