Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

I have been wanting to do a post on AYAOTD for a long time. My friends and I all grew up watching the show as young kids remembering how scary we all felt when ghosts would appear or when scary monsters would show up. Years later when we all met in High School, we talked about how much we used to miss growing up in the 90's and how much we missed our favorite TV shows including: Doug, Hey Arnold, The Amanda Show, All That, etc... and of course the one and only: Are You Afraid of the Dark?

After a while, we started to turn our get-together's into 90's nights where we'd watch silly episodes of AYAOTD, Goosebumps, and plenty of other cheesy 90's shows and movies. Not only is watching AYAOTD nostalgic, but now it's extremely laughable, as predicted. We'll laugh at everything in the entire production from the acting, writing, costumes, sets, to the overall direction and of course, the special effects.

An amazing example of AYAOTD's brilliant special effects:

Recently one of my friends sent me a link to Beauch87's YouTube Channel which includes plenty of summaries of classic AYAOTD episodes, here's one of his hilarious summaries:

This is a ridiculous parody of AYAOTD that my friends and I made in our film class last year. Enjoy the cliché elements!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Figure of Death

Found an old sketch of our "figure of death" drawn before making the film Mercury Wine.
Original Sketch
"Figure of Death" in the film

Sunday, April 18, 2010

1,000 Favorites

I have finally tagged 1,000 photos from flickr in my Favorites section on my flickr page. In case you ever want to get inside my head or see what things I find interesting, this might be a good place to start: My Flickr Favorites

(Fun to watch the slideshow with your favorite music playing.)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Birds

While looking up other storyboard sketches, I came across a site that had Alfred Hitchcock's storyboard for one of my favorite scenes from The Birds. Here are a few of the images from the storyboard with images from the final cut of the film. View the scene here.

200 Days!

AH! Must begin my Halloween brainstorming soon...
Haunting decor ideas, come fourth!

Pumpkin Kid Film: Original Storyboard

Looking for a few notes and found my old Pumpkin Kid Film storyboard. At the time, I really wanted a short film that was a logo for my production name in my film class so a year after creating my logo, I decided to create this short with stop-animation.

The Original Storyboard

Another Intro Idea (Pumpkin Kid walking out of a standing coffin)

The Final Storyboard (Decided to have Pumpkin Kid sit up in lying coffin)

Watch the final product:

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Billy: Some Early Sketches

Looking through a few old notes, I found some of my early sketches of Billy Butcherson's costume. I usually find myself coming up with random sketches of what I consider good ideas for Halloween costumes, Billy was certainly one of them. I will try to post some more random sketches of Halloween costumes from my notebooks, promise.


(Love how I gave him such a girly figure in this one.)

The Witch Of Edmonton (1621)

Found a monologue from this play in my "Audition Speeches for Young Actors" book and thought it sounded rather interesting. I will probably have to check it out pretty soon.