Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Flash Gordon! Again!

Here is the final of the revisit of Flash Gordon played by Buster Crabbe! I am really pleased with how this turned out and am now wondering if I will come back and revisit Flash again in another decade. If you have never seen these classic movie serials I highly suggest that you do. And don't just watch the edited versions, watch the whole thing. And don't binge! I hate binge watching. The cliffhanger is totally lost if you binge and the repetitive score can also get on your nerves as it wasn't meant to be watched back to back. You will find much of the influence that inspired George Lucas and his Star Wars. Ice Planets, an opening crawl (3rd serial), aerial dog fights, etc.


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Flash Gordon Revisited!

Flash Gordon on my iPhone. Still not done with this one. In fact I may never be. I originally started on this back in 1998 and thought I was done in 2008. You can read about it here http://jonpinto.blogspot.com/2008/05/flash-gordonstart-to-finish-part-6.html?m=1. But after a conversation with Sam Witwer at a convention, I felt like I needed to revisit this again. I admit the 2008 looks too "photoshoppy" to me now so intended to just re-render the picture. But that didn't happen either as I changed the composition as well. Such is life. Maybe this is my "Groundhog Day" and I will revisit it once a decade.