Monday, November 26, 2007
Well, I guess I could say that - many things are working out right now - progress being made on the commission I'm writing, a glimmer of hope for one piece's performance, and getting people together to rehearse another.
That's all pretty good/cool stuff. It's just insane that things are just now happening. I like it when stuff like this is more spread out, I guess. Pacing, like in movies, is EVERYTHING!
Oh, and the title of this post? Just a cool substitute for cussing that I like to use. Try it on for size - you'll like it. Really, you will.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
One really has to wonder at the usefulness of pressure.
A few months ago I wrote about how setting a personal deadline can really help one get something done that otherwise would be stagnate. But... the one can also put too much pressure on oneself as well.
Just a random thought...
I saw Beowulf tonight here in CdA (my friend Rich went with). I caught it at the digital screen, which means I got to see it in 3-D. The animation/mocap is great (amazing, actually) and the 3-D is subtle when it needs to be, and loud at the other times - but some of the performances driving the motion capture REALLY could have used some help (I'm looking at you, John Malkalvich - cue cards are for late night talk show hosts!)
Basically, I'm saying go see it. And really, really do your darndest to see it in 3-D (either digital or on an IMAX screen).
One last thing.... Real-D, the company that does the digital 3-D really needs to come up with more stylish classes. I was either a Blues Brother or a math nerd. Not good either way, in this situation.