I had my recent roll of stereoscopic film developed today. Bird film accidentally cut the negs so they did the pricey transfer for free. I was going to do this myself today, so I've pleased. I haven't studied all of the images to see if any of the frames got trimmed through the cutting, but I suspect that they will all be workable. They reported that my camera probably needs a cleaning as there seems to be scratching. Here is one of the first shots on the roll of me and Geremy, taken by Erik Sirke.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
I helped William make a public service announcement for a class project today. I asked him what the parameters of the assignment were and he said that he did not know (admitting that it was a toss up between being uninformed and not having listened). I really hope that the assignment was not intended to draw out a heartfelt, earnest response to a topic, this just isn't his way.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
With all my grades except the grad class (which is running late) submitted, I took the day off and ran a half dozen errands which needed to be done including tracking down Tati's "Trafic" at the library, finding a new bluetooth headset, buying a gift, booking an eye appointment (for tomorrow!!!), and purchasing our tickets for Iceland!!!
Monday, April 21, 2014
Sunday, April 20, 2014
4 years ago they were out on April 6 and the year before that they were April 18). We stopped in to Richard and Gerda's for a cocktail before supper at my parents'. Saw a robin on the way.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
After the third year film screening, I headed over to Leesa's where the whose who of the arts had converged to bid goodbye to Rachelle Viader Knowles who has been teaching intermedia and related arts courses in the visual arts department for over ten years. I didn't take any photos, it just didn't seem like the place (plus my cold had me nearly on the floor - feels like I'm always half drunk).
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Wheat Soup also gets a nice little mention in Greg Klymkiw's "The Film Corner" as he discusses the (not forgotten by everyone) film "Downtime" by Winnipeg's Greg Hanec. I recall seeing this film with about six others in the NFB theatre that used to be in Regina. I don't think there was any filmmaker here with it, just a print and an almost entirely unadvertised event. I somehow got a vhs of it which I used to show to students (even among film students, 9 out 10 simply don't get this masterpiece).
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
I've been feeling that "French Friday" when William and I watch a French movie has become the high point of my week. Today we watched "Yoyo" from 1965, the second feature by clown/director Pierre Etaix. He writes about each film but often we have a discussion about his interpretation of things. Often without prompting, he understands that aspects of the film are metaphors. Today we talked about the elephant and how it is representing freedom from the confines of money.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Undergrad classes ended. Grading won't take too long.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
After a late lunch with my grad students, Margaret, William and I went to the supper-time screening of "Captain America, Winter Soldier" at the Southland yesterday. It seemed like a perfect birthday action film. I probably bought the entire run of Captain America comics while he was co-staring the Falcon (it probably seemed radical at the time that he wasn't called the "Black Falcon" which was the overwhelming trend for non-white superheroes at the time). Of course, the film tries to make no reference to character ethnicity, other than Nick Fury growing up in some sort of ghetto. I suppose I am hoping that one of the next super heroes movies has them win the day through thinking and/or stealth rather than blowing everything up, but we had a good time watching it anyway.
Monday, April 7, 2014
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Had a great time hosting my 50th birthday party over at the Artesian this afternoon. Lots of people came out. The cheescake lasted, although only enough for tonight's desert. Conversation turned to Jacques Tati more than once. I shot some stereoscopic images, even though the light was a bit low (shot at 1/50 second at f3.5). Thank yoiu to Margaret and William and Neil and Chad as well as all of my guests.
|Amazing old paper camera kit from Chystene - THANKS!|
Saturday, April 5, 2014
|Connaught School with 10 Williams|
Friday, April 4, 2014
As always, the Slate Gallery in Regina held a frenzied opening last night with a hundred people snacking and chatting and gawking at the magnificent art. I was ready to fall asleep standing there, so have no legitimate critique of the work itself. However, it haunted me that the them of "paper", chosen for this event due to this being the first anniversary of this gallery, was embraced by only about half of the contributors. This felt unadventurous, so I say shame on them.