Monday, October 20, 2014

KROQ's Bean

This lunchtime sketch began while listening to the world famous Kevin & Bean show one morning. The show chatted about the ridiculous notion of Bean stashing away his chocolate milks in a separate fridge in order to maintain his stash at full capacity.
Eventually, the guys on the show hypothesized Bean's eventual transition into a "Howard Hughes" type character. He'd be living and broadcasting solely from his basement, using Kleenex boxes for shoes and enjoying his chocolate milks. A very funny premise that inspired a 5 second post it thumbnail...subsequently turning into the below:
Thanks Kevin and Bean Show and to Bean Hughes II!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Quickie Prometheus sequence study: Imminent Spaceship Destruction

 Prometheus, was a really cool looking Sci-Fi movie. Sort of continued the Aliens franchise, but through a prequel approach.  In this scene the movie nearly wraps up. The Prometheus crew realize they must sacrifice themselves to protect planet earth from this evil producing ship.
The sequence has many cuts, many close up reactions, many pans and still manages to keep the viewer grounded in what is happening. The technique is used in many films to create a sense of build up to a climax. It's often used when there is a pending self-sacrifice in order to wrap up a story.

Thanks Prometheus for the memories, she was a fine ship she was.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Quickie Pirates of the Caribbean sequence study: 360 Degree Sword Fight

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End was an interesting film. Not my favorite of the Pirates movie franchise, but still a fun adventure movie. One sweet scene caught my eye a while back. In this final climactic scene, Captain Jack Sparrow faces Davy Jones atop a mast related area of the Black Pearl.
Amongst the on going battle, this scene begins from  ship floor level POV and quickly travels up and around the dueling pirates cutting to and fro once we reach them up top. This is a very cool scene which happens quickly but really has style and supports the characters for who they are...Pirates.

Thanks Pirates of the Caribbean for leaving me asking..."What arrrrrrre ya doin'?"

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Quickie I,Robot sequence study: Sunny Escapes

Found this film study I did a while back. I, Robot was a pretty cool and unique summer blockbuster. Not necessarily following the same overused formula, but making people ask deep robot-intelligence related questions.
In this scene, the presumably guilty "Sunny" makes his epic escape down a 30-40 something story building. Many cuts, single shots, and swiping camera moves. Can't wait for the sequel "U Robot?"

Thanks I, Robot and thanks to all Robots.