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Kristian Fino

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  • Birthday 06/10/1994

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    I love listening to 80's hair glam metal music, classic hard rock music, some rap depending on the artist and not the fake posers like Lil Wayne, or Drake. Also in love with Dario Argento's films. Big into Stephen King's films and #1 fan of his. Love Italian cinema, considering to be an Italian myself only Italian American. Love Horror, and Action Films and Art House Films like Fellini, Ingmar Bergman, and Michelangelo Antonioni.
  1. Wow, I never actually thought of that. Yeah I heard that Argento got the idea of Suspiria from author Thomas de Quincey. and when you mentioned about how the lighting and framing reflecting the phantasm aspect, that kind of actually put me in a surprising position. 'Cause from what I here in his interview, is that the color palettes and framing he did, mostly came from walt disney's snow white, (the color parts of it), and psychoanalysis or I don't know how the word is spelled, and mainly through film noir mise 'en scene tricks, which explains alot on shadowy geometrics in the movie, plus the scary music added into sum frames were from german expressionism films he was inspired also, but that's what he said. Plus with the help of his former wife Daria Nicolodi, she said that the story was her idea because it was based off of her grandmother's experience in being in a dance academy where witchcraft was practiced. Dario's inspiration for the story was quite different though but similar. In his view, he mentioned that he read through alot of children's fairy tale stories and de Quincey, as mentioned before and originally came up the story of Suspiria. Pretty interesting I must say.
  2. OK, that actually helps right there. Thank you very much Matthew Barr. Yeah the reason why I ask this question is because when I watched John Carpenter's movies and Brian de Palma films, they kind of have the similarities of Dario Argento's movies, kind of the thematic way I think I don't know. Plus one of them did say that he was their main influence on their styles so I thought you know, the way how they do their films was a recreational style from Argento. It was just a curious thought of mine that kind of got a little carried away.
  3. I was thinking the same way, because that's how I learn very well by someone in that field shows me how
  4. Yes I'm a huge #1 fan of his work. I've been practicing mise en scene shots almost the exact replica of his films. But right now I don't have my iphone 4s anymore. Now I have a iPhone 5c. So what are the programs I can download for color correction and such that you explained?
  5. I have this movie idea that is about a girl name Annie with multiple disabilities that can led to serious consequences such as death and self-abuse, and i've been watching movies that are made by my favorite directors: Dario Argento, John Carpenter, and Brian De Palma. Now Dario Argento is the main director that inspired me into wanting to direct movies and do cinematography because of the visual style he puts in through Suspiria, Inferno, and Deep Red, But after watching movies from directors Brian De Palma, and John Carpenter, their visual styles inmovies have alot in common. Not in genre though. My questions are: How do I recreate their vision into my movie? How do they do their movies the way they do now?
  6. I'm having trouble understanding the difference between Filmic pro and Artemis viewfinder. I know that they are perfect apps for filmmaking on the iphone but don't know how to use. Plus I want my film look to be baroque and colorfully artistic looking that giallo can accomplish. I'm into the Italian cinema because of their lack of perfection of cinema. I just want to know which is the best app for the iphone 4s can make a perfect giallo, and baroque look on film?
  7. I have found out about this term in film style called, "Mise-en-Scene". When I looked at photos for example, they look like the same kind of shots that I've seen in my favorite films like Suspiria, Once Upon a Time in the West, The Outsiders, Pet Semetary, Apocalypse now, Clockwork Orange, Psycho, Fright Night (80's version not the modern), and John Carpenter's Vampires. This is one of the those styles that I've admired for a long time. As a film-goer and all, I'm right now making up the film story idea of mine. I was wondering, how do you work on this kind of style? Dario Argento has been my major influence because of this style. and what kind of camera should I use that would make my film look like a mid-seventies giallo film in-depth?
  8. Thanks for the Info on Kubrik. Dario Argento is similar to Kubrik's one-point perspective and character around environment shot, but a little bit different. here's a video example of his work of style: http://youtu.be/HBEYrQWi4PE If it looks interesting to you, search for the Horror genre on Giallo. Its Italian word for yellow but its actually a subgenre mainly focused on suspense thriller on murder and mystery, a lttle bit like Film Noir but in a rich gem-color Italian style. Now Argento made a movie called Giallo in honor of it, Giallo is an actual genre, just so you know. Mario Bava was the creator of giallo but Argento really took it over the limit.
  9. Wow no I haven't seen that video before but thanks for bringing up a great video example on how Kubrik does his style. Is Argento's style a bit similar to Kubriks though, I've heard that this one question always bothers me and I don't know the answer to that. I totally get the one-point perspective thing on Kubrik.
  10. I have watched Dario Argento's films for a long time. Ever since I first watched one of his most popular and powerful film "Suspiria", I have grown attached to the style of color and camera shots and angels technique. From then on, I became so obsessed with his creativity that I started watching Italian giallo and spaghetti western films. The directors that I find similar to Argento's techniques in my opinion are Sergio Leone, Brian de Palma, Lucio Fulci, and Stanley Kubrick. I love these filmmakers very much by heart. Stanley Kubrick is also one of my favorite film auteur. My favorites of his films are The Shining, and Clockwork Orange. I haven't seen his other films yet but will soon. My question is, how do you recreate camera angles and shot in the style of Argento and Kubrik? Also what makes the style work for them?
  11. Well here's a clip that I've watched from Youtube called Dario Argento's dreamscapes is what I think is called, this should show you what i'm talking about. Which is my kind of visual style of his, every angle, every camera movement, and every color grading of his I admire. http://youtu.be/HBEYrQWi4PE.
  12. I know, I'm sorry I got you a little confused David Mullen. I have a disability (Asperger Syndrome) and its hard for me to explain my question in a way for you to understand. Here's what I'm trying to say. What I like about Stephen King is the way how he writes his story so well plotted out by making his characters more human, meaning he writes honest dialogue to his characters and not trying to write some potty mouthed humor in ways we can relate to but just not the right kind of humor like the way stuff his today. Plus I know how he gets his ideas. Also he screenwrites so he can put in the right story plot for whenever someone is adapting a book of his. That's why I want to write screenplays. Sorry I didn't mention that in my question. The reason I like about Dario Argento is the way his camera angles are and how the cinematography of his films look. Everytime I watch his stuff it just really amazes me how every angle and color of his films are so, so perfect. I've watched an interview of his and he did mention about ("Subjectiveness is important in my movies, the camera becomes the eye of the person, it walks, moves, approaches things from the person's point of view. I sometimes use a new camera called a steady cam. I identify greatly what is happening on the set. For me, the lens becomes like the spectator's eye. I want the spectator sucked into the scene. I want him to approach objects, or people. In the end, it is you the spectator, who kills, or who is murdered.") it really seem so helpfully interesting on how he explains the way how his movies are so visually scary in a way that is more open to the world than just always cut every part of a killing scene. Has no restraints on showing you the killing scenes so explicitly it is amazing. So did this explanation help at all? I need to know. I won't be offended or anything, just need an honest opinion. Thanks.
  13. Hi, My name is Kristian, I am a huge fan of Horror and Action films. One of my favorite Film directors are Italian directors name Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci, Mario Bava, Francis Ford Coppola, and Sergio Leone. My favorite action filmmakers are John Woo, and Robert Rodrigues. I watch a lot of Italian horror/Giallo movies, those are my favorite when I first watched a lot of Dario's stuff and Fulci's stuff too. I want to make horror films a lot like how Argento and Fulci does theres, just their style of colors and camera angles is what I'm obsessed about. Its their craft. My way of telling the story of plot would be a lot similar to Stephen King's material. I'm a #1 fan of his before Dario Argento. I've read a couple of his books and seen a lot of movies adapted to his books, and that's when I said to myself, that's the way I want to make my movies like. The way of the story and characters of Stephen King and Camera and color art and craft of Dario Argento. I've actually done my own Independent film for a school project. Its a horror film called "It Came From the Woods", the story was written from a friend of mine and I did all the editing and camera angle work on this film. It's on Youtube right now I tried to make my own vision a lot like Argento's material, but after watching it, I began to think I did it too incorrectly. Im not trying to plagiarize Dario's work, the last I check my other favorite director John Carpenter can do his films almost a lot like Argento can, so that's when I thought I should do the same if someone can make movies like that person can. The kids loved film that me and a friend of mine did. My question is how can I create like these two artist (Stephen King and Dario Argento) combined into my own art of films?
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