Monday, May 5, 2014

Pileated Woodpecker: "The Painting" film (2011) with its ‘All Dones,’ ‘Halfies’ and ‘Sketchies’ is far-reaching and remarkable, The animated characters are seeking "the painter" as a kind of quest, with so many French themes (e.g. Harlequin, romance, adventure, the 'theatre') in the film ... Got my drawing and art supplies out, and began to create pastels in the Harbin pool area today, Great model for building a virtual Harbin (and virtual earth with realistic, interactive avatars) in the Oculus Rift or other digital masks or goggles, as well, Up close pileated woodpecker


saw a far-reaching and remarkable film on Friday evening at Harbin called


"The Painting"...

 ... {"Le tableau" (original title)}  (2011) ...

with its cast of characters of a ‘caste’ system of ‘All Dones,’ ‘Halfies’ and ‘Sketchies,’ - 3 types of “people” – which are animated characters in the film - in various stages of artistic completion, but which also reflected their social station in the film, and a kind of social psychology (if one can say this about an animated film), for access to privilege or freedom, as well as avoidance from harm … 

All the animated characters act out their "lives" within paintings that move and develop, and in which the viewer/audience is a part of, or enters into as observer … 


All the animated characters are seeking "the painter" as a kind of quest, with so many French themes (e.g. Harlequin, romance, adventure, the 'theatre') in the film ...


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The Painting - In Theaters 5/10 [Official US Trailer]


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5Vtk9jhfmw


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The film inspired me to get my drawing and art supplies out, and begin to create pastels in the Harbin pool area today … which I did … 


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The film “The Painting” which only depicted a human at the end is a great model for building a virtual Harbin (and virtual earth with realistic, interactive avatars) in the Oculus Rift or other digital masks or goggles, as well … in terms of imaginative-ness, shift in perspective, as well as immersion (per Packer and Jordan’s 2001 book “Multimedia”), and in many others ways.


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... added this blog entry to

Virtual Worlds wiki subject at WUaS -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Virtual_Worlds


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... also saw a pileated woodpecker up close at Harbin up past the meadow area near where I camped in my car, on Saturday, and wondered at how hammer-like and hard and thin its neck and head are ... especially as an evolutionary adaptation ...


Such a development over 10s of thousands of years, for making a living, is fascinating as an adaptation ...






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