Tuesday, 30 November 2010


Space /Maya

Over the last 5 weeks in Maya lessen.My town house in London

This is the final production 

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Influence map

Avatar (2009)

Avatar (2009) 
Director James Cameron

Avatar is seat in the future on the moon Pandora in order to sarah for a precious material throughout their rich woodland. When the brother of a paraplegic Marine "Jake Sullyis" is killed in a robbery. "Jake Sullyis"  Is told in exchange for surgery that will fix his legs.He must go to the moon Pandora were he is given the avatar suit and sent to meat the Na'vi This is were he meats Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) With a massage that the greedy corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge's  needs the material. But to do this he must fight the Na'vi 

this is not complete yet 

Thursday, 18 November 2010


My book is The Time Machine By H G WELLS

 This is the first scene I thought of.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Eassy Space

Ba Hons CGAA/ Year 1
Unit 2

How this films make space. And good use of it I will break down how we see space in film and how the special effects helps this.


                                                  Barbarella (1968) Director: Roger Vadim

 Its set in the future a young "Jane Fonda" (Barbarella) is set out on a quest. To find (Durand Durand) She go's to the planet Lythion were she finds the city of Sogo. Where a sin is found around every corner.

"Durand Durand' (Milo O'Shea)

In the city there is an Excessive Machine which can kill with pleasure. The special effects are quite good you cant help but be impressed with them. Its a bit camp in places "Pygar" (Character). I'm not impressed with this film if you take out "Jane fonda" you don't have much to go on the story is bad to. The films definition is a Machine thats gives you sexual pleasure till death


'Why did Jane make a film like this? Even she does not know herself.'
Moira Sullivan
Movie Magazine International

'The film is ugly on so many levels -- from art direction to human values -- that it's hard to know where to begin.'
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

'Great production design and very little else.'
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The wizard of oz

The wizard of oz (1939) directed by Victor Fleming

You start out in Kansas in a farm house  were u see a nice family unit you got the

auntie "Auntie Em" play by (Clara Blandick)
she if frum but loveing to

"Dorothy" (Judy Garland)

Kansas is renowned for its tornado watch it quit fitting for the film. a tornado runs throw the farmhouse and lift's it up and put's it in a magical land the magical land munchkins the house and on the wicked witch of the east watch kills the witch. Next the good witch of the north comes to see "Dorothy" and tells "Dorothy" to take the ruby slippers of the wicked witch of the wast and The only way to go

"good witch of the north" (Glinda)

home is to go the the "Emerald City" to see the"Frank Morgan" "Wizard of oz". she starts the journey down the yellow brick road this is were you got to meat the " Ray Bolger" The Scarecrow"

9Ray Bolger) "The Scarecrow"

  "The Cowardly Lion" (Bert Lahr)

and (Jack Haley) "The Tin Man".

 This is a well made film for all the family. Its good over evil and persistence will get u what you wont. i'm not a grate fan of this

film but i can relate to it because its a start of a grate family adventure were if your old you can go back in time to when you was a child and if your young you see a good life lesson.


Josh Larsen LarsenOnFilm
A head trip of a family film.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
The key to The Wizard of Oz is its pure, simple theme: Dorothy's desire to get back home, to safety, to comfort, to family and to love.

David Bezanson
The film is probably as entertaining now as it was in 1939.

Sunday, 7 November 2010


Influence map

Space - Paintshop

This is some paint shop drawing

I'm trying to get depth by exploring colour and texture.

Space - Cave

This is the foot of the cave leading out
This is a working progress

Space - Eloi synchrony

This is the Eloi synchrony

This is a working progress but I like the back of the synchrony its got a good sense of depth


 The book from the brief was The Time Machine By H G WELLS

This is the morlokcs cave and when i look at this I'm not Happy with the middle paler

I think this makes it look like its goot a lot more space naw

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

King Kong

King Kong (1933) Directed By:   Ernest B. Schoedsack  and Merian C. Cooper.

A film crew goes to a exotic island  where thay find a giant gorilla who takes a likening to the blond Ann Darrow, originally played by Canadian Actress Fay Wray in 1933. She was known as the 'Queen of Scream'


They start their travels by ship. The first Scene that I liked, was the ship in a fogy sea, the ship was made in smile with figures that are palest on it, this gave a great sense of depth and foreboding. This film has a lot of painting and life-like special effects in it. Which influences the story and film. The painting I've seen at universal studios in Orlando on the KING KONG ride looks real life like.

It's one of the rare, great works of art that stands up to endless repeated viewings, each time revealing something new
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Film is an agent of imagination, and King Kong demonstrates this with remarkable technical proficiency and innovation...
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

The beauty of this original King Kong is that there's more to it than the oversize gorilla.
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal


Metropolis,Dir. Fritz Lang,(1927)

                              Metropolis is a good film from the beginning to end you start off in a tunnel
with people marching in and out of it .From this point on I knew it was going to be a good film in the way of  the camera angle which I have never seen before.

The set was well made throughout the entire film especially the sites. The film is about underground slave labor and the big time businessmen that lives on the top. There is a fight to get to the top no matter what happens. The sets are sprawling, surreal, an operaticly visual masterpiece of film making that will continue to make your jaw drop

Changed the face of film. This movie was far, far ahead of its time
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

A] still-vital wellspring of creative inspiration.
Michael Tunison
Box office Magazine

Though at times Tectonically tough-going, Fritz Lang's German expressionist masterwork exerted a profound influence on art design and the science-fiction genre...
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari
Where do I start. It was a 1920 film. Horror. This is meant to be the first horror film made.
"A classic. Visually stunning and more experimental than anything coming out today."
Beth Accomando KPBS.org
What I was drawn to mostly was the set. The way it was made; its like with a dream, a state of mind.
"A simple, subversive film made all the more interesting because of its style".  Ted Prigge rec.arts.movies.reviews
The mix up of patterns and vertical angles to me made it like I was in someones mind. Someone that is mad. And the use of space.The changing of sets. To make it seem bigger then it was. Adds a true sense of weirdness to this picture.
"Set a standard for creepiness that has never been matched". which was what Nell Minow Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies, had said.