I try to schedule my time with people very carefully; with introversion, there’s a delicate balance between isolation and over-stimulation. I always make sure I get a lot of alone time between major events. The only problem is that means I’m alone for too long when plans don’t work out.
On the other end of the spectrum is the fact that I can never say no to people if I’m too busy. I’m the one without kids, so my schedule is a lot more open than most my friends, and I never know when I’ll have another chance to see them. This is probably why I’ve been filming for four days straight.
Luckily, this included a wonderful performance by the inimitable André Bluteau, whose debut CD is out now, and which you should most definitely purchase after listening and subsequently loving.
I added a touch of grading to give the video a bit of creamy 1950s American diner feel. I’m thoroughly impressed by Apple’s Motion software, and the power it has to create object-tracking text effects. Text can add such a nicely subtle cinematic touch, though doing 3D transformations to make words match the plane of a foreground object is an exercise that will make your eyes bug out.
Also headlining was Andrew Vincent, who opened his set with Girlfriend’s Dog, a song I first gave to Bronwen when we started dating. It was right before she moved in for the summer, and she had Bear, who was also a Labrador Retriever.
Now I understand why I need to much time in between events. After the concert, I didn’t fall asleep until three in the morning, even though I was exhausted. The struggle not be shy and introverted drains me, but the simple act of being around so many people leaves me inordinately energized. It’s too much sometimes, but I never know what to think of that feeling.