Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
So when they are a young married monkey couple, it is all about the absence of chaos, CONTROL, it is all about denying their natural monkeyness to prove to themselves that they can handle being an active productive member of society. The houses and apartments of young married monkey couples are very dangerous and depressing. They like poured cement and brushed metal. They hate everything organic, they like hard dangerous edges. They like to have dangerous sculptures, like precarious razor wire monstrosities to prove that they can live with these things and not kill, maim, impale themselves. They are mannered and sophisticated. Many young couples give up eating bananas all together because they hate how "monkey" it is. They eat a artificial banana substance that is dispensed from a caulking gun type thing (available in a variety of styles or with interchangeable "skins").
Once they have kids, they loosen up, and start adding a little organic touches, banana stands, more green and jungle imagery, make it a little more playful, but still antiseptic and modern. Everything is a nice balance though, of taste and utility. There is elegance layered in. We don't worry about the baby monkeys messing up the elegance because they are kept drugged and sedated and in little cages, and electroshock toys and highchairs to modify their monkey behavior.
Once their kids have become teenagers, it becomes like a parody of itself, they have lost touch, and their houses are tombs, and with no connection to themselves or the world, they make wild guesses about what they like and what society wants. It is a pathetic reenactment of what they where 16 years ago, everything out of date, too big, too gaudy, a harsh tacky grave marker, with plastic versus metal, and pleather, and inflatable mobiles of abstract bananas. It is like Grey Gardens, by holding on to their civilized monkeyness they have becomes stagnant and start to rot out from under themselves.
1. New Yarkoni background arrived! Check out the polished cement floor!
2. Jax the great is on board to do backgrounds, and this is very awesome. Will try to finagle one/two more to help with the load.
3. Will be shooting on the 27th with Jimmy Lee and the great Darryl Wilcher!
4. Two more days left to shoot.
5. Needless to say, CALLING EDITORS! Ideal editing situation:
1. one to remove green
2. one to place actors and loop movement onto the backgrounds
3. one to place and animate props over actors
6. Will be filming the conclusion of killer hat story arc this weekend.
7. Awesome three headed clown mask donated to the project by writer director Ron McLellen.
8. Meeting with Sasaki the Great to discuss possible new distribution model. His uncle was a colorist on the original Speed Racer cartoon! Not that Sasaki needs that, he's pretty much the most talented person on the planet.
9. Have snagged two Canadian actors, Greg from the Racks and Razors Radio Program and his talented friend Anya for voice work, so now we are a true international production.
10. 129 days left until premiere.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
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Thursday, June 10, 2010
Thursday, June 03, 2010
Cloud Mobile Video project
person writes a page
emails to my phone, or leaves a voice mail.
I shoot the page with found actors, locations
editing - pedrotti or seth
Phone >message to maildrop address > uploads to dropbox > dropbox is main footage folder for video project edited using JayCut
music - edited version shared with music guy, music guy uploads mp3 to maildrop address
effects - ?
export and send to Youtube > feeds to facebook, twitter, blogger
upload file to amazon, rent stream and press to order.
the concept is to make it as much like daydreaming as possible, like just thinking and feeling film and making it easy to communicate it, breathing and tearing down the walls with technology.
data transfer, moving files around
but we live in the cloud
things are getting scary, the more I understand technology the more I understand how my brain works, this is a very freaky time we live in, facebook has already showed me that we all live the exact same life, with some minor window dressings being the only difference, hive mind is intruding, and this connection, always connecting using these electric things that will only grow smaller and easier, and telepathy is only a tap away, 24/7 eye uplinks beamed to our brain mail and would you give away all privacy just to feel a societal connection, oceanic, the pack mentality hard wired into us, it may get to where we go to complete empathy, and it may go to where we find ourselves back at the beginning of it all before this all started. Tearing down the curtains and everyone seeing everything and knowing what they are thinking is shared by millions, and what is that going to be like. it's the stripping of identity! when you realize everyone is having the same thoughts, the same lives, feeling the same emotions, and opinions and variations are a matter of timing and blood sugar levels, it makes you redefine some things. but the illusion of seperation may be something evolved for survival
***must see movie We Live in Public***
air is technology. and words, and personality, need to stop the think train for now. nothing is being accomplished.
there is a ritualistic nature to my cube job that could have a nearly liturgical quality to it if I chose to apply it, but no if not, and we never touch anything, my fingers never touch the keys.
I need sleep
ps- new background coming from Tracy!