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JUNE 2000: I didn't take the original video footage, but I was given permission
from Jill West and Blues Attack to utilize the video for educational
purposes as a student at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh (AIP), and for usage on their original website, which I later created. I "captured" a few minutes of video in the Media 100 Lab at AIP, which converted the videotape to digital files. This process took many hours back in the year 2000. Today, there would be no need to "convert" video files because they would already be in a digital format. I edited the digital video files in Adobe
Premiere using a variety of special effects to create this short video.
JUNE 2001: This project was created
for a class in Digital Video Editing back when I was a student at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. I "captured"
footage from the James Bond movie, GOLDFINGER, using the
Media 100 Lab at school. Then I edited the digital video clips in
Adobe AferEffects. The assignment was to create a "promotional"
video for a movie, and to include a control panel that would appear
in the DVD version.
Claim:The actress who portrayed
Jill Masterson in the James Bond film Goldfinger died from asphyxiation
after being covered with gold paint.
Synopsis:In Goldfinger, after secretary Jill Masterson betrays her
boss, the evil Auric Goldfinger, he kills her in style by painting
her entire body gold. As James Bond explains when Masterson's body
is discovered, covering a person with paint will cause death because
the body "breathes" through the skin. He then goes on
to state that professional dancers know to leave a small patch of
unpainted skin at the base of the spine to prevent their falling
victim to asphyxiation.
Although it was still widely believed
at the time Goldfinger was made (1964) that we "breathe"
through our skin and that closing off all the pores in one's body
would result in a quick death, we now know this to be false. (Another
commonly accepted part of this concept was the notion that leaving
a small portion of the body unpainted was sufficient to ward off
disaster.) As long as a person can breathe through his mouth and/or
nose, he will not die of asphyxiation, no matter how much of his
body is covered with paint (or any other substance). This isn't
to say that painting yourself isn't unsafe, however -- clogging
all your pores prevents you from perspiring and could eventually
cause you to die from overheating, and toxic substances found in
paint could contribute to your demise if you stay in a painted state