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This is where I've been spending all my time now that I am unemploooooyed (well, sort of). I love looking at photos of artists' workspaces and mine isn't nearly up to snuff with some of the ones out there, but it'll do. I miss having a standing desk, bigtime. :|

Date: 2008-05-08 05:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fenmere.livejournal.com
Compared to my workspace, well... Let's just say I'm a little jealous:

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Date: 2008-05-08 05:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nenimo.livejournal.com
you have a very beautiful place.
those flat file drawers are awesome!

Date: 2008-05-08 06:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unrendered.livejournal.com
You're hole is tight, Vera!

I mean... you know...

um.

Hey, I'd be curious to hear more (or a link) about the post-it note plotting assistance. Trying to figure out a plot myself, and am spinning wheels a bit, and so am looking at different ways to approach it.

Date: 2008-05-08 06:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mao.livejournal.com
I've done the post-it thing too, and I recommend it even if you've figured most of it out. Not only can you organize plot points flexibly but you get a better perspective of the pacing too.

Date: 2008-05-08 06:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unrendered.livejournal.com
I really like the vague idea i have of the concept, but I don't have details.

if I had to guess: Do each post-it represent one scene? And then you write on it the points the scene has to make to move the pot forward?

Date: 2008-05-08 06:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] verabee.livejournal.com
I totally stole the idea from Jen so she knows best. For me it was useful just to break it down and look at it all in one eye-full, instead of pages and pages of notes. As soon as I did it I removed an entire scene I realized I didn't need. Ideas seem really removeable once they're on a post-it.

I'm using it less for pacing, since each post it isn't necessarily a scene, but sometimes just an action or a plot point. More than half of them are the third act (which needed more explaining since i was still figuring it out), with just two notes for act one (cause I'd already drawn that). Which kind of sucks cause it's hard to tell how much of a dent I've made in it. :| I should probably make a more organized one specifically for pacing... I'm sure you could invent your own classification system. Jen's were even color-coded. :P

Date: 2008-05-08 07:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mao.livejournal.com
Yeah, you can pretty much apply them for whatever clarification you need. For me I just needed a cleaner, more streamlined version of what I had in my workbook. Too many itty bitty margin notes, crazy arrows, and crossed out lines were rendering it unreadable.

Date: 2008-05-08 02:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unrendered.livejournal.com
Last thing I tried was a 5 foot tall homemade blackboard with flowcharts on it. Amusing, but wasn't working for me.

Yeah, sometimes it's hard to see the forest when you're trying to decided which adjectives to use.

Date: 2008-05-08 02:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unrendered.livejournal.com
I am definitely going to try this. Thanks for the run-down, v. :)

Date: 2008-05-08 06:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bigtimes.livejournal.com
What? Are you talking to me? You can use my standing desk, I guess.

Date: 2008-05-08 06:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bahboh.livejournal.com
Me want awesome ikea flat file. How much was that bad boy?

Date: 2008-05-08 06:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] verabee.livejournal.com
It's this guy right here (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30104322). Those drawers are as smoove as butter.

Date: 2008-05-08 02:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marionv.livejournal.com
Seconded! Thanks! :D

Date: 2008-05-08 06:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blackbookalpha.livejournal.com
I marvel at your workplace dear its more vibrant compared to my dark den of horrors

Date: 2008-05-08 12:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] little-teacup.livejournal.com
Very awesome!

Is that a Cintiq??

Date: 2008-05-08 04:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] verabee.livejournal.com
It iiiiis. *pet pet*

Date: 2008-05-08 08:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] little-teacup.livejournal.com
*droooool* I want one! Just last month I had the chance to try one out for a few minutes...and it's been so hard to go back to my little wacom tablet since then.

Date: 2008-05-09 01:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] verabee.livejournal.com
They're great, I agree. We had them at work and I knew not having one at home would drive me insane. The smaller portable ones are much more affordable! Those weren't available when I got mine, though.

Date: 2008-05-09 02:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] little-teacup.livejournal.com
Oooh...I'm tempted to include one of those in my gift registry ;) Hee hee...

Date: 2008-05-08 02:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quezzie.livejournal.com
Hee, I love seeing artists' workspaces too! Yours is remarkably uncluttered, and light and airy. :D

Date: 2008-05-08 06:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pihakwom.livejournal.com
How is everyone and their mother able to afford a Cintiq, what world do you people live in...?

Date: 2008-05-08 08:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] schroedingrscat.livejournal.com
Seeing your workspace makes me jealous of people who don't live/work in a warehouse and have to check the floor's washroom for scary hobos every time they want to take a shower.
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