As the Quarantine continues here and classes are coming closer to an end (next week is the last) I’ve been attempting to get organized as much as I can on various Thunderbean projects, although I have to admit I feel like I’m moving along slower than I should be! Even though, in the current situation, some projects are partially ham-stringed with scanning places and archives closed, I have been able to move forward with many other aspects on various projects. One good thing is that a lot of my freelancers are cracking through films at a pretty good pace, so quite a few of these projects are getting a lot of cleanup finished much sooner than I expected. I’ve decided to concentrate on just two at a time for now since I can get some faster to the door that way.
Wednesdays have been the busiest day here this semester. I teach until 10pm, write my article here and have to prep for an animation history class on Thursday morning. Instead of writing this week’s post, instead here’s a ‘Fireside Chat’ with a very tired version of me shot late Wednesday night.
The ‘chat’ is about digital cleanup, film prints of animated shorts, including some nitrate, variations on the theme of Vinegar Syndrome, and even a little 9.5mm and 28mm thrown in for good measure. I owe a much more in-depth dive into a *finished* project; let’s see if we can manage to get there next week. I promise to be properly dressed for the occasion in the next video.
Wishing all of you a good and safe week!