This was a project for Basic Digital Arts to exhibit what we learned in After Effects and Photoshop. The animation pans across a wall of TV screens showing various images – from violent newscasts to sexually charged commercials – and then shows animals engaging in similar activities to emphasize how the media exploits our primal natures. At the end, the viewer is depicted as a pair of eyes watching the screens and absorbing the material.
The static and Emergency Broadcast System Test noises provide a more chaotic and disorienting effect when layered on top of the multiple videos. The piece concludes with the Emergency Broadcast System Test tone to emphasize that there is an emergency going on in the media.