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Schindler’s Shawshank


Another mash-up assignment done!

The Assignment

This assignment is worth 4 stars and can be found here. It is called “This Doesn’t Belong Here” and the exact instructions are: “For this asignment you need to mash up two different iconic movie scenes. However, you should aim to be as subtle as possible. Perhaps a famous prop that simply doesn’t belong or a character that looks a little out of place.”

The Story

First, the requirement was iconic scenes so there were already a few movies I thought of. Shawshank Redemption is on the top five best movies of all time on IMDB and it’s because it is a truly classic and beautiful film. Because it takes places in a gloomy prison atmosphere, I knew that I needed something else that would fit well and blend but still stand out as “odd” when one is really looking at it. For the thing I was going to “mash” into my Shawshank picture, I chose a person from Schindler’s List which is another classic movie and equally, or probably more morbid. Shawshank Redemption has to do with a man who is wrongly convicted of murder and follows his time in prison to his final escape. Schindler’s List is a film about a man who secretly helps jewish people during WWII. Both are films about kindness in the hearts of people and how even in the darkest times, there is some hope. I think the picture is perfection. The girl in the red dress is from Schindler’s List and she is also one of the few instances in the whole movie in which color is shown. I believe it is to demonstrate her innocence and how the innocence of many children was taken during those times. Red is usually a bold and passionate color. Red is also the color of blood.  I made the whole picture black and white because I wanted her to stand out and to make it seem like the whole image was original.

The Product


The Process

This was another simple Photoshop job. The video below is a great explanation and visual of what and how I made this. I unfortunately ran out of time and am now able to write out the process, but recording it and showing everything is much faster and more effective.

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