Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I shot the stuff for Kevin MacDonald's Life in a Day contest Saturday. In grande Jules fashion, I wound up with two hours of raw footage, though about half of that was footage of me sketching the start of T.F. Mou's "illustration gift" which I put in time lapse, so I ended up submitting a little under an hour of stuff to the contest. I wonder what the record for amount of footage sent by a single user will be. I figure the more footage I send them the more either a. they'll see me as a complete obnoxiously self indulgent pest or b. they more likely they are to to at least use something of mine.

I am making my own edit of the footage which I will be putting on YouTube in the next couple weeks. I think you will all like it since it provides a very intimate portrait of how my mind works, how I live and my creative drive.

In other news, the end of Black Sunshine: Conversations with T.F. Mou gets nearer. With all likelyhood, I will literally be working on the film almost to the week of the premiere. I am exhausted, frustrated, drained, depressed but accomplished and proud in that I was able to pull through this mammoth project. I am taking at least a month off from all movie making to lounge around, watch cult movies and eat things as I de-stress.

Last but not least, I am considering, though less strongly than at first since my little mental vacation may do wonders, putting Alison in Wonderland on the backburner once more. I am disappointed to this day I never got to make Divine Comedy, an old, Biblical-themed martial arts film idea, as Little Red Riding Hood's follow-up so am considering making that film instead as my next movie at an around 35-50 minute length. But I may very well end up sticking to Alison as next summer's movie once my energy returns.

Monday, July 12, 2010

I've moved into a nice, much cosier new apartment in the suburbs of Boston and have got my editing set-up running again so I'm editing Black Sunshine once more.

I just did a new website update, lots of new drawings in particular. I'm starting work on a big triptych-style drawing which I am presenting as a gift to T.F. Mou himself the night of the premiere. I'm going to document its creation and will be submitting some of that footage to Ridley Scott and Kevin MacDonald's Life in a Day contest.

And I promise, I'll have the movie list up someday.