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Entry 19. By David,
Wednesday January 21, 2004
I'm in animation limbo. Almost five minutes
is in a somewhat viewable state, but getting through the work
is like running in a pool. I'm really wishing I had those
magical animation pixies I
refer#entry3red to earlier.
The state of the premiere is in some question.
When we tentatively booked the former Magistrates' Court (courtroom
2), we/I were/was under the impression that the charge would
be around $250 for the room and the setting up of the screen,
projector, amp and speakers. Once I received the hire conditions
from RMIT, It became clear that $250 is the charge for the
equipment, and that the room hire fee is an additional $670,
totalling almost a grand; a bill for which Next Wave had not
budgeted (don't look at me. I don't have it).
So as we attempt to massage the nice Property
Services people into dropping the room hire (preferably off
the bill altogether), Marcus and Hannah seem to be quietly
thinking of alternate venues. I'm not married to the "screening-in-a-courtroom"
idea (as fitting as it is), so I'll be just as happy to blow
it off and screen in a real cinema if the opportunity arises.
Also, like any artist, I've got a streak of
persecution complex. Any kind of rebuff and I'll whip out
the middle finger and yell about how WHITEY'S GETTING ME DOWN.
("They wanna charge me full rates? After all I done for
them? THEY C'N SCREW OFF!")
I bought PINK FLOYD'S THE WALL on DVD. It was on sale. I
want to watch it but I don't know when I'll get the chance.
I put that paragraph in because I felt this journal was in
danger of becoming a cold recording of technical facts. Now,
thanks to my making this personal revelation, you, the reader,
can relate to me on a deeper level. Feel good?
Entry 20. By David,
Tuesday February 17, 2004
Still animating. I'm going too slowly. My finishing
on time is looking less and less likely (but don't tell anybody).
It sucks being your own Whitey, and having to get your own
self down. Unlike working for somebody else, I can't slack
off because I'm only fucking myself over when I do. Screening
venue still unconfirmed, but options sound interesting. Looks
like I've found voices for parts I hadn't filled yet. I'll
talk more when I know things. Here are cute pictures instead.
Herman questions Palumbo's ethics
Sabrina has her own questions in mind
Herman displays his playful side at the park
Sal, The Hot Dog Vendor (Santo Cilauro) gives
Herman some helpful, timely advice
The Bar Downtown has a secret. Normally a
hip young-people's drinking hole...
... complete with hip young-people's band
... the back room tonight contains the annual
World Council of Evildoers Conference
Meet our chairman, the representative from
the Waste Management Union (Adam Wajnberg)
Representatives from the Russian mafia (Jacob
Zhivov) and yakuza (David Blumenstein)
The Plutonian Moth Queen (Adam Wajnberg) is
unhappy because Chino The Pimp (Ben Hutchings) has taken the
last Scotch Finger biscuit
Entry 21. By David,
Friday March 5, 2004
Date: Friday, March
05, 2004 12:12 AM
From: David Blumenstein <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: bbq, photoreference
we wanna come down for bbq but
not sure how we'll get there if car is a bad idea. jake
says tram and light rail is bad, very bad.
attached some photoreference
which i feel will give you an indication of the sort of
atmosphere the "dogs of law" video must have.
imagine something very like the stratovarius album cover
but the floor is made of glossy checkerboard and we are
spinning around and around and around the glass box-bally-thing
very fast. i think this shot must certainly be in the video.
to differentiate it from the album cover, the glass ball
could morph into a yellow smiley face, or a leg of lamb
or something. also, whenever we can't think of something
to put in, we must cut to some winamp-style
"visualisation" computery eq-volume-jiggly-streaking-starfield
crap. is this sort of thing hard to do? if so, "sliders"-style
zipping thru a blue wibbly wobbly tunnely thing would be
fine, as long as it looks really cheap. remember: we don't
want to load you with heavy burden, so every cheap shortcut
you can take should be taken -- boxy waddling dragons, herman
made of yellow orbs, etc. also look at some late
'80s 3d demos for inspiration
-- those things kick ass.
let me know how you like the
(finished?) song. make sure to play it loud. i suspect jordy
will appreciate its wonder. i been listening to a LOT of
cheap euro-metal lately (hence stratovarius), and i reckon
"dogs of law" is seriously ass-whooping shit compared
to that wanky manowar "death to false metal" fist-in-the-air
bullcrap. and i reckon the lyrics are the best thing i've
ever written, aside from some bits of "herman"
and those awful poems i told you about.
i need sleep.
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