Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Upcoming Screenings

Upcoming Screenings

Archon Defender will be screening at the following venues:

Mississauga Independent Film Festival 2010
Closing Night Feature
7:00 pm Sun Jul 11th
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Fest Anca 2010
Zilina city, Slovakia
July 30 - August 1 2010

It always looks best up on the big screen in full HD :)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

A serious list for aspiring artists.

I found this here, and I'm sure this has been making the blog rounds, but here you go again :) Not quite sure I agree with the whole waking up at 8 am thing, but the rest of it is spot on:

Dear Aspiring Artist:

Here is my advice. Think of it as a five-year plan:

Take whatever courses you find the most interesting.

Study closely the work of the Old Masters.

Stop making art that originates only from your own imagination.

Stay with one technique until you perfect it.

On any given day, always be in the middle of reading a book. When you finish one, start the next. Fiction, nonfiction, biographies, autobiographies, history, science, psychology, or how to build a kite. Anything but go easy on the comic books.

Buy and read the first 6 pages of newspaper every day and also the editorial commentaries. Skip the entertainment section. Su Doku is fine. Do the crossword puzzle.

Fill up a sketchbook every month with pen or pencil drawings of the world around you, not from your imagination.

Buy a book on figure drawing. It’s the only art book you will ever need.

Until you can draw an accurate portrait of someone, you don’t know how to draw.

Stay away from the airbrush. You’ll never master it, hardly anyone ever has.

Visit every museum in your city. Often, until you have seen everything in it. Every kind of museum. Not only the art museums but, of course, those as well.

Forget about contemporary art by living artists, at least for the next few years.

Stay away from most art galleries. Go to art auctions. That’s where the real action is.

Learn to play chess.

Take a business course.

Talk to you mother or father at least once a week.

Stop going to the movies until you have rented and seen every film on this list.

Do not watch television unless it’s the news or documentaries.

Do not use an Ipod.

No video games, either.

Learn a foreign language.

Learn to cook.

Spend 8 hours in a hospital emergency room.

Save up money so you can travel to a foreign country within the next five years.

Do not litter.

Avoid politically correct people.

Vote in every election or never dare to utter a political opinion. You are not entitled to one.

Buy a digital camera and take photos every day.
If you see nothing interesting to photograph, you will never be a good artist. Keep only one photo of every ten you take. Delete the rest. It will force you to learn how to edit the garbage from your life, to make choices, to recognize what has real value and what is superficial.

Visit an old age home.

Listen to classical music and jazz. If you are unable to appreciate it at least as much as contemporary music, you lack the sensitivity to develop into an artist of any real depth.

Go to the ballet. Classical or Modern, it doesn’t matter. It will teach you to appreciate physical grace and the relationship between sound and movement.

Wake up every morning no later than 8 AM, regardless of what time you went to sleep.

Learn to play a musical instrument.

Learn to swim.

Keep your word.

Never explain your art. People who ask you to do so are idiots.

Never explain yourself. Better yet, never do anything that will, later, require you to explain yourself or to say you’re sorry.

Always use spell check.

Stop aspiring and start doing.

This will keep you very busy but it can’t be helped.
In my opinion, this is how you might, possibly, have a shot at becoming a good artist.

Hope this helps,

Les Barany

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Casting Call

Casting Call for Voice Actors

I'm starting pre-production of my next film, a follow-up to Archon Defender. The script is "done" and the storyboards are done, now it's time to cut a rough action animatic from the storyboards.

I'm going to do things a little differently this time, including recording all the voice parts before I start animation production. So while I work on building the characters and the sets, I'm going to need some voice actors who want to lend a hand once again.

There's a few major characters, and some one or two liners, as ususal I'm not too picky about voice acting ability: but this time I won't be trying to match the voiceovers to computer voices. ( and learn :P ) This is your chance to prove the youtube complaineys and nay sayers wrong...

23 Characters to voice this time (instead of 42 for Archon Defender...) Msg me here or email me if you want some famous. ;)