Fine and Performing Arts Honors
Date of Award
James M. Livingston
Thesis Professor Department
Scott M. Koterbay
An exploration of cinematography, societal expectations, and artist collaboration, “Fake It!” challenges the traditional definition of art. Part one follows the journey of creating a music video for an original song titled “Fake It!” by the band Model City. Location, lighting, camera, and editing choices are explained and connected to the song's themes of teenage angst, regret, and a rejection of societal norms. Part two explores the process of creating art by translating the hexadecimal color values from the music video into a new musical composition. This is accomplished through a mathematical process that converts the computer-identified RGB letters and numbers into notes on the musical scale.
East Tennessee State University
Honors Thesis - Open Access
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Perry, Sullivan, "“Fake It!”: An Exploration of Cinematography, Societal Expectations, and Artist Collaboration" (2021). Undergraduate Honors Theses. Paper 654. https://dc.etsu.edu/honors/654
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