Tag Archives: Film

British Public Information Film: Searching (1974)

A British Public Information (PIF) film which was broadcast in 1974 and shown during television advertisement breaks. Like many PIFs in the mid-1970s, the film deals with safety issues at home. This film pays attention to the dangers of children … Continue reading

Posted in Public Information Films: Contextual Research | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Tokyo Underground: Emerging From The Underground Experiments

When filming inside trains coming out from the underground into the overground, the visual effects can be quite dramatic. Here, I am particularly interested in the contrast between the dark merging to light, as if being released from a subterranean … Continue reading

Posted in The Tokyo Underground: Experiments, Drawings & Rotoscoping | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Tokyo Undergound: The Moving (experiment 3)

Spent most of Monday and Tuesday in the Underground on Metro lines. Managed to gather miscellaneous underground footage of passenger actions, the masses on their way to work, train rushes and more passenger pans inside trains. I was surprised to … Continue reading

Posted in The Tokyo Underground: Experiments, Drawings & Rotoscoping | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Tokyo Underground: The Commuter Rapid (experiment 2)

Footage sequence: 25 seconds (approx.) Experiment 2 consists of three sets of footage. The commuters in various actions, as follows: Walking up/down platform steps, descending/ascending escalators and walking through tickets gates. The film speed has been altered to 48 frames … Continue reading

Posted in The Tokyo Underground: Experiments, Drawings & Rotoscoping | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Tokyo Underground: The Still & The Moving (experiment 1)

These past few days I’ve been out on-site (The Tokyo Underground) filming mainly around the Shinjuku area on underground and overground trains. Also, I’ve been using archive footage I took earlier this year, hence passengers in coats, hats and scarves … Continue reading

Posted in The Tokyo Underground: Experiments, Drawings & Rotoscoping | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Fuchu no Mori Park-Tokyo

Was watching an old South Bank Show (1998) last night featuring the novelist/journalist Will Self. The man interests me a lot, I’ve only just started to read his work with more regularity since living back in England (2011). During the … Continue reading

Posted in The Tokyo Underground: Contextual Research | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Psycho: Contextual Research, Research | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Unexpected item in the bagging area’

While strolling down the Peckham Road earlier this week with a few students on my course, an ambulance with a screaming siren screeched past us interrupting our conversation. As a result, a conversation ensued about how loud emergency service sirens … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

UWE: Sound and Rotoscoping

Sound My Graphics B.A. (Hons) program at the The University of the West of England offered modular courses in Year 1 and 2. The modules are designed to develop the student in areas which would be beneficial in their self-directed project … Continue reading

Posted in Film: Super 8, Animation & Sound | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment