1. The Finger of Blame


    from Thomas Rawson Added 387 3 1

    Another university project, this time photography based. Though I cunningly presented my work in film form. The brief was to present a series of images that are connected to cinema. A deliberately broad task. It could be genre, actor, style etc. or more metaphorical interpretations. I settled on the idea of doing something Film Noir inspired. As a chance to experiment with lighting and Photography direction. After watching a lot of classic Film Noir films; Sunset Boulevard, The Killers, Double Indemnity, as well as a terrific documentary on the genre; BBC Four's "The Rules of Film Noir" I began some practise shots and practise photoshops. The script was an attempt at being as cliché cheesy and 'hard boiled' as possible, while still being a successful stand alone story and not a parody. For the shoot I used my Canon 550D with again the 50mm f1.8 lens. I also used a Metz Flashgun loaded from uni. (Possibly a CL4, though I may be mistaken.) This was hooked to a radio receiver, with a transmitter plugged into my camera, so the flash would trigger as I hit the shutter. This was a very new experience for me, but was incredibly enjoyable, and I was very impressed with the outcomes. Long, sharp, edgy shadows, classic Film Noir. It also meant I could shoot at a very low ISO, which was at 100 for the whole shoot. Shutter speed was at 80 for almost all shots. Aperture almost always 1.8. After shooting, I recorded the talented Barry Robbins on a Zoom H4N, reading the script, picking up several tips and tricks to the art of voice acting at the same time. In photoshop I took the RAW .cr2 files and switched them to black and white, and fiddled slightly with the colour balance and contrast to my liking, and also applied a film grain filter, for a slightly more aged look. I then imported them all into Premiere Pro and put them together, also utilising cross-fade effects and panning across images. I then set the voice recording over the top, as well as Isaac Baggaley's terrific score. The feedback was very good for the project, though it was pointed out that perhaps the shots of the woman holding the knife were too 'in your face' and obvious, and didn't match the others, and the way the knife was being held did not look threatening or with intent. It's also probably best not to discuss the dynamics of cutting off a man's finger with a butter knife.

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    • Parque Eólico Rawson


      from Germán Castro Added 77 0 0

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      • Crossing the Equator (HD)


        from Sailing Conductors Added 279 0 0

        Just random fun aboard.

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        • Captivity


          from Thomas Rawson Added 635 6 1

          Captivity is my finished piece for an assigned, one week project titled "The Object". The brief was to "take an everyday object and find an imaginative way of transforming it into something of artistic worth, through appropriate media." namely a photograph or a short film under 3 minutes in length. Objects were assigned to us at random, all bought from a charity shop for under £1. I received a toy lion within a snow globe. After several ideas stemming from themes such as; childhood, being trapped, frozen, I settled on the idea of making parallels between this lion stuck in a snow globe, and a man stuck in a job he despises. I took inspiration from Charlene Champion's photograph "Trapped", which showed a woman with a plastic bag pulled taut across her face, relating being trapped to being suffocated. I shot between 7-9pm on the evening of 7th September, the sun setting meant some of my footage would have a clearly different colour gradient to the rest of it, (at this point I intended the film to be in colour) so I filmed the scenes of him getting dressed before sunset, and the rest afterwards. It was shot on my Canon 550D with a 50mm prime lens. (I briefly used the 18mm-55mm kit lens for the close up on the snow globe , on account of it having a closer minimal focussing distance) I set a high ISO of 1600, and a shutter speed of 80, though looking back I should have shot with a shutter speed of 50, and a wider aperture, so I could lower the ISO, reducing the noise in my footage. Originally, the book containing the picture of lions in the wild, would have been revealed via a pan around the snow globe. However I did not have a wheel mount, or even something more basic like a skateboard to hand, so attempted to do it in one large tilt of the tripod. Every attempt looked terrible, so eventually, I took a still from the end of the pan, added some digital noise in post, and moved the image ever so slightly while it is on screen, so as to trick the eye into thinking it was recorded footage. It was all edited the next evening in Adobe Premiere Pro (CS5). This was my first time using the software, and I was very impressed with how easy it was to pick up. I recorded a live scoring on ukulele with a Zoom H4N, playing along to the sequence that I had already pieced together. The background sound was all captured on the in-camera mic. I mixed this audio to all be the same level, and dampened it slightly so as not to drown out the ukulele. Near the very end of the project, while toying with different colour corrections I decided I strongly preferred the film in black and white, as it suited the mood of the film, and the boring life that Leo lives day in, day out. For which reason I also slightly lowered the contrast. As a first film made using Premiere Pro, I was very satisfied with the outcome, and must thank the talented James Simpson for his portrayal of Leo, and for letting me shoot in his home.

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          • Bust Aloong


            from Gary Rawson Added 60 0 0

            Some high res face making. Not sure how I managed to make the resolution on this video so low. Here's a pretty picture of the bust. http://cghub.com/images/view/144245/

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            • Gargoyle


              from Gary Rawson Added 18 0 0

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              • Wild Brown Trout Release


                from Adam Rawson Added 209 1 0

                A lovely 2lb fish caught mid May 2011 Please visit www.blog.rawsonandperrin.co.uk for more...

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                • Light My Fire (Longboard Puerto Madryn)


                  from Gaston Trazo Added 148 0 0

                  Skater que aparecen andando longboard son Pablo, Edgar, Ezequiel (Z Boy), Martín y Seba (todos filman un poco c/u) de Puerto Madryn (Argentina), en la ruta nac nº 3. Bajada ruta paralela en construcción. LES MANDO ABRAZO A LOS SKATER PUERTO MADRYN!! Al final aparecen en Playa Unión tomando sol: Las Mc Donnell, Pablo B, Ezequiel y Pablo García Respecto al tema: The Doors, Light My Fire, todo en LA, pero a mi se me ocurrió variar debes en cuando la base a Mi. Los sonidos elegidos, los llevaba puliendo un año. Espero que les guste! Dejo una dirección de donde podrán bajar Álbum Recopilación 2011. Este tema, está en el álbum: http://www.lacurvadesign.com.ar/Puro%20Sonido%202011.rar

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                  • Kitear #5: Kite trip, Kitebeach School Tour 2008


                    from Dabel Em Productions Added 213 0 0

                    Kitebeach School Tour 2008 Realizado gracias al apoyo de, Kitebeach School, Mario Sampaolesi, Slingshot, Juan Caniadas, Municipio de Rawson y la familia Lokalani.

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