The Trial by Pink Floyd. an incredible peice of animation.

Video  —  Posted: March 9, 2012 in Uncategorized

Big City.

Street. Deserted. Night time.

Four of the Six streetlights not working.

Two figures, hundred yards apart. Both walking in the same direction.

First figure stops in the light of a streetlight. It’s a woman. Tall, slim, long black hair and big green eyes. She is very beautiful. A sense of danger surrounds her.

Second figure continues walking towards her. A small man. Nervous, teeth chattering, eyes flicking to the sky then to the end of the street then to the woman then back to the sky. He is nervously tugging at the sleeve of his coat.

He reaches the woman, stopping three or four metres away.

 

Nero (man): I didn’t want to meet here. It’s too exposed-

Lynnet (woman): (interrupting him) Were you followed?

Nero: No…I was very careful…Please…Can we move under cover?

 

The two move to an alley that runs away from the main street, both are now in shadow with a strip of light falling on both their faces.

Camera flicks between close-ups of their faces.

Long Pause.

 

Lynnet: You look ill. Too many late nights? (She laughs derisively)

 

Nero smiles nervously, now we are closer we his skin is pale and sweaty.

 

Lynnet: I have something to tell you… it may come as a surprise (long pause) Marco is dead.

 

Nero gasps and his hands fly to his mouth, tears spring to his eyes.

 

Nero: But…But…he was one of the best hunters we had…

 

Lynnet takes a cigarette from a silver case, puts it to her lips and lights it with a silver lighter. She takes a long drag and stares into the distance, lost in bitter thoughts.

 

Lynnet: This war is stupid, so many good people dead. Brave people. Frasier, Jessica, Zack and now Marco too. Once we fought with pride and passion against the constitution, now we hide in our secret houses and our isolated rebel cells, forced to move in the dark like rats in the gutter.

 

Somewhere in the near distance a siren starts to blear, both move further into the shadow.

A long silence.

 

Nero: I’m leaving…They’ve offered me a way out. New home. New identity. I can get away from all of this. Leave the bloodshed behind-

 

Lynnet springs at him, pinning him to the wall by the throat.

 

Lynnet: (hissing the word) Traitor!!

Nero: (now sobbing openly, words babbled incoherently) It’s not my fault. I’m not like you or Marco. I’m no good at this. ANY of this! I wasn’t raised to fight a revolution! Before the war I ran an ice-cream parlour for fuck sake! I just want to live somewhere safe, somewhere where I can forget the things I’ve seen! You can’t win! They are too powerful! They are everywhere! And even if you do win, I won’t be safe! I’ll always be hunted! I want to disappear! They can make that happen. The government, they can hide me. Grant me immunity so I won’t have to watch my back my whole life-

Lynnet: (interrupting) And what do they ask in return? Information? They want our names, the locations of our secret houses! And you’ll give it to them! You’ll hand us over without a backwards glance and destroy everything we’ve achieved just so you can live your safe little life! You will make it so Marco and the others died for NOTHING!

(the last words she hisses with such venom that Nero flinches and begins to shake uncontrollably)

 

The siren is suddenly in their street. Lynnet gazes towards the end of the alley before looking back to Nero. For a long moment she stares deep into his eyes and he is trapped in her gaze like a rabbit in headlights, shaking and sobbing. Suddenly she releases him and steps back, looking towards the siren again. He crumples to the floor, shivering and staring at her with big terrified eyes. She glances at him then begins striding down the alley, away from the siren towards the dead end. Quickly she glances back.

Lynnet: Next time we meet, I will kill you.

With that she begins to run, scaling the wall with apparent ease and disappears over the rooftops leaving Nero alone and broken…

 

This is my Beginning of a screenplay. Not very good but it is my first attempt.

Aside  —  Posted: March 9, 2012 in Uncategorized

mooooore placebo- Meds

Posted: December 13, 2011 in Uncategorized

Awesome song, disturbingly accurate, the shot of him talking to the mirror messed me up a bit, this is going to be a major influence on my music video.

 

I find this music video incredibly disturbing and moving. placebo always manage to mess with my head and they are a truly brilliant band.

Alex day

Posted: December 6, 2011 in Uncategorized

Alex day, a brilliant youtuber who i am a huge fan of. his videos are hilarious and his music is genius. this music video is wonderful as it was filmed on christmas day when london central was virtually deserted. its a beautiful song and is a good example of his music.

Wuthering heights

Posted: November 22, 2011 in Uncategorized

I went to watch ‘Wuthering heights’ at the picturehouse.

Directed by Andrea Arnold and starring Kaya Scodelario as Catherine and James Howson as Heathcliff, this radical adaptation of the book by Emily Brontë stays utterly faithful to the novel and captures the true emotion of the unique and tragic romance.

I thought that the acting was sublime (especially by Kaya Scodelario, who isn’t usually very good) and the setting was stunning and rather perfect for the story but the direction was kind of strange. For one, there was no music used in the entire movie except for right at the end where an odd song choice left the ending slightly flat and fake not fitting in with the simplicity and purity of the rest of the movie.

I thought that Robbie Ryan shot the film brilliantly, using the harsh climate to develope a scene far beyond the ability of just the actors.

Overall i thought the film was beautiful and mindblowing besides a few strange decisions on the part of the director, i really recommend this film to anyone who hasnt read the book as it is a stunning adaptation.

Rancid-Ruby SoHo

Posted: November 11, 2011 in Uncategorized

What i love about most punk music videos is it is pretty much just a couple of guys in a fairly small, grotty room destroying the place with their music, this one has a few shots of other places but the concentration is still the musicians and their music which is something i think is being lost in music videos, these days it is too much about the polished image that musicians choose to put forward, punk music is still about THE MUSIC (unless the band sell out obviously).

Punk music is incredible because it is so raw and pure. It isnt just what the musician feels, it IS the musician and it never fails to bring a reaction (good or bad) out in people.