Saturday, November 29, 2008

More film festivals- including one I completely forgot about

When I was busy traveling around in Sept and Oct, I forgot that my film "Lost Robot" was screened at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival on Oct. 25. I couldn't attend, of course, but the festival did provide a learning experience. I found out how expensive and annoying it is to try and obtain a freakin' BETA tape version of my film. (That's right! Beta! Most of my young classmates aren't even old enough to remember Beta format. My family did have a Beta tape player in the '80s, from which my brother, Larry, and I would watch our tapes of "Animalympics" and "The NeverEnding Story.")

Oddly, I was also asked to be included in a film festival that I never even submitted to! Turns out some people from the MergingArts Short Short Story Film Festival saw "Lost Robot" at the Woods Hole Film Festival this summer, and wanted to include it in their program. (The festival features films 5 minutes and under from around the world that tell a story.) Anyway, it was shown today at Concord, NH. (I had completely forgotten about this festival until they emailed me about the showing.) It's nice that I had a mini pay-off from one film festival, but hey, you know what would be awesomer? How about a job offer?

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Ballpoint pen drawings

Here are some drawings that I did recently on a bus ride to work. I cursed the fact that I had forgotten my usual tools of trade (Faber-Castell Artist pens), and had to use a ballpoint pen that I found in my backpack. It felt weird to draw with a ballpoint pen; I don't think that I've really used one to draw with since high school! While some find these cheap pens unforgiving in the permeability of their lines, I actually found it kind of fun to be able to draw wispy lines of different shades. Those artists markers that I usually use lay out a deep, dark line that is quite unalterable.

Friday, November 7, 2008


I guess it's been awhile since I posted any of my goofy steno drawings. Here's a quick sketch that I did of my friends' dog, Bowie, while I was in Portland.

Side note: I don't know if it's my outdated scanner or me, but I am just terrible at scanning images. These look horrible!