Showing posts from April, 2011

A NEED for a deadline

As I keep polishing PUPPET STRUGGLES 8 I was thinking it has to HAVE a deadline before I keep working on it. Unlike previous "struggles" I am trying not to commit that mistake of having all done no matter what, just to get it done. I definitely do not want to regret to all things that could have been made and blablabla. I am doing my best effort to stop blaming the past, since I know most of what used to make me regret was simply the fact of not being able to do anything otherwise. Second life (lets call previous years second life from now on) back THEN was quite uncertain You know, relying on so many factors, that rely on others that take you to other, and this other one could just let you go ahead on whichever thing...

Well, now is all different.

The studio (my room) is there for me, and no one will touch it, no one will move it, and the time to work on details is certainly available. Maybe with less supplies but with access to get it (with savings every month)

Now, the qu…

Retrospective and Hopes

Retrospective of Metalmadcat

Back in 2010, early in february I was determined to come up with a film. After several attempts in 2009 making experiments, the idea was to create what would be my first short. With the unconditional help from online animators (such as John Hankins, Brian Prosser, Nick Hilligoss, Ron Cole, Marc Spess, Stryder, and some more) I was fed up with knowledge regarding animation and the beauty of film-making. Despite of all the inner-circumstances (personal life) something could be done, and "No Time to Lose" was created. My first decent buildup puppet was shown there, it was a hare puppet based on the march hare of Lewis Caroll. The theme was abstract, risky, and made during rushing-hours...Luckily I was on time to submit it at a local fest (Clifton Film Fest 2010) and the film itself received some great feedback. While things seemed to be working just fine, circumstances were more and more complicated for me. During the rest of 2010 my online presence…