Wargoon Flishe Watch

including the Pome of the Day Project

Sunday, April 09, 2006

cook and eat

Dr. Zork is here, not with a shimmering evocation of the early years of classic jazz, but instead with another report on the animation antics of the fictional animator Akre, at work on his feature animation project, Wargoon Flishe.

Yesterday, being Saturday, there was time for animation. But it was also a very nice day, so he had to make the work short, so his computer could render and he could work out in the garden.

He began the day during granola-making by working on some frames for the final chorus of section 3. This is an extended chorus. He has to finish work on those frames today.

He also made the primary animation for that chorus. In this animation his fictional character shoots, kills and eats him, the narrator and author.

In order to make this effect, Akre had one of his co-workers take a still picture of him against the blue wall in his workplace. This happened on Wednesday. Akre then deleted the blue of the wall and put his picture in with the animation. A few jagged eraser lines on Photoshop layers made for perhaps somewhat believable bite marks.

But this is an animation diary, not a cooking show, so I think it is time for the Pome of the Day Project.

you'll go nowhere by standing still
you'll get no place by talking
so shut your hole, commence to stroll
and get your body walking

you've done all you can in that spot
no reason to be balking
it's time to go so start the show
and show us how by walking

some folks complain of the terrain
they won't go far by squawking
if other shires you so desire
you'll see them best by walking

no map you need to show the way
or painted crosswalk marking
just look ahead and hoist your leg
and go to town by walking

Written in sincerity and with fingers,
Dr. Hubert Zork


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