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Catalin Toma

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  1. Since others may be interested in this topic, I thought I'd share a list of movies that contain hallucination scenes. - Easy Rider (D. Hopper - 1969) - Altered States (Ken Russel - 1980) - House On Haunted Hill (W. Malone - 1999) - Der Letzte Mann (F. Murnau - 1924) - Natural Born Killers (O. Stone - 1994) - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (T. Gilliam - 1998) - Naked Lunch (D. Cronenberg - 1991) - Pi (D. Aronofsky - 1998) - Requiem For A Dream (D. Aronofsky - 2000) - Jacob's Ladder (A. Lyne 1990) - David Lynch : Eraserhead, Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive, Inland Empire
  2. Thanks both of you for your prompt reply! I have started to experiment with a plexiglass tank (I was looking for rather ample water movements; besides it's easier to create the effects on this level by pouring some more water or pointing a blowdryer at it). However this would mean that the camera is bolted on the floor and I certainly don't want that for all of the shots. Mr. Keth's UV filter solution seems more practical for handheld shots, I'm going to try it ASAP. :) Also I've asked a friend to procure some moldable clear plastic but I'm not sure we know what to look for. Ours sadly fogs when bent. In any case, this effect seems to be secured. All that is left is to refine it for the big screen; I don't want any imperfections to give the "rig" away and ruin the shot... So now I'm basically looking for other tricks to season the sequence with.
  3. Hi, I'm a student in cinematography and I'm curious to know how one can obtain those watery distortion effects like in Around The World In Eighty Days (1956) - the sequence where Passepartout is given a poisonous drink. ( ) I have seen such effects employed in many different movies, and I reckon you could actually shoot through a water tank, but in this movie it's a little different... How was it done? Also I am interested in any other suggestions for representing hallucinations, and - of course - how I can obtain those effects. For instance, a very impressive array of trickery I have discovered in Wim Wenders' segment from Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet ( ). Halos, colors, step-processing (?!), superimposing...I haven't a clue how they pulled all of that off, perhaps someone is willing to discuss it. :rolleyes: Other movies I have in my sights regarding the subject are The Doors, Natural Born Killers, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and Dead Man, Pi, Requiem For A Dream. Perhaps I'm missing something very inspirational! Let me know. Thanks!
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