Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Revisiting "Zip"

 Tyler Banadyga's film "Zip" starring Jason Hipfner ran at the RPL again. We were a bit annoyed that the image was stretched to 16:9 from its original 4:3 super-8 aspect ration. No projectionist on duty so no one knew how to fix it. William hasn't seen it but couldn't go as he is swamped with homework (2 project due tomorrow). I'd forgotten a lot of what the film was saying since last seeing it 12 years ago. It really is about the nature of youth and the expectation that they have something to say, which quite often they do not. Quoting books replaces actual content. Why do we expect so much from them? 

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

The Weight of Sock-Vile

As Erik and Stephen work at sound and music, I've been trying to do final corrections to the picture (see glitch below) and editing of Sock-Vile. It was shot nearly 12 years ago and has moved between many computers, growing with each move and each revision and each software upgrade. I don't know how it has 88 thousand files in it, but there it is. My next step is colour correction and the final hand-painted credits. 

Monday, November 28, 2022

Catching up day

 Visited dad today. Saw mom there as well. Also did some writing and other work stuff, then took some evening time to paint. William was at class then stayed at university to paint until 8. He got a pretty cool painting finished. 

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Curtains for Sockvile

 Still tinkering with Sock-Vile. Today I was feeling sheepish about the phony, digital manipulated curtain scene so I reshot them so they could be more natural. Did it in computer room so that I could perform the pulling back of them in sync with the images as I ran them. While this ended up taking me at least a couple of hours, that was nothing compared with the time I wasted struggling to make the poorly shot curtains look like they are moving by using video tricks. Happier now, but am thinking I should take another year re-doing even more things. 

Saturday, November 26, 2022

SIFA awards

 I attended the SIFA awards hosted by the Filmpool at the museum this evening. Much smaller event than in the past. Strange to not have the pomp and fanfare like other years. I hated that stuff, but still feels odd to not have it there. Very low key. Happy to have voted for Curtis for audience favorite for his Pot Head web series. 

Friday, November 25, 2022

Kyath Battie talk

MAP Speaker Series this afternoon: Kyath showed some amazing films that she's been working on over the past few years, starting with what she shot at the film farm in 2018. 

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Raegan Moynes exhibition


Dropped past Fifth Parallel Gallery and took a look at Raegan Moynes MFA exhibition.