i’ve decided to do a new project.
i turn 30 this year. i have a lot of “oh god i’m getting old” feelings about this, probably because i have very clear memories of my dad freaking out when he turned 30 (i guess it’s a good thing gavin and lilah won’t have that experience). anyway, regardless i think it’s a pretty important/monumental occasion. so i decided that i want to do something creative to sort of commemorate the event in a positive way.
thus, the 30 project.
objective: create an animation (will either be a really simple flash or an animated gif — possibly both if i’m ambitious enough) to commemorate my 30th b-day.
method: use 30 (or 31, possibly, using my newborn pic) pictures with a clear headshot that i can crop down to the same size so that when animated in sequence it shows a sort of age progression thing.
requirements: pictures. 30 (or 31) of them. some of them i have. some i don’t. i’ll also need to do some homework to figure out when stuff was taken, so for some of them my class/school photos might be best — of which i don’t have very many. also, they need to be digital. and my scanner died earlier this year (or, last year i guess it is now). so another requirement will be a Scanner That Does Not Suck (preferably one that isn’t f’ing huge).
so this is where you all come in. see, cuz i’m assuming that if you’re reading this you know who i am and probably you’re my parents, so you can send me pictures, right? and maybe try to do some figuring out of when they were taken when it wasn’t obvious. i know grandma has all that stuff written down and if not, it’s in her head cuz she’s frickin’ amazing like that. and if you’re not my parents, you’re probably technologically inclined so you can possibly suggest a Scanner That Doesn’t Suck[tm].
i will go through the pics i have digital already and then try to compile a list of age pictures i need and post that. i think from high school on i’m probably good, so it’s just the stuff before that that i’m a bit spotty on, but i have some of those also, i just need to figure out when they were taken.