Critical thinking Part 4: Getting Personal (by techNyouvids)
I LOVE THIS. Logic and critical thinking for kids and adults presented simply and beautifully in a Saul Bass-esque way. There’s 6 parts in all, each one presenting basic logic principles in a very digestible way.
To all animators New Year Greetings from Norman McLaren
My best wishes for seven hundred and fifty six million, eight hundred and sixty four thousand frames of hale and hearty good health in 1983.
For the two to three hundred million frames of them when you will be unconscious, may your R.E.M. sleep be dappled with delightful, delicious or delirious dreams.
Of the approximate one hundred and fifty two million when you are at work, may they be crammed with contented cat-purring craftsmanship enlivened by many million-frame bursts of consummate creativity.
As for the 352 million frames of leisure time, may you find tranquility, peace, joy, happiness or jubilation, or whatever you are searching for.
There will be nearly nine million frames spent eating; be it gluttonous or graceful, be it gallimaufrous or gourmet, may you always have goluptious gustification.
Of the “I-don’t-know-how-many” million frames you will spend in amorous activity may you have sinless, sweet, soulful and sensational sex!
God bless you.
A HANDY REFERENCE GUIDE FOR ANIMATORS
1 SEC. 24 = 24 1 MIN. 24x60 = 1,440 1 HR. 24x60x60 = 86,400 1 DAY 24x60x60x24 = 2,073,600 1 YEAR 24x60x60x24x365 = 756,864,000 10 YRS. 24x60x60x24x365x10 = 7,568,640,000 100 YRS. 24x60x60x24x365x10x100 = 75,686,400,000
(I hope I’m correct.)
As you know, our CONSCIOUS impression of time is very elastic. The greater the cerebral or emotional activity the shorter seems a second; the lesser the cerebral & emotional activity (COMPLETE BOREDOM) the longer seems a second.
THE BEST POEM I KNOW ABOUT THIS ASPECT OF TIME IS -
The day was a year at first When children played in the garden;
The day shrank down to a month When the boys played ball;
The day was a week thereafter When young men walked in the garden;
The day will last forever When it is nothing at all.
A really lovely animation with a lot of heart (literally) and OEN’s really heartfelt description:
“Evening all, if you’d like to join me in watching this little animation by Drew Christie which is packed full of character and atmosphere. If you’re a regular here you’ll know we are big fans of anything handmade, so this sombre animation was just the tonic needed on what has turned out to be quite a depressing day.
I know everyone will have read this on the internet over and over again but we both genuinely feel quite gutted following the loss of Steve Jobs. I think any individual that looks to follow an unconventional career path will always look to Steve as an example of what you can achieve with belief in what you’re creating, we simply wouldn’t be doing what we are without the technological developments that Steve and Apple have implemented.
So it was quite fitting that something made by hand would catch my eye and act as a pick me up, with Drew’s piece created in aid of a Moondoggies track “Empress of the North”. Drew’s countless hours drawing these frames and water colouring them one by one has really paid off, presenting a really entertaining and eye pleasing piece.”
Seems simply racist, but actually thoughtful and introspective. At least from my perspective. Note of intention from French director Cédric Villain (what an unfortunate last name):
“I like chinese. I like their tiny little trees, their zen, their ping-pong, their yin and yang-ese” (Eric Idle, 1970)
The satire of the “Monty Python” is still valid as it seems to deny any subtlety and variety or simply look at a civilization so rich and extensive. During the Olympic Games in Beijing in August 2008, the media still were stuck on stereotypes China and the chinese.
This short film seeks to identify in a humorous way general stereotypes and archetypes associated with chinese or asian.
The part I found most clever (despite its tragic connotations) was the part “My Chinese does not like Chinese students.”