Category Archives: Psycho: Contextual Research

Bruce Lee, Audrey Hepburn and the ethics of digital necromancy -Hannah Ellis-Petersen

The American actress, Janet Leigh was born in 1927 and died in 2004 at the age of 77. My last project, Don’t Have Nightmares 0.1, involved taking a segment of icon cinematic footage from the film Psycho and animating approximately … Continue reading

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Photographic Pop Culture

Back in 2008 pop culture and fashion magazine Vanity Fair featured a series of stylized photographic portraits inspired by Alfred Hitchcock films. An interesting and fun concept, contemporary star actors mimicking classic actors in iconic scenes. Apart from paying homage … Continue reading

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Creating Suspense

While reading a film theory book on the way into London yesterday. As most people interested in Hitchcock films are aware, Alfred Hitchcock’s style was largely influenced by the work of the Russian filmmaker, Sergei Eisenstein. Eisenstein’s montage technique introduced … Continue reading

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The Amygdala

As part of my contextual research, I’ve been researching what happens when our mind detects fear and the defence mechanisms we have to combat our fears. When we are faced with a situation where our emotions are provoked such as … Continue reading

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