Got the BFI two disc set of The Short Films of The Brothers Quay 1979 - 2003 for Christmas. Enthralling stuff. Quite hypnotised by the beauty of the animations, the textures, the music, the shifts of focus and depths of field, and the the glimpses of the hidden worlds. I particularly like the poses of the puppets, the extended hand, the cocked head, the subtle pausing.
Monday, 28 December 2009
Thursday, 17 December 2009
It's all too much! My hard disk on my trusty old G4 powerbook has finally given up the ghost, so I'm having to shell out for a new laptop. Settled on getting a 13" Macbook Pro, mainly because it's the cheapest (Mac) option. Got some regular illustration work to finish so I need it to do that. Unfortunately that means I've had to put construction of wonkybots etc on hold probably until the new year. Grrrrrrrrr. I'd rather have spent the money (that I haven't got anyway) on a bench drill (or perhaps a turkey and some crackers).