December 13, 2010
I used to work as a techy in theatre, and loved the part where a artist would come to us with a vision or idea, and we had to transform it into actual stuff. They would come in and say "and in the end she is eaten by a dragon" And we'd set about making an exitpoint on stage with lots of fake fangs and fire and smoke, a couple of lamps indicating dragon eyes and scary noises over the speakers.
Well, I've stopped doing that now, but picked up a hobby along the way: robots.
Somehow an artist/soundsculpturer/musician/contemporary stuff guy found me and said he needed some "toys"... He wanted small things (he was very carefull to stay as unspecific as possible) to walk/hump/roll around, maybe fall over. He would adapt his peice to whether these "things" suited his peice visually or not. He wanted them to add a certain rythmical backdrop that he could incorporate into his .ahem. music.
This actually sounds like a dream come true! It's the part I really liked about my old job combined with the fun part of robot building. So this is all good right? Well, the artist didn't give me a deadline and I promissed to sit down with my sketchpad over the christmas to see if I came up with any ideas. But already my nerves are making me a wreck. What if I cant deliver, what if I cant come up with a single idea, what if the stuff I build break to easily, what if he doesnt like it, what if what if what if...
Of course complaining here wont change a bit, but you're the one who choose to read this blog :-D
Anyway, does anybody have any helpfull tricks, or do you wanna bounce me a couple of ideas I could use? I just need a clap on the back right now OK?