Saturday, December 19, 2009

Oh, The Horror! #39: Attack of the Killer Foot!

The final cut/version of my editing project. Had a ton of fun making this. This is my homage to two of my favorite horror films, Psycho and Jaws, and of some of the old cheesy no-good B&W horror films that had a bit of fun element to them still. Besides the score riffs, I had some inspiration from the great Eraserhead film that made this an even more fun experience.

Was glad to hear a lot of good feedback during the final showing and some good laughter, especially at some of the identical scenes from this and Psycho which I was hoping to hear.

Attack of the Killer Foot Final Cut from Greg Anderson-Elysee on Vimeo.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Oh, The Horror! #38: Greedy Fly by Bush and Marcus Nispel

One of my favorite bands and favorite videos ever. From Razorblade Suitcase, Greedy Fly was the second single off that album. Gavin has said of the song, "...You invite thing into your life; you know, that we are all ‘servants of out formulaic ways." For a few years know I've analyzed the song to be about suicide and the weird thought process of it.

“This was our ridiculous movie, shot in the same building where they filmed ‘Seven.’ It was just crazy. We spent almost half a million quid on it, which is a stupid, immoral amount of money that I can’t really justify. It was fun to have done an epic like that once.”- Gavin

“We sort of tried doing one mad Interscope vieo sort of thing, big budget like a rock version answer to a rap video. It was kind of fun to do, but I felt a bit immoral doing it.”- Gavin

But anyways, Marcus Nispel, the director of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake, directed this fantastic horror video. I dare you to watch it and not feel a bit weirded out or confused about it. A short movie running about 7 minutes, Nispel does a great job setting up a strange and dark mood and atmosphere.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Attack of the Killer Foot rough cut

A film I originally made with my sister and sadly lost the footage. For editing class, decided to reshoot it, this time with a better camera, lights, tripod, a small crew composed of family, etc. This is a rough cut of the project, a homage to two of my favorite horror films: Jaws and Psycho. Sound and music will be added later for the fine/final cut. Hope you like it, tell me what you think...