Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Movie of the Month: It Happened One Night

What's it about:
Tired of her father's control,A Spoiled heiress,Ellen,runs away heading for New York. On the bus she meets street-smart reporter Peter Warne.They end up traveling together as Warne hopes to get a great story, and Ellie needs his worldly help.Nearing New York, with their many adventures coming to an end,they find that they are reluctantly in love and afraid to admit it to each other.

My Take:
One of the greatest romantic comedies of all times.Enjoy this on a rainy night with a hot chocolate and a cozy blanket.Trust me!

Watch the trailer on YouTube


Tutorial:Photoshop:Making the New Moon

Here is a brief tutorial on how I created the 'New Moon' Wallpaper
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1.Started with a document of width 1920 and height 1200.Filled the background layer with a gradient as shown in the image.

2.Drew an elliptical shape on the bottom right side of the document.That was our planet.Filled it with a radial gradient of dark and light blue and applied a noise of 1.45.

3.Now i did create the stars using the modified brush settings on a new layer.Refer the image.After being done with the stars,Selected that layer and applied an outer glow to it.

4.To create the foliage,i've used an expression based pattern generator called 'Context Free'. Feel free to experiment with it.Export the images as PNGs and drag them on to our composition.

5.I took the moon from a real image and played with the curves to make it look a bit more dreamy.Placed the moon just under the planet layer.

6.I had this image of a boat. I traced it out and then inverted it to make it black.Placed it on our document.

7.Added some more patters from Context Free

8.And I present you the final image!


Wallpaper: New Moon

Paperbird's NewMoon Wallpaper for your Desktop

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Video: Elements in my Kitchen

Hey guys,

It was a regular sunday morning.There was no electricity and so i had absolutely nothing to do.I was lighting a matchstick when this idea hit me.Took my LX3 and shot this video inside my kitchen.Check it out.

NB: Did a little 'time-lapsing' at the end ;)


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Top 5 Movie Opening Sequences

Click to read the top 5 countdown list of the Best Opening Credit sequences ever!
Note: Click the links below the images to watch the corresponding Title sequence Online.





..and finally the best i've seen so far!!!



Saturday, June 6, 2009

Composition BreakDown: Jack & the Beanstalk

Check out the screenshot series on 'Jack & the Beanstalk' Layer Breakdown
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2.Adding Sky

3.Adding Grass

4.Adding Clouds

5.Adding Castle

5.Adding the stem

6.Adding Leaves

7.Adding Jack

7.Adding Shadows

8.Color Toning

8.Adding Titles