Clouds In The Head


it’s just like going os
31 October, 2008, 1:47 pm
Filed under: Daily maily, travel versus unravel

When I volunteered to teach a claymation workshop at the Create Art Carnival, it was with the naïve idea that teaching kids to do something that I’d never done would be easy. Well, I’m sitting surrounded by boxes of cameras, with calls out to people, trying to learn software, having things work, and not work, striking some problems I’d never have imagined, such as the fact that the school’s Hitachi camcorder downloads photos in reverse order to the way they were shot, and going vaguely spare. It’s just like going O.S. when you’re in your twenties and you tell someone, “of course I’ve done that before” and it’s a lie and next thing you know you’re running something on chutzpah and bull and you’re in charge of hundreds of staff and you have to decide whether to panic or just keep up with the pretense. I’m teaching 36 kids in two classes next Thursday. Oh god, oh god.

Anyhow, here’s one of several that I made to test equipment. The music is a lead-in to a PJ Harvey track.

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