Recently I have been playing around with Final Cut Pro (video editing software) in order to alter films made using my phone. Recently I discovered ‘Comic Looks’ in the Effects section of Final Cut Pro. I applied these effects or filters to footage of myself dressed as HALA.
The first image was created using the ‘Comic Ink’ effect (which turned the image black and white) and the ‘Comic Sepia’ effect. I like the comic book effect that this gives the image and the way in which the pattern on her headscarf is clearly defined.
The second image is the same but with ‘Comic Cool’ added. Layering these effects on top of each other highlights what FCP defines as the ‘ink edges’ particularly on the face. This makes it look like the skin is marked or scarred. I like the way it relates to the pattern on the scarf, as if the pattern is consuming her or vice versa. I also like the pixellated look of the trees in the background which appear abstracted or impressionistic.