Tuesday, 23 March 2010

I finally went in on Friday to have a short tutorial for After Effects, so that I know how to put the animation together in different software to what I'm used to.
It's much better being able to use the University imacs than my old mac that won't do anything that I want it to!
And the animation is fairly straightforward (fingers crossed!) I've just been busy organising all the files and checking everything.

I'm going away over Easter (shh! Don't tell the kids!) - a free holiday to the Isle Of Wight courtesy The Young Victoria to visit Albert Cottage Hotel and Osbourne House for a real royal treat! I've been looking forward to this since January, and it'll be good to go and see whether Queen Victoria really was a non-prude as we're now being told. "With all these nudes around, she must've been fairly confident about her body" I seem to remember an ad saying. No more than say, Prince Albert I'd guess....
Do men suddenly need empowerment projected onto them the minute they step inside the Cistine Chapel, with all those male nudes around? Somehow I don't think so. But there is a stupid myth around that the Victorians were "prudes". Usually propagated by the sex industry for no good reason at all. Obviously, The Young Victoria challenges that notion, as it should.

For Mother's Day, Brett contributed some pocket money towards Natasha Walters "Living Dolls: The Return Of Sexism", so feminist issues have been on my mind again. Not that this will be addressed overtly in my work.

LAN members are wishing to hold a small exhibition at The Terrace upon my return. I really don't have time to organise this myself, as it's too short notice, and I have enough to do. So I'm leaving it up to them to organise.