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Sunday, February 27, 2011

轉貼一篇很棒的電影感想

我是先讀下面的文章, 才看黑天鵝的, 在看時讓我很能投入電影世界中.

片中對白如:percection is not about control, it's about letting go, surprise yourself, surprise the audience 或形容 beth 時 dark impulse, dangerous , thrilling to watch, but destructive, 馬上產生了共鳴.

電影最美的地方就是每個人看了都有不同的感受 the most beautiful thing about film is the pure subjectivity of it (quoted from themovieblog)




轉貼文章:

看了TRUE GRIT和BLACK SWAN,發覺兩片有一個共通處。就是片中的女主角起初都是極度自律、保守,有一種與年紀不符的老成,仿佛早就長熟透了。但電影不約而同地在她們身邊安排了一個“老頑童”般的男性長輩角色(謝夫布列治和Vincent Cassel)在她們的追尋之路做引導。

吊詭地,他們除了年齡相貌之外,仿佛都要比正直花樣年華的女主角們感覺年輕,充滿著活力和狂野。作為長輩不僅不對後輩開口閉口的道理(BLACK SWAN中的Vincent Cassel更是Fuck不離口),更總是肆無忌憚地離經叛道,但卻間接或直接地為兩名女孩提供了性啓蒙(謝夫布列治喋喋不休地談論著自己的前妻們;為 Hailee Steinfeld吸出蛇毒;Vincent Cassel為引發Natalie Portman潛質的各種性挑逗),從而讓她們達成身心的真正成長,電影更視覺化地拍出了成長的代價(Portman最後腹部的血如泉湧;Ross的斷臂)。需然充滿血與淚(電影也總是比較極端),但誰人在長大的過程中能倖免呢?

最近的這幾部奧斯卡提名電影(加上127),很好地為今天的中國人注解了成長的定義,絕對不是多少歲時要有份怎樣的工作;多少歲時便要成家這麼無聊。

看完TRUE GRIT出來,女友在電話中和我提出分手,說我們距離太遠,也許她是不相信有女朋友的人會老是一個人去看電影。我想她需要一個離經叛道的老男人來讓她長大,可惜今天中國喜歡小妹妹的老男人大多數有的都只是“財”而不是“才”。

Edward,我想我又長大了一點了…… "






[jojo] 從黑天鵝學到的東西:
  1. 電影開門見山就給觀眾很多訊息讓他門上勾 (天鵝湖故事大綱, 背上的破皮)
  2. 運用鏡子 (當 vincent cassel 說 “黑白天鵝時“ 畫面切到他鏡中分割的影像)
  3. 攝影 (動畫合成時可參考) close-up > 背景 blurry / 中景 > 秀出背景長廊延伸的美感 (沒有 blurry)
  4. 大事件後的 aftermath - natalie portman 傷心轉圈圈到指甲列掉 (slow motion)
  5. 大事件前的 set-up 預備 - the fighter 中 christian bale 要遲到前吸毒 (slow motion)
  6. 欣賞了解電影要先懂它的 “語言“
  7. 欣賞了解舞蹈要先懂它的 “語言“
  8. 最喜歡的一段是 natalie portman 爆走離家, sequence 從靜到動, 靜 > 導火 > 引 > 爆 > reaction shot (媽媽的反應...迴盪的叫聲)
  9. 讀別人文章時發現, 男性看女性被 exploit (剝削) 時有人得到快感, 有人覺得噁心
  10. mila kunis 是隻小妖精

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

工作筆記本 - 動畫的筆記

( 一 ) Particle



A ) 死了又生 vs. 汽球上升

死了又生 (框框裡不會亂跑)
  • lifespan mode - random range
  • lifespan - 5
  • lifespan random - 2.5
汽球上升, 全體位移 (容易跑出攝影機範圍)
  • lifespan mode - live forever


B ) Turbulence
  • 低 frequency 波長波長 -1
  • 高 frequency 扭來扭去 -5
  • 3d phase x, y, z - 3d 立體空間的錯位 (不是2D 扭動 )


C ) 口訣
  • conserve - 皓呆 ( 大絕招, 影響整體 )
  • attentaution - 0 為完全影響 ( 往上加為函數衰減值 )
  • max distance - 不打勾 為全局影響 ( 無範圍 )


D ) 閃動 bug
  • rate 大於 max count ( particle 會馬上出現 )
  • rate 小於 max count ( particle 會慢慢出現 )


E ) 注意
  • timeline 設定成 - play every frame
  • particle shape 和 nucleus 要調整 start time 至預備位置 (ex. -25 frame)
  • 想法: 場景不要乾 (太大片, 線太直)
  • 蟲子: 粒子不要流星, 鏡頭不正常斗動, 角色不正常抽動
  • 如何 cheat ( 節省資源 )
  • 發射器 ( emitter ) 如果從 plane 發射, 是根據 normal 方向 ( 調 normal 的參數 )




( 二 ) material:


A ) bug:
  • expression 寫 ramp 不能 right-click, 可從 hypergraph connections or hypershade 找 material
  • normal pass 如果附屬在有上 use background 的 model 底下 render 時會變黑色

B ) steps:
  • 材質球上按右鍵 - select object with material 會幫你選有用到此 material 的 model
  • 選 geometry 方式: hierarchy 往上按 > view selected > 框選




( 三 ) Nuke:



A ) shortcuts:
  • shift + X - a/b 調換
  • ctrl + I - 叫出 viewer

B ) notes:
  • 記得 render > clear buffer, clear disk cache (清memory)
  • 可用 prefrences > viewers > 3D control type > maya (3d下maya操控)
  • mask 層 所有 alpha 加起來 是一張白紙, blue, red, green 才有 alpha 形狀
  • 粒子上漸層 ( 寫 expression ) - 進入 nuke 加 zblur node 可做景

C ) grade node: ( B顏色要跟 A 一樣 )
  • black point 取 B 最黑處
  • white point 取 B 最白處
  • lift 取 A 最黑處
  • gain 取 A 最白處

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Work of Art: The Next Great Artist



episode 1 - portraits
  1. judge says: wants to be surprised, see a different angle, show inner world to outer world.
  2. miles portrait of nao - morbid feeling, death portrait ( historical context), sense of drowning.
  3. nao's portrait of miles - only showing movement of dots and lines, simon says: not only conceptual but needs visuals, the judges need to see whats going on.
  4. good art is not what it looks like, but what it makes us feel.


episode 2 - sculptures
  1. jon kessler: objects have memory, they have a life, something romantic, mysterious about them.
  2. does your piece reflect you as an artist? where are you in this piece?
  3. does this sculpture have life? energy?
  4. judges: the spirit of this challenge is making the electronic junk personal.
  5. judith: piece needs direction, trong: needs a new layer - 4 tv's cant become 4 tv's


episode 3 - book cover
  1. distinguish itself in the marketplace (example: use damien hirst's painting for darwin's origin of species)
  2. simplicity is important
  3. intergrate text and image (example: blood becomes word)
  4. know your genre (example: dont turn the time machine, a dark sci-fi novel into a cute fairy tale)


episode 4 - shocking piece of art
  1. Sometimes something shocking is not meant to be shocking
  2. life, art, and politics, things are relative
  3. she is just coming out as an artist, finding her voice (find your voice~)


episode 5 - audi experience
  1. the piece took too long to explain, might be too complex for the judges
  2. don't make it look like a conventional portrait, give it something special
  3. don't go into painter-bation (nimble on too little detail) need to declare a statement
  4. part of making a great moment is let the audience fill the blanks, the piece is too literal, you filled in all the blanks
  5. too literal - hard to digest
  6. the piece has no rythme
  7. the piece keeps it simple, it involves you, me, the viewer, and the world
  8. psychological development, take most vulnerable situation and turn it around
  9. the only rule in art is what works


Episode 6 - Public Art
  1. Why there isn't enough public art in the world, because people can't come together to make it happen
  2. serious concern of the safety of the structure


Episode 7 - Childhood Memories
  1. not about drawing like a kid, or re-creating what you would have done at a young age
  2. its about using the memories in a poetic way
  3. have a main event and a great supporting cast of characters
  4. level of obscurity of information, feels just right
  5. getting personal, made it universal
  6. took a risk and it really paid off
  7. successful, also very mysterious, love that it doesn't show itself on first glance
  8. isn't good, it's generic and not telling
  9. none of the ideas have been developed
  10. good art is not what it looks like, but what it makes us feel
  11. also needs to be appealing


Episode 8 - Opposing Themes
  1. at this point of the competition, no point to hold back
  2. this piece is not literal allows me to contemplate what's going on


Episode 9 - Nature
  1. not futuristic enough, not prehistoric enough, needs more concept
  2. while masterful, doesn't do much giving, doesn't do much engaging
  3. several elements incorporated, but no execution
  4. have strong sense of material and design, missing vision

Friday, February 4, 2011

全面啟動 - 幕後製作 ( Inception - The Making of )

帥~帥~帥
很像在看魔術表演教學~解開很多疑惑~很想再看一次了~~


A ) 動作場面很少用到電腦特效:
都是計算非常精準的道具 + 傳統攝影效果 + 演員的真實表演~佩服~~

B ) 影片中的電腦特效用處:
1. 加強實拍特效上的一個 layer (太危險, 或是不可能實拍的東西 )
2. 未開拍前的模擬 - 以計算攝影機的角度...等
3. 它的特效得了美國 VES awards 的首獎 (visual effects society 視覺效果工會)

C ) 音樂:
1. 製造變形的電子樂再叫真實交響樂團去模擬那個聲音
2. 配樂的吉他玄律是 Johnny Marr 彈的!



表情 emotions revealed

0:55 -

"gestures are diverse as language, but emotion is universal"

"手勢跟語言ㄧ樣分歧, 但表情確是共通的"



5:30 -

"Each emotion prepares the body for a specific action" meaning when a person is angry blood surges to the arms preparing you for a fight. When a person is scared blood flows to the feet preparing for an escape."

“每一個表情都讓身體準備進行某一個特別動作, 人生氣時血液會衝到手部準備打架, 人害怕時血液會衝到腳部準備逃跑“



9:17 -

"Microexpression" - concealed emotion

"微表情" - 人的情緒在刻意掩飾下還是會有一閃即逝的表情出現