Written by Patti Pauley
Creepy GIFs have become a staple among the Interwebs and horror fans can’t seem to get enough of them. They are a fun way to provide a friend with a quick jump scare, and we can even use them as part of our keyboard language on social media to describe how we’re feeling. George Redhawk, a legally blind motion effects artist, translates the way he sees the world into insanely amazing GIFs which he began creating following his vision impairment. Recently, Redhawk used his sixth sense for hypnotizing graphics and created some pretty impressive and downright creepy GIFs for the upcoming tech-thriller Morgan that opens nationwide in theaters on September 2nd.
Seriously, maybe creepy isn’t a strong enough word.
Official Film Synopsis: A corporate troubleshooter (Kate Mara) is sent to a remote, top-secret location, where she is to investigate and evaluate a terrifying accident. She learns the event was triggered by a seemingly innocent “human,” who presents a mystery of both infinite promise and incalculable danger.
The film centers on the struggle for complete control over Morgan, much like Redhawk who struggles with his art and the absence of vision. However, the artist recently opened up with Graphic Art News about a visual-aid software he had been working on for a few years to allow him to manipulate photos in such a way that both stimulates our senses and, with these photos in particular, open a whole new dimension of visual clarity into the film.
“To create most of my .gifs, I am using a photo morphing software which I have been experimenting with, and perfecting over several years. Morphing software is designed to morph one photo to another photo, but a long time ago, I discovered that if I morph a photo to the exact same photo, I could get some pretty amazing movement out of it.
Following the loss of most of my vision, I began to explore this medium as a means to express the world through my damaged sight. My art is designed with the idea to challenge and in some cases, disturb the visual sense of ‘order’, very much in the same way that my vision has become a constant challenge to me. It is also for this reason I refer to my work as, the world through my eyes.”
To view more of Redhawk’s jaw-dropping work, visit his google page by clicking here!
These mind-bending photos certainly add to the curiosity that surrounds Morgan. The film which is directed by Luke Scott, and produced by his father Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer, and Mark Huffam has caught our undivided attention. Just by watching the trailer, seen below, I agree: Don’t let it out!