Thursday, February 25, 2010

Review - Psycho

Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho 1960.
This film was amazing. I dont usually enjoy black and white films but this one kept me gripped. Im just going to list the main points about the film. Strange thing was I stopped taking notes about half way through 'cos I was so interested!

Female Lead - Marion;
Starts at a hotel/apartment it seemed as though we couldnt tell wether she was having an affair or dating the male character.
She is trusted by her boss at work with $40k to deposit into the bank.
She then feels like she is being 'followed' and 'watched' as she is driving home with the money.
She pulls over to sleep and is found by a police officer, who follows her for the majority of the film.
She trades her old car for a new one + $700.
Not being followed anymore she pulls into Bates Motel/Hotel.
Hides the money in her Newspaper.
As she is in the shower, a female figure comes in and stabs her to death.

Motel 'Clerk' - Norman;
Kinda Creepy
Treats Marion with care and respect when they meet
He starts to flirt with Marion
When Marion mentions putting his mother 'Someplace' (Mental Home) he turns mad/crazy
When Marion returns to her room to shower and change, he watches her through a hole in the wall.

'The Figure' - Killer;
First seen entering the bathroom to kill Marion
Second time she is seen she jumps out from the bedroom of Norman's Mother and kills the Private Inspector.

The environments are small 'ish and everything feels 'set' in place. The soundtrack adds tension at special times, one time she speaks to the police officer after which he starts following her.

Well theres a small break down of Psycho - Alfred Hitchcock.

Thought I'd add this too. Hope you guys like :)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Alans Maya Tutorials.

Back again with an update on the Maya Tutorials.
First up was the bouncing ball

Second was the Two Character conversation.
**WARNING** Contains bad language...

Still to come:
3 Person Conversation
Panning Shot
Second Ball Animation
Pendulum Animation

Monday, February 08, 2010

TutorPhil, Please Read + Comment.

Hi Phil, I was just wondering, as I have learned FCP at the Maidstone UCA last year would it be possible I could stay at home tomorrow (Tuesday 09/02/2010) and do some uni work?

If not its ok I can still come in, but I thought I could do something more 'productive' ?


Blog Updates

Morning everyone, have you all visited if not do it now :) sign in with your normal blogger account and it gives you a bunch of extra features, I've added pages try clicking my links at the top right of my blog :)

Well thats it for now people :) Cya

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Story Choosing..

I have chosen the story:

A stunt man Fashion Show
Stunt men walking up the catwalk, on fire, acrobatics, underwater act?

Scene 1 opens with roaring music and the crowd cheering, the scene looks just like any ordinary fashion show. Lights flashing, slight fog on the catwalk, then a voice, 'Are You Ready?'
(The camera zooms over the catwalk length, from the end to the entrance for the begining of Scene 2)

Scene 2 opens with the entrance of the catwalk and a man walks out (Overweight, short, and wearing bright coloured jumpsuit) giving us a strange sense something is wrong / wierd. He struts his stuff to the end of the catwalk and then pulls out a match, sets him self on fire and casually struts back down the catwalk. The next person out is a tall female (really skinny, really tall,

Gone to class :p

Tuesday, February 02, 2010


My laptop arrived about 10 minutes after I arrived home! Ahh I am no longer worrying about Mr Sony :P

Heres my specs :D

Ahh Blogger being gay and not letting me upload images, but here's the link:

:D see you guys soon :)

Research for Given Words.

First up, StuntMan:
WikiPedia Definition, A stunt performer is someone who performs dangerous stunts, often as a career.

Images of StuntMen/Man.

FishBowl (WikiPedia Definition):
  • goldfish bowl: a state of affairs in which you have no privacy; "the president lives in a goldfish bowl"
  • a transparent bowl in which small fish are kept

Fashion Show (WikiPedia Definition):
A fashion show is an event put on by a fashion designer to showcase his or her upcoming line of clothing.

So, The ideas go like this:

A stunt man Fashion Show?
stunt men walking up the catwalk, on fire, acrobatics, underwater act? <-- Ill adapt this idea.

Heard of the super bowl? How about the fish bowl?
Oversized Fish Bowl stunt men tearing around it?

Stunt man parachutes?
Stunt man parachute down from plane, rolls on floor, somehow gets a fishbowl on his head, and charges through a fashion show, bowling all the people over?