Saturday, September 17, 2005

The puppets of Nantes

It is called Performing Arts and it deserves the "Arts" appellative.

I was in awe when I saw this photos & videos of the "Giant puppets" that walk thru Nantes (France) at the celebration of Verne's 100th anniversary.

The spectacle started Thursday, when they placed what it seemed to be some kind of spaceship fallen from the sky. Perfect idea an setting to celebrate the anniversary of the great vissionary. They worked out the details in such a manner as to look like it had crashed on Saint-Pierre Square braking the stones from the ground.

Then next day the spaceship opens and from inside comes out...

Don't miss it,it is beautiful!.

Friday, September 16, 2005

For designers only

I've found an excellent article on how to manage a project when you are working freelance, but you can apply it anytime.

Here is the article: "How to manage the monster".

Don't miss the work of this guy and his blogg, worth for a daily visit.

Thanks Kevin.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Not much happening

Not much has happened lately.
I am working on a couple of freelance projects. Really enjoying them, since I am the creative director, art director and designer and so far been able to make the decisions, just waiting for client revisions and feedback. So far there is a way more complete and satisfying experience working freelance. I feel my creativity and skills are getting better or maybe is just that I don’t have a creative director telling me what to do?!

Right now I am on the middle of a new book: “The Karnau Tapes” a novel by Marcel Beyer. It is placed in Germany in the final days of WWII. Hermann Karnau, is a sound engineer obsessed with compiling an archive of every conceivable nuance of human sound. I got it at the Newport Beach Library for $1!!!. They had this cart full of books for just one dollar... so my wife and I got 14. How about that!!!

It reminds me a bit to other book; this time about a man obsessed with smells. The title is “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer” by Patrick Suskin. I find interesting people obsessed with certain themes since it opens you to observe things on a deeper level. Studying the phenomena farther inside you may discover really interesting things.

It may be that I am kind of an obsessive-compulsive person… and I recognize myself on these characters, why not?.

I bought the complete first season of “LOST”. I never heard about it, probably because I was in Spain while the series were playing here. We decided to get rid of the TV and don’t have cable so we only watch DVD’s. I found out about the show through their website. I thought it looked pretty good and since I am not friend of watching series on TV where you have commercial cuts every ten minutes and you watch more advertising than movie, we decided to get the complete season… anyway so far IT IS AWESOME!!!

I am really enjoying it. Very well written and directed. Even the photography is really good for a TV serie, and I love the fact that I can see a complete DVD without commercial interruptions.

I guess that’s all for today.

Peace everybody.