This may be a Pic of the Day that only folks who have worked in the Grip/Electric or camera departments of productions will appreciate, but it made me laugh. To cut down the amount of output from a light or even a window – but not affect the color balance – a Neutral Density (ND) gel can be used. Because it can be difficult by eye to tell the difference between the various levels of ND – with are designated with numbers such as ND.3, ND.6, etc. – people will sometimes label the gels with a sharpie. If you look in the lower right corner of this frame grab from season 1 of MTV’s Scream, you’ll see that whoever wrapped the fluorescent tube in ND gel left the N6 label clearly visible.
Vibrant colors and silhouettes are the trademarks of the alternative posters of Erie, Pennsylvania artist Mark Welser. Below is a collection of Welser’s horror film designs. Check out more of Welser’s work here and buy a poster or post card while you’re at it. You can also keep up with Welser’s newest work by liking his Facebook page. (continue reading) Continue Reading ›
Wes Craven began his career with a pair of sadistic 1970s shockers (The Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes) that explored the capability for violence of middle-class Americans placed under extreme duress. By the time Scream 4 was released nearly three decades later, Craven was best known for winking post-modern teen slasher pics. (continue reading) Continue Reading ›