Yesterday I struggled on what to name the piece. Today I am struggling as well, but for the opposite reason. I have to many ideas. I’ve changed it about 5 time. Alternates include: When Time Stood Still, A Time for Everything, Turn Turn Turn, Come To My Place Around 12:30, The Times They Are A Changin’…I could go on.
Last night I had the idea for this piece. It’s nice when ideas come in advance. Last night I attended an event at Pictureline where Scott Bourne spoke. His main theme was pre-visualization or previz as he calls it. A lot of previz went into this photo, but it didn’t turn out how I pre-visualized it. I need a lot more practice. Here is the good news about previz…we probably are already doing it. Do you daydream about photos? Then you are previzing.
So what inspired this piece…it’s funny. This photo by Marianna. I didn’t know what Watchmen was even thought I’m a huge comic book fan from way back. Yesterday, I finished reading the graphic novel Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. Okay…it a comic book, but the word graphic novel sounds better! I wanted to do a piece to honor or reflect it, so I decided to dig out all my old watches. I almost named this piece, “Who’s Watching the Watch? Men?”, but decided against it…a little too lame.
I don’t actually wear watches any more, but for some reason, I have saved many of my old watches.
Manual: Okay, the talk last night by Scott Bourne has caused me to repent, and continue with the manual. p.43 Framing Pictures in the Monitor. I will also try to do some Kelby training…if I do, I’ll talk about it here.
Images: One image today…that enough…Cranes In The Fire Mist by Scott Bourne. Read about how previz and patients pays off.