Friday, December 10, 2004

Renae and Kitty 5 - the movie

Went to see movie I helped out on in mid September.
Screening info here
and production info here.

The title has been changed (from Dark Garden). I was really impressed and proud of Ren. She did really well (and I know how hard she worked on this).

I did see a pre-release version of this, which I thought was more scary/spooky but the narrative in the released version was superior and the pacing was tighter.

Hopefully, I'll be getting a authored DVD image to make some DVD copies soon.

And this was on p8 of The Age's A3 section, 9 Dec 2004, where it reviewed the VCA films and it says

The most aesthetically striking of all the works is Renae Wright's "Kitty 5 - Resistance is Fertile", an ambitious fable in which a young girl fights the poisonous "weeds" of doubt that infect her mind and behaviour. Told in a series of chapters, with ultra rapid editing and a barrage of special effects treatments, this little film covers almost as much ground as Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge, but is more fun. Wright, too, borrows the attitude and look of punk-influenced aesthetics, while injecting an endearing note of fairy-tale romanticism.


I cant find a link to the article but will post when I do.

Go-go Ren...

Friday, October 08, 2004

Conversations, the Book

Spring is here, in Melbourne, Australia. Fantastic time of the year, though in Melbourne, it is a little unpredictable. Yesterday evening was wet, windy and frrrreeezingly cold. Pity I suffer from hay fever, which makes reading a little uncomfortable (weepy and itchy eyes).

Anyway, I'm reading this book by Michael Ondaatje (he of English Patient, the book) about some conversations he had with Walter Murch (he of Godfather, the movie). Fascinating read, even with bloodshot eyes. The things he did juxtaposing sound with images is amazing and so manipulative of the audience. And subtle too, in that u'd never have been aware of it but once it is pointed out to you, u go 'Oh yeah...... '.

It's pretty easy to read though I did find some of Michael O's part of the dialogue a little self serving (though I'm sure it was not meant to be).

Will probably finish it by this weekend.

Sunday, October 03, 2004

First time blogger

Man... I always wanted to create a blog.
Now that I have, I discover I have nothing interesting to say.

Ironic, eh?