Creepshow and the use of Colored Lighting in Horror

The 1982 horror movie, Creepshow, is an anthology film inspired by 1950s horror comic books.  Directed by George A. Romero and written by Stephen King, the movie begins with a frame story about a little boy, Billy (King’s son, horror writer Joe Hill), who is disciplined by his father (Tom Atkins) for reading a horror comic called “Creepshow.”

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Fargo and Cinematography in the Snow

The darkly comic neo-noir thriller, Fargo (1996), chronicles the parallel stories of sleazy Minneapolis car salesman Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) and pragmatic small town Police Chief Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand).  In a desperate attempt to swindle money out of his wealthy father-in-law, Jerry travels to Fargo, North Dakota, to hire a pair of thugs to kidnap his wife and ask for a ransom.  Continue reading Fargo and Cinematography in the Snow

Capturing Snow Monster Art

On the 22nd of January, 2017 we setup and captured images of the original poster and the existing content art of our Night of the Snow Monster film.  Our intention for this shoot was to capture high-quality digital representations of the paintings to allow us to be able to utilize the images on the internet in a variety of ways for development of the promotional aspects of the project as well as the visual aspects of the project itself.  All told we were planning to capture 4 images:

  • The original  poster for the film
  • 3 concept art images

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Our First Snow Monster Movie Makeup Test

On the 25th of January, we undertook a photography session to test some ideas for lighting and makeup for our upcoming film Night of the Snow Monster.  With this shot we were testing out a wide variety of elements that we believe will be important to get a grip on before we enter into principal photography for the film, namely:

  • Is the combination of makeup we are assuming we would like to use give our character the look we want her to have?
  • Will the makeup hold up under the lights?
  • How will our cameras and lenses handle the lighting look and feel we are going to be going for in the film?
  • Lighting setups that achieve some of the elements of the overall mise en scène we are looking for in the film.

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Capturing Cook Book Photos January 2017

One of the programs we started with the coming of 2017 was our Cook Book program. In the month of January, for the Cook Book program, we undertook 3 photography sessions intending to capture 6 images. One of the images, the image of the pot-hanger I made out of discarded canes, was slated to be the main image of the recipe page itself. The other 5 images were to be the featured image related directly to specific recipe posts. Only 4 of the images were really usable as recipe featured images, and I’ll go into why later in this post. Continue reading Capturing Cook Book Photos January 2017