Too Many Ideas - Archive for January, 2008

Torchwood: To the Last Man

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Just when I’ve decided to watch just one more episode and if it’s not up to scratch that’ll be it for me and Torchwood they put together an episode like tonights, To the Last Man. No need for aliens, no shooting, no car chases and barely any gadgets. Well told, taught story telling with a […]

If the BBC Journalist Fall for it I will too

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

I have to congratulate Ryan Air’s marketing department. One very cheap looking advert designed to offend and attract attention and they get it all over the BBC news and web site for free. It’s not the first time one of these ads has gotten on to the BBC. Twelve people complained about the advert. I […]

Sweeny Todd: Blood on Celluloid

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

(Don’t worry about the banner above saying Christmas – the film company doesn’t seem to have thought about anywhere but USA) Just been to see Sweeny Todd at FACT in Liverpool. One of my favourite musicals – we staged it on when I was at school. Almost spoilt by the couple who needed to get […]

NitS Inner Story Done

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Earlier this week I finished the first draft of the inner story that sits at the heart of Night in the Sidhe. It needs a lot of editing. There are lots of scenes that are too short where I sketched over the action to get to the end. I’ve started working my way through it […]

Vue Lighting Rig #14: Another Four Light Rig

Monday, January 21st, 2008

This weeks follows on from last weeks four light rig. This week the lights are again at ninety degrees to each other. The lights have been rotated so we now have a light pointing straight in from the front, one from behind and one from each side. This rig gives us a lot of control […]

Vue Lighting Rig #13: A Four Light Rig

Monday, January 14th, 2008

With improved power supplies, lighting desks that can control more lights in larger theatres it has become possible to use more lights to light an actor. This allows a lighting designer to go from the standard 3 light rig to four light rigs. This weeks rig has four lights set at 90 degrees to each […]

NitS Beginnings and Endings

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

I was worried about the structure of NitS. It lacked a climatic ending and I wasn’t too sure that the opening was really able to grab the reader. As I’ve been working towards the end I’ve discovered not one but two potential climatic confrontations so thats one problem solved. As to the opening I’ve decided […]

I don't make New Year Resolutions…

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

… But if I had and it had been to get a shift on with Night in the Sidhe I’d be doing well so far. Admittedly tidying up the current draft last night actually cut it down by several thousand words. I’ve move note and fragments of story without a home in the current structure […]

Vue Replicate Scale Equal Steps Script

Monday, January 7th, 2008

This Python script for Vue Infinite can be run to equalise (or equalize for all my American readers) the scaling of replicated objects. First you replicate an object in the usual way in Vue (Using Edit -> Replicate) and then you run this script. If you applied a scale to any of the dimensions it […]

More NitS Progress

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

Not so much of a big bang of progress over the last few days but anoter 1000 words or so have tied together some fragments of plot. I’ve managed to inflict a bit of rewritting on myself that I’ll have to do to make an innocuous object appear earlier in the story but thats what […]

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