Zhengyuan Zhao

Zombie Zapper Z

Class of: 2027

Major: Design and Technology BFA

Medium: Premiere Pro

Faculty: Michael Rader

Prompt: Voom Portrait

This video symbolizes my childhood fantasies. In my world, I was always the hero who killed zombies. The desire for superpowers was great, the power of magic. The idea to incorporate these characteristics in my works originates from my childhood when I was scared of horror movies and zombies at the same time admiring and fantasizing about the wizard world of Harry Potter. It is in this manner that I wish to face my childhood fears and overcome them with the fairy-tale magic of childhood. In this piece, I used fun music, and some funny things, but in the video I was very serious. I have made this comparison to establish that I take this issue with the seriousness it deserves. This is not a joke, I want to encounter this. For me, all the other quirky things are not just amusing features that give me some relaxation sense, but a certain recognition that I won’t get wonders like in the video.