I'm back from California (more on that later) where I had a private screening of the DCP of my finished short film, Sensology. It was great to see the film at 2K resolution on a big screen. I hand delivered the DCP to Laemmle Theatres for this coming weekend's premiere. The film will play at:
Laemmle's Fallbrook 7
6731 Fallbrook Ave
West Hills, CA 91307
(818) 340 8710
Screenings are Friday July 30th, Saturday July 31st and Sunday August 1st at 2:00PM and 5:50PM.
July 15th, 2010
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
I'm now in full rehearsal mode, getting ready for the big showdown at 8:00pm, on June 25th. I'll arrive in Vancouver on Sunday morning, June 20th, and will start working with the technicians to set up my crazy contraptions. Starting Monday morning, June 21st, I'll be rehearsing with the composer and the musicians until the show. Three years of research and hard work are finally coming to a head! Click here for tickets and additional info.
Coastal Jazz featured a recent blog entry on Fixed Fragmented Fluid which you can read here.
For those who are interested, Barry Guy (composer) and I will be giving a talk about the project at the British Colombia University, the day before the performance. The presentation will take place at 10:00 am on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at UBC Robson Square room C400. Admission is free and open to the general public. Click here for details.
Image Comics to Publish The Saga of Rex
June 8th, 2010
It's official, Image Comics will publish the 200-page full color graphic novel, The Saga of Rex, this coming October 15. I see that the book is already available for pre-order on amazon.com and featured in Diamond's Book Distributors's catalog on page 86.