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(s)Tumbled Onto My Hitchcock Posters

Yesterday I was scrolling through my Tumblr feed and suddenly saw my animated Rear Window movie poster as part of a collection of animated GIF movie posters posted by The Creators Project. Well how did that happen? Apparently ten days ago an imgur user with an impossibly long username had collected a number of animated movie […]

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Digital Storytelling

Busted

I have plans to make a Lifeboat animated GIF as part of my Hitchcock animated movie poster series, but it’s going to take a lot of work. So I feel like I need to do an easier one in the short term, and To Catch A Thief is looking fun and relatively easy. Carey Grant, sadly yes […]

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Psycho Animated Movie Poster

Phew! This poster is done! It was harder to make than the previous four Hitchcock posters to date, but the real problem was that other efforts became a distraction over the past few weeks (good stuff honestly). But I was able to lock in over the past couple of days and I spent most of […]

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Digital Storytelling Personal

Ready to Recover

I’m going to finish the Psycho animated poster tonight. Hacking away at my anxieties.  

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Digital Storytelling

Norman the Peeper

I’m working on my next animated GIF Hitchcock poster, next up is Psycho, and right now I’m thinking of deviating from the original poster dramatically. The featuring of Janet Leigh in her skivvies to advertise the film doesn’t do it justice in my mind. Maybe it got the audiences in the theatre back in the 60s? But […]

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Digital Storytelling Personal

The Birds – Animated Movie Poster

This is my fourth effort at animating Alfred Hitchcock film posters, and this one took a lot of time. I’m not sure if I’m going to make it all the way to my desired dozen posters by the end of the summer. This GIF is based on the 1963 theatrical release poster for The Birds and is […]

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Digital Storytelling Personal Teaching and Learning

Vertigo, Dizzing Educational Awesomeness at UMW

Yes this post is an excuse to show another Alfred Hitchcock animated poster which I made while at UMW’s Faculty Academy (with Rear Window & North By Northwest this makes three, nine to go). But I’m not going to write about the film Vertigo and the designer of this poster Saul Bass. Ok one thing, […]

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Digital Storytelling Old Artwork Personal

Reorienting My Compass, North by Northwest?

It’s been over a year since I first discovered ds106 and it’s amazing to me how much creative energy I’ve discovered since then – I’ve made more work in the past year than I have in the previous ten, seriously. Ok this isn’t exactly true, I’ve made many things over the past decade, but they’ve […]

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Rear Window Animated Movie Poster

Alan Levine’s post about watching cool flick’s with Jim Groom finally got me to get of the snide and finish this animated movie poster for the amazing Hitchcock classic Rear Window. I have an older post with animated GIFs from Rear Window, but all things GIF need to ratcheted up a notch every few weeks. […]

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4 Icon Challenge – They Said I Led a Dull Life

I still enjoy making my own icons for this assignment using the live trace tool in Illustrator. I made a quick tutorial of how I do this using the Dr. Oblivion image as my example to convert a bitmap to vectors. And please guess away, the biplane should be the tell tale icon for most!