Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Thinking About Us
Feeling good, thanks!
Thinking about impulse control and discipline. Decided that discipline is doing what will provide the greatest pleasure overall, even if it seems to go against the pleasure of the moment.
Thinking about whether my armature will break in no time once I start animating. Wondering how many armatures I'll end up making.
Thinking about how it's dawning on me that I don't want to be **an animator** so much as I want to express my artistic vision through the medium of Stop Motion.
And further that I'm super digging how some artists are leaving traces of the process in their finished work, like hands in frames and armature structure evocatively part of character design.
Realizing I haven't yet mentioned here about how I view these films as I would a painting. Film as painting is a large part of the philosophy behind Halfland. That's why it's just my hand in it rather than say a roster of people on a credit roll.
Although, the surprise spirit of collaboration found through the web is stunning me. I deeply appreciate everyone who stops by here.
Do we collaborate with ourselves when we produce our own stories?
Does anything interesting ever really happen without a culture of collaboration? When I look back at remarkable things happening there seems always to be a friendship, or a circle of people that had joined their enthusiasm to produce something altogether new.
Is this the Web of the Early Otts?