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.
Monday, March 28, 2022
Sunday, March 27, 2022
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
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
... in the headlights
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
Friday, March 18, 2022
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
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
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.
Monday, March 14, 2022
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
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
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
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
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
Sunday, March 6, 2022
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
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
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
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