From: Dawson City, Yukon
The Inspiration: The weekend before KIAC’s 48 Hour Film Competition, I took an animation workshop with our film festival’s fearless leader, Dan Sokolowski. He gave me some great advice–“Don’t sneeze!”–and at the end of the weekend, I looked at the film I made and had to decide that the plastic stegosaurus definitely detracts from some rather lovely painting (see what I mean on YouTube). So when I entered the competition, I decided to continue working with the paint-on-glass techniques that I loved from the previous weekend–this time around using children’s finger-paints and cheapie watercolours rather than dry tempera paint and water-soluble oils. It was lots of fun to play with the finger-paints, and somehow I managed to do it without getting paint on the camera or my laptop. The soundtrack for my Forty-Eight Hour Sonnet was borne of necessity–it was, at first, merely a solution to copyright issues. It just somehow worked out better than I’d even imagined it, and the sound of my layered recitations of Shakespeare’s Sonnet #56 (recorded using the voice memo function on my iPod touch) still surprises me. My lo-fi/high art mix was appreciated by the competition’s judges as well, and to my shock and delight I was co-winner of the competition, alongside Evan Rensch and Aubyn O’Grady’s wonderful Soft Spoken.
Forty-Eight Hour Sonnet will be showing at the Out of the Cold: Yukon Emerging Artists screening on Sunday afternoon at 1 pm.