January 11th, 2009

The Birds

I’ve always wondered whether the two lovebirds, the only caged birds in Alfred Hitchcock‘s movie “The Birds“, were actually the evil ringleaders causing the bird attacks on people. Lovebirds do tend to be troublemakers…

In my original concept for this shot I’d planned to use fake birds, and spent a bit of time searching for places to buy them. The only birds I was able to find were fake crows and they were far too ugly and misshapen to pass for proper birds. I decided to pull all the bird photos from my archives and composite together in photoshop the shot I had in mind. It took about four or five hours of masking, manipulating, and layering to bring it all together.

It was created for a project called, “Scenes from a Movie” organized by Stephanie Vacher. The idea was for each participant to choose a director’s name from a hat and then create a shot to reference that person’s film work. I lucked out and chose Alfred Hitchcock.

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4 Responses to “The Birds”

airdrie Says:

I love this. I really like your blog, too.

degan Says:

that looks amazing! wow.

Rachael Says:

Thank you Tanja. That means a lot coming from you. :)

Airdrie, thank you for checking out my blog. I’ve been checking yours out as well.

Thanks Degan.