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Sounds stormy out there. Probably not a bricklaying night.

Watched Constantine last night. Odd movie. Keanu was not the right choice for the part, he's too pretty. Someone more rugged and worn would have been better. It probably still wouldn't have been a great movie-- too many character shortcuts. And I'm not really throttled by the whole angels and demons source material... it just seems way too catholic for me to get into.
But you never see pagan horror movies anymore.

Cool effects though. Waaay too many of them, but pretty. And I really wanna know how they did that first damn stunt. I single-framed that whole thing, and it's seamless.

Back during the Frostbite Redux paaty, I had a brief convo with Frost that kind of pointed out that I really don't have a reel. And you know, I probably should. It would be a good idea to put something together so I can show off what I can do to potential clients, just in case there are any potential clients out there. And perhaps go a bit more in-depth on the website (which really is out of date now, dammit!).

I've been trying to think of a short film to shoot that has enough effects work in it that I can use as a show-off piece. And of course, I love the sci-fi and horror genres. The big downside is that I don't have access to a space big enough to use as a studio where I can build things like standing sets and have lighting set up on a semi-permanent basis. Something where I can rig up a flying harness and do stunts.

Maybe it's time to re-think the garage again.


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theatre_nerd
Aug. 9th, 2005 09:20 pm (UTC)
I agree. Keanu was too pretty. All the characters had a very distictive "look" to them. I liked the angel...whatshername?
magicmarmot
Aug. 9th, 2005 09:43 pm (UTC)
Tilda Swinton.
Part of the look was a photography trick to try and catch some retinal reflection from the eyes. Bladerunner did it better.
pied_piper70
Aug. 9th, 2005 09:24 pm (UTC)
Maybe it's time to re-think the garage again.

Dude, you TOTALLY need a reel...a demo...something...if nothing else, to get yourself out of your head and into something tangibly creative...and more importantly, something that started with YOUR idea...
magicmarmot
Aug. 9th, 2005 09:49 pm (UTC)
It's too easy to not do it.

I already have some good stuff that's a couple years old. Hells, the most recent thing that I shot that I'd want on a reel is from '03, and it's only for the lighting.

Need a short that's compelling as hell, has lots of cool effects, zombies and headstones, and wouldn't cost a fortune to shoot. And boobies.
lexinatrix
Aug. 9th, 2005 09:44 pm (UTC)
Constantine
Apparently the comics character was modeled after Sting. I consider Sting to be quite pretty, even now that he's a crusty old dude.
magicmarmot
Aug. 9th, 2005 09:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Constantine
I don't really consider the movie as having anything to do with the comic book, otherwise it is more severely flawed than ever.

The movie character is a lot rougher than Sting or Keanu. I'd like to see him be a little ugly and craggy like a noir detective. Someone with a lot more intensity, but quiet. Brando, back when he was young.

Damn... noir... gives me an idea...
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