Wargoon Flishe Watch

including the Pome of the Day Project

Monday, May 01, 2006


Dr. Zork is here. I could write to you about how the jazz sound goes in one ear, down the spine, around the hips and around again, back up the spine, and around the brain a spin or two before out the other ear, but instead I will write to you about the animation antics of the fictional animator Akre.

Yesterday he went at work ripping up construction paper. He is up to the last visual scene of his movie. A couple months ago he looked at a Matisse Jazz poster and at that moment thought he would do his last scene, where Wargoon and his pals make over the House of the Dead, in such a style. So he had at his command a pile of construction paper, and some scissors.

He also likes the Pink Panther cartoons that he grew up on, and many of the backgrounds for those cartoons were made from hand-ripped construction paper. So he hand-ripped the pieces of the sets for his last scene and scanned in the paper, and arranged it all by computer.

But these last scenes are computer intensive. Last night he created 27 shots and his computer is rendering them. Each shot is taking about 2 and a half hours to render, so this will take some time.

He also showed much of his work to a friend to get slight feedback. He found himself fast-forwarding thru many parts. There is so much work to do even tho he is reaching the end of his script.

In the meantime, here is the Pome.

it rained all day on yesterday
it rained the day before
it rained to make the ground all wet
that's what the sky is for

it rained a gentle pitter pat
it did not rain in sleet
it rained so many inches
but not so many feet

the rain fell on my noggin head
it fell upon my clothes
the steady sound suggested sleep
so sometimes i would doze

but now i hear the silence
the rain clouds have moved by
and if the wind cooperates
we'll see the blue of sky

Written in sincerity and with fingers,
Dr. Hubert Zork


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