Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Night Terrors, The Girl Who Waited, and unrelated update on me!

More posters! Would you look at that, there seems to be one every week...

Night Terrors

The Girl Who Waited

These two posters are the most recent ones. To get a description and explanation of the two you can find that on my DeviantART or on my Tumblr :)

Recently I made myself a list of design work I needed to get done, and every day I have been slowly whittling away at that list and actually finishing them, rather than having a few things on the go at once, where I get distracted. I often make lists like this when I need to do things, it helps me focus my energy on what is needed, and makes it important in my head because it is written there in a thick sharpie. Lists govern my life at the moment, and I like making schedules for myself.

After I finished Uni I found myself pretty much abandoned by the place. A sort of "here is your degree, now get out" sort of scenario. I'm sure thats not what they meant, but it felt that way. So after a week of sitting watching films and not seeing any sun I loaded myself up with projects to do. I woke up early and stayed up late to pump out as much work as I could, from the Doctor Who posters you have seen previously, to other posters that I'm not allowed to show you yet, to starting more animation work.

This year is my year off. After being in education since I was 4 years old I thought I would give myself just this year to try out new things, network as much as I could and dedicate my time to things I love doing. The start of that was a bit of a sham I'll admit, but project independence is a big change. And I look forward to what I make in the next year.

So, who wants to make something?


Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Red State and Lets Kill Hitler

Tonight I watched Red State by Kevin Smith.

First of all I will admit that I torrented it. I sometimes do this with films I am desperate to see, and I have been following the production of this film for quite a while, as I am a massive Kevin Smith fan. After seeing it tonight I am more than happy to go and see it a few more times in the cinema and pay for it legally when it arrives in the UK, as I cannot recommend this film enough. This, I believe, is the positive side of torrent sites. It is, and has always been, that people will pay for quality every time. I often torrent films that I already have, just so I can watch them on my phone or have them readily available on my computer. Sometimes I will torrent films I missed out on seeing in the cinema, and if I like it, I will go out and buy it. Simple enough.

Red State is a film which explores the extremist christian groups in america, and some of the disturbing lengths they will go to to uphold the word of God. It feels like someones debut film. I felt excited for the process of film making watching it and made me want to go out and make my own films again. It is a far cry from Smith's previous outings such as Cop Out, a film I had to turn off as I couldn't stand the trashy dialogue in it. It feels like Smith has given himself a wake up call and gone back to what made him such an excellent film maker in the first place.

It also has probably the most convincing group of antagonists ever played. When I looked into the mothers face all I saw was pure hate, and it gave me chills! I have never felt that much towards characters onscreen in a long time. Every decision made by the guys in the film are things I could follow, and I felt every second of it.

Watch this film any way you can, then buy it, because Smith deserves my money for this one.

Second of all, I uploaded my latest Doctor Who poster after this Saturdays episode; "Night Terrors", you can see it below.

As always, you can purchase this individually from my shop, or pre-order the entire collection now and save on postage for all 14 poster designs :)