Tommy, 1975 (dir. Ken Russell)Movies In Frames
Friday, 25 December 2009
Monday, 21 December 2009
Here's my second submission to Star Wars: Uncut project, inspired by The Beatles film, Yellow Submarine, directed by George Dunning. It was great fun to re-design the characters in the style of the film, especially Chewbacca in the part of Jeremy Hillary Boob, Ph.D. There's a bit more movement in the figures as opposed to my last submission, but I've yet to graduate to any fully-fledged acrobatics. All of the interiors and backgrounds are taken from the film and 're-imaging' in Photoshop and the whole thing was put together in Flash. Sound effects where obtained from the rather marvellous Soundsnap.com and the voices where provided by myself (with apologies to any Liverpudlians out there wondering why the cast have Birmingham accents!). Not sure just yet if I'll take on another scene, but I have a few ideas on how I'd like to render it, so watch this space.
Friday, 18 December 2009
Monday, 14 December 2009
It's been a while since I've plundered Gig posters for inspiration, so here are my favorites from the last month.
Friday, 11 December 2009
Thursday, 10 December 2009
Monday, 7 December 2009
Sunday, 6 December 2009
Friday, 4 December 2009
There's some tantalizing unseen footage from the forthcoming Serge Gainsbourg biopic, Gainsbourg (Vie Héroïque), in this video for Dionysos' scorching cover of
Serge's Nazi Rock.
Gainsbourg (Vie Héroïque) is directed by Joann Sfar and scheduled for release in January. I never tire of listening to Gainsbourg's work, so I'm very excited about this movie. Here's the trailer to wet you appetite.
via filles sourires
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
The White Dragon, by Tony Doyle & Nick Derrington, 12" x 24" screenprint available here.
The last time I saw Blade Runner was at The Electric in Birmingham last year. The rain had been torrential all day and inside the cinema you could hear it's rhythmic drumming on the roof, which created the perfect soundtrack.
Sunday, 29 November 2009
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Wonderful illustrations of my home city from Jan Bowman's new children's book This Is Birmingham. Just out of site on the right hand side of the street scene is one of my favorite bars, The Sunflower Lounge and Brum's No.1 comic shop, Nostalgia & Comics. Preview more pages at Jan's site here.
Saturday, 21 November 2009
Star Wars: Uncut is the brainchild of Vimeo and Boxee creator Casey Pugh. The idea is to re-create the film, fifteen seconds at a time. How does it work? First, you claim your scene, there are 473 to choose from, you then have thirty days to make it in whatever fashion you want. Viewer's can then rate the videos with the Vimeo's 'Like' system and the most popular will be edited together to form an entirely fan-made version of the film. Here's my submission.
I chose to base my animation on the manga comic adaption by Hisao Tamaki to reflect the close relationship Star Wars has always had with the comic medium. From the original Marvel adaption by Roy Thomas and Howard Chaykin, to the current selection of titles published by Dark Horse, Star Wars comics are often as cherished as the films themselves. I selected and loosely re-drew various figures from Tamaki's books and then created individual background's in Photoshop. For the TIE fighter, I sourced a 3D model on the excellent Google SketchUp and re-drew the desired angle. The animation was then put together in Adobe Flash. To abide with the submission rules I recorded all the sound effects and speaking parts myself (please forgive my Alec Guinness impersonation). It's been a really rewarding project to create and I've already bagged my next scene, which I promise will be something completely different.