It's hard to believe that my new short film is finally completed after nearly four years since I started doing the animation. I put in the final touches last weekend and my friend, Joe Campana, did the 3.1 mix for theater configuration. The film clocks in at exactly 6 minutes!
Sensology is an abstract animated visualization of a 1995 landmark performance by two avant-guarde musicians, Paul Plimley and Barry Guy. I recently collaborated with Barry and Paul on Fixed Fragmented Fluid, which I also hope to turn into a movie at a later date.
The files for the completed film were shipped to Qube Cinema in oder to master a DCP for digital theaters. I will see a screening of the film on July 26th at the Qube facility to make sure everything looks good. Then, I will be delivering the DCP to the Laemmle Theater.
I will post the exact theater location and screening times as soon as I know them. Hope some of you can make it to the premiere.
Flight 7 Preview
July 4th, 2010
Kazu and Jason just posted a preview for Flight 7, including 2-6 page excerpts of each story in the book.
Flight 7 will be released at San Diego Comic-Con this year. Feel free to stop by the booth and say hi to several of the Flight artists, who will be there all weekend signing books. If you won’t be at the show, you can also pre-order the book on Amazon, or look for it at your local bookseller on July 20, 2010!
Fixed Fragmented Fluid
June 30th, 2010
The show was a huge success! But not without its share of traumas...
We had several technical problems during the week before the premiere, and I had to operate with very little sleep. I felt that I was faced with obstacles that seemed unsurmountable... yet we prevailed. Thanks in big part to my wife, Nancy, who took a proactive role in the performance by becoming my technical assistant, and to Barry Guy, whose extreme professionalism shaped the presentation. In the end, everything worked out fantastic, and the sold out audience gave us a standing ovation.
Photo by Chris Cameron
The band was absolutely incredible, Barry, Maya, Peggy, Paul, Lucas, Peter and Evan - all fabulous musicians, creative thinkers and great people as well. Hanging out with them for a week was an enriching experience.
A huge thank you to Rainbow Robert and Ken Pickering, from Coastal Jazz; and to Ben Laurence for saving our butts with his technical expertise.
I think it's safe to say that we haven't seen the last of FFF.
Photo by Chris Cameron
Rehearsals, Presentation and Performance
June 18th, 2010