Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Major Project: Soundtrack and VO v003A

This version is lacking the final murder scene as I'm yet to make the suggested adjustments. I wanted to get something upload tonight. Any feedback on this version before I upload the complete one tomorrow would still serve me well however.

4 comments:

tutorphil said...

4.57 - 4.58 - there's something a little off about this cross-fade; there's a little 'spike' of noise just before the second track comes in - it's only tiny, but feels like a 'splinter' - just 'sand' it down a bit more (sorry for the synesthesiac metaphors...).

tutorphil said...

The 'foreshadowing' after 'I'd give my soul for that' is good - I imagine here a simple, prolonged pan towards the face of Dorian's potrait - moving towards his eyes - and then a slow, slight ominous fade into darkness...

tutorphil said...

Incidentally - I was thinking about the 'conversation' stuff - and, certainly in the love scene, you could accomplish some of that with just eyes - you know, Sybil Vane's eyes looking slightly upwards, shyly - the kiss could even be 'described' that way, with Sybil Vane's eyes closing as the camera moves towards them, simulating the moment of the kiss - you could (I assume) design and model and animate eyes in a suitably effective way? I'm racking my brains for a set of conventions you might use to convey conversation in a non-people way, and I just suggest (until the brainwave strikes) that you look again at the Tell-Tale heart - particularly the scene when the policeman arrive at the door.

tutorphil said...

You know, I've been thinking too about the idea of creating Sybil in a conspicuously 'collaged' or Victorian 'decoupage' way - because that part of the story is very twee and really romantic, perhaps you could adopt an appropriate Victorian craft-style - be really blatant about it somehow?

http://www.croxteth.co.uk/Images/Detail_1_hr_tcm80-61984.jpg

http://www.salvo.co.uk/images/userimgs/22566/45087_1.jpg

http://i.ehow.com/images/a04/nl/jt/decoupage-scrapbook-paper-200X200.jpg

(This post isn't victorian at all, but could you model the eyes, for example, and animate them in an obviously paper face? You know, really make a 'thing' of it somehow? After all, Dorian himself is in love with her image - her role - not the woman herself).

also see this:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2804/4426620833_cdf78bfb10.jpg

Notice the hand-tinting - a way, perhaps to bring in some pink and softness into your other monochromatic world?

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_dLSVgS5AxBI/SnK77YOu9eI/AAAAAAAAhNQ/_RXRcVA6MyM/s400/victorian+couple+hand+tinted.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2151/1551058317_c8c19f4c9a.jpg


As I'm writing, I keep seeing this guy's work: John Stezaker:

http://www.formfiftyfive.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/john_stezaker_marriage.jpg

http://re-title.com/public/mailimages/March09-mixed/John-Stezaker.jpg

I think - when it comes to people etc. you should be BOLD!