Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino provides private direction to David Carradine during a scene that would appear in "Kill Bill: Volume 2" (2004).
For the eponymous role that serves as the Bride's (Uma Thurman) final target of revenge, Tarantino originally envisioned Warren Beatty as he worked on early drafts. Over time, as the role grew and required martial arts training, he rewrote the part of the assassin extraordinaire for Carradine.
Carradine, part of a family of actors that began with his father John, was best known for starring in the television series "Kung Fu" (1972–1975), where he portrayed a Shaolin monk who travels through the American Old West, armed only with his spiritual training and his skill in martial arts. He followed the role with near-constant work in mostly "B" movies, dotted by several well-regarded parts.
By the late-1980s, his career was in serious decline. When the role of Bill came along, many were confident it would earn him an Academy Award nomination. Scott Mantz of The Mediadrome said, "Carradine practically steals every scene he's in with confident gusto, and he gives a soulful performance that should all but ensure a spot on next year's Oscar ballot." It didn't. He was, however, nominated for a Golden Globe, and won a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor.
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Day 91: Queen Death
So...Queen Death is a band....I think? I also think I made out with a member of the band? I'm honestly not sure. But Queen Death became another band, and that band became another band, and then that band broke up? Basically, what I'm getting at here is....I love this design and if no one is using it anymore, can I have it? Please?
DILDO (dialog doang)
Abang : cah arah bantar kaung belok Mana ?
Bocah : disini mAh bang ga Ada belokan.
Abang : eh blegedik itu depan mata apaan ?
Bocah : itumah bang BILUKAN.
When I attended MSU, there was a large group of the filmmaking student body that decidedly changed their views on me as a person. I lost three members of my family by Summer 2016, which has up to this point changed my attitude vastly. I may have been the case of their turn, though I don't bank on it. Work became harder to find in the department. My word didn't mean anything, and I went from being a conduit for answering questions to outright avoided in Craig Hall.
All of a sudden, I felt, I found many conversations lacking eye contact and respect. I ran across a photo of several of them working on a production from years back, and I'm glad to report my business flourishes without them. I'm reminded to never forget the people who've left me behind.
But, also, I don't pay them any more attention than a fleeting emotion in an old photo, strong enough to stoke the flames of my desire, but not too much to cause unwanted reactions. I loved them for the times I did have with them, though I'm currently unaffected in my business life by their disappearance. My emotions will fade, but the memory remains.
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A behind the scenes photo of me Directing a new Music Video yesterday. Directing and getting to tell stories is one of my favorite passions 🎥
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 $$? 📽🎬 .
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1. Audio is bad...and audio is KING.
It is a psychological fact that people will tolerate questionable visuals with good, fitting sound design but not the other way around. We need to hear your actors, the environment, a choreography of what we see intertwined with sound.
Music reflects not only our inner feelings, but has a way of representing our intentions. Film is light AND sound...if not then it would be called, you know, photography. .
2. Ineffectual viewer engagement. The viewer has to CARE within seconds about your story. i.e a poor script: poor film grammar, poor casting
are top ways to totally destroy your chances at having a potential audience. .
3. It's cliche or over-done. If everyone and their Uncle Bob is producing content in the same style with the same lame fx, transitions, pop culture references, filters, sound bytes which you are, then your masterpiece can have no present value. Law of simple economics.
4. You think its "tha bomb". Remember, guns don't kill people, EGO, INSECURITY AND MADNESS kills people...and your art will die an unnecessary death as well if you become too proud of it. Always accept and respect OBJECTIVE critiques, insights and opinions. If you don't you're crazy.
5. Your Production Design is boring .i.e a) your location(s) are uninteresting b) you aren't applying proper lighting c) shots have no visual depth or texture.
6. Audio is bad. (I know I mentioned this but I just feel that it is such a crucial concern that I would mention it again.😁)
Just remember that sound in general is an aural cue to what is happening in the world around us and each frequency, in various contexts, offer us a way to interpret said world. Get your sound right.
🎬📽👊P.s. The photo is of my back deck taken during the rains.
Military coup? Night mission? Guarding the actors on set? Green moon overhead? Another one of the many mysteries in #MELVINSMARTY!
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