Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Psychos in Space

A very eclectic bag of stuff today...Another game concept pic...

psycho from Pete Mullins on Vimeo.

Hitchcock's great masterpiece.

A digi-matte painting taken from images off the net. I love the different aesthetic you get when you work in black and white. It's a real shame that you don't really see that many black and white shows on TV anymore. Even though most of the great black and white films and programs were made before I was born, I was lucky enough to be exposed to them via TV re-runs.

I think there is a perception in the modern idiom to think that a lack of colour implies 'less'. A lot of the language of cinema and television craft was formulated in the B/W era. Watch a re-run of one of the original 'I Love Lucy' shows from the early fifties and you can see the template for every sitcom ever since.

It's a bit like when you develop an interest in art it is paramount you investigate the history of art in order to inform your present understanding of it. I fear we run the risk of ever increasingly diluting the 'creative gene pool' if we don't take the opportunity to visit the work of the past.

satellite from Pete Mullins on Vimeo.

This was done for the local hairdressing company 'Stefan'. Hair dryers in space...yup.


lach said...

Hey what was the game concept?

And clearly stefan has too much money

Pete Mullins said...

Not sure how much I can say about the game thing. Suffice to say it was set.....'underground!!'

I went to Stefan's big awards night you want to talk about money!!
Still, all his staff seem to love him. Hey, and I had a free meal and booze.

Anonymous said...

Hi Pete - Yeah, i still like the look of black and white and your pic looks great. I often watch a bit of the old movies that come on the ABC late at night - the noir detective ones are especially good.