Colorization

I’m not a fan of colorization.  Movies are an art form like any other, and the way they are introduced to the world should be the way they are presented thereafter.

That said, if you’re going to colorize a black and white movie, at least do so with some style and creativity.  Ladies and gentlemen, can your heart stand the shocking revelation of…Plan 9 From Outer Space, colorized?  (lightning and thunder)

This is really very cool.  In the shot below, Eros has just finished telling the Earth people that they are really stupid.

 

Jeff doesn’t like this one bit, and belts Eros a good one.

And it’s very hard to see, because Eros turns away from the camera, but he actually turns green when Jeff hits him!

When he turns back toward us, we can see his green skin in full flower.  And he keeps that green skin, until–

–he wipes it away as he tends to his bloody lip!

This is genius.  And while it might make some sad with the realization that this colorization job cost more than the entire original movie, at least someone recognized that there was something else there that could be brought out and celebrated.

Most colorization looks like weak pastels painted over a black and white image.  This looks very much the same, but at least they had fun with it.

See you next month.  Should have a new video then.

…maybe.

May (and April)

So, it looks like I missed posting anything in April.  I guess I didn’t have a lot to say, what with things being shut down and all.

Not much happening in May, either.  I continue to work on upcoming projects, and, predictably, start to find the work tedious and wonder what else I can do.

Oh, well.  Here are some stills from an upcoming project.

It’s a fairly simple thing, no real story, just images, but of course it has to be stubborn and refuse any easy egress.

Anyway, thanks for visiting and we will see you in June!

Leaping out of February

And so, another month gone.  In good news, I’ve started on a new project and have completed tons of artwork towards its fruition.  It doesn’t have a story, really, just a kind of showcase for celestial artwork.  I’m doing this because the opening of the last animation got a very positive response, and also because I have no idea what needs to happen in Chapter Three of “Instruction.”

Oh, I’ve got some ideas for imagery, but in terms of tying it together into something that might, vaguely, be called a “story,” no, that has yet to reveal itself.

I’m sure it will.  One thing I’ve learned is that you can’t force these things–they push back and you end up with regretted garbage.

See you next month, and thanks for stopping by.

“Alien House”

I was watching a video about the Kelly-Hopkinsville aliens, and their possible return some decades later.  There were photographs of footprints in the second part, and it struck me–why are so many of these alien visitors showing up naked?

Granted, they may have evolved beyond things like modesty, but there’s always protection against the elements and predators.  And carrying tools.  Clothes can be quite useful, so why not use them?

Then it struck me–maybe these visitations, abductions, home attacks, etc, over the years aren’t alien scientists studying us.

Maybe these are initiation rites to some alien fraternity.  “Okay, before we can let you into Delta Quadrant House, you have to go down and pretend like you’re attacking a farmhouse.  And you have to do this…while completely naked!”

That sounds like a great idea for a movie.  Call it “Alien House,” the story of how the wacky Delta Quadrant House got into all kinds of mischief.  The antagonist could be Dean Wormhole, who’s always trying to get them thrown out after their latest Grey party.

I tell you, it’s worth millions.

September 2019

Well, it’s end of another month.  Got a couple of projects going, both of which I am tired of working on already, but at least one of which should post to YouTube next month.

Here’s a still from one of them.

Aside from that, nothing much else going on.  Starting Monday, we’re supposed to wear uniforms at work.  Oh Joy.

I miss having a cat, but at the moment I can’t afford one.

See you next month and thanks for stopping by.