I’m starting to feel better as I’ve been able to accomplish some of the work on my massive “to-do list”. I can breath a bit easier now, but certainly can’t let up on my progress.
I’ve got a good thing going on the animation. Once I had Xander and started to finally have time to work on my animation I was then butting up against the continuous needs of an infant. So, I focused on the infant, who now sleeps mostly throughout the night. She requires a 3 am diaper change and a feeding around then too, but goes back to sleep immediately. This means that I can work while she sleeps, taking a 3 am break.
Working all night is certainly rough, but my schedule totally allows for this so I’m just being a student-mom. Anyway, the one drawback I am finding is that I get deliriously tired and forget to take a picture sometimes. I also need to be very planned with what I am going to do because, I can get a bit sloppy at 2, or 4 am.
So anyway, looks like I’ll get my sand animation done as long as Xander sleeps at night. 🙂
Here are some images from my latest work:
I decided a way to represent the “working in semiosis” of many people harmoniously was to replicate a Benetton commercial, that I grew up with then to transition to a globe, which I still need to do.
This is a reshoot of the theatre footage which will be the kids inside of the “culture counteraction device”. It is super difficult to work with kids because finding the right time in their busy day where they are fed, slept, and in a good mood is difficult. I made them watch the second Harry Potter. They wanted to watch Frozen, but they’ve watched Frozen several times and they love it. I didn’t exactly want smiles on their faces and I thought Harry Potter would expand their but it was a bit too dark for them. Nonetheless, the colors from the film that land on their face are also better for my purposes. I got some great shots in this shoot; however, I should have played around longer with the second light– low key because I battled a shaddow. Nonetheless, the feedback I received from the first shoot of this has been incorporated as best as I could with toddlers. 🙂