5/11/2007

Struggling...

...to find anything of interest to post about. Works really busy, but I guess that's what happens when your organisation launches a $17M initiative to the public. No really, we DO love aged pensioners calling us because they don't have a computer to look up our website, we DO. Someone needs to hug the old buggers because it's obvious no-one but us is talking to them. I mean, I understand your grand-daughter is playing rugby today but what does that have to do with us?

Not that there hasn't been some fun stuff going on, it's just not post worthy or ready for posting yet. I've started making some puppets for a series of shorts I'm producing. I've been videoing the procedure so I may put it up sometime. I'm making the heads from 'bendy-stretchy stuff' (technical term! OK, I just didn't want to use the word latex and have all the mature people here go off the rails). I've been doing a lot of character design, modelling, slush casting, etc. I have a beautiful example on tape of what happens when you screw up a plaster casting, the clay casting wall broke not once, but twice! It turned into a plaster fountain sending litres of liquid plaster all over my work bench, the floor, my camera tripod and me. I'm not sure I'll post that though, it's mostly me just scrambling to get something to contain the plaster while laughing my arse off. Very fun and messy work.

The series itself has a communist era Eastern European feel to it so I've been traipsing through a lot of material produced during that era. Here's a piece I found that, in my opinion, is nothing like what I'm producing but absolutely beautiful.



Hope everyone has a great weekend. Must go, I have a pensioner on the phone who's telling me about a boating trip they took in 1954. Please people, help me out, if your parents are aged, give them a bloody call and take some interest in their life. Hopefully they wont feel the need to call me.

Take: 21

Blogger jin mused...

OMG. I cannot even begin to imagine how much time that video took them to make.

*jin starts to twitch*

NO! Can't comprehend all that timeeeee....

*twitch twitch*

Fri May 11, 06:05:00 pm

 
Blogger Wendy mused...

It's Dr Zhivago meets Nutcracker Suite and is absolutely amazing! Very beautiful!

Sat May 12, 04:36:00 am

 
Blogger Arcturus mused...

Howdy, Rich, long time no talk.

I feel like an oldster when I visit your blog and everything is video production this and video production that and computer whiz all-around and my damn internet browser in this little computer lab won't even let me look at YouTube.

Sat May 12, 08:20:00 am

 
Blogger JLee mused...

did somebody say "latex"?

Sat May 12, 09:15:00 am

 
Blogger L>T mused...

That really was unique. It reminded me of something from my childhood but I never figured what is was.

it was old-fashionedy in a lace shawel way.

Sat May 12, 04:45:00 pm

 
Blogger SafeTinspector mused...

Why for do the elderly call you and tell you about their ancient vacations? No one ever does that to me.

I would LOvE to hear from an old person.
Call me at (US) 248-543-5300 and ask for Joe at extension 15. My voicemail awaits!

Sat May 12, 10:46:00 pm

 
Anonymous Rich mused...

That's it SafeT, I'm putting our website hot-line through to that number. You can receive the hundreds of calls we get each day from people who have no computers but who want the information. Although they don't really want the information. They just want someone to talk too. Hence the ancient holiday stories, or stories about their grandchildren, or why their gammy hip makes it impossible for them to watch live sports, or anything else they can come up with to keep you on the line.

Mon May 14, 01:37:00 pm

 
Anonymous Rich mused...

For everyone else, I get abut 3 minutes a day to shove food in my mouth while listening to a phone ring that I refuse to answer, so I'll get around to saying 'hi' to everyone as soon as I can.

Mon May 14, 01:39:00 pm

 
Blogger SafeTinspector mused...

Rich:Sounds like my idea of a hot, sexy time. (stuffing food in mouth while ignoring ringing phone; a very specific fetish that I'm surprised you are into. We should form a club, bitch!)

Wed May 16, 08:43:00 pm

 
Blogger axx mused...

What a find, its beautiful, like a jewel .....

Wed May 16, 11:07:00 pm

 
Anonymous Rich mused...

Oh SafeT, that IS hot! Wait, wait, I'm going to call you in a couple of minutes. Get some food and ignore the call! Gosh, the thought of it makes me horn... *gasp* excuse me, that's never happened before, I'm so embarrassed.

Thu May 17, 01:54:00 pm

 
Anonymous Rich mused...

Hey Axx! Hope things are well with you :)

It IS very beautiful. Apparently there are 3 DVDs full of material like this. It's called... um... let me find out... um... "Masters of Russian Animation" Volumes 1 through 3. No idea where to buy it though, there's probably somewhere on the web.

Thu May 17, 02:02:00 pm

 
Blogger melanie mused...

Wow..Rich you read my mind..I have just wrote something about not being able to think of something to write about...although your something is a lot more interesting than my something...if you know what I mean?? :D

Xo

Fri May 18, 04:13:00 am

 
Blogger Bathroom Hippo mused...


I will totally call somebody in my family for you.

I think I'm somehow related to the Movie Phone guy. I'll give him a call...even though it's a recording.

Fri May 18, 09:14:00 pm

 
Blogger Ticharu mused...

That was a really cool video! I also totally LOVE Tchaikovsky. His sense of melody is to me, utter perfection.

Mon May 21, 11:33:00 am

 
Blogger jin mused...

Just wanted to say
"Hellloooooo Rich!"

:-D

Mon May 21, 06:53:00 pm

 
Blogger brookelina mused...

You've been tagged. See my blog for details. This should make you happy as it will give you something to write about.

Tue May 22, 08:01:00 am

 
Blogger L>T mused...

I thought we were talking about the video...

You shouldn't be mean to old people. It's good karma to be nice to them because someday you'll be old & how will people treat you when---you want to talk about shit that matters to you cause you're hanging to this life by a thread---& if your life doesn't matter any more then you might as well fucking die & "Ole Lord! Take me now, why am I still here?"

It could happen that way...

Tue May 22, 02:44:00 pm

 
Blogger SafeTinspector mused...

Hey, if I may be so bold...
Get it? HAHAHAHAA!!
Hippo gave me the idea, he always sticks out like a sore thumb.

Wed May 23, 12:31:00 pm

 
Blogger poopee shmoopee mused...

that video was lovely!

Thu May 24, 04:58:00 am

 
Blogger Shelley Noble mused...

God, that film was gorgeous. That's my kind of music video.

Wed Jul 11, 04:23:00 pm

 

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