Wednesday, October 28, 2009

So I have updated my portfolio with a few more things: Straw, Incurable, WWWLBWT, and just updated the images for: C, Great Love/Conquest, Secret History, and The Story I Want to Tell You. All the images for those projects were done by the exceptional Jason Edwards.

A lot of the recent projects that have popped up on my portfolio were helped along with the critique of Tobias Ottahal, and big thanks for that.

During making new projects for my portfolio, I caught up on toooons of TV. Like TONS! But really bad TV. I would have it stream in the background while I worked. Bad TV while I work is really comforting and calming to me, it keeps me focused/distracted in a good way in the sense that it keeps me awake and engaged (but yeah I know, shouldn't I be engaged by the project?), I guess the better word is entertained and motivated, but anyways. With good TV, it's hard to have it streaming in the background because good TV has all these visual cues and hints that need to be watched in order for it to be understood as good, and so it demands a larger amount of attention. And there's also the whole thing with good TV where the characters say something, but their actions speak differently, which gives the scene a whole deeper meaning, whereas with bad TV, what is said is what is meant and its very superficial in that sense.

So enough of this portfolio business.

Saw this film with Jane tonight:
Coco Avant Chanel. It's about fashion designer Coco Chanel before she became mega famous and ubiquitous. The film mainly focused on her love life, and as much as I love love, I thought the film was pretty weak. I guess it didn't help either that one of the characters would sometimes speak in a British accent then go back into French, sounded really awkward and highly laughable. The film just wasn't compelling or engaging for me in any way, it was flat and preetty forgettable.

And it looks like I'll be in Asia for a bit in December. KL and HK yonder!


Tobias said...

Ellen said...

Yep exactly like that!