It was finally cool enough today to give Boris a short bunny walk to our garden bed. And he met friends too! And ate basil and parsley and two of my flowers.
Reseña: ¡SOCORRO! 12 cuentos para caerse de miedo, de Elsa Bornemann 😱
En este día del niño les traigo el primer libro de terror que leí📚
Elsa fue una escritora argentina infantojuvenil muy querida y reconocida; escribia con agilidad y elocuencia. En este libro se acerca al terror y si bien mantiene la inocencia ATP, es justamente lo que lo vuelve perturbador. Una de mis historias favoritas sigue siendo: Los pálidos vienen marchando 😨💀
Fantasmas, leyendas japonesas, abuelas que odian a sus nietos y otras yerbas en este gran libro para grandes y chicos, que cuenta, además con el prólogo de la creatura de Frankenstein.
La reseña extensa la encuentran en mi web: www.victoriamaranonrodriguez.com 📲
Ah sí, me olvidaba: ¡Feliz día del niño! A los más pequeños y a los adultos que sufren el síndrome de Peter Pan 👿
This isn’t completely finished, I still have some scarring to do in the left cheek, and the right side of his forehead, and then I wanna go over it with a layer of black (when I get ahold of my pencil lmao), but this is the best picture I could get? Rare instance where I prefer the real copy vs what the picture shows 🤷🏻♀️
I’ve been chugging away at this ALL night, it’s obviously only about 50% done but I’m pretty happy with it so far, I hope to add a bunch of dark blacks (my darkest pencil died tonight rip), which I feel will really open it up, I also have to add a lot of texture to his (very scarred) skin. I’ll get a new pencil and do it tomorrow, I see the end in sight for this and I’m excited to get back into portraiture!
Top 5 mistakes that will KILL your HORROR FILM ☠📽. Let the countdown begin:
BURY YOUR FILM ALIVE WITH INCOMPETENT FILM GRAMMAR:
Ever notice how many shots, different angles-each designed to affect our psyche- are in 30 seconds of the best films? Of course you don't, the camera disappears unless it's MEANT to be noticed.
Now, notice how generic films are full of cringy inducing dramatic pauses:, angles used at random, confusing cut-a-ways, pans at whiplash speeds...yet still the film seems to move at a snails pace? We all notice. Video makers who transition to making films are butchering their story when they disregard basic film grammar.
Being creative doesn't mean you can shoot or edit anyway you please and have it work as FILM. Yes, styles evolve over generations to reflect the culture which influences them; but methods of relaying information such as setting moods, manipulating a viewers perspective -both literally and figuratively- have become an established craft honed over a century.
Don't let ignorance become the shovel that digs your psycho-thriller an early grave.
Film grammar is much more than merely the 180 degree editing rule, or the rule of 3rds;
study blocking, composition in movement, the value and differences between framing sizes..
Create a convincing STORY BOARD before you ever even remove a lens cap.
I promise you, if every other factor is delivered with the greatest of excellence, yet you mindlessly follow your actors around instructing them to "say this", "do that" '-with NO regard for the importance of when, why, how and where to place your camera- your film won't just DIE, it will never have truly LIVED.
Photo: Donald Pleasence (right) and Fred Beir (left)
from an episode of The Outer Limits titled "The Man with the Power"
Come back next week for the 4th MISTAKE that will KILL your HORROR FILM.💀☠📽🎬.
Top 5 reasons you "need" (or should have) a 50mm lens.
1. THE PRICE💲
The 50mm is the most affordable prime out there. Many brands make a version which keeps prices relatively low..
2. THE "BOKEH"🎨 (just pronounce this however you like, everyone else does.)
Basically, with a faster lens and the "lens compression" factor, you can get some sharp shots while blurring backgrounds. Be mindful, bokeh should not substitue for framing and composition. .
Though tight in small spaces (even tighter if you have it on an APS-C camera-which most hobbyist-beginners do) it has many uses:
a) Portraits: It isn't so wide that it distorts faces like a smart phone, yet it isn't SO telephoto that you'll need to be 3 miles away from your model.
You can blur a background without totally blowing it out; which provides your shot with context.
b) Street Photography: It is ideal for that comfortable distance between yourself and your subject. Sure, in dense, urban areas you may reach for a wider lens to put more in context, but the 50 just has that traditional, special look.
c) Landscapes: A 50mm will force you to see VERY specific shots you may miss with wider lenses.
d) Speed: The wider aperture is essential for shooting in low light...allowing faster shutter speeds for action your kit lens can't get.
4. COMPOSITION: 📐You won't be able to zoom in and out neurotically like a border agent on crack, so you'll work to get the best framing for your shot; thereby teaching yourself rules of composition by default. And (along with the 24mm and 35mm) a 50mm has been a recognized standard for fixed lenses since the Triassic era.
5. I lied. 🐴You only get 4 reasons. But then again, see no.3 "Versatility" A -D...then you actually get 6. .
What are YOUR must have reasons?? Macro? Lightweight? Quality for the $$?