Ah, we are now only 30 days away from Halloween!
Cristin Pescosolido, brings Gothtober DAY 2, the first airplane-themed piece to the calendar. Every year, Gothtober picks a “theme” and participants are invited to either follow that Gothtober theme, or the general theme of Halloween. This Gothtober piece marks the first to choose the latter, and it’s made using a series of linen-style vintage postcard ephemera!
To celebrate her launch today, Cristin is wearing her Martin Ontiveros designed gothtober.com shirt, her orange/black glasses, brown cargo pants, and orange socks with spooky black cats on them.
About her piece, Cristin says
This film was made entirely with Nuke, using its 3d particle systems as well as standard 2d tricks. Lots of vintage postcards were mangled and twisted to make propellers spin, airplanes move, and eggs conveying. The postcard’s linen and screen patterns were matched carefully using a combination of Furnace grain tools and cheating use of Nuke’s scannedGrain node.
The song by The Magnetic Fields is sung by the talented Ms Claudia Gonson, who introduced Cristin to The Magnetic Fields when they took an animation class together in college.
This piece is a very joyous way to celebrate hearts, rainbows, postcards and queer rights.
And speaking of rights, as you may or may not know, Gothtober’s launch also coincided with the shut-down of the United States Government! This means nobody’s getting courthouse marriages right now, the Statue of Liberty is closed, The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board is closed (don’t spill anything, anyone!), The Library of Congess is Closed, if you want to see the totally frightening list of what’s open and what’s not, here it is.
While Gothtober has a different theme every year, there’s no way we could’ve thought up something this scary for October!