The time has come for me to fish or cut bait. I’ve got everything I need to be an expressive, creative force; it’s time to put that into action.
Today I ordered some clay and wire to make stop-motion animations. As soon as my paypal account gets refunditized I’m going to order a tripod of some kind – probably one of those cheap-ass 4″ mini-tripods – so I can keep my camera steady during the animations. None of the stop-motion packages I saw wanted to work with a digital camera- they all wanted to work with firewire based video cameras. Frametheif claims it will get there soon – at which time I may use it.
In the mean time, if I have to composite the frames one by one in iMovie, well gosh darn it, I will 😉
I got Gimp installed via fink; the return of non-antialiased text does not amuse me in the slightest. I hope someone gets the gumption to aquafy it. I seem to recall Gimp having some animation-making features – I’ll have to look into those.
My creative efforts are going to focus mostly on my website. This may include writing little convenience client apps for me if it turns out that pyobjc is easy enough to use.
This week my goal is to get some sort of progress on the photo-gallery front. I expect to steal extensively from rbicker’s photo product, with the obvious caveat that I’m not going to touch Zope with a 5’9″ Pole.