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Monday, July 24, 2017

too much red?

My new boots arrived, which coincidentally was the same day I decided to try out my new red pants. Problem with the pants is that none of my short sleeved shirts seemed to go with it except (and even I thought this would be overkill) my red shirts. The boots are, of course, red.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunday on the farm

Hosted brunch (mostly bacon and waffles) at the house Sunday morning and then almost everyone went to the farm. 
William and I avoided the major heat of the day (31+) and watched "The Wall". After supper we joined up with them all for a big bon fire in front of the farm house. 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

"new" stereoscopic viewer and more Bessai boys

Thanks to Ian Campbell, I found another stereoscopic viewer at a weekly antique/collectibles sale at the Eaton/Dominion Mall (or whatever they call it now). It doesn't have a holder for the cards band it quite worn, but is in one piece, functional, and a very good price (only $25).
Did some shopping and the Colin O'Bryan store for their annual blowout sale. Bought two pairs of red pants that fit too comfortably not to buy. William got a couple of shirts.
Carl's son Julien and Tom's son Santiago arrived in Regina and stayed with us Saturday night.
Santiago Bessai and Julien Bessai

Friday, July 21, 2017

Gum comics sneak preview

William and I are working on a relatively secret project with gum wrappers and the swamp monster. Images were leaked to the public today over facebook. Here is a glimpse...

Thursday, July 20, 2017


It's Griffin's last day in Regina. He and William shot yet another film this afternoon, this one being an extension of one of Griffin's epics. I drove them to the museum so they could shoot a scene there shortly before the museum closed.

Mostly on my niece's interest, we attended the opening night of Dunkirk on Imax film this evening. It was pretty good. The imax is very loud and visceral so nothing seems subtle. We all got opening night t-shirts at the end.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

William more prolific than I am...?

William was working on yet another film today: this one a collaboration with Griffin with Emma's help. It is a mash-up project with scriptless dialog shot against green screen. Each of the three are going to have the footage, which includes 2-3 characters played by each of them, and will edit freely and wildly.
We took a walk and found Christine and Ken's impressive new garage mural. Awesome!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

William makes a movie, Dad has a birthday

Working with increasing independence, William took up my super-8 camera, loaded it, planned a film project (along with his friends Emma and Griffin) and shot the whole thing today. Three or four shots near the end had all three of them in it so he asked me to run the camera for those. Otherwise, this one was untouched by Gerald's hands. I'm excited about it. I'll be sending it to the lab along with the rock circle film and the two "One Take" films so we'll have video versions.

Dad's birthday was Monday but he had his last clinic appointment with medication that day and that has been making him very tired so mom had us over for cake on Tuesday. Dad got worn out early but had way more energy than before and was in quite a good mood. It was a nice evening.