Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Stephen Cleary Lectures

Taking in a little on the side...Wednesday nights 6-7.30pm

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

I took the voice of Joseph Campbell....

...I don't agree with everything he has to say - a lot of the myths could do with a rewrite - from a the perspective of a woman for starters...

but here I was simply test driving stop motion with some characters I fingered out of was a while back now...before i realized i wanted to be an animator.

The photo of the pink house is my own version of the `Pepto Bismol Palace` - a squatt i lived in on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. It had been ravaged by the 1994 Los Angeles earthquakes and lay neglected.

Speaking of Dialogue...SHUT UP, LITTLE MAN!

In 1992 San Francisco's Bananafish magazine arranged for a commercial release of the audio recordings of two argumentative and violent alcoholics, Haskett and Huffman. The recordings were made by “Eddie Lee Sausage” and “Mitchell D.” who moved into a bright pink apartment building — dubbed the “Pepto Bismol Palace” — in San Francisco`s Lower Haight district in 1987. They discovered that their neighbours, Haskett and Huffman, argued nearly constantly, with Haskett often shouting “shut up, little man!” at Huffman, and so began recording their arguments. Eddie Lee and Mitchell periodically made prank calls to Haskett and Huffman to provoke more dialogue. They distributed copies of these recordings to their friends.

In 1992, Huffman died of a heart attack brought-on by colon cancer, pancreatitis, and alcoholism. Haskett died in 1996 of liver problems due to alcoholism.

It struck me that these recordings would be a great resource for an animation project. Someone bet me to it...someone even went so far as to make a documentary.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Dotjoiner or Dataholic?

Though i am a self diagnosed `dataholic` people like Adam Nash, who spoke recently at our interactive media class and Paul Higham, whom i had the good fortune to befriend at an arts residency in Germany last year, make my obsessive compulsive disorder look manageable. Perhaps the ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) label fits better.

Sean is a friend and animator/lecturer at UTS/Sydney...i really enjoy his blog

blu blu his polish is blu. Matthew in Italian Vogue.