A letter for motherPosted in Random Fluff by Sacha
how are you doing? I’m sorry you haven’t heard that much from me lately, but I’m sure you understand it’s been extremely busy here. The new week schedules Ton is putting under our noses are just insane. Even with the help of some external animators it’s gonna be incredible hard to finish the movie. Those 80 hour work weeks I had in the beginning? A joke compared to my new weeks. But please, don’t worry about me, I’m doing fine. To be honest, the first days of the week I was pretty sick. I felt horrible, enormous headache. But you know me, stubborn as always, I just went to work. Strangely enough, despite me not getting any sleep I recovered pretty good. And while I was recovering I even got so much energy, I skipped an entire night of sleep (of course I stayed in the studio).
Making this movie as good as possible is my main drive. Ton wants us to finish the movie, no matter what quality (producer’s talk). But you know that’s not good enough for me. Whatever needs to be done, I’ll do it. We can do it. Seeing all the great results gives me alot of energy, especially combined with the latest music from our composer Jan. And sometimes we get weak results, they give me even more energy: that some day soon I’ll get back to them and do it even better.
You know Andy, right? The guy who was working on the fur when you came over. You made a joke about his hair, remember? The last few weeks he’s been working on the first shots of the movie, and wow, it’s gonna look awesome! I’m so glad to have him on the team, the guy’s got skills. He’s a perfectionist, never satisfied (sounds familiar, doesn’t it? ^_^).
Check this out, it’s from one of those first shots.
We really love that bird, he looks so silly. And he’s not even a main character!
Since I mentioned birds… did I tell you about a pigeon pooping on my head some time ago, just outside the studio? Guess what, few weeks later same thing happened to Enrico! haha, same place!…. same pigeon perhaps?? You should’ve seen him, acting like it was the most disgusting thing ever. it’s amazing what a little birdpoop can do with a man. :)
Last friday Cathy and India left for home again, back to aussieland. It was nice to have them over. I sure am gonna miss those two, especially that silly girl. Now it’s just me and the boys again.
Look, I’m trying to squeeze the life out of Indy, but she doesn’t seem to mind. :)
One morning, after that night in the studio, I went to the appartment for a moment, just to say goodbye to Cathy and India. When I went to get my bike outside the studio I saw the saddle was gone. They took my fricking saddle!! Can you believe that?! So I had to go on my bike without saddle, which is no fun btw. But you know Amsterdam, it’s filled with old forgotten mangled bikes, and I was lucky. With the first trashed bike I found, I was able to pull the saddle off. After some fixing later at the studio I had myself a new saddle.
Take my saddle…. they’ve got some nerves.
It won’t be a surprise for you to know that I’m in the studio right now. I really like being here early in the weekend, when nobody is around yet. During the week it’s hard for me to concentrate on my own animating. I just don’t have the time for it, with all the directing and stuff.
At the moment I’m working on a scene with JC (the rabbit) and I LOVE animating him more and more.
Look, some of the poses I’m doing now (not done yet though!)
Cute isn’t he. ^_^
I really have to get started again now, still need to finish my schedule of last week. Take care mommy.
Love and kisses,
your son Sacha
Ps. kick the dog for me when you see her