The Dreaded Challenge.
Have you done one? Do you want to do one? Would you film it or take part in it?
Mannequin Challenges have gone crazy. Widely viral. They are viral internet videos where a crowd of people stand frozen (like mannequins) holding poses whilst a camera moves in and out of the area around them whilst filming to song ‘Black Beatles’ by Rae Sremmurd. The hashtag #MannequinChallenge has been noticed from country to country.
Considering ‘The Mannequin challenge’ has become such a current phenomenon i have taken it upon myself to challenge my family to do a ‘selfie mannequin challenge.’ I must say it only took two takes to get it right, how professional of them!
The idea of bringing the mannequin challenge into this post is to keep things in main focus of what you as readers will be interested in watching and reading. The challenge when looking closely shows the variety of camera shots that can be taken, the use of snapchat, selfies of the family, selfies of themselves, taking photos of other people and also applying these photos to current social media platforms such as instagram.
However, what i did here was staged as you can imagine, but isn’t that what selfies are? Staged photos so we can relay to the public that we’re happy within ourselves? Or convince our friends we’re having a good time?
1 person? More than one person? Maybe a few people? 2 sisters?
I used selfies of myself at the beginning of the video to give an impacted effect of the complete different looks one person can go through, you may be shocked but those selfies have only been pulled out from the last couple of months and i have experienced long to short hair, make-up to no make-up and simple joke selfies. I’m sure you’re thinking how many split personalities does this girl have. However, that’s the funny thing. I don’t have a split personality disorder, i am influenced from the surroundings around me. The people who influence my life all have different styles and this does register and reflect upon me greatly. How could it not?
Identidying with filters.
Are you an ‘early bird’ fanatic, do you like taking your photos back to the 70’s where they can look retro and tea stained. Perhaps you’re more of a calm natured ‘valencia’ taking it down a level so it’s not too bright. Or are you ‘that cool guy’ you know the ‘nashville’ never taking too much time on your photos, they just always come out perfectly perfected?
Filters are a huge part of instagrams appeal.
You’re able to spice up that boring school trip to a museum, or perhaps your sunday brunch with your grandma just by the click of a filter.
Instagram is an increasingly popular platform to use, and now you can view accounts on your laptop and other technical devices it will only proceed to grow with accounts. Although, have you ever stopped to think if a particular filter, or perhaps a reoccurring filter might mean something about your personality.
It is said that those of you who use a ‘normal’ filter are seen as amateurs who don’t actually know how to use instagram properly. A popular hashtag for the normal filter people is #nofilter so it can be bragged that they don’t need a filter to look good.
I’m not even going to continue! Who even makes these ‘facts’ up anyway! This is what all comes together to create fear for those who struggle with self-image as it is anyway. Putting a ‘personality trait’ on certain filters is beyond the realms of sanity.
Filters can be seen as creativity, even artistic. Not applying a filter can read just as much as a photo with. Just remember that the next time you judge the saturation levels on a friends photo.