Thanks to everyone who weighed in with tech suggestions on yesterday’s connector quandary. I think I’ve finally got it figured out, thanks to a few helpful text messages from my buddy Ivon:
Tomorrow, I will finally uncover the mysteries contained within those ancient hard drives. Will it be an avalanche of awesome behind the scenes pictures, videos, and documents? Or an Al Capone’s Vaultful of disappointment. Tune in to tomorrow’s blog entry!
One of the nice things about not being in production is the free time I am afforded to check out matinees alongside this city’s retirees. As was the case this afternoon when Akemi and I checked out a screening of this year’s Oscar-nominated animation shorts. We watched all five nominees along with two bonus shorts and animated interstitials, Akemi joyfully oohing and aaahing throughout. It thought both the U.S. entries were fine: Dear Basketball, in which Kobe Bryant reflects on his love for the game, and Lou, a Pixar entry as technically accomplished as it is comparatively unremarkable. France’s The Garden party was great fun, offering an underlying sense of dread to a surprisingly creepy, but artistically impressive entry. Although Akemi thought it went on a little too long, I quite enjoyed the British-German Revolting Rhymes, based on the Roald Dahl book of the same name, that offers a wickedly dark take on some classic fairytales. Our favorite, however, was France’s touching Negative Space, about a son who reflects on his relationship with his father and the ties that bond them: specifically, their proficiency for packing.
Check them out if you get a chance. And check out the trailers for Negative Space and Revolting Rhymes below…