Reformulating.

So I know that I’ve been a little quiet lately…. due to a couple of things.  1) Brad came to visit yesterday- Hi Brad! and 2) We’ve been reformulating a little bit. Brad also brought me a bunch of tools, so I could make something physical.

Today, I built this thing.  It’s the frame of a house.  It will be covered in white cotton, which we will be projecting onto, now that I got the projector, got it working, and all is well with that.  Latifa is working hard on the sound component.  We are definitely feeling happy and more focused with this new direction.  🙂

A Shift.

Latifa working on her drawing, from my "little viewing window," up in the bedrooms. You can see the whole studio from here.

Today we’ve been working a bit.  Latifa says she’s been playng with her sound program, and so feels like she’s getting somewhere with that, which is great.  I’ve been feeling stuck with the 3D stuff, but we went for coffee today, and talked about some things, and I think some things are going to change a little.  I think I’m going to build something.  But that’s all I’m going to say for now, because so much depends on what’s available to me to use to be able to execute the idea.

Last night, Brad told me that the projector I ordered showed up at our house in Calgary. YAY!!  I was worried about it, because I bought it on ebay, and then, after they had shipped it, I realized my postal code was listed incorrectly, and so I wasn’t sure if it would make it to my house.  But it did!  So he’s probably going to come visit this weekend, and bring a few things out for me.  and it’ll be great to see him- I haven’t seen him since I left, two weeks ago!  Yay!

And knowing we have the projector changes things for me a little…. I am not stuck to what I can show with my computer or a video screen.  I want to try projecting from the “little viewing window,” but I think the wall is just too far away.  But we’ll try it.

Star Falls/ Latifa’s First Interview!

Tonight we went for a walk with Kristin and her two dogs, Sadie and Rosko.  We walked the Star Falls trail, which was really short, but beautiful, of course.

Latifa interviewing Krisin, who is being recorded on the phone.

Latifa was interviewing Kristin, for her sound work, which we have decided may or may not happen this month.

I was falling behind taking photos…. of Latifa and Kristin.

On the way out… a beautiful view.

As for the 3D stuff… I’ve been feeling a little stuck in terms of content, but that may be my education talking.  I’m a little uncomfortable because I don’t have a conceptual reason/idea to use a certain type of image with the SIRDs, but maybe I don’t need to, as this is turning into more of a research based project anyway.  I just don’t want to make a bunch of cool 3D effects with landscapes.  What to use, what to use?  Sleep on it.

Star Falls/ Latifa’s First Interview!

Tonight we went for a walk with Kristin and her two dogs, Sadie and Rosko.  We walked the Star Falls trail, which was really short, but beautiful, of course.

Latifa interviewing Krisin, who is being recorded on the phone.

Latifa was interviewing Kristin, for her sound work, which we have decided may or may not happen this month.

I was falling behind taking photos…. of Latifa and Kristin.

On the way out… a beautiful view.

As for the 3D stuff… I’ve been feeling a little stuck in terms of content, but that may be my education talking.  I’m a little uncomfortable because I don’t have a conceptual reason/idea to use a certain type of image with the SIRDs, but maybe I don’t need to, as this is turning into more of a research based project anyway.  I just don’t want to make a bunch of cool 3D effects with landscapes.  What to use, what to use?  Sleep on it.

Thoughts and decisions

I am thinking with all the things we have left to do and all the things I want to do I am going to cut the voice part of the sound project. Sometimes there is just too much, and decisions have to be made. That doesn’t mean I’ll turn down potential interviewees, but I need to concentrate on the most important things. It is now reaching the halfway point. I will definitely have a sound component but will use the sounds I have collected thus far. This evening I collected a lot of melodic samples on the keyboard. Now I just have to get Jen singing hehe.
We were talking earlier and I really think it’s true that to get good interviews you have to become part of a community and it takes time and continued effort to integrate. We are still very much outsiders, in addition to the fact that we spend most of our time in our creative bubble.
Nonetheless I am still very excited about my 8-channel interface, even if I haven’t used it much yet.

drawing fingers

Thoughts and decisions

I am thinking with all the things we have left to do and all the things I want to do I am going to cut the voice part of the sound project. Sometimes there is just too much, and decisions have to be made. That doesn’t mean I’ll turn down potential interviewees, but I need to concentrate on the most important things. It is now reaching the halfway point. I will definitely have a sound component but will use the sounds I have collected thus far. This evening I collected a lot of melodic samples on the keyboard. Now I just have to get Jen singing hehe.
We were talking earlier and I really think it’s true that to get good interviews you have to become part of a community and it takes time and continued effort to integrate. We are still very much outsiders, in addition to the fact that we spend most of our time in our creative bubble.
Nonetheless I am still very excited about my 8-channel interface, even if I haven’t used it much yet.

drawing fingers