ash48: (Nothing but a song)
Happy New Year lovely peeps!

At the beginning of each year I wonder what I might vid in the future. I know I'm going to want to do something, but at the moment I have no idea. I can't see me signing up to challenges this year because I'm finding the time constraints a little too stressful. But, that doesn't mean I wouldn't love to make a vid for someone.

So, if you have any ideas (a song, an idea etc) here's a chance to let me know. It doesn't have to be a vid either - it could be a picspam or maybe even thinky thoughts on a particular topic. Of course, it doesn't mean I'll actually get to do it (/o\), but it might spark my muse and you never know! :D

So. Have at it! A wish list! <3
ash48: (Becc_j Art)
I feel like I've been less fannish this past year than ever before. And yet, when I reflect on the year it looks like I made one more vid than I did the year before (8), I still did ep reviews (hee, only "just" at times) and I was pretty busy on twitter with a new twitter account I started (One Perfect SPN Shot). So, maybe I was still a little bit fannish. ;)

5.16 fireworks

2015 ROUNDUP )
ash48: (Geeking Out)
I watched 11.06 again today and it struck me how well the cinematography supports the storytelling. Of course, it SHOULD do that, but in this episode it was particularly striking.

In fact, the cinematography is so beautiful I thought I'd share a few of my favourite moments and chat about the way camera angles are used during the episode.

Direction: John F. Showalter. Cinematography: Serge Ladouceur. Writer: Robert Berens

Cinematography - 11.06 Our Little World.  )
ash48: (Geeking Out)
It's been a while since I've posted anything visual or meta-ish, so I thought I'd put together a little pic-spam. It's possibly grasping at straws a little bit (ok, maybe a lot), but *shrugs*, I enjoy examining the visual elements on the show and it always looks so pretty anyway.

Visual Clues to Soulless!Sam in Season Six )
ash48: (Changing Channels gif)
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It seems the simple sandwich plays quite a significant role in Supernatural. We already know how important food is to Dean - we know he loves pie and burgers (extra onion), and we know Sam loves his salads, but sandwiches also feature rather a lot. I thought I'd gather together all the moments sandwiches are used and take a light hearted look at their significance (gif heavy).


Take a bite... )

Done! Now wipe your mouth Dean...

7.09 wipes mouth
ash48: (Dean & vid camera)
A couple years ago I was approached by [livejournal.com profile] fangasm to see if I would be interested in compiling some screen caps (no more than 20 from seasons 4-8) that could highlight the cinematography of the show for their book: Fan Phenomena: Supernatural (edited by Lynn Zubernis and Katherine Larsen). I leapt at the opportunity (of course! *g*), not least because it's one of my favourite things to talk about.

In order to do this I created this post so I could share my thoughts with some fellow fans. I didn't feel like I could do this by myself so I asked [livejournal.com profile] galwithglasses, [livejournal.com profile] el1ie,and [livejournal.com profile] missyjack to help me with some suggestions and provide feedback on my choices and text (thank you ladies!).

This helped provide a backdrop to an interview by Lynn Zubernis with cinematographer, Serge Ladouceur. Much of this is speculation from me about what might be represented in each shot. During the interview (in the book), Serge was asked about these shots and he shed some light on the cinematic process.

I loved putting this post together so I thought I'd share it with those who might be interested in the visual meta of Supernatural.


Cinematography of Supernatural


One of the most rewarding aspects of being a Supernatural fan is being able to appreciate the gorgeous cinematography presented in each episode. It is obvious how much thought and care is taken when considering shots and it's always great fun analysing the possible meaning behind certain shot choices.

The last four seasons have given us some absolutely fabulous moments and I'm thrilled to be able to present some of my favourites.


1.

6.08 All Dogs Go to Heaven
Director: Philip Sgricca


I have to start with one of my all time favourite shots. This is a brilliant use of architecture. The bridge feels like such a huge and heavy weight above the boys - symbolising the constant weight they have on their shoulders. It looms above them and makes them look so small and alone. The lines of the bridge, the fence and even the angled stream of light, draw the viewer's eye to the centre of the frame.


More here )

Fan Phenomena: Supernatural can be purchased HERE or at most conventions.

All caps from Home of the Nutty
ash48: (Geeking Out)
After 10.05 I was inspired by some things in the episode, so I made some graphics/gifs and posted them to tumblr. I thought I'd put them here too.

Show celebrating the milestone eps by tagging the motels: )

Possible inspirations for the musical set: )

Gifs - Into the Sunset )

I think I would love the "driving off into the sunset" scene for the finale. It would leave open lots of possibilities for our fanfic writers to run wild with. I might possibly like the "going out in a blaze of glory" way also (the one the Js keep saying they want) and for their characters it would make a lot of sense (and would also leave things open because death never means death in the SPN 'verse). Jensen has apparently had a dream where Sam is dead and Dean drives off on a motorbike after leaving the impala behind. At first I hated the idea of that, but if it's meant that he's been able to let Sam have a peaceful death then maybe it might be ok (pretty sad though. I'd definitely cry!). Who knows how it will end. From the sound of it we've probably got a least a couple more years yet (*yikes* or *yay*?? I don't know!)
ash48: (Jared blah blah hair)
Argh! I want to marry the person who made this!

44 Times You Couldn't Deny Your Jared Padalecki Crush

So much beauty and adorableness in one post! Of course, I never deny my Paddles crush. And really? Only 44? This is worth a peek even you if (think) you're not a Paddy fan. :))

\o/ <3

Jul. 19th, 2014 08:00 pm
ash48: (OMG)
Aren't they ADORABLE!?! How lucky we are to have some new pics today?! LUCKY! I love how close they are to each other - so comfortable in each other's space.

J2 TCA J2 TCA 3

J2 TCA 2 J2 TCA 4

GORGEOUS behind the scenes shot )

These are from the TCA Summer Press Tour (source). There have been some rather interesting spoilers (we gotta chat about those soon. I'll make a separate post! *g*) and some lovely comments made about the Js relationship. Check out all the links at the SuperWiki

This is my absolute favourite thing from Jared about his character: “I truly do care deeply about this show and Sam Winchester — I don’t want him to be broken down and beaten down into something I end up not respecting… I think we know the show enough and know our characters enough to know: If there’s an end coming, I think we’ll all see it.”

Go Jared! (and Happy Birthday!!)

And this from Jensen: “We have spent probably more time with each other than any other human on the planet over the last 10 years,” Ackles noted. “If he wasn’t here, I would probably elaborate a little bit more. I’ve learned a lot from him. He is a brother on and off screen, and we’ll forever have a friendship that is a lot different than most, because it’s really truly unique because of what we’ve gone through together, and it’s been quite an amazing ride. I’m just glad we’re still trekking along.”

source (warning: some spoilers in the article)

*happy sigh*
ash48: (Batcave Legs up)
This is a little later than usual. I watched the episode and then had to go out (argh...on a show night!). I had lots of thoughts about it and I wanted to make some gifs and use some caps, so I waited until I could gather that altogether.

the plot thickens... )
ash48: (Dean & vid camera)
There were some fabulous shots in this episode, which is not surprising as Serge Ladouceur directed it.

Here's a little appreciation pic spam. :)

Visuals can speak louder than words )

And how cool is this?!

9.16-Lighting-1

9.16-Lighting-11

This is freakin' awesome! I was curious why there was that "crown" outside of the apartment.
I knew I had seen that sign somewhere before and lo and behold it's from the "King's Lair Motel" (2.15 Tall Tales).

Ha! This is why I love this show!! :D
ash48: (Batcave Legs up)
I've been thinking about the Men of Letters bunker and how it's gone from a place that represented a warm, comforting space to a claustrophobic, cold one.

I love the way the cinematic choices reflect the state of Sam and Dean's relationship.



When the bunker was first introduced it was mostly filmed as an open space with lots of warms colours - oranges, browns and yellow. It was a place full of wonder, lots of books, warming light and comforting whisky. It had a feeling of home.

(8.13)

How colour and lines make all the difference )
ash48: (It remembers me!)
In preparation for Show returning next week I thought I would reflect on some of my favourite moments from season 9 so far. :D

Starting from 10 )

Which brings me to [livejournal.com profile] runedgirl's question "What are you most looking forward to when SPN returns in a few weeks?"

answer )
ash48: (Changing Channels gif)
A little early, but I am going away tomorrow and won't be back until the new year.

I've made fewer vids this year compared previous years. I think mostly because I was busy with two major projects early in the year (neither have been released yet), and I also discovered tumblr (and gif making) and that seemed to occupy a lot of my time.

Fanvids )

Meta/Picspam/Gif sets )
ash48: (KILLER WINK!)
I updated the green cooler entry.

[livejournal.com profile] smalltrolven and [livejournal.com profile] arliss pointed out that the green cooler appeared in season 8. When I investigated I was surprised to see that it does appear, but they are two different models. The one that appears in Torn and Frayed is doing by head in because I figure it's meant to be their original cooler but it's a slightly different model. Ack! I suspect this means the original cooler is missing and they tried to sneak in a look-a-like (ha! little did they know their fans geek out over these things...).

The one in Benny's camp (Citizen Fang) is also very very similar to the original one - so I wonder if we are meant to believe that Dean gave it to him? I mean, why not use a completely different one if it's meant to be Benny's. He's seen with a blue one in an early episode, so why not just re-used that? (I know, it's just a prop - but it a significant prop so I'm surprised by their choices).

[livejournal.com profile] counteragent used a similar green cooler in her awesome film The Other Side (in fact, it's VERY similar to the one they use in Torn and Frayed).

Of course, I wanna know where the original one is!

/geek
ash48: (Impala Art)


I recently created an entry on the Super Wiki for Sam and Dean's green cooler. I thought I'd create a post here too (with a little more comment).

I love it when we see certain props being re-used. Sometimes it's because they have certain items in stock and they use (and re-use) them when decorating a set. Other times it's because it forms part of a character's personal belongs. Like the awesome green cooler.



Green cooler picspam )
ash48: (The rest is wincest)
I'm not going to have time to participate in the wonderful 8 Days of Wincest Challenge but I thought I would re-hash a picspam I did a while ago to celebrate for at least one of them.

My favourite wincesty moments. The ones that make it so damn easy to believe....

Bridge slam. Pilot (1.01)




it's all in the looks and touches )

These are all from early seasons. I probably should update this but when I think about what I would include from recent seasons nothing really leaps out. I mean, there are HEAPS of bromantic moments - but those lingering stares and touches? Hmmmm....(I'm sure there's some! I might need reminding...;D)
ash48: (Batcave awesome table)
I had to do this. I've been wanting to picspam the bunker for a while and last night's episode gave me the the push.




and that means comfort... )

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