I am off to my friend Jolene's this afternoon for an Art date. The best kind of fun if you ask me.
Here she is showing off a page in progress the last time we met which was in January, yikes that was too long ago.
Dave and I went to see Hunger Games yesterday, there were a few things i would have preferred they did differently but all in all a great job. If you go see this movie pay attention to the sound. This is one of the best sound editing jobs I recall hearing. Sound editing you may wonder, what is that, or who pays attention to that. After watching the Lord of the Rings Trilogy so many times I began to appreciate movies in a different way. I notice the costumes, the art direction, the sound and more. It really makes for a rich visual experience when you notice all parts of the movie.
In Hunger Games I expected the costumes to be more outlandish so that was a bit of a disappointment. In this movie the sound flowed so beautifully from high drama to the softer moments. It was beautiful. I had read the books a couple years ago so my memory isn't as great as it could have been. Cinna was one of my favorite characters and I was pleased that Lenny Kravitz was playing him but disappointed that he had so little air time. Then I think ,was he more prominent in the second book or the third book? I guess I will have to re-read them to know for sure. Plus they consolidated some characters, I understand why they do it but I wish they wouldn't. I also think they didn't go far enough in their portrayal of the horror of it all but once again they wanted to keep a certain rating.
I also liked that we have a strong female character written by a woman made into a successful movie. Anyways I am digressing a little bit here. My recommendation is go see the movie and pay attention to the sound, it is amazing.