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To choose a film director, discover a common thread that unifies each of the director’s films, and then develop an integrated visual system that spans across multiple design deliverables and works as a complete system.



I chose Director Alejandro González Iñárritu because I was drawn to his six films and how they share raw, relatable, and often tragic human experiences. The film festival, Transcending Desolation, translates the message of the films that life is complex and fragile, but we can find beauty and transformation in the bleakest moments if we practice empathy. I utilized the visual language of layered photography to depict both the sorrow and the beauty that can be found in dealing with loss. Desolate scenery, a muted color palette, and hard materials such as cement and steel were used along with pops of mystical green to reference life's many transformations. 

Transcending Desolation