Tuesday, November 13, 2007

...Ahhh!!

..So much to do!! Okay, really..I'm not that stressed...I just have an insanely long list of stuff to-do between now and Friday....seriously!! When I can divulge my news (soon..I promise! I just want to let some more family members know first) You'll all think I'm both crazy and well, crazy, to have added that to my plate..ha ha....aaah! I still can't get my stop-motion test videos to work on blogger...argh...and I would show you the film we made this weekend but I left the file at home..it's sooo cool! We had such a great time =) We were assigned the Stikfas and music video as our category..they gave us some horrific rap music and we had to work with it...I was lucky and got to go home and sleep at night cuz I was still feeling the cold, and had no energy...so I ended up building sets a little and making the credits out of cardboard panels and I did a rough cut of the editing and compiling of scenes on the last day...this amazing editor Rob helped us (well, did) the final editing and sound..and we all just laughed for the straight 6 hours we spent in the editing room...=) So fun!! One busy weekend, I tell ya...Here's some pictures of a few little sets...


..the pirate ship one was everyone's fave...=) Z and I got the ship, it's now proudly sitting at our place...so cool!

What else? Other than my tons to do this week...I'm super-excited...My best friend is flying down on Friday for the weekend...yay! So excited to see you, Mandy! I got some cool tags and such in the mail from Elle's Studio the other day and have yet to play with them, but am dying to! She sent me some gorgeous new Christmas tags to showcase for the holidays...peeks will be coming soon! I ordered a kit from the Dozens cuz it has superheros in it...was soo hard to try not to buy it...And I'm dying for the next Zingboom kit to come out...actually, dying to play with the last Zingboom kit...also dying to make the skully tree ornaments I have in mind for our lil skully tree...and wanting to make Christmas cards...and also dying to watch "Chuck and Larry", it just came out...Can't it just be not-busy December, yet?? Speaking of, saw my first Christmas tree set-up in a building on my way to work, I can't believe it's almost Christmas time already!!

Oh! And I saw Spiderman 3 this weekend...finally rented it. I have to say, the 3D was not quite the bext 3D animation I've ever seen. I couldn't remember if it had always looked so bad since the first movie, or if they had a lower budget, or if it's just cuz I learned about animation since the last time I saw it....but it was quite bad...they were defying gravity in all sorts of ways and it just wasn't too believable for me...yuck....the story was okay, though..the sand man and the black slime stuff were really well done..=) Knowing production schedules, they probably spent too much time on those and then were scrambling to finish everything else...Didn't like Topher as Venom, either...and there were just way too many unnecessary 3D cam moves...waaay too many...Well, aren't I just a little critic?? lol

...going shopping after work to Metrotown (this giant, annoying, but huge mall) and have to get back to work...finally gonna buy shoes without holes hopefully and am so excited bout that! lol...hope everybody's great! I'll try to catch up on blogs soon...I really want to right now, but I'm struggling desperately to get my priorities in order and keep em that way...(sigh)...happy day!

6 comments:

mandy said...

Hey you,
This week is going soooooo slow!! It is cause I can't wait till friday!! When I came and see you and Z,
I CAN'T WAIT....=) Talk and see you soon.....

Holly said...

Seriously...you're keeping us on the edge of our seats with your exciting news! Spill already! ;0) Thanks for the peeks at your animation. Love the pirate ship!

Chrissy Le said...

Wow you've been busy. I love the model you got going there! And my professor was right. He said once you've taken a video production class, you'll never watch TV the same way again. So I'm thinkin that goes the same for animation. I'm really liking the Dozen kit too. LOVE the colors but the kit is a little beyond my comfort zone. Maybe I'll be brave someday and get it! :)

sally hanna said...

can't wait to hear your news and loVe those mini sets!! awesome work.

Tina said...

that's really cool..I mean you blog about it but I've never seen how it's actaully done. very cool.

can't wait to hear the big news!

Michelle said...

I'm not sure how I didn't leave a comment yesterday. I must have had a moment. I totally wish I could have worked on your animation. The set is amazing! And its totally your style! Pirate ship is awesome and I'm so glad you got to take it home. Looking forward to seeing the animation.