Thursday, March 31, 2022

Shooting with greenscreen

 For some reason I decided it was a good idea to say yes when the Film 200 class asked to shoot against the greenscreen. It will be up to me to do all the post. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Senior Class photo

 Big photo with about 20 students plus faculty members out in the green (maskless) today. Brian's last semester. Retiring this summer. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Teaching teaching teaching

 This week in Film 200 we do a class shoot. This is a precursor to the sorts of thing they do next year in Film 201, but a bit more improvised. On Tuesday we did a drug running Snow White. On Wednesday we did a scene with hit men. On Thursday we did the Realtor and the Three (2) Little Pigs. 

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Walking weather

 William, planning his final landscape project, went for a walk in the park. Weather seemed nice but the wind was still wretched. Hat needed on second outing. 

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Afternoon with dad

 Mom went to a church thing today, a reunion of "All Saints" congregation now that the church has become a combination of other churches and changed its name. I hung with dad all afternoon. Watched for Fraser and most  of The Bridge of the River Kwai. 

Friday, March 25, 2022

Stereoscopic images

 Although the new batch had some light leaks (I accidently let the back go ajar while finishing the roll), grad students were pleased to see the stereoscopic images I shot two weeks ago. I let them have images of themselves to remember the course by. 

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Class is everything

 With just a couple of weeks of classes remaining, I don't think I can concentrate on anything else anymore. Watch a bit of tv at night, but that doesn't take much effort. Otherwise, I just think about teaching. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Plans for Snow White film

 Planning for next week's film shoot in Film200 based upon Snow White, but not the version that Walt told you. 

Monday, March 21, 2022

Blood and equinox

 I have now synchronized both of my ongoing quarterly blood tests with the equinox/solstice cycle. 

Friday, March 18, 2022

Coffee developer

 Processed 100 feet of 35mm in coffee developer. had to use 8 x the recipe and was still too shallow. Too impatient to stay at work for it to dry so I hung it at home. 

AGR opening later. One artist is cousin of Joanne's. Other is sculptor from Moose Jaw. 

Thursday, March 17, 2022

under foot

 Was sitting reading in William's chair with my feet up. When I went to get up, I discovered Sylvie. It's a favorite spot since the vent shoots hot air right under the chair. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Fafard film

 At museum, went to crowded screening of film about Joe Fafard by Jan Nowina-Zarzycki and produced by Rob King. Afterwards I ended up having a long conversation with Eline Lampard. 

Caught mouse


Monday, March 14, 2022

Pie Day

 Margaret bakes some great pies on the weekend. We began chowing down on them yesterday when Katherine was here, but some remained for proper pi day. 

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Katherine visit

 William and his cousin Katherine, visiting for the weekend. We had brunch - waffles, bacon, pie. Fred and Gertrud and George were over as well - probably the biggest meal we have hosted in a year. 

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Opdyke inspired

 William was working all weekend on multiple projects and grading. Here is some altered photos inspired by David Opdyke. 

Friday, March 11, 2022

Shooting film with grad students

 I shot 16mm and 35mm movie film along with a roll of stills in the stereoscopic camera with my grad students today. I had one student streaming live through my phone the whole time so I didn't take any digital snapshots so I'll have to wait for them to send some to me, or for the films to be developed. 

Thursday, March 10, 2022

MacKenzie OPENING!

William and I went to a pair of short artist talks at the MacKenzie this evening and spent a short period of time with the artwork. He has un unbelievable amount of work to do right now. I'm keeping him company procrastinating about grading my midterms and catching up on three weeks of blog backlog that I've got. We probably could have stood in the gallery all evening. Lara and David were there. 


Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Argus with flash

 Steve Wolfson dropped in on Monday and brought me his prize camera, an Argus. Richard also learned his photography using an Argus and I'd painted his two years ago. Steve has the flash attachment that I was very excited about. This is the 350th painting of a camera that I have done. It is one of the 302 different cameras (which does not include about 10 non-cameras such as toys or ornaments). 

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

More cameras decorate department

 I added the video camera from Steve to the Film Department shelf. 

Painting at home

 Felt good about this painting. It was Noelle's grandfather's camera. The outside of the case is very worn but the inside has barely a speck of dust or wear. 

Monday, March 7, 2022

4th Stab

Got my newest booster shot. The old Costco had been a huge and busy vaccine spot but is not empty but for a customer ever five minutes. They will be closing/moving at the end of March. No waiting if you go this month though. I got Moderna this time. I not of Astra-Zenica, two shots of Pfiser, and now the whole set. 


Sunday, March 6, 2022

Old ledger

Dad gave me this ledger around 1985 or 1986 to keep track of Wheat Soup accounts. It is a really interesting expanding format so I've held onto it for all this time (still has the Wheat Soup accounts inside). Now I've suggested that it hold William's new art project. If I could find more ledgers in this format then perhaps William could do a series.  

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Animals at end of winter

We have a rabbit that lives in our back yard. Sylvie grew a winter coat that she never used. 

Friday, March 4, 2022

William in the festival

 William's film, "The Son of the Son of Cthulhu", which he scratched into 35mm film for a drawing class project last semester, screened at the Living Skies Film Festival. It's only 45 seconds long and has some scanning flaws but I was going to help him re-scan it this summer so he can do a new cut of it, loop it a bit and make a 90-120 second version. It's pretty cool and better than the film of mine it's based upon (The Son of Cthuhlu from 1991). 

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Living Skies Film Festival day 1

Relatively last minute, the student-run "Living Skies Film Festival" we able to host live screenings in the ShuBox as well as the streaming/web screenings this year. William and I attended and had a good time. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Salt and Pepper

 Darryl Kesslar gave me these camera shaped salt and pepper shakers which had been in his later mother-in-law's collection. I took them to painting class today as I like to have something conversational each week. However, painting them was not as exciting as painting real cameras. Lack edge I guess. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Swarm cut in half

 My swarm of fish, which was reduced to two a couple of months ago, is now down to one.