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'The Birds 1963' Look! Is it a bird? Yeah, its a bird alright... 31/01/2016

This film review will focus on the film 'The Birds 1963', the film was made in 1963 and is another one of Alfred Hitchcock’s films. The film was directed by Alfred Hitchcock, the screenplay was done by Evan Hunter, cinematography was done by Robert Burks and the soundtrack was done by Bernard Herrmann. The film is very detailed in its design, having the special effects that it did were very complex and took a while to make. However some scenes do look a little dodgy, even now it is slightly amusing watching gulls fly head first into homes almost as if they don’t know how to fly. The pacing for the film is also slightly odd, there is a sense of these birds having some sort of significance but the build-up is so weirdly paced and sudden that it makes the introduction of the birds almost unexplainable. However despite this the film is widely regarded as a really good film, showing that the effects and story do have quite a lot of backbone. "The Birds is one of the best &quo…

Story Plot 3.0 29/01/2016

1. The story starts off with a Stuntman Poster showing how great this guy was, then the camera pans to a drunk stuntman at a bar. The TV then tells the story of a stuntman who has lost his job due to drinking habits, which is when we will see our stuntman. The stuntman is looking at pictures of the film set he used to work on (Which he loved ever so dear) and then takes a shot of some sort of drink. When he then looks up he then starts to hallucinate that the bar is his film set.

Notes: Some things to note about this first scene is that camera descriptions are not yet put in, however the camera is going to pan by the stuntman’s glass to show his presence. Also in this sequence there is a bartender and he leaves the bar to leave the stuntman alone.

 2. He dances, prances and jumps around the bar, however after a while his vision beings to turn back to reality. In a sad attempt to stay in this happy dream he tries to find more booze but cannot find anything, apart from one ‘Very’ strong d…

Re-worked story concept 'Glazed and Dazed': 27/01/2016

Story Plot 2.0:

1. The story starts off with a Stuntman Poster showing how great this guy was, then the camera then pans to a drunk stuntman at a bar. The TV then tells the story of a stuntman who has lost his job due to drinking habits, which is when we will see our stuntman. The stuntman is looking at pictures of the film set he used to work on (Which he loved ever so dear) and then takes a shot of some sort of drink. When he then looks up he then starts to hallucinate that the bar is his film set.

Notes: Some things to note about this first scene is that camera descriptions are not yet put in, however the camera is going to pan by the stuntman’s glass to show his presence. Also in this sequence there is a bartender and he leaves the bar to leave the stuntman alone.

2. He dances, prances and jumps around the bar, however after a while his vision beings to turn back to reality. In a sad attempt to stay in this dream he tries to find more booze but cannot find anything, apart from one ‘V…

Maya Tutorial: Squash and Stretch 25/01/2016

This my animation for the Squash and Stretch animation tutorial, I didn't go along with the tutorials final animation though, I decided it needed a little more 'Bounciness' to the animation and it came out really nice!

'Psycho 1960' Mama Mia 22/01/2016

This film review will focus on the film 'Psycho 1960', the film was not known for its animation or graphical fidelity but its incredible writing and manipulative story that really immerses you into the film. This film is one of, if not the most iconic horror films of all time, bringing us clich├ęs such as the iconic horror music where Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) is murdered by the Psycho (Psycho Shower Music). The film was made in 1960, was directed Alfred Hitchcock, the screenplay was done by Joseph Stefano and the music was done by Bernard Herrman. This film is a know legend in the film industry, if there was any film to go to for inspiration for every single horror film ever made it would be this one. "What makes "Psycho" immortal, when so many films are already half-forgotten as we leave the theater, is that it connects directly with our fears: Our fears that we might impulsively commit a crime, our fears of the police, our fears of becoming the victim of a m…

Flash Animation: The Final Character 22/01/2016

Flash Animation: Character Design, A Despotic Toothbrush 22/01/2016

I am going to take influence from 3, 7, 9 and 10. For animation purposes I would like a very tall toothbrush. Most of the animation will be in the face so expect more posts on this topic soon!

New Story Concept: Glazed and Dazed 22/01/2016

Story

The story starts off with a Stuntman Poster showing how great this guy was, then the camera then pans to a drunk stuntman on a sofa. The stuntman is looking at pictures of the film set he used to work on (Which he loved ever so dear) and then takes a shot of some sort of drink. When he then looks up he then starts to see his home as a film set.

He dances, prances and jumps around his apartment, however after a while his vision beings to turn back to reality. In a sad attempt to stay in this dream he decides to drive down to the local liquor store. He then jumps out of a window, falls though the garage ceiling, knocking him out.

The camera then pans around cleverly to make it look like he has landed on his car but is really on a Piano. With him still unconscious a bottle slips out of his hand onto a button which opens the garage door, which activates some sort of Gold-Ruberg Contraption, making the Piano move and roll down the hill. When the stuntman wakes up he finds himself roll…

Post OGR Update & New Story Concepts 22/01/2016

OGR Update

Okay, so ever since the OGR some comment were made on my story. The biggest one was about my environment not being a big enough part of the story, I am coming up with a new story now that can follows some of these rules:
Every object I have been assigned my be significant in my story.The concept of a stuntman can be altered due to a situation, e.g. Depressed stuntman, Old Stuntman, Rival StuntmanThe film set does not have to actually 'BE' there but can be heavily symbolized there. There are no concepts set in stone yet but there is a story I have come up with that in my personal opinion I like way better than my pervious idea. I was given some creative influence by my tutor and I have come up with the concept of a 'Drunk Stuntman'. I am currently writing the story up now and it should be up by either today or tomorrow.

OGR 1: 'From Script to Screen' Taking Notes 21/01/2016

Final OGR 'From Script to Screen'
I would like to explain why I decided to put in hyperlinks instead of all of my information for this OGR.

The links provided take you to areas of my blog where you can find the matching info to this OGR, I didn't want 30 pages of one version of my script compared to having a couple, also having to read for a good 30 minuets on OGR would not be nice, so that the reason for the hyperlinks.

I would have though the main reason is because of me being lazy, but no I want this OGR to be readable and not 40+ pages long. If that is then required to do, I will go out of my way and spend a good few days putting that together but I though this was an easier alternative.

There is also no concept are for this yet but once I get my tablet working again you can bet you will see more work from me. Once again, apologies for this.

From Script to Screen: The Details 16/01/2016

Short Film 'Taking Notes' 

My Three Assets:
StuntmanFilm SetPiano
Plot

There is stuntman inside of a film set, he needs to practice before he performs. He has about an hour to do so, in order to train for this an obstacle course has been set up with parts he could find around the set, he also uses objects around the studio to 'Warm Up' before attempting this obstacle course. In the studio there is a Piano, a little boy has walked in (Somehow?) and just been watching this stuntman practice before attempting his real stunt.

As the man warms up the little boy plays the Piano, as the man warms up and the little boy plays it becomes apparent that every time the little boy plays a wrong note on the Piano the stuntman messes up, making this the main focus of the film, this Piano song that slowly becomes a mash of random keys to show the Stuntman getting annoyed.

The film ends with the man only realizing he only has five minutes left and sits down in despair, the little boy then…

'Rope' No Strings Attached 15/01/2016

This film review will focus on the film 'Rope', this film is about a story of two men called Brandon (John Dall) and Philip (Farley Granger) who kill their friend David for fun. They then play a game of fate to see how long it takes to discover the body during a house party. The film was released in 1948, was directed by Alfred Hitchcock,  the music was done by Leo F. Forbstein and the cinematography was done by Joseph A. Valentine. A fun little fact you may not have know about this film is when it was done the camera they were using was so big that if the set were to stay the same they would knock over all the furniture, so in the middle of recording they would move around bits of furniture to help the crew carrying the camera. This film is famous for how it experiments with filming, taking everything in long shots and really leaving the audience on edge. "With this movie, the master of suspense turns a nail-biting setpiece into a full-length feature, and shows us the u…