While I’m sure all (3) of my regular readers are enjoying my media critic pretensions, the About section does say something about the intentions of this site aimed at keeping people informed of what I’m up to creatively, so I think some relevant news is in order.
Lately most of my time has been been spent working on version 2 of the BREDSTIK Entertainment site, including a brand-new design and a bunch of new content. It is tentatively scheduled to launch on September 30th, two days before we leave for the Ottawa International Animation Festival. Once the site is up, the work doesn’t stop. We will be updating frequently with films, comics, games and more.
In the evenings, I devote about about an hour before bed to version 3 of robweychert.com—a more compact design with some new features, including a public events calendar and a search feature for the News Archive. The recently released Netscape 7 really seems to hate this site, too (at least the Mac version does), so I guess I’ll have to do something about that as well.
Otherwise, the Rorschach experimental video collaboration that’s been in the works since May is temporarily on hold until BREDSTIK 2.0 goes live and yet another web site collaboration is made public in October. Further down the road are plans for a new animated short and a new zine, among other things.
Oh, and I’m thinking about selling my G3 tower and using my iBook full-time until I get a new G4 tower (hopefully sometime in the next year). The upside is the portability factor, added desk space, faster processor, more memory, and bigger hard drive. The downside is the loss of the dual monitor setup, maximum screen resolution of 1024×768, and the need to purchase a couple peripherals, such as a USB Zip drive.