Thursday, 29 September 2011
This is the other direction i was thinking of taken the unit.
i was thinking about Werewolves but my animal is an owl so i thought about doing an WereOwl.
The drawing above is a stage of me changing from human into a WereOwl
probably about the final stage of the transformation.
I was thinking about doing a animation of images of me changing from human to a WereOwl, i thought as the owl isn't the coolest animal going i thought to get the best outcome for a WereOwl would be to take the best features of the human body (mainly muscle) and take the best parts of an owl such as wings, claws and hunting skills. As the owl doesn't have hands i gave it the feet of an owl but change them into hand-like looking and the hair of a WereOwl to be more pointy to represent the ears of an owl.
So i did some designs on what my super hero would look like, I haven't really taken much from an owl's body other than its wings in this image.
The image to the left is two mask designs of Night Owl. The mask far left is a design of Night Owl in current year and the one on the far right is a future design on what he would look like a bit like spiderman and spiderman 2099.
Monday, 26 September 2011
Before watching the film, I knew it was French, black and white so i wasn’t looking forward to watching it, but as I was watching the film I was becoming more engrossed with it. Even though the film was made in 1946 the acting was good in areas of the film, the story was enjoyable, unique and overall a good film.
The story of the film came across towards the audience well, at first you feel against the Beast and that’s because he’s portrayed as the evil character in the film and nearer the end hes the one who is only wanting love and happiness after years of loneliness and misery.
Parts of the film that let it down; the Beast’s voice wasn’t as deep as I would have imagined it would be for a Beast. The part of the film where belle teleports from her house to the beast’s mansions, you can see a trap door shut behind her as she reappears but having said that it was made in 1946. Some of the acting was over the top at certain scenes of the film.
The characters where interesting the father who had lost his fortune but still did everything he could for his daughters, the evil sisters who just wanted fortune and to bring misery towards belle, the romantic lover of belle who would do any think for her and belle herself who loved her father more than any think in the world and the Beast who was cursed and longing for love. The character i like the most would have to be the Beast, I like the Beast the most is his passion and love towards Belle, the only thing what let down the beast character is his voice but having said that i feel they wasn’t going for a overaggressive character which is why he had a more of a human’s voice.
The visual effects of the film were basic; the Beast himself was just a man in a suit the same actor who played Belle’s brother friend, the smoke from the beast when belle looked at him and the opening and shutting of doors by themselves.
Rating – 4.3
Thursday, 22 September 2011
So after our lecture today with Chris Hunt a few of us decided to go to the library and do some drawings. overall we all got plenty of drawings done, helped out each other with techniques and spoke about some of our ideas about what we are doing with the animals we got from the blue box.
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Review of The Fly 1986
Same as the first review of the original I was looking for the culture, the quality of the film, the acting skills and the story of the film and if it is different to the original.
The culture of the film is similar to the modern day’s culture and very different to the original film's culture of the happy functional family. In the remake the protagonist isn’t married or has a son instead of being married he has a girlfriend and lives in his lab.
The quality of the film was and entertaining and never felt slow and dragging, the effects were good as well. what the remake did do well to what the other film didn’t do, was show the human fly off more, the original didn’t show him till near the end whereas the remake shows him near the beginning changing into the human fly creature which was more enjoyable to watch.
The acting was very good and believable especially from Jeff Goldblum the main protagonist, performing many emotions of love, scared and affection. The story of the film was different to the original which was told better in the remake by showing the human fly creature earlier on, actual horror and it was generally more believable than the original film.
Overall though the main thing what stood out about the film wasn’t the gore or the fact that this film had sexual content it was the love for the two characters had for each other, the love felt just as strong between Seth and Veronica as it did between the married couple in the original.
The Fly 1958 Review
Before watching the film I was looking for what their culture was like in the 1950’s, what the film’s quality is like, for the time it was made, the acting skills of the cast in the film and generally the story of the film.
First off the culture was very different to the current day’s culture by being very old fashioned by the whole set of the ideal family with the dad working and mum being at home cooking and cleaning and having a perfect son.
The quality of the film wasn’t the best but from being made in the late fifties it was good and even if certain parts were slow and dragging it keeps the audience gripped my holding on to what the scientist will look like when he comes out from the teleportation devices near the end. The acting was good overall; there wasn’t a moment were the acting skills lacked at all.
Overall what stood out the most about the entire film were emotions and the main emotion was love, the love the wife had for her husband before he was changed and after, she never gave up and listened to whatever he said and wanted even if it meant killing her husband.
Saturday, 17 September 2011
Tyto Alba is Latin and is the word i got from the blue box and it means Barn Owl is the most widely distributed species of owl, and one of the most widespread of all birds. It is also referred to as Common Barn Owl, to distinguish it from other species in the barn-owl family Tytonidae. These form one of two main lineages of living owls, the other being the typical owls(Strigidae). T. alba is found almost anywhere in the world except polar and desert regions, Asia north of the Alpide belt, most of Indonesia, and the Pacific islands.
It is known by many other names, which may refer to the appearance, call, habitat or the eerie, silent flight: White Owl, Silver Owl, Demon Owl, Ghost Owl, Death Owl, Night Owl, Rat Owl, Church Owl, Cave Owl, Stone Owl, Monkey-faced Owl, Hissing Owl, Hobgoblin or Hobby Owl, Dobby Owl,White Breasted Owl, Golden Owl, Scritch Owl, Screech Owl, Straw Owl, Barnyard Owl and Delicate Owl. "Golden Owl" might also refer to the related Golden Masked Owl (T. aurantia). "Hissing Owl" and, particularly in the USA, "screech owl", referring to the piercing calls of these birds. The latter name, however, more correctly applies to a different group of birds, the screech-owls in the genus Megascops. The barn owl's scientific name, established by G.A. Scopoli in 1769, literally means "white owl", from the onomatopoetic Ancient Greek tyto (τυτο) for an owl—compare English "hooter"—and Latin alba, "white".
The Ashy-faced Owl (T. glaucops) was for some time included in T. alba, and by some authors its Lesser Antilles populations insularis and nigrescens still are. The Barn Owls from the Indopacific region are sometimes separated as Eastern Barn-owl, Australian Barn-owl or Delicate Barn-owl (T. delicatula). While this may be warranted, it is not clear between which races to draw the line between the two species. Also, some island subspecies are occasionally treated as distinct species. While all this may be warranted, such a move is generally eschewed pending further information on Barn Owl phylogeography.
Information from Wikipedia