Ice Fishing for Thoughts.

When a girl goes to forest and there, in the darkness, a wolf accosts her, scaring her witless, it would be good if she came back and told the villagers what she saw. It may keep another girl from venturing into Wolf’s Territory.

It is broadly assumed that people read other people’s blogs because they want to know what scared the girl and get the thrill out of it.

Unfortunately, I can’t tell you what scared me in the last 2 months. I am still in the forest.

But it’s not all the scare in the last 2 months – we had fun, too. We finished coloring yesterday and now just a tiny bit of After Effects work and some corrections are left. Music is already written, real instruments are getting recorded at the moment, and we’ll mix in July. We have secured a DCP lab, so hopefully, it will all be done in August.

I have worked so much, my mind is completely blank. Not a thought left, not a word to share. Obsessive compulsive behavior that anywhere else is looked down upon, in animation is rewarded by getting work done. But the side effects of doing the almost-same thing over and over (digital cleaning and coloring of thousands of drawings) for long hours for many days is that it empties your mind and leaves you numb.

To fill up again, one must see her friends, chill out on a beach or take a weekend off, with a book on her side. Maybe in August.

Meanwhile, I’ll keep Ice Fishing for Thoughts.



About rocksinmypocketsthemovie

I was born in Latvia, educated in Moscow, live in New York. I have made about 14 animated shorts so far.
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6 Responses to Ice Fishing for Thoughts.

  1. brealgerlz says:

    Do blog readers really get a thrill out of reading about what scares others? I think most folks are seeking answers. Rarely, I think, do they find them on blogs, as real answers lie mostly within ourselves. However, I do think blog readers can find resources to help find their own answers. Keep “rocking” Signe – I can’t wait to see the finished film!

    • Yes, you’re right – blog readers want answers. The answer they will eventually find on my blog is to the question:
      – She had entered the forest, will she survive the encounter with the wolf? will she get the treasure?
      And so if the answer is yes, the reader will pack the bags, take a bus and enter the forest him/herself.
      Ah, but I didn’t tell you what the wolf was wearing!
      There were two wolves, actually.
      On those, later…

  2. tonatw says:

    Maybe they will enter the forest even before knowing the answer… However that may be, I wish you a thaw that comes soon (in fact, perhaps it’s already arriving – I hope so)

  3. Grant Lupher says:

    Signe, I love this picture, “Fishing for Thoughts”, although it is so full of imagination that it belies what you say about your mind being empty.

  4. Grant Lupher says:

    Sorry, Signe, that was “Ice Fishing for Thoughts”, of course.

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