Tuesday, November 01, 2011
I guess I could be embarrassed that the gap between my estimation of when I get things done, versus when they actually get done is bigger than the Grand Canyon, but I choose not to.
Recently watched the William Shatner "Captains" (yes, it's primarily a vanity project, but given that) interview film with himself & the other actors who've played captains for Star Trek, and a couple of interesting bits came out that didn't come as a total suprise, but was a suprise for the actors. One, was how much they realized how family life did (and didn't) have a higher priority versus their creative life. Another was how interesting a real character Avery Brooks is- and his attitude towards things (at least how he seemed in interacting with Shatner) ...pretty accepting of past mistakes as just 'truth' of what things are, rather than judging them in good/bad terms.
How does that relate? I have really chosen to help out with family issues more, and my own creative stuff less of late. That has affected things, more with irritation with promises that get broken over when I would deliver creative projects.
Having said that...(as Larry Charles would say from "Curb Your Enthusiasm")
* Yes, I STILL have been crawling forward, panel at a time with "Faith"--- No, I haven't sat on it.
* Yes, I AM still working on Black Canary--- but (and I've had this in the back of my mind for awhile) it may not necessarily be all live-action, like 'Kill Bill'. BC is a victim of too many ideas that I'm not sure of which one is the best to complete, not to mention all the life excuses I can throw at it. (Hey, I finished Vangelis and other film projects, so I generally DO finish things, ok?)
In any case, just like Faith, I don't want to dribble things out, but I will say that the storyboards for BC I think is developing REALLY nicely. Live action? Comic? 3d animation? Flash Animation? Cheapo motion comic? Dunno, but I know I like how it's coming along.
When it's finished, it's finished. So, that's all for the moment. Have a great holiday, all.