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How to do the Tim Burton challenge on TikTok

Published: 22/Oct/2020 18:13

by Georgina Smith


There’s a new trend sweeping the TikTok world just in time for Halloween. People are turning themselves into Tim Burton-style characters by using one particular filter that allows you to freeze your face gradually. Here’s how to do it.

Viral video-sharing app TikTok has brought with it plenty of interesting trends, spreading through people’s For You Pages like wildfire and getting people to participate in bizarre challenges.

Recently, an anime filter surged in popularity on the app, allowing users to see what they would look like in the popular cartoon style. While the filter originated on Snapchat, TikTok users gave it a new lease on life, and it became a huge trend.

The most recent filter that’s rising in popularity is the blue line filter. As the blue line moves across or down your screen, it freezes everything in its path, allowing people to manipulate their faces to make certain aspects bigger and smaller, including huge stars like Bella Poarch.

@bellapoarchTrying out this trend…I look scary😂 ##TimeWarpScan♬ Ice Dance (From “Edward Scissorhands”) – Ashton Gleckman

But people’s creativity with the filter went even further than trying out a new forehead. Users managed to figure out that by manipulating their eyes and cheeks as the blue line goes by, they could mold themselves into a Tim Burton-style character.

Tim Burton is known for his spooky stop motion-animations, such as the likes of ‘ The Corpse Bride’ and ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas.’ Most notably, the art style features huge eyes and a gaunt face to reflect the films’ chilling tone.

How to do the Tim Burton challenge

In order to see what you’d look like as a Tim Burton character, you’ll first want to open up your camera on TikTok, and click the effects button (a winking smiley face in the bottom left corner).

After this, scroll through until you find an icon of a face with one side distorted, and a blue line right down the center – this is, of course, the blue line filter.

@siennarodriifull credit to @juliabrads ❤️ this took me longer than I’d like to admit 😐 ##fyp ##TimeWarpScan ##fypシ ##timburtonchallenge ##perfectnosechallenge ##4am♬ Stuck In The Middle – Tai Verdes

Once you have the filter up and running, tap the screen to change the direction of the line to ensure that it is moving vertically down your screen, as opposed to horizontally across.

As the line moves down, gently pull beneath your eyes so that they appear rounder and bigger. Just as the line moves beyond your eyes and freezes them in place, drag your thumbs down each cheek just ahead of the moving line to give the appearance of gaunt cheeks.

@chibskinda look a lil dead ##asian ##timburtonchallenge ##eboy♬ Ice Dance (From “Edward Scissorhands”) – Ashton Gleckman

Many have also been pairing the video with the song “Ice Dance” from Burton’s Edward Scissorhands, which you can add by clicking the ‘sounds’ button at the top of your screen before filming, and searching the song’s title.

It may take you a couple of tries to get it looking clean, but once you do, the results are fascinating and will have you joining the ranks of the many TikTok users who have become Tim Burton characters ahead of Halloween.


BTS crushes 28-year-old record for most music show awards in a year

Published: 28/Nov/2020 21:34

by Charlotte Colombo


K-Pop group BTS have once again broken a record after scoring a win at the 2020 Asia Artist Awards (AAA).

BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, consists of seven members: V, J-Hope, RM, Jin, Jimin, Jungkook, and Suga. The group debuted in 2013 before soaring to international popularity in 2018 after releasing the YouTube Premium documentary Burn the Stage.

Most recently, BTS released their fifth studio album ‘Be’ on November 20, which includes Dynamite – the first of their songs to be recorded fully in English.

Dynamite helped BTS break their latest record after the song won the Daesung for ‘Best Song of the Year’ at the AAAs.

In the K-Pop world, a Daesung is one of the most prestigious accolades an artist can receive. When winning a Daesung, the focus is on the records the artist released that year, and takes into account how many copies – both digital and physical – were sold.

By winning this latest Daesung, BTS broke a record that has previously been held since 1992 by K-pop trio Seo Taiji and the Boys. The band had previously collaborated with BTS in 2017 in a 25th anniversary concert, wherein Taiji announced that he was passing the torch onto BTS to continue K-Pop’s legacy.

“This is your generation now,” Taiji said at the time.

BTS’ Daesung for Dynamite also extends their record for the most Daesungs in history to 43 – a record they previously broke in 2019 after they won a total of 37.

This isn’t the first time the group’s hit song Dynamite has broken records. Back in August, they broke several milestones on YouTube after fans eagerly watched the premiere of the song’s music video.

One record they broke was for most views within 10 minutes of uploading a YouTube video, as over 20 million viewers tuned in to watch Dynamite during that timeframe.

The live premiere of the video also broke the YouTube record for most concurrent viewers.  One live count recorded that between 3 to 4 million people were watching the video at once.