Sunday, November 29

A Brief Update

I've fallen so far behind on what i've been meaning to post here. I've explored a whole world of potential puppet construction methods, thoroughly documented, and one day i will get around to making a mega post with that. But not tonight. I am, however, finally making progress on this excruciatingly slow project, and am almost at that delightful animation stage. If i can get the puppets up and running (haaaaa) by next week, that gives me two weeks animation time--an eternity, considering Fort Gloom was shot over the course of one to two (very long) days. I've definitely gotten too obsessed with exploring puppet construction techniques, but so much has come of it that I'm not really upset about it. Plus, kind of exciting things are starting to happen. The first step of the head cast was done tonight, so we'll see how that goes tomorrow (pictures eventually, really), which was my primary indecisive roadblock in moving along with this project. I kind of wish I had just gone with puppets like the one above, that was I could be well into animating a ridiculous puppet carnival. Maybe in the spring.

I also found this friendly gradstudent down by the canals who was moving to Seattle, and thus selling extremely cheap studio supplies--namely, $1 high gloss wood epoxy and $1 crystal-clear resin, which basically means im hoping to have extremely glossy floors for this animation, which I'm super excited about.

On another note, Thanksgiving was wonderfully rejuvinating, just what i needed. Im once again excited to work on these projects, and finish two animations in three loooong weeks. Getting ready for more naps in markethouse, and expensive brunch treats from cafe choklad. I also of course have a big thanksgiving post to put up, which should be coming around sometime this week. I've been neglecting these long status-update posts for a while, but they're nice to have around every now and then, if not just to sort out for myself what the hell im doing with these projects.

Oh, and this break has allowed me to finally get Windows 7 up and running (Digital River nightmare), the first OS upgrade I've had since 2003 or something. And I am happy to finally be running 64-bit--aside from the extra glossy-ness, there is a definite increase in efficiency that I am enjoying. Makes me wanna do after effects all day or something.

Saturday, November 28

Current Obsession:

i know im late on this one, but its so right. everything you love about the hospitals minus all of the pretentiousness. go get sum drunkdriver

Tuesday, November 24

Lars von Trier

Very excited for this. In town on friday

mayb tonite

click 4 supersiz surprise

Sunday, November 22

holy shit-- nnew A/C ep has the disneyland pan flute jam yeeee been waiting for this for so long, get it

Belly God

a one-night candle-lit concert serenade, tragically ended before its adulthood by the authorities. worth it? definitely--post party, our house is the cleanest its been since we first moved in. risd kids: so considerate in your party-going. thanks for enduring the walk, i know its tough but always worth it, maybe future basement baptisms will occur if we can find a way to navigate around providence's tough noise ordinance (three telephone poles is the official measurement, guys) and the old woman with bass problems next door. Maybe.

Tuesday, November 17


Four egg omelet that through serendipity turned into this glorious fat egg-pankcake sitting atop a throne of mixed sausages and various vegetables. Garnished with some sad basil and two cherry tomatoes. A rediscovery of a marvelous dinner between me and chris one night back when we had time for such endeavors. And groceries. I need to post more food, I have so many pictures to share.
not what i should be doing right now

Sunday, November 15

Spyin on some puppets

always makin a fool o myself

The House of the Devil

A step in the right direction for American horror --perfect pacing and a beautiful payoff. Not to mention an equally superb soundtrack. There was even a spot in the music portion of the credits for "Feedback." Legit. I was excited for this, and I'm glad that it came out on the right side of the spectrum. See it if its around you, if not, it should be on VOD for free, so get on it. In other news, I have a lot to do, and only five weeks to do it. I'll try to post some progress soon.

Wednesday, November 11


From cry-stills to cry-stals
Big thanks to jeremy for the sweet gems

Sunday, November 8

Some Color Tests

Like them, but think i might stick with graphite for the sake of time/sanity

Tuesday, November 3

Halloween 029009

(And hey, happy 200th post)

Sunday, November 1