A Good Old Fashioned Book Burning

Posted on Jun 21, 2010 in Film & animation, Photography

Burning a book during a shoot for Call of C'Thulhu

This weekend, Ehab and I trucked a bunch of film equipment out to my place in Burnaby and shot the final scene for our Call of C’Thulhu project. You can read all about our experience on the official Space Squid blog.


Posted on Oct 14, 2009 in Photography, Thoughts

balancing rocks

A little while ago I wrote about becoming too immersed in design that I couldn’t see the forest for the trees. Well in search of the forest, and more time with friends and in a design-free (head)space, I seem to have tilted the scales a little too far the other way. While most of my peers in term 3 are stressing out over the amount of work that we’ve barrelled through this term, I somehow feel the opposite. Almost as if I’ve barely done a thing at all that is worth any greatness.

Of course this can’t be true. Up until this point I’ve handed everything in, although some were a tad late. A recent Facebook status update sums it up: I think my expectations of productivity need to be lowered so I actually feel as if I’ve done something. I’m always working, all of my assignments get handed in, yet I feel I do nothing outside of class. This is obviously not the case.

Why do I not feel as stressed out as my friends. Well, I don’t think I have the answer to that. Due to the fact that a recent migraine that I’m still dealing with, has taken me out of a productive state for four days, contradicts my previous statement. The only answer I have is I’m human. It’s taken me a long time to admit to it, but I’m not a super hero, I can’t save the world with spandex and a cape. But that doesn’t mean I’m not going to try some other way. Trial and error and enjoy the ride.

Hopefully term 4 will be a better balance of all things, design and otherwise.

Storytelling case study

Posted on Jun 19, 2009 in Photography

Last Friday we were handed a design brief to tell a story through the medium of a staged photograph. At first thought, it seemed like just another project added onto what already seemed an insurmountable pile of work. After the initial sigh of despair, I actually thought about it and saw it in the exact opposite light. This was an opportunity to do something I was already good at. There was no learning curve on this project. It was fun, I got to work with two different groups by the end of the week, and I had a great time meeting new people and playing with different concepts.
You can see the process I took in one group in my storytelling case study.