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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Saturday drive

Saturday drive.
First day of the break. Took William out for a bit of a drive, then caught up on "Riverdale" on Netflix. Pretty good day. 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Warming up and AGR opening

Armies of snowmen, once on the brink of conquering our city, now fall to the blight of sunshine.
Meanwhile at the Art Gallery of Regina I finally got to take a look at Gerda's display in the mini-gallery. The opening reception was for "A Rightful Place", an interesting photography project of people living in Saskatchewan from other countries, pictured sometimes in nationalistic costume, sometimes not, and paired with a simple snapshop of their life here. The images (most or all, I'm not sure) in the exhibition were shot by Michael Bell who also photographed me during my show at the AGR in the summer.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

More animation tests

Animation class tonight: I linked up a digital 8 camera to one of my projectors and fed live video onto the puppet stage to animate a real person into the miniature world. We were stuck with only a short cable so we had some limitations, but found a couple workarounds. I also made this little paper clip one which crudely demonstrates the nature of replacement animation. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

More Bolex shooting

My second group of Film 200 students shot with the Bolexes today. William had lots of homework so we didn't do much this evening.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentines in the backyard!

Weather is super-fine. Shoveled off most of the deck in preparation for more above zero to come, and we warmed ourselves around the fire pit before bbqing some sirloins. Margaret made a small snowperson with rose hip eyes.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Crazy walking student animation

Here is the animation test we did the other day in animation. The actual animated walk is based on a piece by Richard Williams, crudely copied by me. The technical approach is based upon the Fleischer Brothers work from the 1930s, in particular the Slumberland series with moving backgrounds. 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Margaret and William driving

Margaret took William out for a drive. This is the first time she's taken him. They got back safely a few minutes ago. She took him out onto 13th Avenue. These are his busiest streets so far (even though it it Sunday). Now that he is back, with his homework, practicing, house-cleaning, and driving all done,  he can finally unwind. I'm working on grading so that I can take Monday as a creative day (I'm finding the grading process very slow this year due to an increased feeling of distraction, as if I purposely look for things, such as updating my blog, to distract me).