Tag Archives: Alfred Hitchcock

Don’t Have Nightmares 0.1: Sound Experiment 1

Recently I have collaborating with a sound engineer (Jonny) on the Don’t Have Nightmares 0.1 rotoscope. To begin, it was decided that a conventional sound piece would be a sensible choice. Pre-sound discussion/considerations (early March) The recording will be made … 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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November 2014 Activity Summary

Posts = 8   RESEARCH Books: The Language Of New Media-Lev Manovich, Digital Art-Christiane Paul, Horror!- Kim Newman & James Marriot Scholarly Essays: Double Take: Rotoscoping and the processing of performance- Kim Louise Walden ‘Grave Robbing’ or ‘Career Comeback’? On the … Continue reading

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Sparky Shower

Over the past few weekends, I’ve been experimenting with animating water. Before I began this project I didn’t really consider animating water in much detail. Before I began, I checked my preparatory notes. A brief summary below: Figure(s) details: body colour, hair … Continue reading

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Rotoshop experimenting: Step 3

STEP 3: Designing. Over the past week I had been designing the background and considering colour schemes. Originally, the shower area and figure would be white. However, as I will probably animate white water, I altered the shower area to … Continue reading

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Rotoshop experimenting begins (Steps 1 and 2)

STEP 1: After finally deciding that I would choose the shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s film Psycho (1960), I scanned various sites to find a HD version of the footage. A HD version helps me during the rotoscoping process as I … Continue reading

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Early Influences: Edward Hopper

Years ago, while researching painters as a component for the A Level Art curriculum, I became very influenced by the work of the American realist painter, Edward Hopper. Hopper’s work was very photographic and minimal. A lot of his later … Continue reading

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