Daily Archives: 25 February, 2009

And one more thing… (for the moment).

Barely took notice of the Oscars… Not something that interests me greatly. However I can rant about a criminal injustice with the best of them so, having just listened to MacBreak weekly can I just agree that Wall-E  (winner, I’ve just read, of the best animated film oscar  which is beyond well deserved and when I have more time I’m going to google Andrew Stantons acceptance speech because I’d love to see what he said, not to mention Ed Catmull getting a technical achievement oscar which, again, is long in coming bearing in mind Pixar have had such a run of amazing films over the past 14 years or so) did not win the best sound in a film. Losing to Batman. 

Now I’ve seen Batman once. Thought it was good, not world shatteringly great and, if you’re one of my art students (hi gang) then you’ll know what I attribute it’s initial flurry of success to. However I remember nothing about the sound bar Batman’s silly voice distorter. That’s not necessarily a bad thing: a good film effect is the one that you didn’t realise was an effect but Wall-E was a consumate example of sound design and implementation. The first half of the film should have had sound nominated as the best supporting actor. 

Chalk that one down to Iron.E and fallac.E 

Truly I do not understand the business of commerce pretending to be creativity. And the award for biggest miss goes to…



Subtly changed trees image, thought I’d show the two side by side (well, y’know) for the students t see the big diff. 

Basically I was unhappy with something in the picture that I couldn’t put my finger on. As it was it was the middle highlight on the trunk which was capturing the eyeflow in a less than positive way (remember kids: eyeflow = area of highest detail first, most detail last). So, couple of plays with it after work last night and I’m sticking with this one. Funny how an image can look 20% off and then appear fixed with 1% change. Or something. 

Anyhow, onwards. Three meetings to fit in between now and 1 so about to do the meeting commute 🙁 One is an official college meeting about blogs which could either be spectacularly interesting or deeply, hugely, frustrating. We’ll see.