Creeping on Alien

I figured I would do one more visual assignment before we move into my favorite part of ds106 bar none, DESIGN!! I chose the “Creep on a movie scene” by the great Jack Mulrey because it is very much inline with my movie saturated mindset right now. I creeped on Alien using this screenshot from the film and this picture taken by Tom Woodward back in 2008. The picture of me is all wrong because there’s direct sunlight on the right side of my face—and given we are in a cafeteria in deep space that’s probably not gonna fly too well. Nonetheless, I kinda liked it. Anyway, here I am as part of the crew of the Nostromo, and given my coffee and cigarette I think I fit right in with these badass mofos.

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8 Responses to Creeping on Alien

  1. Ben says:

    I think a little bit of blood on your face and you’d fit right in with the Nostromo crew 🙂

    Unfortunate you had the lighting issue, but otherwise it’s a nice seamless splice. Way to keep the visual assignments coming….your film students in the fall won’t know what hit them when you show off all the classics in which you had a supporting role!

  2. scottlo says:

    I really like the effect of this one. I probably wouldn’t have noticed the sun light had you not mentioned it. It looks like a lighting technician just wound up on the set in the middle of shooting.

  3. Melanie says:

    You definitely know how to keep your cool, which is more than I can say for the rest of those chumps in the picture.

  4. Chad Sansing says:

    “The sunlight just proves you are a replicant.”
    – Snake Plissken

    All the best,

  5. Reverend says:

    Did you just triple troll quote on my creep on a movie scene assignment?

  6. Mdrid471 says:

    Nice! Alien has to be one of my top 10 movies of all time. I still like it more than Aliens, although Aliens gave more of an insight into the alien world

  7. Ben Harwood says:

    It must have been a beautiful sunrise with coffee. Or sunset with that cigarette? Nice instructional example showing how the perceived need for a balance of light introduces a very disruptive contrast. It clashes… It seems unnatural, illogical and strangely out of place. Yet I can think of many examples in art, probably less in photography, more in paintings where the artist is looking to produce an enlightening and illuminating effect. Too much highlights and isolates the subject yet can introduce another element of unity on from a different spectrum. The creative use of light here is intentional and clear as day.

  8. Reverend says:

    I love that sentiment, and I am with you 100%!

    Aliens was a good sequel, but still just a sequel, plus the bad guy was always bad. Alien was much more subtle with Bishop.

    I want to thank you for making my oversight seem like genius, because now I am with you entirely. It was intentional and it was making art, dammit 🙂

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