Introduction and a question

From: pete mcpartlan (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Apr 01 2010 - 10:00:06 PDT

Hello Frameworks people,

I'm an artist based in Nottingham in the UK working mostly with video
and drawing, I'm new to the list, thought I'd say "hello". Hello.

Also I'm in need of a little help. For a while now I've been making
these long drawings - as a deliberate reference to film, making reels of
receipt paper drawings etc. (See drawIslands() and Long Drawings on my
website (below)) Anyway, I've decided I really want to start working
with ink on film and I'm a bit lost, I found a nice pamphlet by Norman
McLaren about setting up a rig to work with cameraless animation, which
has given me a lot of food for thought. I know from the type of drawings
I do that I want to work with 35mm. But when it comes to the actual
material - no matter how much I stare at the various suppliers lists of
different types of leader I don't seem to get anywhere. And I don't want
to commit a load of (non-existent) money to something that might not work.

Is there anyone out there that might be able to give me some advice on
where to start, books or sites that might help? Or better yet someone
who works in a similar way that would let me either visit their studio
or would be up for having a chat. Or advice on places that might give me
a few feet of off-cuts to test things out? - I just want to be able to
play around but have hit a bit of a wall.



Pete McPartlan
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.