The flat is turning into a jungle of Morning Glory. One of them was as tall as me until I gave it the chop.
Just a reminder that Soul Searcher is screening on film night at the Bristol International Comic Expo on Friday May 9th – book your tickets now.
Slowly the Morning Glory are taking over the flat. Soon they’ll be communicating through sinister clicking sounds. Some we’re training to cascade, others to climb. Today we erected strings with toilet roll tubes on for the latter category. Some of the cascading plants are on a wooden board propped up with VHS copies of my first feature.
In other news, I finished the latest videomatic, which won’t be appearing on this site because it gives too much away; The Model Unit have made a hollow hand for the Swordsman, enabling finer control of his weapon, and Katie’s design for Kara’s costume is coming on nicely.
Our Morning Glory are a foot high and trying to escape.
Last week Ian and Hank and I met up with a potential art director. We latter two knew nothing about building sets, and we were duly illuminated. Hank suggested hiring a lock-up garage and going on scavenging runs to collect materials. Whether this will happen in a van painted in the A Team style is more than I can say.
Today I continue work on another videomatic, the seventh so far. Last Wednesday the living room was filled with another high quality miniature – this one made from C-stands, bin bags, tissue paper, a pillow and a paper lantern. At one point I represented a matte painting by cutting a hole in one of Ian’s illustrations (not an original, I hasten to add) and shooting through it. The scene called for a duplicate of a female character, necessitating purchases from a discounted range of Pirates of the Caribbean action figures. Although there was only one Keira Knightley left on the shelf, there were two girly-haired Orlando Blooms, so it’s old Legoland who stars in the videomatic.