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October 24, 2007

My eyes are red and I'm tired

The fires in Malibu are about 80% contained, but the smoke and the ash and burnt leaves fly through the air, even though we're about 3 miles away. All this junk swirling around in the air is realy irritating our eyes, and I look like I'm constantly on the verge of tears. (Maybe I'm just sensitive.

Kind of like this.


As a result of the Santa Ana winds that brought all this trouble, it's also ridiculously hot here right now. One of my very favorite things about this area is that I never have to use AC either in the house or the car, because it's pretty consistently between 72 and 80 degrees.

But it's been like 90 degrees even in the evening. It stinks. It's like I live in the Valley....I think it ends tomorrow.

Now with the irritated eyes, it kind of stinks that I'm really drawing in earnest for my animated short. (Don't get too excited, it's only 15 seconds long). Today I had to stay at the lab 90 minutes long because it just takes so much time. So drawing for 4 hours straight can really take a toll on already red tired eyes.

When I get a scanner I'll post my storyboards.

I've been writing a lot. Working on two different full length scripts and a Christmas Play for church at home. It's funny how once you commit and start working on a story, the ideas just flow. I end up writing myself emails all the time, with a ton of ideas of snippets of dialogues, little character quirks, plot points. I also write them down alot too.

The Eagles are really bad. But honestly it's really hard to watch sports here on the west coast. The times are all screwy.

My parents come and visit next week, I'm looking forward to it.

Posted by jason on October 24, 2007 09:42 PM


i'd be interesting in seeing your drawings! how many fps do you have to do?

Posted by: bsweber on October 25, 2007 02:17 AM

It's 24 frames er second, but sometimes you shoot "on 2's", which means each drawing takes up 2 frames. So at least 360 drawing to make up that 15 seconds!

Posted by: jason on October 25, 2007 02:25 AM

whew, that's nuts

Posted by: bsweber on October 25, 2007 04:08 AM

just tell brett the drawings are for elany and then never pay him , then fire him and force him to work for his former lady friend again

Posted by: paul Odders on October 25, 2007 05:57 PM

When you write alot do you find it getting easier or do you feel more drained of creative energy and ideas?

Posted by: Anonymous on October 25, 2007 11:21 PM

The ideas spark and create more ideas for the most part, but actually writing is pretty tiring... I can't write for way too many hours in a row except for if I really have to.

Posted by: jason on October 25, 2007 11:24 PM

the eagle are dead to me.

Posted by: Anonymous on October 26, 2007 09:35 AM

hey man hope you're doing good! I'm a terrible person (fan wise), but you aren't so I hope it's all ok haha
and good luck with the writing! just passing through...

Posted by: Poncho on October 28, 2007 02:51 AM

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