Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Val Lewton again

I'd also like to borrow a bit of noire lighting ideas from Val Lewton.

This kind of shot, if you removed the figure at the stop of the stairs, is very evocative of Asian cinema as DOP Christopher Doyle likes to point out.

Monday, April 18, 2011

May Decaying

Part of an animation test.


Here are a few random panels I inked to get a feel for the look. Some of them could become storyboards. I like the gestalt idea of losing lines and letting the imagination fill in the rest. Like black hair against a black background.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

EC Comics

I'm going to incorporate a bit of an EC horror comics colour scheme in some of the animation. Bright, simple and totally illogical, they have an overwhelming impact and reflect the mood of the moment.

Here are some samples from Tales from the Crypt.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New Project - The Retribution

The RETRIBUTION is a ghost story.

Ben, a newspaper reporter, is lead by a ghost wanting to avenge her own death, but Ben's idea of revenge differs greatly to hers.

Visual Style.

Part Film Noir part EC Horror comics, the film will combine live action with animation to move in and out of our world and the ghost realm.

Here is some examples from Val Lewton films to give an impression of how the live action sequences will look.

The Seventh Victim

Isle of the Dead

Cat People