Saturday, April 1, 2023

Visiting dad and his buddies


While they did not seem to be socializing, dad was sitting with a couple of other fellows today when I visited him. Dad didn't want to go for a walk and said he was happy (not sure if that is "happy where he is" or an overall "happy"). 

Friday, March 31, 2023

Committee work in need of distraction

 Spend all day in my office with only two short interludes of people dropping in to talk. Have a ton of reading to do for meeting on Monday but brain is desperately looking for distractions. Found a few film loops in a can including the Halloween 2001 loop that I'd have played in my window. 

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Camera from a student

 One of my students, Sepehr, says he was following me on Instagram when he lived in Germany prior to coming to study here. He's been wanting me to paint his camera, which he brought to school this week. Sone nice lines and no colour at all. 

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Robot posters

 I made a dozen variations on a poster for the spring "Robots in Popular Culture". Walked around hanging them up. Saw Lee in the stairway by Science, and Layton outside of Journalism. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Shanell Papp online workshop

Watched fabric artist Shanell Papp workshop online for a while. Her brother joined in to talk about AI images and how she has been playing with them. It got a bit tech heavy and I logged off to do a game with Allan. 

Monday, March 27, 2023

Filmpool anniversary

 I popped into the Filmpool to what I thought was a meet and greet sort of party for their anniversary but found that the films that I assumed would be playing in the background (two by Dianne Ouellette) were just about to start. I watched for a while but had to leave to meet up with Kevin before the cake was served. 

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Last Sockvile fixes

 After the corrections overall on the interlacing, there were still a couple of sequences that showed up weird like this (above) in Premiere but looked okay in After Effects. Following Brett's advice, I did some pre-rendering of some elements and think I've fixed the remaining anomalies and exported a new version of the whole picture. Running time about 87 minutes.