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Saturday, May 31, 2008

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I had a tick on me! Yeew! I didn't notice it until it fell off me onto the floor and I squished it like a bug, which i guess is sort of is.

Friday, May 30, 2008

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I had a lazy day, went out driving, paid some bills, stopped a few garage sales (found a glass bottle with a flip lid like the ones I keep water in the frig in, but smaller, an individual portion of my decrepit water/juice mixture I've been almost enjoying since curtailing my pop consumption two months ago). A great find for 25 cents. I also found a short super-8 copy of Rod Steiger in "Al Capone". It's one of those 50 foot, 3 minute silent condensed versions they produced for the home movie market. This is the first one I've found at a garage sale.
This evening we lit a fire in the back yard and roasted some marshmallows.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

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Slept poorly last night, got up in the middle and finished re-putting together William's Lego dwarven mine. My favorite part was the anvil and the war hammer cleverly put together from standard Lego parts. This afternoon I was going to take a nap but cut it short to put together my (late) weekly video which uses some footage I found a few years ago and reproduced using the optical printer, again a few years ago, but did not develop the film until a couple of weeks ago and only yesterday had transfered to video (thanks Eric). Watch it, enjoy it, pass it around.

I also posted a new video for William called "Attack on the Dwarf's Mine" on his blog.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

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Today I cracked open those expensive rolls of 35mm motion picture film and did some tests for my photograms. A while back, I build a folding board with guides and groves to put 8 feet of either 16mm or 35mm film into that would allow you to put stuff on top of the film without it rolling off. I used this to cover the film with grain and nails and noodles then trigger a flash to expose the film, leaving the shadows of the objects on top of them. Don Hall lent me his flash meter so I could test my flash brightness. It ends up that I needed to move the flash pretty far back then filter it for two more stops before shooting with it. I could have used a third person as I needed to leave Eric by the flash (17 feet away in complete darkness but for the flashing lights of the motion detector, and don't ask me why there is a motion detector in our classroom). That left me to lay out the film, place stuff on top of it, then remove all the stuff, advance the film, make sure both sides are still well cover, and let it get exposed again. I repeated this process six times, it took nearly an hour. Worked at home all afternoon so the film is not yet developed.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

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Pinhole cinematography.
Today I put my pinhole lens to use. I made it last night using an extension tube (to be able to thread it into a c-mount lens mount) and a small piece of aluminum from a pop can. I took the aluminum, traced the end element, drew where the lens will be, calculated where the centre of the circle was, pushed a pin most of the way through it, then sanded the back of it until the divit became a round hole. Today I put that pin hole piece onto the overhead projector alongside a transparent ruler to be able to measure the hole. It is about .33 mm wide. The distance from the pin hole to the film to be exposed will be about 23mm. The optimal size of the hole should be about .2mm, but I didn't want to redo it at this time for a factor of 50% (1/2 stop). Then I calculated the f-stop by dividing the focal length (23mm) by the hole size (1/3 mm) to get f 69. This is pretty close to f 64, the aperture of choice for the famous F 64 Group who shot a lot of pin hole photographs. Anyway, I mounted the lens and the animation controller onto the Bolex and shot a series of sequences of still life out in the very bright sunlight we had today. I shot at 1/2 second up to 3 seconds. However, I didn't mount the motor correctly (I can't believe I'd make such a novice error) so I had to re-shoot, shorter clips this time (50 frames of each, rather than 200-400). I processed it and am happy with the results. I think 1.5 to 2 seconds will be the best timings for it.That should mean it will take 45 minutes to an hour to shoot a minute of film, that is when the sunlight is as bright as it was today. Here is the clip, it was a negative but I've reversed it digitally. It is of small trees on campus with buildings in the background. The nature of pin hole cameras is for unusual depth of field (ie: things are in focus from close to far away):

Monday, May 26, 2008

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Today I sat down with Chrystene and we watched her "Sisu" film all the way through in its rough cut form from beginning to end. Most scenes are working quite well already. I thought it would be easier to see what areas needed to be fixed more easily, but perhaps the interruptions between scenes disrupted my ability to figure that out (or perhaps I just can't see them). It's running a bit over 2 hours now, so there is lots of room for editing. Digesting it for a few hours, I've been thinking more and more about the main character, Tom, and his relationship with his mother and his wife. This might be developed a bit more to help create a thread to follow his delusions and passions. Does he call to his mama when he hears the gunshot by the river as a child? Could he then whisper "mama" when noticing the changing seasons and freezing rivers? These small details may help ground him as someone striving his whole life to satisfy his childhood dreams (I won't get more Freudian than that).

Sunday, May 25, 2008

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Another busy day, well not too bad except the conflict in my usually calm Sunday. The Filmpool AGM was this afternoon. I rarely miss these. I think I might have missed 1996 as I was in Toronto on the tail end of my graduate work, but otherwise it is likely that I've attended every one since I joined in 1984. I came to the meeting today in jacket and tie and cut out after 30 minutes to attend Brett Bell and Hildy Bowen's wedding. It was to be outside but needed to move in due to rain, but was still nice. Not as much of the film crowd as I'd been expecting. Didn't know what to get them as they didn't have a registry, but that is explained in their wedding blog - read the first part, quite funny. Anyway, this is the second wedding of Brett's that William has attended, but likely the last. They both have such wicked senses of humor that they are bound to make it. Here they are "sucking face" as they discussed in their blog:

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Mike came to town and came over this evening so we cracked out Carcassonne and taught him to play and, miraculously, Margaret won even though she was practically asleep throughout, after helping Terry with her table out at the Cathedral festival street sale all day, which William and I attended for a short while and had a snow cone and took a turn at the bouncer but left when the wind and weather took a bad turn around noon and opted for Lego and Justice League and the audio book of "How to eat fried worms" all afternoon. Now my headache is back.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

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I think I did everything at half speed today including, or perhaps especially, thinking. Tired and have a perpetual headache that I think is part of a cold or sinus/allergy thing right now.
Talked with John for a while this morning until I had to drive him to the airport to connect with his shuttle to Yorkton. Put $60 gas in the car. Poked away at the computer but accomplished very little this afternoon. The screening under the stars was tonight, primarily a rerun of the premier screening, so I took William home and Margaret went without me.
Yesterday I was looking into hiring a machinist to create a threaded tube/pipe to screw into a lens mount and cover to create a pin-hole camera. Later, while I was waiting for Mark Montague to come and interview me, I found an extension tube in my cupboard that was part of a beat up Bolex I bought from Craig Langley about 15 years ago. It is exactly what I need, it has the exact threads to screw into the mount and is an open tube, containing no glass or lens of any sort. Next step is to cut some aluminum and make the hole. More on that next week.

Friday, May 23, 2008

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Busy busy busy.
Most of my day focused around my screening tonight, but there were a couple of other events. Mark Montague, who was a student of mine about 5 or 6 years ago, is doing a tv show about Saskatchewan filmmakers and did an interview with me today at my (yes, very cluttered) office. We talked about the university, the Filmpool, and in independant filmmaking in general. I also had another optometrist appointment where we think he finally has the correct shape of contact lens to fit my left eye without it giving me significant halos and double vision. The screening went well in general. Eric helped set up. The sound guy was late and we didn't know if he would have the correct connectors for us to patch the recorder into his board. It required XLR to RCA, not a common cord. I went to the university and searched and searched. I finally gave up but when I went to turn off the lights in the equipment room, I discovered another rack of connectors and managed to find what I needed there. Once we were all set up, we were able to go look at some of the street fair. I had a lengthy conversation with Ryan Hill and Brent Brataan who were sitting on the patio at the wine bar. Time travel mostly. Just as I left there to try to find Margaret, her cousin John Bessai from Toronto found me. He's in province to attend the Yorkton festival but decided to spend tonight here to visit and see my screening. We had ice cream, even though I had no jacket and was getting pretty cold. The parade came next; as Margaret was an organizer, I walked with William. He was getting very tired to we stopped at the Cathedral Centre where the band and films were to play and waited for Margaret. Lots of people came including a number of old friends. The band, Intergalactic Virgin, started at 10:45 and I ran my films on a paper screen suspended from the ceiling. Many of the more subtle films didn't show up well due to the throw and the abundant ambient light. However, a lot of it did look really good. Here is a clip:

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

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Today I followed up on a system Alex MacKenzie introduced me to a couple of years ago, that is to use a flatbed editing machine as a contact printer! A flatbed is a table with multiple platters that hold rolls of film that run through a gate area where light shines on it and reflects the image up onto a view screen. The machine can go fast or slow or hold on one spot. By running unexposed film bi-packed with film that has an image on it through the machine at the same time in such as way that the light shines through the image on one film and onto the raw film, you expose it. Of course you must stop light from hitting the film when it is on the platters or leading towards the gate, so this morning I purchased a metre of black, opaque sable suede cloth ($25) to drape over everything. I had Eric there to ensure that the platters were able to turn without tangling the cloth. The next big trick was exposure. I used low speed black and white film (Kodak 7363 hi-con) which I rate at 6 iso under tungsten light (as this was) and ran the flatbed as fast as it would go (about 4x speed, reducing the exposure by 2 stops), but still measured it as too bright. I used a one stop neutral density filter to try to compensate the rest. The results were not bad, although perhaps a bit overexposed. The image was steady and clear (of course you also should try to print emulsion to emulsion, which was easier due to the fact that this stock was double perf and thus could be loaded in any direction). This is part of my Grain film project.
Eric is working on transferring the work to video so I'll be able to post a clip soon.
Tomorrow night I will be showing about 30-40 minutes of Modern at the Cathedral Arts Festival at 10:45 at night in accompaniment to Intergalactic Virgin.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

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Today in the darkroom, Eric and I processed the last of the colour film that I've shot, meaning that I am completely caught up in processing my films for the first time since I started teaching at the UofR. The optical printing of super-8 onto vision colour negative is looking good although a lot of the colour print stock looks like it doesn't have much colour range. I got him started telecining all of the recent work onto video. I'll soon be able to put some clips up on the web from the 16mm versions of Modern.
Watched Donny Darko last night. For those who have seen it, it seems at first to be strewn with odd coincidences, not the least of which seemed to be the fact that I watched it after Battlestar Galactic and that the title character's mother is the same actress as the president. Hmmm, how did they plan that...?

Monday, May 19, 2008

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This morning we got into the Cathedral Festival lantern parade, marched down Elphanstone to the Balkwill centre, shooting super-8 along the way, and attended the picnic and comic jam there. William was really into the comic jam, which was run by Allan Dotson. William, inspired by his Stink books, created two pages of "Idiom Comics", illustrating such things as "he lost his head" and "he got up on the wrong side of the bed" and "it's not the end of the world". I contributed by drawing the head on a surrealist inspired exquisite corpse drawing (in combination with Allan, Gavid DeLint, and Margaret) - which of course turned out really well, despite my contribution. This afternoon we attended Rob Bos's art opening in his bathroom.

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My sister Sharon and niece Michelle came to town for the weekend. Michelle (14) spent the night here last night and discovered the William likes to wake up much earlier than teenagers do.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

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William and I made a video this morning. I posted it on his blog. Check it out.

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Met with Chrystene this morning and took a look at more scenes from Sisu. I am hoping to sit down and watch the first rough cut all the way through around the end of next week. Looking great.
Went to Speed Racer with William this afternoon. Lots of movement, I got a kick out of it, especially the barbarians who threw bee hives into the other drivers cars.
This evening there was an opening at the Dunlop with a projection performance. Really good. My niece Michelle is in town and came with us.
My Youtube videos total number of hits reached 10,000 last night.
Tired. Good night.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

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We slept in this morning, William has the day off and Margaret is sick. I posted a new Lego blog with a video for William and a new Youtube How to be and Experimental Filmmaker video for me. Richard Kerr told me once that you have to make something before noon, even if it's just a decision. I try now and then, some extra sleep helped (I was away before one am!).

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

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Bit of this and that today, didn't really complete anything, tried to write this morning and only progressed a couple of pages on Midsummer Night's Dream before just got tired and out of focus on the whole thing. There was some sidewalk painting going on so I shot 100 feet of film to be my new test roll (where I use a couple feet at a time to test chemistry), since I used up my last test roll last week (it contained footage of William age 2 in the backyard with his car). I worked on my new web video but don't have it done yet. I made a brush based upon my hand scan and, even in the brush mode, it clearly shows my fingerprints. I made this in as a filmstrip in photoshop; only a portion of the frame will be shown so I figure I should show it all here. It is 15 seconds and silent (and compressed with flash so the fingerprints are not nearly as visible). I only made one brush this time and I can't figure out how to rotate the brush, which is pretty obvious in this video.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

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Eric and I developed the Modern work from yesterday plus some colour negative from optical printing super-8 and 3 rolls of colour print film for Grain (totally 800 feet). It started raining so we only got half of it dry, the rest was in buckets. I'm on the hunt for good jugs for chemistry so I had Eric drive me past the janitorial supply place on Dewdney on the way home but they didn't sell any. There was an interesting story on CBC about youtube "virus" videos, videos that seem to get thousands of hits per day and where they came from. The case study was a rather absurd, but earnest music video called "Speak The Hungarian Rapper", it's pretty ridiculous but fun. The back up singers are apparently all popular Hungarian pop starts, now a bit past their prime and down enough on their luck to take part in this. After I got home and started hanging up the wet film I had in my buckets up onto the clothes line, Margaret came home and casually said "so you must have found the car". "What do you mean", I asked. She then explained that she left me two phone messages saying she was leaving the car in the parking lot for me. I didn't notice the messages so I had to get a ride back to the university to get it, then quickly home to eat and then to the Filmpool for a short Board meeting then a meeting with Christopher Dray, who is in town to advise us on a capital campain to acquire a building.

Monday, May 12, 2008

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Eric and I set up to kinescope more Modern footage today. He's got some graphics work on the new Stephen King movie shooting in Regina now, so after the camera battery died I let him go and work on his road signs while I charged it up. Shot a 400' roll, that's another 11 minutes. It's made up mostly of new material, although it does have a couple minutes of stuff from a couple of years ago that I never included before including some with Tanya Dahms' microscopic surface images captured with a laser. I was amused by one video I created that has this image with descriptive text floating across the screen slowly enough that it takes on a deliberate video strobe/shift. While not really video, it is astoundingly video. This afternoon I worked on End of Life video stuff, starting to get really tough on it and trimming it to the bone. I'm getting braver and happier with it. I couldn't stay awake tonight and basically passed out between chapters while reading to William at 7:00.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

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Mothers day, William woke very early and we did a breakfast in bed thing. Got Margaret a new Krups coffee grinder.
Yesterday I posted my new How to be an experimental filmmaker video.
And they seem to have re-designed the Kraft Dinner box. Why wasn't this on the news?

Saturday, May 10, 2008

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Saturday is cartoon day, William announced at 7:30 this morning. I'd told him he could wake me up in the morning to continue reading the Bionicle Legends book I'd started last night (volume 4 out of a current 9 book set, in that Bionicle series). However, my promise was before I decided to watch the Coen Brothers' No Country For Old Men at midnight, so was up until past 2. Ouch. We watched an episode of the Tick (vs Brainchild), then the Iron Giant (Brad Bird's masterpiece). This afternoon we went to the Sherwood Dunlop branch for the opening of Cindy Baker's "Gimmick" show, which I have mixed feeling about. This show features an array of objects which appear to be parts of magic acts. It looks pretty cool, but they don't make much sense without being able to handle them, which is partially allowed, but they don't all stand up to this type of scrutiny. See video: sorry if it's longer than most video I post (1:37). Leesa and Daniel were there and got lots of attention during the magic act that followed the artist talk. Supper was at Margaret's mothers houses as she is hosting a couple of kids from Africa who are part of a school of orphans who are touring North America and singing in church choirs. William played with them in the back yard for a while, it was nice. We thought we'd surprise them with the bucket of snow we were storing in the freezer, but apparently they've been here for six months already, so were not interested.

Friday, May 9, 2008

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I worked on creating some new videos for Modern today, I want 11 more to kinescope on Monday. Sometimes I think I'm repeating myself, they all start off derivative of my previous work, but then I work it and work it until it is new again. They make me happy. I have about 6 or 7 new now, hope to finish tomorrow. I might have finished the set had I not been so tired, I sat in front of the computer while it was doing a five minute render and drifted off in my chair, had a wild set of dreams about Lego until the computer chimed and woke me with a start. Had supper at mom's tonight. Margaret booked us a trip to Toronto next month on air miles (free but for the $700+ in taxes). She's found a Lego store there, will be a thrill for William. I put my birthday present from William to use finally, it is a small metal lunch box, about 4x6x3", with Spiderman on it. Joe and Roland helped me fit it with foam and today I cut it to hold my mp3 player, my memory cards, some ear-bud headphones, and my pen drive. Tonight's episode of Battlestar Gallactica, which promised answers, really didn't. I've been getting tired of the slow pace of it. All grit, no plot.

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Today I demonstrated the optical printer to Eric and had him reproduce some super-8 footage onto 16mm film while I developed some black and white film. Amazingly, I developed all of the backlog I had of black and white, this is the first time I've done that since 2001! Then we developed the colour footage Eric shot; however, the colour developer must not keep as well -- the footage is rather dim (as is the test control strip), so the test was inconclusive. I'll have to start it again tomorrow or Monday. I want to save the new batch of chemistry for the next batch of kinescoped images that I'll shoot next week.
I had Kalyn and her boyfriend over for supper. She figured out how to get me onto the server and allow me to update my own website. I have done a few changes, just minor things such as activate the return to main button on William's page and the Splice magazine page, and to connect the second How to be an Experimental Filmmaker button to its page. I've not figured out how to add new pages yet, but I should get it alter.
After Kalyn and James left, Margaret started falling asleep so Paul and I built Bionicles out of the box of parts, so William will find 10 assembled in the morning, instead of just 4.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

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This afternoon I went to a nutrition session which was supposed to tell me about tri-glycerides, a concern since my liver tests showed only that I have fat around my liver that could be a future problem. Instead, the session told me how to reduce my cholesterol (which is already low) and to eat more fiber (which I cannot do without dire physical consequences). There were about 20 people there and I really didn't feel like making a fuss then and there. On the way home I picked up some romance comics then made some worthwhile new Modern videos that Margaret was convinced were done with colour pencil and ink, even though every texture was digital. I was trying out some masks which are arranged to reveal out of phase versions of itself below itself. I made three that I'm happy with. Margaret was interviewed by reporters regarding the Cathedral Festival and showed off the Ghost Rider lantern than she made with William's help. It's cool.

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Eric and I got into the darkroom first thing this morning, or at least 10 am or so, to develop the Warhol footage we kinescoped last week. I chose to use the Kodak "Flexcolor" C41 negative developer to cross process the colour reversal film. The source video images had been converted to negative so the outcome will be a positive with no orange masking that is inherent in regular negative colour films. I've had mixed results with this and I was worried this was going to be a bad day after the first test gave me black frames (but great frame lines). unwilling to give up right away (but in the back of my head planning to re-shoot the footage) we reduced the developer time from 4 minutes to 2 (and the temperature had dropped from 36 degrees to 32) and the result was amazing! I probably have the best colour film I've every processed. We did all 800 feet, plus a roll of black and white, and everything turned out well. We dried it all on the lawn outside the Education Building but the sun was behind rain clouds and the wind had calmed. While it didn't rain, the drying started taking too long and I had to pick up William at school and had no car. I couldn't just leave Eric working since he was my ride. Therefore, I gathered the largest piece, a 250 roll, and carried it as a huge mass into Eric's car and he sped to Connaught School, only 3 minutes late for picking up William. I wound the film onto its core while standing on one of the few pieces of grass in the schoolyard. The still above is from Modern, as converted to film from video using my rudimentary systems. The colours are not altered.

Monday, May 5, 2008

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I had a nice day working at home, partially on A Midsummer Nights Dream, and a bit on other things like a dvd for "She Said...". I posted my new How to be and experimental filmmaker video, which finally brings me back on schedule. I read William the first book in the Bionicle Legends series (it looks pretty dire at the end, a real pot boiler) and while Margaret was out, we watched "the Seventh Voyage of Sinbad", although he needed clarification a number of times why people were doing things such as the prisoners hired onto the ship who then mutiny and the magician who betrays them in the course of the adventure. Great movie, great Harryhousen, great experience.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

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Last night was nuts, I was so tired I fell asleep at 10 but then woke up with a sore throat at 3:30 and got up and watched half of Blacula which I'd taped the night before. William called out, having woken up and heard the tv, so I went up and slept with him a few minutes then went to bed. I woke again at 6:30 and watched the end of Blacula (he never calls himself that, thankfully, but was named that by Dracula in the 18th century when he was being "cursed". Neither as good nor as bad as I'd hoped. I liked the bar scenes with the comments about his cool cape though. The black and white gay designers who bought Dracula's castle at the beginning were an embarrassing hoot.
We finished the Film Frenzy today. The group I was with, consisting of me, Raoul Cormier a sculptor and musician recently here from Quebec, Ramona Furkert who is rekindling her interest since taking a year of film about 10 years ago, and Debbie Bradford, a creative young woman and mother of a four year old. It was quite interesting (could have been frustrating if I had different expectations) to work with the team, none of whom I'd met before. We all seemed more interested in talking about making a film than actually doing it. This led to hours of discussion. Editing only expounded this situation. We spent six hours putting the footage together today, about four of those were talking about the philosophy of the project, the meaning of the animals and scultures in the shots, Eisenstein's montage theory, surrealism, conflict/non-conflict, and countless other ideas. It took ages to come to consensus. The Filmpool requred other decisions by the end such as a name for our film (Take a few shots on the wild slide) and for our group, which went from "birdbath" to the "birdbathers". We screened the films tonight with Raoul playing live guitar to accompany our film. A jury met and then Jemma Gilboy and Berny Hi announced the winners:

I'm finally back on the cup!!! I was on the winning team for the first two years but then lost on years three and four. Now I'll be on three of the five plaques for this cup. It's built in the classic way so that new tiers can be added, and one already has. Here is the team: L-R: Debbie, Ramona, Raoul, me.
William was in the film so he came, had a good time, took some picures (not this one).

Saturday, May 3, 2008

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I'm wishing to say "I had a lazy day" but instead, yet again, I had a busy day. It was the beginning of the 48 hour Filmmaking Frenzy at the Filmpool. Since 9 am this morning I was out with my group shooting film then in the darkroom developing. The results are looking good, although the project is less focused than I'd have preferred. Editing will be more of a challenge than usual. The screening will be tomorrow night at 7:30 at the Filmpool. It was also free comic book day. Margaret and William got to a store but I missed out. She got me a Hellboy comic, so I'm happy.

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Another busy day, I worked with Eric again this morning and we set up a new rear screen I built and shot the 15 minutes of Warhol video onto the film stock that luckily arrived at 9:15 am. I think it went very well, although only after processing will I know. This afternoon I worked on the three new videos for Youtube, one is posted. Eric helped me shoot the keyed shot against the sky, although there were other objects behind me when we shot. I used a clip with me off frame as a difference map and was able to remove all the trees and so on, although parts of my legs did disappear too due to the fact I was wearing blue jeans and they matched the sky colour. This evening was a really good artist talk at the MacKenzie with Kent Monkman. Totally worthwhile. I'm only sorry that the paintings he showed slides of in his talk are not a part of the show. They were responses to 19th century romantic landscape paintings but with homoerotic cowboys and Indians featured within. He showed an 11 minute film that took a fun stab at deconstructing the western film and the relationships between aboriginal people and the presumptuous European colonizers. Saw Adam Budd, he's in town helping Lea shoot a new film this spring. Talked with Alan Dotson for a while. It was a diverse crowd but certainly containing a high proportion of the established art crown. We didn't stay too late because Margaret's mom took William to Horton Hears a Who at the new Rainbow theatre, which is apparently in the back of the Rainbow indoor mini-golf place up on the north end.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

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Very busy day, not the least of which was my sudden urge to create a blog for William so that we can periodically post his Lego news. Here it is: William Loves Lego.
At about 3 minutes before 9am this morning, Margaret and I both left the house to walk William to school and to look at the book fair in the gym. When we got back, we'd missed the courier (who claims to have been there at 8:58, even though the 9:00 bell rang when we were just 2/3 of the way to the school which is only 1.5 blocks from our house in a straight line with a clear line of sight). As a result, I didn't get the stock I needed to shoot the next Modern/Warhol films, which wasn't a big deal since Eric called to say he was swamped by the last thing he needed to do for his last job. It gave me time to get all my ducks in a row for shooting tomorrow as well as other necessities such as mixing up reversal bleach over in Tanya's lab for the weekend workshop. I did stay up until 2:30 last night getting the Warhol 15 minutes of famous finished and packaged to dvd, but I have one flaw that I'm going to work on now.