Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
Saturday, March 02, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Saturday, February 02, 2013
As a kid with a highly developed sense of morbidity, I adored Poe (along with many of his later, less sophisticated, imitators) and enjoyed the thrill of scaring myself silly by reading such tales of horror and terror late into the night! After reading Poe's The Premature Burial, I left a note by my bed, telling my parents, in the event of my death, to get at least three doctors to verify my decease before committing me to the sod!
I recently heard from Garrett DeHart, a talented young filmmaker that he had made a short film that took a new twist on Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart. Entitled, If I am Your Mirror, it is dark and brooding and filled with bloody violence (warning over for the faint of heart!) but a superbly accomplished piece of filmmaking from someone from whom I confidently expect to hear more.
If I Am Your Mirror is Garrett DeHart's graduate thesis film. He filmed the actors in a chromakey studio and developed an animation technique to simulate an animated oil painting. He did all the post production himself over a two-year period and the film was produced with a budget under $5000!
Click to find out more about Garrett DeHart
Image: Mr Poe by Hugomaster
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
"...So may the New Year be a happy one to you, happy to many more whose happiness depends on you! So may each year be happier than the last, and not the meanest of our brethren or sisterhood debarred their rightful share, in what our great Creator formed them to enjoy!"
Charles Dickens – The Chimes (1843)