January 31, 2012
July 14, 2011
June 10, 2011
June 9, 2011
I have acquired a guitar and a flute… on loan. And I thought I would use them with my little rough looper. Not actually trained in either instrument the results are naive at best. So here is my guitar singy-thing I improvised today. I also decided to lash a quick video together in case it got aurally boring. I must have been feeling creepy… Flute effort to follow.
May 29, 2011
May 29, 2011
I have to post Korb again as I find myself watching their videos several times. This one, for example, has a physical effect on me. I feel that I’m twisting, contorting and floating with the image. Associating it with something I might have seen some time and yet knowing that I have not seen anything like it with my own eyes. It’s human, it’s alien, it’s familiar and strange. The execution as always, is so professional and acutely precise. Every aspect is crafted with care and attention. I really appreciate that. Hurray for excellence.
May 24, 2011
I suppose recently and due to the fact that my fella works in 3D graphics, I have been watching quite a few clips, animations and films with computer generated images. And I associate advances in technology within the film industry as those involved in recreating reality. Something which I have always thought somewhat futile. I then watched this TED talk and realized that there are advances in technology which allow us to see our own world and capture it in unimaginable detail. Louie Schwartzberg’s footage is stunning, (his choice of music, questionable…) but if you take the time to watch from about 3:17 onwards, I hope you’ll rediscover that sense of wonder that can come from the smallest things that surround us. I am envious of the fact that he can see these tiny minute states of grace through his craft every day.
May 23, 2011
You don’t have to be an artist to understand the relationship you can develop with a pen or pencil. Lots of people I know have favourite pens. Sometimes you’ll borrow one, just to scribble something down and the minute it touches the paper you know you want to keep it. And you do that pseudo-klepto thing… surprised and embarrassed later, to find it in your bag or pocket. I think this promo for the Toronto Comic Arts Festival – Pencil it In, tells that story very nicely.