Finished Animation

And after feedback with the filter added by Dermott:

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Madam Mo

 

Here is a video of some assets I animated for our project. It starts with the intro I was putting together for the presentation, then a couple of sets of different arm movements we put on Molly’s designs. It continues with an arm movement test I was doing with my model and ends with a crowd reaction scene.

For the last shot, Molly and I sat together and figured out how to work with the camera.

Sound credits to Mr Brandon Beatz_By_B-Don 😉 found on Hitrecord.

 

Madam Modem

After Molly came up with the title for our animation, “The Great Madam Modem” I started looking at movie titles from the black and white era. Since we still aren’t sure what kind of genre we’re going for, I looked for inspiration in various movies and tried the styles of the ones I liked.

Here is also a link to a useful page I found:

Film Noir Movie Titles

and

The Art of Film Title Design

10 Movies and 10 Books

These are 10 of my favourite movies/books listed in random order

Movies:

Election (1999)

Amores Perros (2000)

Rear Window (1954)

Goodfellas (1990)

Back to the Future (1985)

Otesánek (2000)

Blade Runner (1982)

Alien (1979)

Mr Nobody (2009)

WALL-E (2008)

 

Books:

The Will of an Eccentric by Jules Verne

The Accursed Kings by Maurice Druon

The Double by Jose Saramago

The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk

La Medeleni by Ionel Teodoreanu

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Kingdom of Fear by Hunter S Thompson

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

The Splendours and Miseries of Courtesans by Honore de Balzac

Blain Brown: Cinematography

Imagemaking for Cinematographers and Directors.

Notes:

Know the rules before you break them. Understand why the rules exist before attempting something new.

Be a good team player.

Nothing in the frame is an accident so consider framing, composition, colour, light etc

By setting up certain expectations in the audience’s mind, you can then manipulate those questions and expectations. Sometimes the position of the viewer can stay the same and only change from wider shots to narrow shots to create a sequence.

In the early days of cinema, dramatic films were conceived as recorded theatre: everything was viewed as if it were happening on a proscenium stage. The spacial orientation remained fixed the entire time.

Use master shots to avoid inconsistency/ continuity errors.

Transition in and out of a scene.

Elliptical cut: cut from shot to shot where an extended time change occurs without transitional device.

Reference:

Brown, B. (n.d.). Cinematography: Imagemaking for Cinematographers, Directors and Videographers. 1st ed. Focal Press.