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Updated 1960’s CinemaFX filter test

Via Flickr:
This is a sample of what can be done with my newest filter for the GMIC plugin for The Gimp. If you already have it installed, you should just be able to update your filters to have it installed. Otherwise, you can find the source here.

 
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Posted by on June 25, 2011 in Open Source, photography

 

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1960’s Cinema FX

1960’s Cinema FX, originally uploaded by gentlemanbeggar.

Via Flickr:
This is an example of another filter I wrote using the g’mic plugin.

I was basically trying to make my photos look more like movies made in the early ’60s when movie companies were trying to compete with Technicolor. I also added a “Noon for Midnight” setting to emulate the look used in so many movies of the era that filmed nighttime scenes in bright daylight through blue lenses because film wasn’t fast enough to shoot in the dark.

Here’s the source file.

gentlemanbeggar_gmic

 
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Posted by on June 19, 2011 in Open Source, photography

 

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Australia

#10 Australia

Australia Movie Poster

The first thing that strikes you about this movie is the unique visual style. While it has an interesting “feel,” occasionally the visual elements border on distracting, making the picture seem a little plastic. It’s not really something I can put my finger on, but there is definitely something slightly off where it needn’t be.

As for the story, it’s interesting to see WWII from an angle that isn’t often represented in American cinema. Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman do a fine job as the romantic leads in this epic love story about an English woman who heads to Australia only to find herself challenged by impossible odds, taking on a corrupt cattle baron. The movie deals heavily with racial tensions in the outback, and serves as a reminder that civil rights struggles are more universal than anyone cares to admit.  The story is, admittedly, a little slow to start, and a little hesitant to finish, but it does manage to strike a few chords in the telling.  All in all, a pretty good watch.

It really feels like it could have been more successful as a two part mini-series rather than a full length motion picture.

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2010 in Movie Challenge

 

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