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.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

World Cup 2014 - USA vs. Portugal

In this corner, the USA's top ass-kickin'-and-taking-names avenger, Captain America. In this other adjacent corner, Portugal's top-world-renown-super-model-type-goal scorer, Cristiano Ronaldo.  Decided to go a little old school for this commission. I used erasers, pencils, pens, and colored pencils...oh my! Pretty refreshing for this digital age we live in.