Friday, May 31, 2013
X-Ray car window?
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Camera obscura images
|Geremy Lague with his small camera obscura, testing lenses|
|view inside the camera obscura of Geremy standing outside of it|
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Biscotti with real flour
Ginny Flatbed, image
|Ginny 16mm flatbed, composite photo putting detachable screen back on|
Monday, May 27, 2013
Flatbed in my basement
I have a 16mm Ginny brand flatbed in my basement. It is heavy and takes up a lot of room. I wish I had a different home for it. I've been wanting to rearrange my basement for years but between this machine and the need for a new cabinet, I can't seem to do it. Tonight I partially disassembled the flatbed but cannot figure out how to tilt it to conserve more space (it is built to do this but the mechanism is either jammed or its operation method eludes me. The internet seems to not even acknowledge the existence of this machine, so there is no help from there. The paper instructions are at the office so I'll need to get them tomorrow. If I can't figure out how to reduce it's size properly, I'll probably do it improperly, which would clear me even more space.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Filmpool Annual General Meeting
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Photos from Cathedral street fair
William and Margaret headed up the parade along 13th Avenue through the middle of the Cathedral Village Arts Festival this morning. It ended at the park where the society for creative anachronism staged their annual fights. Weather was great. I got out of control, shooting about 350 photos. Here are just a few:
Friday, May 24, 2013
Screening Under the Steeple
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Photos at Paper Umbrella
NIC projector tests
|NIC projector with record player on top|
|NIC filmstrip from Three Pigs|
Note about three pigs strip: the first pig is labelled as being the eldest, which I don't recall from other versions I've collected. Will need to investigate further.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
MARGARET SAVAGELY ATTACKED...
by a bee who was just trying to defend itself...
Odd story. Margaret went downstairs to do some laundry. When she looked in the washer, she saw what she thought was some crud at the bottom. She reached in to pull it out and it ended up being a bumble bee. It stung her lightly but the stinger didn't come out and so she didn't swell up.
|bumble bee: camera wouldn't focus and then battery died.|
Dream of Flatbed replacement
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Cathedral parade and the return of Canister the Robot
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Pseudonyms and the Age of Miscommunication
And then the internet....
The need for unique names within the global village led to a natural drive for nicknames and pseudonyms It became too easy to confuse JohnSmith976 with JohnSmith967. Additionally, we are constantly reminded that the web is not a "global village" but a "global metropolis-with-criminals-and-red-light-districts-at-every-turn". Children are told not to give any personal information to anyone. Truth is dangerous, even foolish. But unlike Woody Allen, Mark Twain, or Bono, these names are chosen with no regard for creating a permanent alternative identity but are fluid and more-often-than-not, meaningless. They add to a mass of strangers interacting with other strangers, never making real connections. In our glorious age of communication, they choose to live in an age of miscommunication.
Friday, May 17, 2013
One Take Super-8 production complete
"Lebendiger Himmel". If you want to know any more than that, then be there for the screening on June 13.
Mike Rollo and the drive in movie theatres
The other films were wonderful also. I was particularly taken with the riveting "Perceptual Subjectivity" by Philip Leonard which had me at the edge of my seat.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Hanging on 11th Ave
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Worked with Geremy this afternoon, trying to figure out lenses. We went to my my optometrist and got a bit of help and context, but still somewhat stuck. Geremy should be updating the wiki soon (http://camera-obscura.wikispaces.com/home).
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
My new "Grain" film
Monday, May 13, 2013
Iggy Pop vs Philippe Mather?
Last snow during heat wave
Spending Mother's Day on the computer
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Mother's Day breakfast in bed
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Lumsden Vodka in steampunk style still
Last Mountain distillery in Lumsden today. They had a grand opening of their new, and vastly expanded, facility. The still is huge and shiny and described (appropriately) on the radio as steampunk-like. I wanted William to be able to see it but they could only let him look at it for a moment through the open door as you had to be 19 to go on the tour. I bet there was a work-around for this but they are new and don't want to be taking legal risks. In fact, most of the tour was a discussion of liquor taxes and how they have limits on how they distribute if they want to avoid the high liquor taxes.
Inspecting Brains at the University
Friday, May 10, 2013
Huge Website Update
Today I finished adding over 150 pages to my website, primarily in the descriptions and photos from my films from last year. The Mr. Saul's Digital Utopia and the Sabbatical Videos are the most dramatically expanded.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
William silkscreen hanging in gallery
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Camera Obscura with Geremy
WIKI for the course.
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