Final Show prizes and stuff.

CD CATALOG

The cd catalog will contain all of our works, and hopefully also links etc to our websites, blogs etc. We have looked at some different ones.

Metal tins:

Esmeralda brought in a cd tin fron another exhbition, and its pretty nice, here is a similar option :

http://www.sks-bottle.com/340c/fin7q.html

tin1

or the square ones:




disk2

500 will cost us £732, witch works out at about £27 each, not to bad, and they look cool!

BUT we will need to get the discs and burn them ourself, but we can do that!

CDs will cost us around £80, so thats not bad at all, we just need to find some plain ones or something!

Stickers from diginate are £85 for 500, for 5cm in diameter round ones, £265 for 10 cm diameter ones.

they also do posters, 10  A1 will cost us £141.

postcards i have looked around and it looks like its gonna be pretty expensive, i have found prises for 500 at around£55, but when we get more they get better!

I have asked for some quotes, from a place called polite print, time will show what they say

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Bank Holliday Monday? No Thank You, Not For Me!

According to my trusty calendar I am suppose to have everything finished by the end of NEXT WEEK!!!! EEEEEK!!!!!

Somehow i think ill be fine tho, if i stop sleeping and eating.

Anyway I made a plan, an almost complete plan for this week! It goes as follows:

Monday:

-Put together new strawberry animation (done!)
– Sort out the 50 words, emails and websites for the postcards (almost done!)
-Set up new meeting (done, it will be on Wednesday at 11)
-Blog (in progress)
– Go to the supermarket and get new strawberries for time-lapse (Done!)
– Look up prizes for CDs and stickers for the Final Show Catalog
– Start new strawberry time-lapse!
-Work on the final video
– Bake a Cake (why? Cuz i takes my mind off all the crap i need to do today!)

Tuesday:

– Write the 300 word statement i have pestered everyone else about writing
– Write the 50 work statement that I have pestered everyone else about writing
– Blog about last weeks meeting
– Work on film
– Go to post office!
– Look up prices of postcards printers in the UK
– Work on the film some more

Wednesday:

– 11:00 meeting about cds, postcards, budget etc.
– Forward all the 50 and 300 word statements and pictures to Kevin for the website, to JB for the postcards, to Yui for the catalog and to Susan for the Zine
–  Try to work out a budget!
– Organize a tutorial with andy for next week
– Work on film

Thursday:

– Blog about wednesdays meeting
– Work on the film

Friday:

– Work on film all day!
– Start a low quality render of the at that point final film!

If i am still alive after that i will celebrate  at the launch party for Awkward Magazine nr. 2 on Saturday!

MOULD!!

Yey, WE HAVE MOULD!!!

I got some british strawberries the other day, they were ok, a bit sour, its not really their time yet, and in no way at all are they, even at their best, half as good as norwegian strawberries. But anyway, I did eat them all but 3, i put the last 3 to be time lapsed and finally we have mould! Sadly my camera stopped taking pictures last night for some reason, but i think i can still use the pictures, ill take some more over the next few days! Im excited, tho a bit worried about the background paper i used this time.

In after effect i use keylight to remove the background colour, but it works best on blue or green paper, sadly i have every other coloured paper in the world but bright blue and green. I have tried yellow, purple, red, orange, light green and light blue, and non does the job that brilliantly, but ill make due. This time i went for a light green.

Look there they are!!

I have not really explained the light box before, it belongs to my boyfriend Luke, the box is suppose to minimize the shadows, and also it keeps interference from other light sources to a minimum, its not amazing, but it does the job, with some stronger lights im sure it would be perfect, but im all out of money!

Im soothing with a Nikon D200, with a macro lens. The D200 has an automated interval shooting option that my D40x dont have, and it generally takes better photons. Its very very heavy tho, not great for holiday snaps, luckily the D40x is!

Red Gate and Sleepy Sleepy

I just wanna stop and do nothing for like a month, but i can, not yet anyway!!

Im still working away on the animation, its taking shape, its turning from gas in to something more solid, not sure what yet tho.

Tonight at 6 the exhibition ” How Beautiful Ugliness Is” opens at the Red Gate Gallery, in it 30 artists are showing works that deal with beauty and ugliness, including myself.
redgate

Ill try to take some photos of the opening and putt them on here. Im just showing one of my older pieces.

Yesterday i made the image that i will use on my postcard for the final show, the images also functions, in a way, as a kind of storyboard for the video, the image shows what i want the video to end up at, well almost. It was a lot harder work then i thought it would be, but im ok with the final result, not 100% sure tho, its a bit to twirly wirly maybe?
twirly octopus

Sleepy Hungry Tired Blog

My blog is suffering, i am not posting as much as i used too, at all… not because im doing less work, is pronbably brcause i am doing more. But not really, well not work on my project anyway, im working on the final show, witch basically means i am emailing everyone about 3 times a day, and writing lists.

I did another squid animation, its pretty cool, but too big to put on here, ill do it tho.. soon, i just gotta stop emailing and stop making lists.

We had another meeting today, talking about the website, and renting projectors and sorting out computers. Ill write more about that on the final show page. Yey.

We talked about projectors tho, and im getting closer to deciding on buying one, renting is so much money, and buying is about twise that money, but it will last much longer. But then im worried about showing it. I can probably borrow a mini mac from usi, it can be connected eaisly to the projector, but im not sure how well it will play, my computer have been having problems playing my videos, might have something to do with the frame rate maybe, but i dont know. I thought about getting a bluray player, they are not so much now, or i could rent one. But that will probably be the same amount. Ill have to get it burnt on to a bluray player tho, and they are expensive. I might know someone who can help me, i hope so.

also im worried about looping it, i dont know how i would do it on a mac, i should look that up, and on the computer too really. ill do that soon!

ill write about todays meeting and other stuff in the final show page later today.

reflections and plans

I need to lay out a plan for the next few days, i should do this all the time really, im bad at being productive.
And very good at procrastinating.

Thats probably why I like this blog so much, and the final show preparations: they are both ways for me to feel productive without actually doing anything (other then writing)

Today i walked to uni to cancel my print time. I am booked in at 11 tomorrow morning, but when i was there on tuesday he had no paper, so i had to source my own, that sounds easy enough but its not. I needed A1 paper, the right kind of paper with the right kind of coating and feeling. Most places sells rolls and sheets, but the sheets are only up to a3, maybe a2. and that just wont do. And a roll is a good 100 squids. So i went there to cancel, but then he found some paper after all! I was gonna go to The print space to get it printed, but I save much more money this way!

I’m printing a 60 x 60 cm print for the red gate gallery where i have a show its starting next week, i have to invite everyone!

I wanna apply for more exhibitions too, but thats probably a bad idea! At least for the moment.

Anyway, i was talking about a plan, and now im gonna make one!

at the moment im shooting a time-lapse of some white flowers dying, they will be dead enough by tomorrow so then i can get on with things.

This is what i need to do:

– finish white flower time-lapse.
– print print for exhibition
– do another octopus animation (i got a new one today, he is big, im gonna do one arm at a time)
– do stop motions of  toys (the bugs, the little animals, the soldiers etc.)
– stop motions of sweets (marshmallows, gummibreas etc.)
– do more time lapses of meat
– scan and animate the last of the drawings

I need to get one with putting it together the video. I think ill have it so that one animations is put on top of another, one will cover another up, that way it can be longer and still be interesting. I wanna find out how to use one of my drawings as  a particle in CC particle world in after effects too.

ok im gonna go distract myself again.

Motivation shmotivation

Im suffering from a lack of motivation and inspiration, i sitt down to do some work but i end up reading email and sending email, after about an hour i feel like i have done my bit for the day and start doing other things, mostly baking….

56 4675 cake

and that nice enough if you have the time, and im sure my housemates dont mind, but i mind, and my wallet minds, and my belly minds.

Need to get over this.