Fantasy Ted Talk: Beatrix Kiddo & Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique

By | January 12, 2012

What can I say? Beatrix rocks.

Beatrix Kiddo & Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique

(From Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill)

Kudos to Ben for his Lebowski TED Talk, (where you can also download his awesome Photoshop template) and of course, creating this killer Fantasy Ted Talk assignment.

Also huge props to John Johnson for taking it next level combining the Animated GIF assignment.

I have been having a lot of fun asking colleagues what TED talk they would love to watch: someone alive, dead, or fictional.

The responses so far?

– The Architect from the Matrix
– Goethe
– Elizabeth Bennet from Pride & Prejudice
– Leonardo DaVinci
– Spock

Ultimately I chose Beatrix because I wanted to animate that 5 point palm exploding heart technique.

7 thoughts on “Fantasy Ted Talk: Beatrix Kiddo & Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique

  1. Andrew Forgrave

    Beauty. You continue to impress. I really need to learn how to do the animated GIF assignment. I was watching Hitchcock’s “Spellbound” this past weekend, and think there might be some bits in there I could experiment with. But I need to get the technique down first.

  2. Ben

    Nailed it!

    I especially like that you have Beatrix in her jumpsuit with a nice shaded effect. I wonder who she would have had to kill in order to be allowed to demonstrate the exploding heart technique for everyone.

    As for your list, I think an entire branch of literary characters (per your pride and prejudice reference) as TED presenters would be awesome!

  3. Tim Owens

    That movie is one of my all time favs! Love what you did here. And Ben, such an awesome assignment! I love that you created the Photoshop template to make it easier for folks to jump right in.

  4. andessurvivor

    Bring a sword to a TED Talk? Brilliant.

    Also, can I put another vote in for Elizabeth Bennett? Or Fanny Price from Mansfield Park? So many good Austen’ses.

  5. Jim

    As usual, you stuff is so inspired, and when you start down the animated GIF road I get goosebumps.

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