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Catalograms #02-05

Get dat burger #catalogram #jcrew #fashion #instafashion

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#tbt #catalogram 2002 #marthastewart #marthastewartliving

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A Friday #catalogram from #jcrew #fallfashion #fashion #yuck

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Overalls are making a big comeback! #catalogram #jcrew #fallfashion #fashion

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Splatter!

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1486837432199{margin-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”846″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”link_image”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”middle” css=”.vc_custom_1486864534040{margin-top: 20px !important;margin-bottom: 50px !important;}”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]This started as an experiment to create a smear effect. The best solution I found included After Effects’ Auto-trace and Echo effect. I rarely use these features, so it was a great learning experience.

Download the AE project here if you’d like to poke around. Requires AE version 12 or 13 and Trapcode Particular[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”848″ onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”http://chris-mellor.com/ftp/fetchProject_17-01-16.zip”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1486864778244{margin-left: 10px !important;}”]

After Effects project file

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Shot Stitches #5-6 – Game of Thrones (2014)

s4e9 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, “The Watchers On The Wall” featured some pretty impressive camera work. And mammoths.

Two of these shots made for some sweet stitchin. One is a nearly 360-degree tracking shot covering the fighting within Castle Black’s courtyard. The second stitch is a God’s-Eye-View shot showing the scope of all the battles. As always, there are two versions of each stitch, one is a rather hi res JPEG, the other is a scrollable interactive. Enjoy!

The Castle Black courtyard battle:
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Tracking shot from Right to Left around the Castle Black courtyardThe God’s Eye View Shot:

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the God’s Eye View moving north from the Wildling camp, over Castle Black, over The Wall, and to Mance’s fire

Howlin’ Wolf Portrait

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]howlinWolf[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]A portrait of one of my favorite Chicago blues musicians, Howlin’ Wolf.  There are a ton of great YouTube videos of him if you’re curious. That voice![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Gary Busey Rings A Bell

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We gave Gary Busey only one instruction: do NOT ring the bell. Don’t you do it, Mr. Busey!

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1486840818814{margin-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fygetecq780″ align=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”middle” css=”.vc_custom_1486840811672{margin-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]I had a little fun with the popular commercial for the Amazon Fire Stick feature Gary Busey acting nutty. Using some Cyriak-esque techniques, I morphed and stretched his face to reveal a little skull monster. The creature was created mostly in Photoshop.

I’m also pretty proud of the ending bumper that mimics the Youtube loading graphic.

Check it out![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”844″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Rust and Marty, True Detective

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Rust And Marty[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Welcome to the McConaissance!

Something I whipped up while waiting for my girlfriend to get home so we can catch up on True Detective.  This show has really been inspiring me lately.

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Cutaway Drawing 01: Underwater Base

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/4″][vc_column_text]Introducing a new series of artwork called Cutaway Drawings! These highly detailed architectural drawings of military bases are based on doodles I used to do with friend Ryan Stubbe back in grade school. Now, thanks to Photoshop and an exorbitant amount of free time, I get to return to these little stick figure drawings with an unrestricted scope.

THE UNDERWATER BASE
The underwater base is under attack! Explore the details of the military base and find all the ridiculous situations these stick figures are getting into:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

“Trainspotting” Inspired Minimalist Poster

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Inspired by graphic designers like Olly Moss and the countless knockoffs, I began a series of minimalist posters. There’s no thematic connection between the works, only that they are inspired by some of my favorite films.

This one is based on imagery from Trainspotting. Order a print from my Zazzle store!

[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”823″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”link_image”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”middle” css=”.vc_custom_1486833119037{margin-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1486833076875{padding-top: 20px !important;}”]I had the early versions of these posters printed at the 2ftx3ft standard poster size. The minimalist design didn’t hold up at such a large size, so I went back to the drawing board. The new plan was a larger number of smaller posters arranged in a grid. With a smaller canvas, I enlarged the boarders and tightened the composition of each image.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1486832178120{margin-top: 20px !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1486831747609{background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: contain !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”819″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”link_image”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”middle” css=”.vc_custom_1486832169485{margin-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″ offset=”vc_col-xs-12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

“Jurassic Park” Inspired Minimalist Poster

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Inspired by graphic designers like Olly Moss and the countless knockoffs, I began a series of minimalist posters. There’s no thematic connection between the works, only that they are inspired by some of my favorite films.

This one is based on imagery from Jurassic Park, my all-time favorite movie. Order a print from my Zazzle store!

[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”821″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”link_image”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”middle” css=”.vc_custom_1486833119037{margin-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1486833076875{padding-top: 20px !important;}”]I had the early versions of these posters printed at the 2ftx3ft standard poster size. The minimalist design didn’t hold up at such a large size, so I went back to the drawing board. The new plan was a larger number of smaller posters arranged in a grid. With a smaller canvas, I enlarged the boarders and tightened the composition of each image.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1486832178120{margin-top: 20px !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1486831747609{background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: contain !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”819″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”link_image”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”middle” css=”.vc_custom_1486832169485{margin-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″ offset=”vc_col-xs-12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

“Taxi Driver” Inspired Minimalist Poster

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Inspired by graphic designers like Olly Moss and the countless knockoffs, I began a series of minimalist posters. There’s no thematic connection between the works, only that they are inspired by some of my favorite films.

This one is based on imagery from Taxi Driver. Order a print from my Zazzle store!

[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”817″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”link_image”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”middle” css=”.vc_custom_1486833119037{margin-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1486833076875{padding-top: 20px !important;}”]I had the early versions of these posters printed at the 2ftx3ft standard poster size. The minimalist design didn’t hold up at such a large size, so I went back to the drawing board. The new plan was a larger number of smaller posters arranged in a grid. With a smaller canvas, I enlarged the boarders and tightened the composition of each image.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1486832178120{margin-top: 20px !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1486831747609{background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: contain !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”819″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”link_image”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”middle” css=”.vc_custom_1486832169485{margin-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″ offset=”vc_col-xs-12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Shot Stitch #4 – “True Detective” (2014)

If you’re like me, you were too wrapped up in last weeks episode of True Detective to fully grasp how long that last shot was. Well, it was about 6 minutes long. You can watch it here if you don’t remember.
I was pretty stoked to make a stitch for this and tried to have it up ASAP. The nature of the shot makes it near impossible to stitch completely into one image and I was faced with some new challenges. For starters, there was a LOT of forward movement in this shot, which is a total Buzz-Killington for a stitch. I worked around this by distorting a lot of perspectives, stretching and skewing certain frames to match others.
Another challenge was the camera spins around Matthew McConaughey at one point. This changes the action from left-to-right to right-to-left and totally disrupts a linear, 2D stitched image. I compensated for this by kinda breaking the stitch… see for yourself… I swear it was the least disruptive solution.

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The image is so large, I made a video:

 

And here’s a looping GIF of just the indoor sequence:

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