“Helless” the Horror Protector – 1(W6)

Subject: Product for Halloween
Team member: Dana Elkis

The process of progressing the idea

First, our idea starts with the costume and it becomes the mask. We thought the mask vending machine which runs by sensing people’s body part that not normal like an elbow, tongue, hips. After that, we were talking about  What is the meaning the mask has? We thought usually the masks in Halloween is the symbol of fears like monsters, ghosts, or demons. If so, what is the “real” fear? -> Loan, money, and gun.

– – – break time – – –

We tried to focus on the opposite way of horror like peace because both of us don’t like scary things especially horror films. So we decided to make the protector from horror. We brainstormed what people do when they saw terrify scene. (What we are doing in the theater)

They are always trying to cover their senses like,

Cover eyes,

or Cover ears

or grab somebody’s arm

So we designed the product that covers those three behaviors. We had planned using servo motors for eyes and ears cover. These covers are run by the sensors in both handles. Cover the helmet with fur for warmth and relax feeling. And also put a display panel on the product for earning the data that how much seconds that user is frightened in the movie. The name “Helless” is combined two words “Hell” and “less” that means less the feeling like in the hell.

Sketch 1
Sketch 2
Sketch 3

The sphere form of the helmet is inspired by Walter Pichler’s TV helmet.
Also, we thought the rounded shape gives more soft feeling to the users.

Small Room Prototype no.4, Walter Pichler, 1967
TV-Helmet(Portable Living Room), Walter Pichler, 1967

iBracadabra_ Final(W6)

Synopsis
In 2050, Stefan, the founder of the Waffle, present a new revolutionary product.

 


Screenplay / Performed / Directed / Edited
by Becca, Hayk, and Jaekook(Black costume)

A Final project of Video and Sound class in ITP, NYU, Fall 2018.
Professor: Marina Zurkow

It is an infomercial+design fiction video that parodying Apple’s 2007 announcement, and 2016 Don’t Blink commercial.


We want to make a janky concept infomercial video. Stefan(performed by Hayk) pretends professional, but he is not good at it. Also, the “iBracadabra” is not a real product, Stefan cheats with his assistant(performed by me, Jaekook) that looks like real magic using a black costume and black background.

I had performed the black assistant and made title intro and outro. I parodied Apple’s 2016 “Don’t Blink” commercial to give more contrast between the intro/outro and Stefan’s janky presentation. I thought it makes the story(or concept) of video stronger.

The whole process is not easy but has so much fun. I have learned basic knowledge of video, sound, and storytelling. Also, work as a team and communication.