Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.
Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes.
Well so much for those promises.
First things first, I didn’t get that internship. Got through the interviews and up to the point where they were checking my references, and then all quite on the front. Oh well. Onwards and upwards, I guess.
I couldn’t believe that it’s been almost a month-to-the-day since I last posted. It just goes to show how easily things like this can get away from you. I kept telling myself “yeah, yeah, I’ll post something tonight” and then just never did. Then I actually started making excuses (to myself!!) about why I couldn’t post anything that day. At that point you really know you’ve hit a brick wall. A brick wall with steel reinforcement, no less.
I just had the weird realisation that I have been neglecting this little outpost in the wastelands of the interwebs. I haven’t posted anything in a week! Shock horror, you say? Indeed! How dare I shy away from my technology-given obligations?
Well the fact is I’ve been kind of caught up in other things happening around me. For one, I’ve been prepping myself for an interview that could take me places. That’s happening on Wednesday, first thing in the morning. It’s a pretty big opportunity too. An internship with a reputable environmental agency based in Samoa. It would go a long way towards getting me to where I need to be right now.
The other thing that’s been happening is that since my package arrived from the States I’ve been making paper beads like it was going out of style! Hell, I’ve even made a pair of earrings with the new batch of beads already! But there’s no use posting about all this unless I take some bloody pictures. Soon, hopefully.
I’m also working on making myself a small earring display case from an old photo frame, but it’s going to need a bit of love first. So until I’ve satisfactorily sanded the rust off & painted it all pretty I won’t be working on much else.
There are some oddities in the perspective with which we see the world. The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be, but we have done various things over intellectual history to slowly correct some of our misapprehensions.
from a speech at Digital Biota 2, Cambridge UK (1998)
There’s something to be said for the imagination. Especially when you work in a creative team.
So the deal was that we would create something to encompass our work, representative of what we do and where we come from. Simple enough, right? Wrong. When it comes to what we consider representative, there is no such thing as limits. Unless you count what we had to work with in the first place.
As I mentioned before, we do a lot of print work and we could have easily done a simple, effective layout to illustrate this. I’m sure others would have done the same. Maybe that was the reason we decided against doing just that. All I know is that after 2 days of almost non-stop work we had created something entirely indicative of our style and approach to what we do.
And it was good. Verily.