Matt Miller’s Jacket
Because I answer this question like four times a month.
Okay, Matty’s jacket is seriously the easiest thing. Here is what it looks like, and here is what I did.
I bought a cheap jacket on eBay. I bought iron on vinyl on eBay. I stenciled the Decker symbol and ironed it onto my jacket.
The lights were purchased from Amazon. They run on AAs and are not very bright. I strongly suggest going through another website and getting the type of EL wire that runs on a 9 volt battery as the lights will be more vibrant. You may need to learn to soldier, however. Soldiering is pretty easy and there are lots of tutorials. But if you don’t hate yourself, the cheap fix works.
The lights were hand stitched (by Cae) to the outline of the jacket. The lights were about 9 feet in length so we had plenty. Finally, the battery pack was hidden in a pocket on the inside.
Reblogging this because I keep getting emails.
The Psychology of Cinematography:
Wes Anderson, David Fincher, Darren Aronofsky, Quentin Tarantino & Stanley Kubrick
These are all shots where the emphasis is on the entirety of the shot as a whole and provides a much more distant kind of view, allowing the goings on to register as it is instead of having a specific cinematic mood attached.
I’ve never heard anyone say not to try for symmetry in your shots, but I was told to be aware of the psychological effect it has on audiences. This little reel is a prime example of how off-putting symmetry can be in motion picture photography. Even in the ones in which there is no immediate danger or horror present. You feel like there’s something wrong in every one of these shots. You can’t put your finger on it, but you know things aren’t quite right. The psychology of symmetry is used whenever a filmmaker wants to put an audience at unease. Which, as you can see, was often.
This concept can be applied to many other concepts and styles of cinematography such as Look down, look up, Hiphop cuts, mood lighting etc.
These are some of my favorite examples cinematography put in a gif set.
TERRIFYING GIFS PART 2
These gifs were found on various threads, I am unsure of the origins on some of them.
These are the ones I’m sure of
1) Paranormal Activity 3 (watch here)
2) John Carpenter’s: In the Mouth of Madness (watch here)
3) The Conjuring (watch here)
4) VHS (watch here)
5) The Thing (watch here)
6) Nothing Really Matters- Madonna (music video)
7) A maze in Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights based on La Llorona
8) Devil’s Pass (watch here)
9) Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (watch here)
10) The Poughkeepie Tapes (watch here)