Wow! Some #genius #advertising for a #hairdresser #salon in Devon #clooney
Colour grade inspiration Option 2: sharp contrast, blue wash
Colour grade inspiration Option 1: Dream World
Brilliant advice of utilising the current filmmaking environment. Especially the idea of demystifying the filmmaking process and being transparent about your failures as well as your successes
Here’s the original verison of Leo Carax’s Merde, maybe the prequel to the chapter in Holy Motors. This one is set in my second home, Tokyo, and was filmed while I was there - its cool to see that the shots of the scramble in Shibuya are identical to my painting of it, ちょう懐かしいだよ！
I remember hearing about the film Tokyo! while I was over there, but never got a chance to watch it and then it slipped out of my mind. Looking forward to watching the whole thing.
Although I enjoyed Holy Motors for its spirit, dark humour and the fact that it was utterly unpredictable, I just didn’t get it. The main plot or the character’s mission went completely over my head. Apparently its chock full of thousands of references, I guess I’m just not cultured enough!
Saying that, the individual chapters worked well on their own. I especially like the story of man from the sewers, which I’ve just found out to be a homage to one of the directors earlier films.
I try to dig deep into the well of my subconscious. At a certain moment in that process, the lid is opened and very different ideas and visions are liberated. With those I can start making a film. But maybe it’s better that you don’t open that lid completely, because if you release your subconscious it becomes really hard to live a social or family life.
This is actually a major worry of mine, how far down the rabbit hole do you wanna go? Love the creative process but would rather not end up cutting off my own ear….
LOOPER = AMAZING!!!
Before watching it I had no idea what the movie was about, except that it was an action film about time travel and starred Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. So I was kinda expecting Die Hard meets The Matrix, which wouldn’t be a bad thing. But I’d say this was a more like 21st century film noir meets Blade Runner, it was that good!
Plus it has an amazing animated trailer - i’d recommend watching the film first before watching it though. Can’t wait to see what Rian Johnson does next.
Very interesting… Canon dslrs might suddenly have become worthy cinema cameras….all thanks to Magic Lantern
PBS THIRTEEN is presenting short films by Tumblr filmmakers all month. Three shorts are presented on ThirteenNY.tumblr.com each week and your votes decide which films will air on TV. New shorts appear each Saturday night and online voting for week 3 is underway.
I remember, back in the days when FilmFour used to favour arty and obscure world cinema over tacky Hollywood teen movies (oooh the good old days!), this short stopped me in my tracks. I haven’t seen it in over 10 years, but a certain moment has remained one of my favourite pieces of storytelling to this day - if you watch the film you’ll know which moment.