Monday, November 22, 2010

What is Art?

What's the difference between Marcel Duchamp's 'Fountain' 
and Michelangelo's 'David'?

It would be wrong to pee on 'David'.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Progress on "The Barley Way"

Although I'm working to get my MA, I'm also working to finish my film. All animation on sequence 3 has been finished, and it is now being inked (long, laborious process). There's several sequence 1 animation scenes in need of completion, those are the next priority. Afterward it's composing and finishing the thing.

Here are a few scenes for the flavor (they take a while to load):

Seq3 s7 from Amir Avni on Vimeo.

Seq3 s9 from Amir Avni on Vimeo.

seq3-s10 from Amir Avni on Vimeo.

Here's the work-reel I submitted before graduating from Sheridan, I got an A+

"The Barley Way" work reel from Amir Avni on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

An artist thinks like an artist

Listening to Steven Moffat is inspiring. It's very clear that how he constructs his stories is very different than how the fans and the media deconstruct them (in effort to understand or categorize them).

A few favorite bits:

Q: Did you anticipate writing for an American audience as you went into the new series?

A: I don't even anticipate writing for a British audience, I just think "what would be really really cool to happen in 'Doctor who'? How else do you write stories? I entertain myself and hope it entertains other people"

Q: I've heard that you were aiming for 'A dark fairy tale' with the series, can you explain how is that coming across?

A: To, be honest, the whole 'dark fairy tale' thing is because people jammed my arm behind my back and demanded that I label it somehow, and I suppose that is a reasonable label for it... as I'm sure we all know putting "dark" in front of "fairy tale" is entirely redundant, that is until Disney re-made the fairy tales, and de-fanged it.

Steven Moffat
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