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Hitchcock Chromatography

Here’s 36,000 frames from all of the black & white Hitchcock films… The position of each frame on the circle is determined by two variables: 1) position in the film — frames from the start and end are near the top (12 o’clock) and the frames from halfway through are at the bottom (6 o’clock), etc. 2) the position on the axis — calculated from the average brightness of each frame, with darker frames near… (read more)

52,000 frames of Hitchcock

Back in January, I set myself the task of reducing every one of the available major Hitchcock films down to 1000 frames of film. Today, nearly 7 months later, I’ve finally finished :-) 1000 Frames of Hitchcock I’m guessing this is probably the largest online collection of images from Hitchcock’s films, with a total of 52,000 images covering a creative period of over 50 years, and taking up 3.76GB of disk space. However, there’s still… (read more)

1000 Frames of Hitchcock – part 5

Here are the last two for this week… Frenzy (1972) Shadow of a Doubt (1943) I couldn’t resist using the frames from Uncle Charlie’s speech — as he speaks the final words, he turns and stares straight into the camera… The cities are full of women, middle-aged widows, husbands, dead, husbands who’ve spent their lives making fortunes, working and working. And then they die and leave their money to their wives, their silly wives. And… (read more)

The Colours of North by Northwest

Colours, and the moods they evoke, play an important role in Hitchcock’s films. With that in mind, I got ImageMagick to figure out the average colour of each of the 1000 frames for “North by Northwest” — you can see the results here. To put the average colours into context, here they are annotated with a selection of scenes… Getting the average colour of a given image got me wondering if it might be possible… (read more)

1000 Frames of Hitchcock – Spellbound (1945)

Slightly inspired by Douglas Gordon’s “24 Hour Psycho” video installation, here’s the first part of “1000 Frames of Hitchcock”: Spellbound (1945) …be warned, it’s a bandwidth hungry page! The 1000 frames are fairly equally spaced and each represents a section of film lasting roughly 6 seconds. Seeing as the next Dynix User Group Conference will be held in Barcelona, here’s a segment containing one of the Salvador Dali “Dream Sequences”: