Sunday, November 15, 2009

Things I Learned This Week:

1. Prioritization.
2. Efficiency
3. Precision.

It goes without saying (but I'll say it anyways) that these three things are rather important when it comes to making a stop-motion film or any work of creation in general.

Prioritization ensures that you're going to be efficient with your time and work because you've realized some things don't honestly matter as much as you initially thought, and precision also influences efficiency because it saves you from having to redo parts of the process that could have been avoided had things been planned in a little more detail. All things I'm learning as I'm starting off on my fourth-year film, and particularly essential to the stop-motion process (the medium I'm making my film in) as it's one that requires alot of efficiency in its construction and execution.

That said, things are otherwise progressing fairly smoothly; all the puppet armatures are made and ready to be bulked up with foam; two more heads need final painting (hair), and, with the help of a wonderful 3rd-year assisant* who goes by the name of Jen Bamford (, all the puppet arms were finished today. Pictures to come soon!

*(This assistance is also pleasant because as much as singing, trying various foreign accents and repeating movie quotes to one's self is entertaining, it gets a little boring after awhile and conversation with more than just one's self is nice).


King M. Mugabi said...

great sound like waslh.

the film we were talking about is called "Away From Her"

a great little canadian film

check it out.


Carla Veldman said...

oh yeah! I remember hearing about it a bit when it came out (two or three years ago?) - I'll have to check that out, thanks!