been awhile since I posted here.
First and foremost, for those of you organising or going to Nom Con, I wish you the very best! I hope you enjoy it and I hope it is a great success!
Unfortunately, I will not be going. I still live here in Germany, and believe it or not, while I have had no classes for the last few months, I have work starting again on Monday, so really can't take it off as a holiday.
In other news I think I should mention the recent passing of visionary director Satoshi Kon. Kon directed such classics as Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, Paranoia Agent, and Paprika. I particularly admire Kon for making films that go beyond what is typically considered the realm of animation. They have a quality that distinguishes them from most anime - extreme mental states, psychological suspense, confusion about the blurring lines between reality and fantasy. I believe his works stand tall not only as anime masterpieces, but as masterpieces of film.
To end this journal entry I guess I will talk a little bit about what is going on with me, where the hell have I gone? Have I stopped making art?
To answer the latter answer first, no, far from it. I have been working on a number of large projects, but they are not finished and perhaps not suitable for DA. For one I am working on a new animated film, just over four and a half minutes of animation done another 25 to go. The screenplay is in both English and German, but it will be recorded in German first.
I am also due to start teaching life drawing toward the end of October - so I have also been preparing for that - doing a bit of life drawing, reading several books, learning the relevant German vocabulary, making sure I can translate the exercises into German. Also, although its with the local community college and they do some advertising, I will really need to do a bit of advertising myself to make sure it takes off, so I made some posters and have given a couple out - but its not always easy to get a shop to advertise for you and I don't really know the legalities of just putting up posters around town on empty buildings etc. Still there are a few out there - and hopefully they will get noticed and get people signing up.
I hope all is well for all of you. I look at your deviations and I am very impressed with them.
Keep up the good work!