groundbreaking film brings us the voices of the Mayan people as they
share their perspectives on the prophecies of their ancestors and their
fight to defend Mother Earth and their culture from destruction.
The Mayan Word is both a message of hope and a call to action.
Featuring testimonies from contemporary Mayans throughout Mesoamerica,
from spiritual guides to activists, community leaders, farmers, artists,
teachers, and children, this film is an extraordinary journey into the
heart of Mayan struggle and spirituality.
So it would seem that this year I am not up keeping my blog as prolifically as I have in past years. I am hoping to get back into a weekly habit of blogging. So what has been keeping me so busy? Well, to start with, I decided to organize my own wedding this year, Ziggy and I got married in August, with a steampunk "Midsummer's Night's Dream" theme.
Before and since then I have been regularly producing stop-motions. I recently learned how to use the record function in Photoshop (scripting), and was just wrapping up the editing process of 2000 photos for one of 7 projects I am working on, when my hard-drive decided to become almost full & stop working. Luckily, my darling husband mail ordered new hard-drives, so I should be back on track soon with finishing editing. Did I mention I am learning a new program, Adobe After Effects, to be able to put my stop-motion animation together?
I tried submitting a rough draft version of my stop-motion to Canadian Music Week's film festival, but it was rejected, though I was encouraged to try again another year. I requested feedback and was advised the work was too experimental and they prefer works that have a story line. Perfectly understandable. Good thing is, that is my next step anyways; I do want to eventually want to work with story telling, although I love experimental work so much I'll probably produce both kinds of short films.
So now I have a few months before the stop-motions have to be complete. But I am finding post-processing is very time consuming, in some cases, more so then producing the stop-motions themselves. My latest project with singer/songwriter Mynah Marie took us two months and well over 100 hours to produce enough footage, but we aren't 100% happy with everything and keep discussing the possibility of producing more footage for the project, called "Autumn".
I look forward to sharing my future creations with you!