A glass of orange juice with a few squeezes of lime juice added is delicious, I have discovered (“OH YOU’RE SUCH A GASTRONOMIC GENIUS” – fuck you).
It’s good to have more than one interest or pursuit so that if one fails you at some point (temporarily or permanently) your life doesn’t suddenly become very dark
I made a video!
It wound up being a bit ambiguous in terms of the message, which was of course not my intention, so I consider it somewhat of a failure. But I like it in parts.
I passed all my exams at university. What shocked me was that I got a better grade in Swedish than in German, which is one of my main subjects. Actually, my German is awful – it adds up.
Incidentally here is a quote I just happened to find by chance online:
What attracts students to the study of a foreign language is not its appearance as an abstruse code saying the very same things that are said more simply in their mother tongue, but, rather, the opening up of a new world by the foreign language.
— Jackie-Ann Ross, “New Zealand’s Educational TV”
I don’t know who Jackie-Ann Ross is but I agree with her findings.
too much time + too much hair = hairband.
I made a hairband out of a coathanger, some felt, and a tie that i’ve never worn.
I made an “instructional” video to explain photoshop brushes. It’s 20 minutes long and it’s rambly and uninformed. I can’t think of a worse way to spend 20 minutes of your life. Here you go!
I did a couple of quick sketches for the clock crew drawing thingy, this one came out ok. I don’t like it especially but um… Click the thumbnail, dummy.
I’m going to make a documentary type film, but I don’t yet know much more than that. I will go up to people in the street and I will talk to them and ask them questions and film their answers a la Cinema Verite. Then I’ll take a still image of them with my SLR. I’ll make a video and a photo essay from my outing(s).
PS I’m making this website slightly more user friendly by improving the categories and the way my stuff is displayed (eg. Now the videos page has a list of my videos instead of linking directly to youtube).
So I made this video…
And in other news, I saw Rushmore and Transamerica recently and they are both great films.
I often have very cinematic dreams. But last night I had a strange twist on the normal cinematic dream: I was both in the dream, and watching the dream as a movie, from a third person perspective. It was really impressively directed, especially the action sequences.
What I thought was great, upon waking, was that, in the dream, as I watched the “movie” play out before me, I thought “Man. Maybe I should give up all hope of making movies – I’d never be able to come up with anything as good as this”.
I love this video:
Found on Youtube by Drawn!
My Parisian readers will be upset that I forgot to remind them that my photography was displayed (from May to early June) in an exhibition in Paris. I don’t really know what sort of establishment it is, but it’s fun that my pictures were hanging around in Paris.
They were here: Atrium 2, place Jussieu 75005
I would have liked to go and see them, purely as an excuse to go to Paris, but I had exams for the past two weeks. And no money. Thankfully my exams are all over now, but I do still have a presentation for Dutch next Friday.
Try to recreate the experience of the exhibition we missed: Study the following images, and then close your eyes and pretend you’re in Paris, with excited French voices murmuring all around you.
They chose the pictures, not me. I don’t even like the cranefly one, but the others were ok. I like the Bus one and the bridge one in particular.
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And so I am now faffing around doing arty farty stuff again. Above is a portrait of EnglishClock
This is a pretty monumental discovery I think: Wireless Electricity.
Apparently Tesla did it ages ago but not as efficiently as this.