Not long ago, I was bragging about having not been sick in over three years. I credit a healthy lifestyle, diet and avoiding people, in general, for my success. But last Monday, I suppose it was inevitable, I was struck hard by the flu and it damned near tried to nail me right into my coffin!
Been a while since I’ve posted an update to the Wooden Production Journal. Sorry about that. There have been times, recently, where I’ve pondered the sanity of it all. The previous attempts to tell this story, I can honestly say, I wasn’t ready. My puppets were rudimentary and limited in both movement and expression. That’s how I built them, without knowing any better. So I shut the project down to regroup. Then tried again. But not really. So it shut down again.
Indeed, there were some pretty great animations submitted to the 11 Second Club in September. My own animation, “Pu and the 5 Dwarfs”, a play on Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs, swung and missed, finishing in 33rd place. The reasons why are fairly obvious.
Fairy tales are one of my favorite things, whether Disney bastardizes them or not. True, the Grimm Brothers gave us the source material but in our modern days, Disney has made them memorable and romantic.
138 entries for August. While I was hoping for a better ranking, I can’t be too dismissive of 29th place. My animation was far from perfect and honestly, my focus should not be on “winning”, but on doing the work and adding to my portfolio.
The beauty of the 11SecondClub is that I’m provided with a snippet of audio and a deadline. At the end of the month, I have another animation on my YouTube page that I wouldn’t have had otherwise! That’s pretty great.
I know I should be working on my animation project and not playing around with Blender’s Sculpting tools, but this is just so much fun!!