Sunday, December 20, 2009

Cinematographer Style Documentary

Cinematographer Style is about the art of how and why films look the way they do. It is about the influence of style, technique and technology-the art and craft of filmmaking.

info here: Cinematorpher Style

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Find of the day: 'Creative Illustration' by Andrew Loomis

I didn't know much about Andrew Loomis until I took an Advanced Figure Drawing class taught by the legendary Mark Tennant (more on this later). In his class Tennant used many examples from Loomis's books to help illustrate the basics of human proportions, perspective, composition, etc. Many of these diagrams and studies are listed in 'Creative Illustration' but unfortunately it's out of print and will set you back a couple of hundred should you want to buy a copy. So, listed below is a .pdf of the book! Enjoy

Creative Illustration

Monday, December 14, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Chuck Jones, The Master Series -- DVD

What animator isn't a fan of Chuck Jones eh?! Check out the info on this new DVD that will be available in Feb.

More info over on The Chuck Jones Blog

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Secrets of Screen Acting: Podcast

I found this website today called 'Secrets of Screen Acting'. It has some great 'sample' podcasts about the techniques of acting. You have to purchase a subscription to listen to the archives though booooo! Anyhow, it's a site worth checking out! Enjoy!

Secrets of Screen Acting : Eye Flashes and 'Fake Eyes'

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

NEW BLOG -- "Behind The Scenes"

I've started a new film blog called "Behind The Scenes". I'll be posting 'Making of' and 'Behind The Scenes' featurettes from various movies as I find them. Enjoy!

Behind The Scenes

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

The Face: Emotions Revealed

The human face as we all know is SUPER complex! I've started looking around for more in depth studies of emotions and micro expressions to better enrich my facial performances. I'll be posting more about this subject over the next few weeks.

"A human being can generate 10,000 visibly different expressions but most of them you'll never see" - Paul Ekman

Emotions Revealed - KQED QUEST

*One interesting point from this vid (5:30 mark):

"Each emotion prepares the body for a specific action" meaning when a person is angry blood surges to the arms preparing you for a fight. When a person is scared blood flows to the feet preparing for an escape.