Saturday, November 9, 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013
- Examples: Wizard of Oz and Tazmanian Devil cartoons
- Thesis: These two films create two different representations of twisters that each break the laws of physics in their own way.
- The Wizard of Oz
- The twister in The Wizard of Oz is one of the best examples of early practical effects in the history of film.
- Three different types of twister effects:
- Wide shot of twister using giant tube of cloth as the twister; glass sheets covered in cotton balls, and wind and debris thrown on the set.
- The house blowing in the storm was created using miniatures.
- The inside of the storm through Dorothy's window was created with their fake wind and smoke footage projected on a screen in the background.
- The twister is considered one of the best practical effects in early cinema.
- Became whimsical as it became a transportation for Dorothy to the land of Oz.
2. Tazmanian Devil
- The Tazmanian Devil is a fun character who shreds through the environment as a violent mini twister.
- Cartoony animation calls for long holds and quick transitions: Taz exemplifies this with zippy, cyclone transitions.
- His twister form is created with a cycle of sketchy drawings animated quick and loose.
- He turns into a mini cyclone that whirls around sharp turns; stop and go, as though it is anthropomorphized.
- Unrealistic, spontaneous twister-forming powers that make for a wacky cartoon character.
- Tornadoes make for exciting spectacles in film and television – and they are often dramatized for a number of effects.
Sunday, November 3, 2013