Today scenario writers treat the numerical
images and elements exactly as the
DJ treated the sounds in the years
80-90. they carry out mashups.
These mixtures of images, sounds and
special effects, take part in this art
of recycling following the example Sample
of the DJ and Loops of the programmers,
the image filmeds by others are re-used in
clips which have atmospheres
different from original works.
HELL’S CLUB. Antonio Maria Da Silva.
There is a place where all fictional characters meet. .
Outside of time, Outside of all logic,
This place is known as HELL’S CLUB,
But this club is not safe…
Antonio Maria Da Silva in Hell' s Club
brings together the characters of the
films worships in a discotheque with
environment a little baroque
and rather surrealist.
Thus the Tom Cruise of mission
impossible look it’s double much
younger of cocktail in a strange manner,
Terminator is at side the characters of star war,
Al Pacino crosses De Niro in what becomes
a new work with a clean atmosphere
and a new scenario.
There exists a whole world between John Travolta
of Grease and that of Pulp Fiction.
In Hell' S Club 2, another night, Sigourney
Weawer of Alien is accompanied by Harrison Ford
of Indiana Jones in a very surrealist cocktail,
different James Bond follow one another
until Aliens attack…
The practice of this mixture of kind is reassuring
because the spectator knows films
and recognizes the scenes.
HELL’S CLUB 2. ANOTHER NIGHT.
Antonio Maria Da Silva. AMDS FILMS.
The mashup as it is practiced here is
a frame of mind dependant on the
nature even of Internet, its history,
its uses and its practices.
The raw material of the mashup is
information digitized in the broad sense
(videos, photographs, music and sounds).
The place where are held the mashups
of Antonio Maria Da Silva the Hell’s club,
is important because it connects the universe
of the Cinema and that of the music with its
uses of the sampling and the remix.
Many person use the mashup to pay homage
to films of kind like science fiction
or to other person who preceded them.
It is the step of Jeff Yorkes with : CINEMASHUP - Le Pomme.
Tribute to Jean-Pierre Jeunet and the film Amelie Poulain.
It is also that for
The French Julien Lahmi carried out :
Mashupcinema.com site, an encyclopedia
of the mashup and films created with
images carried out by others or it present
its selections and its own achievements. See
At the beginning this interactive activity
is developed in the world of the video game by
the mods which make it possible
to modify the characters
and the aspects of a game
by the player himself.
The short films of numerical animation a
s the latter are also called the machinimas
(contraction of machine, cinema and animation).
With the Cinema, resulting from short-films,
the mashup and special effects have their history.
In 1980 the Polish realizer Zbigniew
Rybczynski carries out Tango.
Tango is a true bomb in the medium
of short-film, in 1983 it obtains the Oscar
of the best short-film of animation.
Tango can be regarded as the ancestor
of the maschup, or its precursor,
and yet 1980 it is not yet the digital age.
In fact the force of Tango it is that
Rybczynski in 1980 fact already the numerical
one before the numerical one, by using
loops and small scenes without any
report the ones with the others and
who are ad infinitum repeated…
Tango.(1980). Zbigniew Rybczynski.
Best short-film of animation in 1983.
On bottom of a throbbing music of Tango
of the characters go and come to the screen
and the spectator, intrigued at the beginning,
wonders truly what it occurs and where
one wants to come from there.
The use of loops and the repetition of
small scenes which are repeated induce
a faintness quickly because the characters
do what they have to do and do not
deal with the others.
The scenes do not have any relationship
between them and it is established a
climate of dehumanization which one
also unfortunately meets in the true life.
Let us pass on the surrealist dimension
of this work which is however real and
note with the reflection that our brain
or that of a creator can be also
taken along to function thus.
How is connected the ideas the ones
with the others ? At which speed ?
Which report have they enters they ?
In certain circumstances our brain functions
as in Tango, our thought is not always controlled,
we always do not control all, a little as in
a dream and this subject and this awakening
can quickly become a source of anguish.
Thus if the idea of a life without humanity is
suggested in Tango the idea of death appears too.
And at the bottom which a creator or an artist
makes if is not to fight against death
and the lapse of memory…
True visionary, Zbigniew Rybczynski invents
in Tango the art of the special effects.
Born in 1949 he becomes then professor
of cinematography and numerical cinema.
Currently it undertakes research on the
technique of incrustation: Key Chroma,
or green/blue screen at Ultimatte Corporation.
The numerical one became the last projection
of the cinema and the faking and the use of
the special effects revolutionize the
art of the cinema completely.
But this report should not us be prevented
from evoking the history and if we can
show you the consequences we will not
save to you the origin of these ideas and
the history of the thought and the
reflection on the image and the cinema.
In 1929 Luis Bunuel, carries out a
Andalusian Dog, written by Salvador Dali.
At the time this mini film is completely new.
It tries out the force of the image and seeks
as of the beginning to shock the spectator.
Bunuel and Dali invent the fantastic one with
the cinema in the dimension of film of horror.
The account is completely dislocated by
fast changes of places and by under titles
which indicate temporal jumps
several years ahead or behind.
Sometimes the two principal characters,
the man and the woman, appear
to form a happy couple,
but they are also buried alive
and the prey of insects.
One thus finds the old demons of Dali
who haunt these paintings, to start with the
Luis Bunuel, Salvador Dali. a Andalusian Dog. 1929.
The strangeness of the unit is deliberately
oneiric, according to the surrealist principle
defined by André Breton in it’s proclamation of surrealism.
In a Andalusian dog, dreams and
reality are two tensions
complementary often in fight: “ I believe
in the future resolution of these two
states, seemingly so contradictory,
which are the dream and reality, in a kind
of absolute reality, a surreality… ”
Today the use of the special effects is the
pretext to evoke universes a little merrier
and lights which make us smile.
Thus see how Barnaby Roper in Scratch-N-Sniff
suggests, not without humor, a certain erotic thought
by using assembly and special effects.
Scratch-N-Sniff. Barnaby Roper. 2016.