"Their reasons for the journey were as varied as their destinations: to conduct business, to bid farewell to a dying parent, to bring back a new bride to the New World. They were nervous for the homecoming ahead, anticipating the changes in their loved ones’ faces, and the changes they’d see mirrored there in themselves."—Helene Wecker, The Golem and The Jinni
PEOPLE SPEAK LESS TO ONE ANOTHER; WHEN THEY DO, THEY SAY LESS OF WHAT THEY MEAN TO SAY. THERE IS LITTLE CONFRONTATION AND LESS BLAME. SHYING AWAY FROM FIGHTING WITH THEIR HUMAN ANTAGONISTS, THEY TUSSLE INSTEAD WITH WOLF-MEN AND HUNGRY MONSTERS.
'The Divine, written by Israeli writer/filmmaker Boaz Lavie, and illustrated by the immensely talented Asaf and Tomer Hanuka, will be concurrently released in English with First Second, and in French by Darguad, next year. It follows the story of former military man Mike, whose humdrum civilian life is interrupted by his army friend Jason, who persuades him to take on a job which he assures him is easy money: a covert, lucrative contract in an obscure, cicil-war ridden, South-Asian country called Quanlom. The job turns out be far from simple, however, as it turns oyut the civil war is being led by two 10-year old twins with supernatural powers. Heidi MacDonald’s got a blurb over at The Beat, which describes it as ‘a fast-paced, brutal, and breathlessly beautiful portrait of a world where ancient powers vie with modern warfare and nobody escapes unscathed.’ The Hanuka’s can draw the living hell out of anything, so I imagine a lot of people- myself included- will be all over this one.’
this girl is excited softkid is coming to LA ~ SOOOOON
have fun you lovelies~~
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Helene Wecker, The Golem and the Jinni
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my poor heart
Photo 01: a marble egg !! surrounded by that “god give me the…” prayer
Photo 02: would cop if i had a vhs player
Behind the Scenes of Karl Lagerfeld’s Women Only; Xiao Wen Ju
Hey duder, real question time! My impression is that your work is very improvisational and in the moment. Or is that just your super chill vibe? What is your process like in developing / planning / creating something like a short film that can't be completed in one or two sittings? Do you outline, storyboard, write stuff? Is the process wildly different depending on your mood? What's the deal?! Thanks, Joe
Hi Joe. thanks for the thoughtful question. First off I want to say, if you’re looking for advice, my main tip is to ignore any rules you might have been taught and focus on what works for you. There is no right or wrong way to animate. So do whatever you want to get sweet results.
Yeah you guessed it. I mostly just animate off the top of my head. I’m not big into pre production. I never make animatics for my own stuff. I only do rough animation if its a complicated shot that i might fail at. Otherwise i just go straight into final clean animation. I’m not saying that’s the best way to do things, but its best for me. I do make storyboards for longer stuff. They’re super sketchy and loose. Mostly just make them to quickly reference what happens next and to keep the big picture in mind. This is the storyboard I used when making The Jump.
You’ll notice I cut some stuff out and didn’t bother planning out the ghost memory stuff. I think if story meant a lot to me I might be more into planning. But it doesn’t, so I’m not.