So after much testing I pushed the fold out poster idea to it's limit and this is what I cam up with. not a fold out poster but a fold out tea bag dangly thing (what are those things technically called?)
Wednesday, 16 February 2011
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
I've spent the day testing out possible non filmic outcomes for my self-initiated and here's a small piece of a fold out print I'm in the process of making that shows all the work that goes into making a cup of tea. It's actually turning out a lot better than I was expecting so I might run with it for a bit longer.
Sunday, 13 February 2011
This poster for the thai film Uncle Boonmee: who can recall his past life by Chris Ware is just more proof that Mr. Ware really is a visionary. I've wanted to see the film for a while and now want to see it even more.
Dogtooth is a greek film by Yorgos Lanthimos, he's not a director I've ever heard of before but after this film I will definitely be keeping an eye out for him. The film follows a family who keep themselves secluded and lie to their children to make sure they don't leave the house. It's a really disturbing premise that manages to make you laugh and be horrified at pretty much the same time. The whole thing could have easily been a really loud in your face film with a message about how horrible and weird this people are but instead its a really quite and considered film. The thing that most impressed me was how beautifully every shot is framed, it's a really great example of original cinematographer. I hope it get the recognition it deserves at the oscars.
I've been working on self initiated for the last week and after a bit of a faltering start came up with the idea of logging everything I do in a day and trying to figure out the scientific explanation for it. This research has turned into 'The Adrian Curcher Foundation for Constantly Scientific & Logical Explanation. I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do with it yet, but am feeling rather optimistic about it.
Wednesday, 2 February 2011
I got the test film back from my charity shop find and it works! granted none of the shots were actually that good but I think that was because of how old the film was and it also seems the light metre is a bit off, but hopefully with some practice it should prove to be very useful.