March 8, 2007

ideas #1

when we get together, it's like ideas and ideas and ideas over the top. i like to remember all of them, but it's hard without writing them down in a list like the one that follows. i've also added some i haven't talked about yet.

- draw a book-labyrinth that is the identical backwards and forwards, except mirrored in some manner

- create a website featuring photos of people on the street, kind of like those street photo blogs, but accompanied by a short interview: what is their favorite memory and favorite scene from a movie

- host a silent film party where everyone converses (silently) with captions that are written as they proceed, possibly to the tune of a pipe organ

- draw a history map, only places and events, between two people

- make a short film about a boy who perpetually wears a helmet

- illustrate a short story or poem written by or for a young child

- make a poster where the past and the future collide spectacularly (details to be worked out later)

- make a short film based on clips taken from footage of friends shot without them knowing, and afterwards, cut in a ridiculous way

- make a stop motion animation with voice-acting done by friends who've unwittingly been recorded in everyday conversation

- ask someone to describe the basic elements of their dream home and then create it in AutoCAD, render it in a 3D rendering program of choice, and present it to them in the manner of a real architectural pitch to a client

- make a three-part book where flipping the pages separately creates multiple landscape-scenario permutations

(more to come ... )

now, it's just a matter of developing some of them. we always have more ideas than time to finish them all as projects, but they end up finding their way into each other and what you end up making has pieces of all of them.


Thong said...

I had that street photo blog idea before I left Vietnam!

My idea: a hand-drawn map of hanoi. Booyashaka!

jean said...

Oh, I want to see your map! And ...

where's that short story? (Or is it yet to be revealed) ...

bruce said...

and all this is just the beginning...

jean said...

... of a beautiful friendship