Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Don't upgrade

I've learned my lesson! Do not, absolutely do not upgrade computers or software without lots of research, and certainly not in the middle of projects.

We were looking at my Drobo, which is a huge meaty hard drive. It was running off an ordinary USB cable. and my IT thought, it has a FW 800, why not use that, it should be better and much faster.

Oh disaster, Final Cut Pro kept crashing, spinning pizza wheel of death. Nothing would open. iCloud crap kept popping up. We couldn't figure it out. So I just shut down the computer and disconnected the 800 cable and put back in the USB back on and Voila, everything back to normal.

Well not quite. I had upgraded to Yosemite and now I can't open Compressor, Motion or Soundtrack Pro. Crap. How do I export my finished 30 GB film to a place where I can burn DVD's now?

So be forwarded, just because it is shiny and new, DON'T UPGRADE! check it out thoroughly first.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Facebook Website Page for Film Wander

Wander's Facebook page

Indiegogo Campaign

Is almost ready to go!

I am creating a short film, Wander, which explores a young woman's journey through the detritus of life.

I am raising money to pay my actress, and cover a few travel expenses.

More to come

Sunday, June 7, 2015

It's going to be HELL ON WHEELS

So it is June 7th, a warm Sunday morning, and I thought that I had better pre-pack the Vardo to make sure I'm going to get 10 Fish Bomb Boat paper sculptures, popup canopy, food, 2 dogs, and a folding bicycle in it in preparation for my exhibit in Fort Worth Community Arts Center. I had intended to pre-pack and remove them all, since in this heat, I didn't think it would be wise to put shellac impregnated paper in a hot vehicle. Well 2 hot and sweaty hours later, the Vardo it packed.

And well, shit, I'm not taking it out. Most of the time was spend trying to get the big pot bellied latest FBB in the door. Of course, stupid artist thinks about art, and not anything practical, like getting the sculpture through a doorway!. Twisting, and contorting and struggling for a half hour got a 3foot wide sculpture through a two foot wide doorway :()

One side did get a tiny bit damaged, but I figured why damage more getting it out and then back in on the real pack. I'll take some paper, glue, henna etc to FW (I always to anyway) and repair it on location.

So after that comedy of cluster-fuck, I decided to leave it all. I've attached some pics.

Still have to put the dogs, bicycle, and any other stuff I can.

And yes, tomorrow, I take it down to the garage to have it looked at and inspected.