How has 2011 begun thus far for me? Pretty good really. Up till now I’ve spent most of it finishing a university assignment on British working class diet circa 1900; this has been both equally enlightening as it has annoying.
I’m not one for making new years resolutions as such, but I do have some notions, mainly vague and ill thought out, aims and ideas I wish to follow up. The one most pressing on my mind is wanting to make a piece of film. As people may know I used to work on, with various friends, loads of half-baked and badly produced animations, video and audio in my early teens and it was a very enjoyable experience. I can’t help to want to return to this passion; I can’t help think we’d produce something much better now, however niche it maybe, and that we all, naturally, have much better knowledge of how to produce a piece of work and that any ideas we may have today could be better bulked out rather than just being one phrase or concept stretched to the point that it lacks any substantial substance.
This being said, the idea we are considering working on in the very near future is based on a childish idea from our early teens which has stuck around in my mind such conception. Described briefly its a super hero posse called “Captain Spoon and the Cutlery Boys”, they basically seek vengeance against the evil forces of the Kitchen, for example: Demonic Whisks. Its essentially going to play on superhero cliches and memes in a kitchen setting with plenty of childish and surreal humour. I envisage the “shows” starting off with narrated storyboards and then a fade into a different depiction of the action, be it either puppets or claymation or crudely drawn Roobarb style animation to name a few.
There are more general objectives I have for the year; I refuse to call them “New Years Resolutions”, but I guess I blog about them another day. The next two weeks then, in general, I’m going to be reading comic books (mainly Alan Moore stuff) and taking the first few steps in getting the new project underway.