Friday, January 15, 2010

Little Lessons in Safety (Or, Things I Already Know)

Well, this was a bit of a step up from a paper-cut:

Whilst attempting to adjust a grip-stand (sort of like a tripod, except they hold on to things) in the studio this afternoon I was concentrating on loosening a tight lever and, in a stroke of pure genius, forgot to hold on to the top part of the stand which then crashed down rather promptly on and pinched one of my fingers. It`s swollen and blue, and a bit cold from ice/frozen chicken, and I probably won`t be animating any more of this weekend, but it could have been worse.
Stop-motion animation, needless to say, comes with a whole new terrain of safety issues.


Anno said...

So you're being forced to take Sunday off. I suppose God just wanted to ensure your relaxation. I hope you hand gets better soon!

Adam Pockaj said...

Ouch! Hope you get better soon. I just acquired a paper cut on the part of my finger that is constantly dragging on the paper. Some people told me I should have more blood in my film, but I don't think that's what they had in mind :S

Carla Veldman said...

hahaha.. (but I hope your finger heals pretty quickly too; paper cuts aren't so fun either). My finger doesn't hurt a whole lot, mostly it just looks this ugly sort of yellow-grey blue now.