incredible cinematography is incredible

so i watched this chinese drama called Nirvana in Fire and it fUCKED ME UP

here’s a thing i’m working on! i’ll eventually color it, but i quite like the lineart :D

aswagcashew  asked:

While episode 19 was very good, it wasn't my favorite. Saying that, the director for this episode did an incredible job. From the sets to the cinematography, it was all incredible. Was the scene at the beginning with Oliver in the office talking in the meeting before going to give statement filmed using a handheld camera? It seemed like it and I thought it was aesthetically beautiful and really created tension. You need to get this director again and have him direct more episodes.

Oh, we’re bringing him back for sure!

amy-draws  asked:

One of the things I have a really hard time with is composing my paintings. Whenever I look up tutorials it's just the rule of thirds and golden ratio and that again. Do you have any resources on composition, on how to compose compellingly?

there’s quite a few posts in my composition tag [http://helpfulharrie.tumblr.com/tagged/composition]

But aside from what’s already in my tag - the main advice I’d give you is to choose a focus point in your piece. This could be a person standing inside a scene, or it could be a person’s face or an object they’re holding etc.

This is your focal point, the main place you want people to look

let’s take this piece for example,

The point of interest here is my inkling at the bottom.

so! if we overlay some guidelines

you’ll see that my inkling lines up with one of these points! There are also two minor points of interest - the rainmaker and the squiffer, but neither of these hit one of these points as they’re not as important.

But the thing about these grids is that all they do is help you choose a place to put your point of interest. 

I didn’t actually use any guidelines for this lmao, but the idea behind things like the rule of thirds/golden ratio is that it makes your composition uneven, which is what creates visual interest.

This post explains this concept quite well i think!:

[http://helpfulharrie.tumblr.com/post/87209426086/wannabeanimator-composition-tips-via-drawsh]

the other part of composition is flow,

to understand this, i recommend reading these posts:

[http://helpfulharrie.tumblr.com/post/141671693111/disneyconceptsandstuff-visual-development]

[http://floobynooby.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/the-cinematography-of-incredibles-part-1.html]

[http://floobynooby.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/the-cinematography-of-incredibles-part-2.html]

the idea is that everything in your piece should lead your eyes back to your focal point. There are tonnes of examples and explanations in those links!

I've just finished watching Hannibal...

…I. Just. Can’t?! THAT ENDING OMG IT WAS BRILLIANT!!! And I ship them so hard! THEY. LOVE. EACH. OTHER. That ending was what I wished for! Sooo good! And how cute did Hannibal look during the second half of season 3 with his shorter hair?! What a truly amazing show!!! Loved it so much and I’m gonna miss it! Good thing that I’m already rewatching it with my parents. Incredible actors, incredible cinematography, thrilling story and yet another show that emotionally wrecked me. THANKS FOR THIS AMAZING SHOW OMG HOLY F***!

Originally posted by bonearenaofmyskull

We have come to an end. In the most dramatic way possible. What a wild ride these past few years have been, especially this year. I know this year has caused a bit of controversy but I hope you will be able to look back & think of the good times. Let’s just be happy for a little bit & celebrate a show we fell for a while back about heroic gentlemen with muskets and incredible ladies living their lives. So many ups & downs (mainly caused by the bbc’s inability to schedule) but much like the villains I like to think we grew stronger. Some thank yous & mentions:

The incredible cast who brought the characters to life & are all impossibly beautiful people. The crew who created an incredible 1600′s Paris, shot incredible scenery and cinematography. @ffaupdates; all the wonderful promotional images you’ve brought us these past three years, what would we have done without you. @marigoldfaucet who was my co-runner for series 3 & my rock. Thank you for taking this on! I’m sure it was a struggle but you were always extremely diligent & made it looks easy, I really could not have done it without you this series, thank you so much for coming in almost last minute & saving me. The incredible fans who worked to fix the BBC’s mess by uploading & sharing the episodes so everyone can watch & didn’t miss out. The extremely talented creators of the fandoms; who wrote wonderful fan fiction, created beautiful art, made gifs, graphics, playlists, videos, etc. I hope you’ll still continue to do so! ♥

I really hope many of you will participate in the final #musketeersfest starting on the 15th of August!

That’s all, folks. - Samantha.

we are just so so lucky.

we have this incredible show with these incredible themes and wonderful writing and gorgeous cinematography and just beautiful beautiful execution on every level.

we get all that.

and we get quite possibly the most talented woman on the planet as our lead. we get to watch her elevate this already magnificent show to a whole new level. and in doing so, help bring it the kind of exposure and praise it deserves. our weird little clone show has the kind of talent most sci fi wouldn’t dare to dream of. and it’s being recognised.

and on top of all that, she happens to be one of the loveliest, friendliest, kindest, hardest-working women ever. so dedicated and so respectful and also so fun and full of life and full of joy.

we are just so so lucky.

we really really are.