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Ok so I don’t know if this is anything interesting to point out but wELL I DID SOME RANDOM CLICKING AROUND IN EPISODES AGAIN AND FOUND MORE CUTE DETAILS

before Yuuri was hit with the thought to try and remake his Yuri on Ice track it seems like he was planning to skate his FS program to either Mozart or Antonin Dvorak! 

THIS BOY READY TO GO OUT ON THE ICE WITH CLASS I LOVE HIM

At least judging by the fact that our little nugget listens to a large playlist of their tracks as he tries to figure out his program

HOWEVER I ALSO FOUND A SHOT OF TRACKS HE USUALLY ENJOYS LISTENING TO 

IT DOESN’T REALLY SAY MUCH BUT

- Happy song??? How cute is this boy?? this makes me so happy as well??

- HEAVY SONG?? are we talking the emotionally heavy or the heavy metal heavy here….. no one knows

- sO MANY FAVORITE SONGS

- is that……a track list with 90′s songs? I CAN’T READ THE JAPANESE SO I MIGHT BE COMPLETELY WRONG BUT IN ANY CASE JUST THE THOUGHT OF IT IS SO FUNNY

- DJ? Yuuri is ready to fcking party and seduce some skating legends while he’s at it 

I JUST LOVE THIS BOY SO MUCH EVERYTHING HE DOES EXCITES ME ??? 

Scavenger Hunt

Stiles/Derek, T, 2500 words, Meet Cute AU

Written for the following prompt:

“i picked up your bag at the airport but i can’t find your number so i’m about to embark on the largest scavenger hunt of all time by using your strange belongings to track you down” au

“Honey, I’m home!” Stiles calls out as he wrestles his roll bag over their entry mat.

“That’s still not funny,” Scott says, without looking up from his textbook.

“Once again, we disagree.”

Scott snorts. “How was the trip?”

“Fine,” he says, plopping down right in the middle of the living room to start unpacking. “Typical conference. Some sessions were actually interesting, most were boring as shit.”

Scott hums, already absorbed again in his reading. Stiles reaches for the zipper on his suitcase but then freezes—this is definitely the same brand as his suitcase, but he doesn’t remember this extra zippered pocket on the top.

“Oh, shit.”

“What?”

Stiles grimaces. “I’m pretty sure this isn’t my suitcase. Goddamn it.”

Scott finally looks up, frowning. “Shit, really? How’d you manage that?”

“It was a redeye,” Stiles says, running a hand through his hair. “I was exhausted, in fucking LaGuardia, and I was just trying to get out of there as fast as humanly possible.”

“Is there a name on it? Are you sure it’s not yours?”

“Pretty sure,” Stiles says, feeling around the sides for the pocket. He sighs when he pulls out the little card and sees that it’s blank. “Motherfucker. This is definitely not my suitcase because I’m actually smart enough to put my name on it.”

“Sorry, man,” Scott says sympathetically as Stiles falls back on the rug with an anguished groan.

“What the hell am I supposed to do now?”

“Open it,” Scott suggests. “Maybe there’s something with their name on it.”

Stiles fiddles with the zipper. He’s nosy as hell, in general, and normally he’d be jumping at the chance to rifle through someone else’s personal belongings. But… 

“What if there’s like, dead bodies in there or something?” he asks, and Scott just stares at him for a second. Stiles rolls his eyes—that’s a perfectly valid concern. Or maybe he watches too many police procedurals, whatever. “Okay, fine.”

Stiles holds his breath as he slowly unzips the suitcase, but nothing happens when he lets the top part flop back onto their crappy, threadbare rug. There’s a Dodgers hat on top, and Stiles grimaces. “Well, they have shitty taste in baseball teams.”

He sets the hat carefully aside and keeps digging. The person is neat, whoever they are, because everything is folded, and all the dirty clothes are even all contained in their own zippered bag. At first glance, there’s nothing too out of the ordinary—phone charger, American Gods, Calvin Klein briefs. Fancy, he thinks. There’s a monogrammed leather toiletry bag (DSH, he commits those initials to memory), and he pokes through it.

“I’m gonna make an educated guess that it’s a guy.”

“Why’s that?” Scott says, finally looking somewhat interested in this mystery.

Stiles holds up an electric razor. “And that he’s maybe not totally straight,” he says, brandishing a little bottle of lube that’s about three-quarters full.

Scott rolls his eyes. “Lots of people use lube.”

“Yeah, but do you travel with it?” Stiles counters, and Scott sighs.

“No,” he admits. “Did you find anything with his actual name on it?”

“Not yet,” Stiles says absently. He continues to rifle through the bag until he’s pretty sure he has his plan of attack. “Okay. I’m gonna find out who it is,” he says with a determined nod, and Scott frowns.

“How? This is New York City! There are literally millions of dudes here.”

“It’ll be like a real-life scavenger hunt,” Stiles says dreamily, ignoring Scott as he carefully lays his three chosen items out on the coffee table. “This is awesome.”

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Cinematography - Shot Types

Establishing Shot - a shot that establishes the setting of the scene. Usually a wide shot.

Titanic (1997)

Master Shot - A shot that includes all the actions of a scene. Usually a wide shot.

American Beauty (1999)

Two-Shot - A shot that has two subjects next to each other. Sometimes shows camaraderie.

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Over-the-Shoulder (OTS) - a shot of one subject that includes the shoulder of the character opposite the subject. Makes the scene feel more crowded or the characters closer.

The Dark Knight (2008)

Point-of-View (POV) - a shot from the perspective of a character, animal, or sometimes object. Can help convey what a certain character is feeling.

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Tracking Shot - a shot that follows the action, usually on a dolly.

The Shining (1980)

Dutch Angle - a shot that is tilted to give the effect that something is not right.
Also called: German angle; Dutch tilt; canted angle; oblique angle

Mission Impossible (1996)

High Angle - an angle that is shot from above the subject. Makes the subject appear small or powerless.

Matilda (1996)

Low Angle - an angle that is shot from below the subject. Makes the subject appear large and powerful.

Citizen Kane (1941)

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Basic Camera Angles

Surrounded by smiles but none can lift his lips. 

Favorite Joker Leto Pictures (12/?)

Background & Movement in TV

Since TV animation tends to have smaller budgets than feature animation, we are often times limited in the kind of animation we can do in terms of backgrounds.  Here are a couple workarounds I have to show movement in a background.  

The first is a tracking shot into cam where our Character is running without gaining away or from cam (but they could if you wanted) The foreground is the ground plane which is just a simple looping set of lines. The BG is actually a static image that would slowly drift down towards the horizon line imitating movement away from the background. 

The second is also a tracking shot where the character is more in profile. This one requires some soft focus and low detail background drawings (usually not a lot, maybe 3 looping images. I only used 2 here but the theory holds.

The last one only requires a single background layout, but we use the camera to imitate action as it pulls out over a static image.

This is all based on my own experience rather than hard rulesets, so you know as usual take it with a grain of salt.

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I was at Black Mark Day at Nikko Circuit last weekend. Here are a few quick shots from the paddock. 

Black Mark Day is an annual drift event organised buy N-Style Customs and co. I’m sure some of you recognize the blue JZA80 owned by N-Style boss Hamachan. 

The event was really buzzing this year, partly thanks to the attendance of 44 members from the Japan 4AGE club. Was so great to see so many Hachirokus on the track.

More shots coming soon.

My crazy experiences from school.

In band you are not allowed to yawn, if you’re caught yawning you would owe 30 pushups, or more if you talked back. One guy owed over 100.

We were talking about our ethnicities and I said the word Caucasian to describe someone with a light skin tone. This girl looked confused so I asked her what she though it meant. She said it was someone who doesn’t eat. 

I was in athletics once and we all had to be held back for about 30 minutes because someone stole another girls pants. We never found the pants or who did it.

My homeroom teacher did some magic trick once and I asked him to show me how to do it, but while he was showing me the bell rang. Instead of sending me to my next class he let me stay and learn the trick and just gave me a pass. I was almost 15 minutes late.

I play tuba and some guy in my section took the mouth piece of another dude and put it in his chair. When the dude sat down it ended up ripping his pants.

We were put in lockdown because some student while outside found a glass bottle, broke it, and then ran into the school with it screaming and trying to stab others.

During a choir trip after performing we got to go to Six Flags. There was a lot of us so we were separated into groups that had a chaperone then sent off. Our number one rule was to stay together and not leave our chaperone. My group’s chaperone was the choir director and the pianist. The pianist was with us because she wasn’t given a group. We went and got on one ride. When we got off the choir director and pianists were gone. We searched all over the park but finally gave up and decided to go get food. Turns out they were sitting in the food court the whole time because “it has air conditioning” and “they said that we wouldn’t leave our chaperones, but our chaperones could leave us.”

Some guys stole a turtle from my science teacher and kept it in their locker. The school went on lockdown so all our lockers could get searched to find the culprit.

The band director got so mad once he took off his glasses and crushed them in his hand.

A girl stole a needle from her mom who is a nurse and took it with her to school. We were in lockdown because she stabbed three boys all with the same needle. They had to be sent to the hospital and she was sent to juvie.

In my social studies class if you answered wrong you had to do a wall-sit until he deemed necessary.

My English teacher locked three different students in a closet throughout the span of one week. 

The same English teacher decided to pull a prank on me when my mom pulled me out of class to talk about something (she taught at the school I was attending). When I came back my paper was glued to my desk.

The English teacher also got a student’s phone and smashed it with a hammer. It was dead silent until the teacher and the student both started laughing. Turns out they had planned it. The smashed phone was actually just a prop. We were all still shocked as to what happened though. He recorded it all on video.

I had band 5th period and that’s when they do the morning announcement (I don’t know why) and my band director always hated that because he wanted to start class. The announcement always started with the US pledge, then the Texas pledge, and then a 1 minute moment of silence (welcome to public school in Texas everyone) and then about 8 minutes worth of talking about upcoming things. The band director hated this so much he would make us play over the announcements so I never knew what upcoming things my school had.

There was one student who looked like he was Asian but was fully Mexican and only spoke Spanish. He was in all bilingual classes so I never met or spoke to him. Everyone called him Chong Chong because of how he looked, he didn’t even care and thought it was funny though. It’s been 4 years and I never learned his real name.

My first year in track I did shot-put and discus with two of my friends, a girl and a guy. The next year I wasn’t in athletics but would hang around during practice with the girl but the guy moved away. I was also always there after school cause my mom coached the shot-put and discus throwers. When some of the new throwers asked who threw the year before we brought him up. They asked why he wasn’t throwing this year and my friend and I told them he died because he was hit in the head with a discus. They were all too scared to go out in the field and help measure while the others threw because of this. My mom couldn’t believe how gullible they were.

My social studies teacher from a different year threw a desk at a student once.

The same social studies teacher was fired because they found out that when I had him as a teacher the tests he would give us to study were the exact same tests we were going to take for a grade and that was why we were all passing. He was practically giving us the answer key.

Some dude in percussion accidentaly dropped a drum and for the rest of the year people called him Skrillex because he “dropped the bass.” It wasn’t even a bass drum…

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-How to fix Stanley’s Arc/character development for Team Gaston-

-First appearance: “Look there she goes that girl who’s so peculiar.”
Have Tom and Dick in the same spot. Move Stanley onto the ground, walking the same way as the tracking shot. So he’s near Tom and Dick still. It zooms out a bit to show Stanley walking, carrying a box or something (this will relate to the next appearance). Have him say the line “I wonder if she’s feeling well” said in a calming, hint of concerning voice and facial expression.

-When the Bimbettes are seen in the shop, Stanley is seen in the background doing work related things, maybe looking up and noticing Gaston and Lefou’s return. He quickly takes off his apron and runs towards the exit(behind the Bimbettes so they are still the focus). After they get splashed, it shows him quickly leaving the store, perhaps exchanging a word with the presumed owner, and approaching Lefou who has just finished saying his line. Stanley chases after him as he turns. “Lefou?!” He sounds cautious and excited. “..Stanley!” Lefou turns back and is excited as Stanley approaches his friend. They laugh, throw an arm over the other’s shoulder(bros) and walk towards Gaston. There’s a distinct topic of the war going on (Lefou says something like “I have so much to tell you”) as I assume Gaston and Lefou have just returned from tour.
*I have Stanley working at the clothing/hat shop as an aid/delivery boy to add a foreshadow to the dress reveal.*

-The laundry scene: Tom and Dick pour out the laundry. Either Stanley is there, looking distraught at his friends or he isn’t there. I also had him helping Belle to show an appreciation for clothes but I didn’t want to take away from Pére Robert. If he is there at all, Tom and Dick can be nudging him to try and join them.

-The Tavern: instead of opening on Gaston and Lefou. Open on Tom, Dick and Stanley at the bar getting drinks. Stanley is turned looking at Gaston and Lefou, an unreadable expression on his face as not to give too much away. Dick or Tom hits him on his arm when his drink is ready. Stanley turns back around. The scene flows like B Roll rather then anything significant. Its like a setting shot. It then cuts to Lefou and Gaston. The scene continues as normal.

-Maurice scene: Stanley actually reaches and grabs Lefou’s coat to pull him back gently or steps in front of Lefou, his face is on Gaston, again to continue being subtle but giving him more screen time.

-The mob: Have Tom and Dick kinda shove him forward a bit to get the door. Make his decision to assist confusing and not entirely his. It’ll almost mirror Lefou’s situation. Have the motivation to join the mob more out of necessity and to keep people safe rather then random arbitrary violence.

-The fight remains the same other then his facial expression when looking up at the wardrobe. Have him look concerned yet determined rather then cruel and angry.

-The dance: have Lefou and Stanley smiling at each other rather then blank faces. Lefou can even add a line something like “I kind of miss the dress.” Or “Much better than the war.” Something to hint at a past scene involving them.

These are 1-2 minute extra scenes that would have added so much to such an important historically involved character. It would have added more, therefor the public may have reacted less angry that it was such a throw away character.
@ladycibia because your art is amazing and I thought you’d appreciate Stanley working at the dress shop wearing that apron.

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Tracking Shot

“The Shining” Cinematography by: John Alcott

This tracking shot comes from Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining.” This tracking shot follows behind Danny as he rides his tricycle down the hotel’s long hallways. This tracking shot allows us to follow Danny and experience what he’s experiencing, while building suspense about what he may encounter. The shot is motivated by Danny, therefore the audience experiences everything with Danny. This shot takes place just before he stops at room 237 and then sees the creepy twins for the first time, so it’s a very effective shot for its purpose.

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Michael Ballhaus died today.  He was one of my storytelling heroes. 

From the historic tracking shots in Goodfellas to literally teaching me about camera movement as story device in the highly underrated the color of money, to his world-class camera operating on Jaws… I can’t think of another cinematographer who has taught me more and who I have stolen from more.

 take a look at this reel that someone put together.

 this weekend, if you haven’t seen it yet, take a look at Martin Scorsese’s the color of money. Some people dismiss it because it came out in the same time in Tom Cruise’s career as cocktail and days of thunder but this is a very ambitious Martin Scorsese movie that’s actually a de facto sequel to the Hustler. 

Tom Cruise persona is used better in this movie than in any other movie he’s ever been except for mission impossible. every single moment in that movie has the camera swirling around the pool tables as if a war is about to break out. I must’ve seen it 10 times in the theater. just downloading how the story is being told. Everyone has movies like this. Movies that for whatever reason stop you and make you reconsider everything that you’re doing. It’s never the movie you think it’s going to be.  for me, of all the movies, it was the color of money.

  rest in peace

one thing i haven’t seen mentioned by the new vegas fandom: there’s a really good chance the courier ends up being seen as some sort of messianic figure

i mean, they’re pulled from a shallow grave and “rise” from the dead 

and then they track the man who shot them across the mojave, surviving thousands of things that also should have killed them

and then they do the impossible to unite the mojave under a ruler of their choosing

at the very least, people are going to think of them as some kind of saint

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We now present Lady Snowblood killing six men in 58 seconds (and a single tracking shot). Enjoy …

Stills + Trailer + BTS Theories

What I think is happening in the stills/the episode. I’ll try and put it in the order that I think its happening in as best as I can but holy shit there is a lot of stuff. I don’t think I got everything. I will also be adding stuff from my Supergirl Spoilers Masterpost and BTS pictures as well.

Group 1: My guess is that the SM v. SG fight is what the episode opens with. I think we all know what’s happening here. Rhea did something to Supermans mind that makes him think that Supergirl is General Zod. We see Zod on the Daxamite ship in the trailer:

But as you can see the background is all wobbly and his eyes are weird so we are obviously seeing what Superman sees and hears when he looks at Kara.

And then we also have the comparison of the fight between SM and SG:

compared to SM and GZ:

Oh! you see something similar too??

Yeah. I though so as well. (not my pic btw. Its @TheDCTVshow on twitter)

Alex and Maggie are at the fight as well:

I think that the next group of stills take place right after the above group because Alex is wearing the same thing as during the fight so it would take place right after.

Group B: Kara knocks Superman out somehow and takes him to the Fortress of Solitude to get his mind fixed.

They use some type of Kryptonian technology that allows Kara to enter Clarks mind and to help him get through the fog.

Whatever Kara does works and he wakes up as himself again.

After he wakes up they are crowded around the console in the fortress. Not entirely sure why. It could be for anything considering the Fortress can do just about anything.

After they leave the Fortress, Superman goes and helps Martian Manhunter and Miss Martian fight Daxamites.

Speaking of M’Gann. I believe that she comes back because she can feel that something is wrong with J’onn. They have that martian bond so I’m pretty sure that they can vaugly feel what the other is feeling 24/7 even if one of them is on Mars. So she comes, helps him escape his mind (just like he helped her escape hers) and then they go and kick some ass.

Group C:  I think that this might be a scene where Kara is feeling like she has no idea how to solve this problem so Cat gives one of her famous pep talks and it helps Kara decide to challenge Rhea to a duel. Kara looks emotional so I have a feeling that its going to be a really good Cat and Kara scene. Better get my tissues…

National City is under quarantine. ^

Group D: This is after Kara challenges Rhea to a duel because in the trailer it shows this scene with the dialogue:

She says this while she’s still sitting in her chair in the trailer.

So then she stands up and so do Kara and Clark-

and walks around her desk to start flirting with Clark becase this is Cat we’re talking about here and that is totally what she’s doing.

There is people in hard hats in the pic below so it looks like Catco is getting fixed.

My guess is that they are watching Supergirl and Rhea fight in these next two.

Now that we are on the topic of the duel, the scene in the gif below is Rhea showing up for the duel. You can tell that Supergirl is on the roof because you can catch a glimpse of the tower thing they use for the stunt wires.

It was said that Mon-El is there and that at some point in the episode he has to pick between Kara and Rhea. With that said the only other person I see in this shot is someone in Daxamite gear.

But no worries. I tracked down some BTS shots and found this:

Looks like Mon-El is in Karas corner. Click here for a video. But we don’t know why he has to choose between them. Or when for that matter.

  • Alex is in a race to save Maggie who is abducted
  • Lena and Lillian have scenes
  • Karamel and Superman have scenes with Rhea on the Daxamite ship
  • The box that Lillian Luthor is holding in episode 2x12 that she apparently didn’t know that Lex had finished will have a major role in the finale.
  • There are rumors that they may all be in a place off world
  • Karamel has a really good scene in the apartment and they talk about feeling and sacrifice
  • Mon-El and Superman have scenes alone together
  • Lena and Kara reportedly don’t have any scenes together
  • Lena and Winn have scenes together
  • Karamel has a painful (might be a goodbye) scene
  • Lena helps build a machine but its use doesn’t necessarily go to plan. (It is not the transmatter portal)
  • Someone dies
  • Lena, Winn, and Lillian all have a scene together

We also have this Karamel scene. (its not on the roof)

Any guesses as to what Kara is holding?

Anyway, this is all I could put together. The finally is going to be EPIC. I will have a box of tissues near by.

tagging some people I always seem to see speculating:

@thoughtsfromaclutteredbrain @taurusclh @tinnefoil @hillshollow @emarasmoak @gldngrl7 @winelover1989

Ahsoka!” Kaeden ran toward her, but stopped short of throwing her good arm around Ahsoka’s shoulder. She knew that lightsabers were not to be trifled with. She could almost feel the power pouring out of Ahsoka anyway. It was amazing. “I could kiss you.”
Ahsoka stopped in her tracks. The look she shot Kaeden was mildly confused.
“Not now, I mean,” Kaeden said. She wanted to laugh for the first time in weeks but thought that might just be the hysteria setting in. “My timing is terrible and you have all those Jedi hang-ups. I just wanted you to know in case we die.”
“Oh,” said Ahsoka. “Well, thanks.” She paused. “And we are not going to die.”
“If you say so,” Kaeden agreed.
—  Star Wars: Ahsoka, by E.K. Johnston
Faking It

Summary: Dean x reader, in a game of Never Have I Ever, Dean finds out that the reader fakes orgasms. He then sets out to prove that she won’t have to fake anything with him.

Word Count: 3,250ish

Warnings: So much smut

A/N: So, another sexy ask got away from me, and turned into 3,250 words of smut. I’m not even sorry. Writing this got me all hot and bothered. It’s been a while since that happened.

“Never have I ever…” Dean stopped and thought for a moment, and you giggled.

“You can’t think of anything you haven’t done?” you teased.

Sam snorted and rolled his eyes. “Of course he can’t.”

Dean looked offended, and Cas leaned over and whispered something in Sam’s ear. The younger Winchester’s face turned red at words that sounded a lot like “demon blood” to you, but that couldn’t be right, could it? You’d just had too much to drink.

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