Sunday, 20 March 2011

Spring Awakening / Ludwig Wittgenstein/ Glossop

from the preface-

The scene:  i'd imagine the song bit would be changed to a voice over.

THE FINISHED FILM (slightly different than planned)

30 Day Film Challenge

these seem to be the latest things to making its way around facebook, and seeing as i can't be bothered doing it every day on there. i figured I'd just do it here all in one go.....  seeing as this is supposed to be about films.

Day 1 - Your Favorite Film

Day 2 - Your Least Favorite Film

Day 3 - A Film You Watch to Feel Good

Day 4 - A Film You Watch to Feel Down (its more it makes me feel down, than i watch it to feel down)

Day 5 - A Film That Reminds You of Someone

Day 6 - A Film That Reminds You of Somewhere (stockport art gallery)

Day 7 - A Film That Reminds You of Your Past

Day 8 - The Film You Can Quote Best (really its just the one quote)

Day 9 - A Film With Your Favorite Actor (Male) ( i don't have a favourite male actor, so i went for female again, but i guess Johnny Depp is alright.)

Day 10 - A Film With Your Favorite Actor (Female)

Day 11 - A Film By Your Favorite Director (i couldn't decide)

Day 12 - A Film By Your Least Favorite Director (i don't know who directed it, but i can just assume they are my least favourite)

Day 13 - A Guilty Pleasure

Day 14 - The Film That No One (The one friend i asked) Expected You To Like

Day 15 - The Film That Depicts Your Life

Day 16 - A Film You Used to Love, But Now Hate (i wouldn't say love)

Day 17 - Your Favorite Drama Film

Day 18 - Your Favorite Comedy Film

Day 19 - Your Favorite Action Film

Day 20 - Your Favorite Romantic Film

Day 21 - Your Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film

Day 22 - Your Favorite Horror Film

Day 23 - Your Favorite Thriller/Mystery Film (also my favourite character introduction thingy)

Day 24 - Your Favorite Animated or Children's Film

Day 25 - Your Favorite Documentary Film (there was one, that i really want to put, but i can't quite remember it... so i'll put this for the time being.)

Day 26 - Your Favorite Foreign Language Film

Day 27 - Your Favorite Independent Film

Day 28 - The Most Obscure Film You've Ever Seen

Day 29 - Your Favorite Film As a Kid

Day 30 - Your Favorite Film This Time Last Year

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Youth Knows No Pain

I recently bought this album
Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes.

I've liked her for a few years now, but i feel a bit sad that most of the time if i talk about her to someone i have to say

"Y'know in the second Twilight, when shes being all emo...well even more than usual, and its spinning around her and it says October, November, December blah blah blah..... well that's her...."

otherwise they don't know who i mean.

The first song is called 'Youth Knows No Pain' and this is just something that's been inside my mind (as well as some of her other songs/lyrics and such.
I've created this.

fittingly its made on a bit of wood from a draw that I broke when I was younger (which probably caused me some pain) and just never put in the bin.

I plan to take pictures of it in all the different places where I received pain when I was young, The tree what gave me the scar on my nose, the bathroom where I cracked my head open and so on.

But then maybe I'd then like to show it in some forms of adult pain, not childhood physical pain but like, pain from breaking up with a partner, or somebody dying and so on. although I've not figured out about that part yet

Tuesday, 15 March 2011


I have a wall of posters...

I used to have my desk in front of there, but now I have a book self, some trees and a man eating plant.
One time, when my desk was in front of it, somebody left a water spray bottle on my desk. of course I messed about with it, and I sprayed it onto one of the posters, and it showed the images on the other side of the poster.

I plan to make a series of posters/images. which have lots of white negative space, with one simple image in the middle, probably of some sort of Alice in wonderland type girl (although not obviously, not in a blue dress)  then people will be invited to spray some water onto it, revealing something behind her. things like trees or monsters or whatever...

I like that then the water will dry and the background images will fade away, I also like the possibility that having too much water sprayed onto the paper could make it fall apart and rip or even completely get destroyed

Monday, 14 March 2011


I've been meaning to films these, as I'm traveling in trains at nigh time for years now, and after finally buying a somewhat decent/small camera i finally did. i find it interesting. how the reflections are all over the place, which i know is typical reflection behaviour, but its kind of like when you put two mirrors in front of each other and it reflects each other for ever and ever, expect when windows are used you don't just get the stuff whats in between the two reflective surfaces, but also all of the stuff outside of it too.  i also like that the lens makes it less obvious which is a reflection (as opposed to just with the eye). i couldn't really see the man when i was filming it, but i like him being there.

I'd like to recreate some of these, although I'm not completely sure how I'd go about that, just yet....

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

more Audrey II

I also started to make the second puppet, but i realised the head is the wrong shape, (in keeping with the first puppet) and you can tell that the puppet structure isn't' has secure as the first one....

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Git it?

I don't like a lot of musicals, by which i mean i don't like Grease, but 'Little Shop of Horrors' has always been a favourite of mine. Making my own Audrey Two has always been something I've wanted to do. We did it in school once, but i didn't want to be involved. (The boy that was cast as Seymour could really only be described as a 'Dick')

So far the Plant is really just for me, as i have no plans to perform the show, or give the plant to somebody that is, but i guess i would like to direct the show sometime in the future, i don't really like theatres (well theatres with a fixed stage at the end of a room at least) and i kind of like to idea of maybe performing it inside an old abandoned shop or building maybe, with a small audience of about 30ish? Although I’m not sure how i would go about getting an abandoned shop.  

Here’s the Audrey Two model anyway.... this is it in its first form I’ve also started making it in its second form, so far i don't plan to make it in its 3rd and 4th form, cos i don't have enough space but maybe one day…

I've tried to make the Plant look a bit shoddy looking, just because i think its kinda needs to be. i think it either has to be amazingly realistic...or funnily rubbish. but obviously it can't be too rubbish

the plant looks a bit long, but actually most of it will be hidden inside a plant pot, the exeess plant is there so it can grow after that song.

 I couldn’t put the plant in the pot cos the paint was still wet, but this is two cleverly overlapped. 

I really enjoyed actually making something again, I’ve kinda only been working on my film type work, so it was nice to get my hands messy again, even though i did have a paint pot explosion!

P.S. the boy playing Seymour was rubbish.......... Just saying.