A few photos from my visit to St. Ann’s Warehouse for the Festival of New Puppet Theater. Some of my drawings and a minor recap of the event can be seen here: http://jedinkandsword.blogspot.com/2013/05/developmental
They sure don’t make monsters the way they used to anymore.
Just finished some very physically demanding work, so I’m doing quite a bit of drawing to shift gears and finding some much needed relaxation from it. At least before I have to go back. Here’s a quick sketch of a street performer at the park.
I definitely need to pick up a drying rack for the posters I’m screen printing. Notice the mischievous paw prints.
Incredible promo shot for The Phoenix Dance Theater produced by Ink Films and Director Greg Clark. Check it!
Sketches this morning of waiters in Montmartre.
Worked on some color tests for a run of large 4-color screen printed posters.
Well made short film you don’t have to be a skateboarder to appreciate. The shots are beautiful and story interesting as the four skaters featured, (Ryan Sheckler, Torey Pudwill, Ryan Decenzo and Zered Bassett) talk about their unique approaches coming from different backgrounds.
Having some fun storyboarding for a client this week. Here’s one I did on location.
Aaaaand here’s the finish for that sketch. Some shrubbery but no trees for Bob Ross say the knights who say Ni!
“On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit. And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit, and you think, ‘Okay, this is the limit’. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.” – Ayrton Senna
Built this rig over the weekend for what will be a four-five color screen printing run.
“Getting out of your chair at home to experience something in the real world has started to become a rare occurrence, and to a lot of people, an unnecessary one… There’s no romance in a mouse click.”- Jack White. Here’s more from his commentary:
Years ago someone told me that 1,200 high school kids were given a survey. A question was posed to them: Have you ever been to a stand-alone record shop? The number of kids that answered “yes” was… zero.
Zero? How could that be possible? Then I got realistic and thought to myself, “Can you blame them?” How can record shops (or any shop for that matter) compete with Netflix, TiVo, video games that take months to complete, cable, texting, the Internet, etc. etc? Getting out of your chair at home to experience something in the real world has started to become a rare occurrence, and to a lot of people, an unnecessary one. Why go to a bookstore and get a real book? You can just download it. Why talk to other human beings, discuss different authors, writing styles and influences? Just click your mouse. Well here’s what they’ll someday learn if they have a soul; there’s no romance in a mouse click. There’s no beauty in sitting for hours playing video games (anyone proud of that stop reading now and post your opinion in the nearest forum). The screen of an iPhone is convenient, but it’s no comparison to a 70mm showing of a film in a gorgeous theater. The Internet is two-dimensional…helpful and entertaining, but no replacement for face-to-face interaction with a human being. But we all know all of that, right? Well, do we? Maybe we know all that, but so what?
Let’s wake each other up.
The world hasn’t stopped moving. Out there, people are still talking to each other face-to-face, exchanging ideas and turning each other on. Art houses are showing films, people are drinking coffee and telling tall tales, women and men are confusing each other and record stores are selling discs full of soul that you haven’t felt yet. So why do we choose to hide in our caves and settle for replication? We know better. We should at least. We need to re-educate ourselves about human interaction and the difference between downloading a track on a computer and talking to other people in person and getting turned onto music that you can hold in your hands and share with others. The size, shape, smell, texture and sound of a vinyl record; how do you explain to that teenager who doesn’t know that it’s a more beautiful musical experience than a mouse click? You get up off your ass, you grab them by the arm and you take them there. You put the record in their hands. You make them drop the needle on the platter. Then they’ll know.
Making music is always fun. Making a record is even better. And by record, I mean a beautifully packaged and warm toned music recording on vinyl. I’m headin’ over to Third Man Records in Nashville to try out their refurbished 1947 voice-o-graph machine. It’s “the only working vinyl record recording booth open to the public in the world”. Pop in some tokens and you’ll have two minutes of audio to record before it presses it onto a 6-inch vinyl. If only I had this thing years ago.