Our most recent recipient @hexeosis was good enough to step out of his kaleidoscope and answer a few questions and share his answers with the community!
I present Questions with Hexeosis
What is it about the gif you think that seems to endear it to people?
I think one of the main appeals is the bite-sized nature of the format. It doesn't require the same kind of time commitment as watching a video clip. And also they can go most places that still images will go but with the added benefit of movement.
How fun was the whole "I'm holding your stickers ransom until you give me some stickers?"
I walk most places I go, and so for a few weeks I put stickers up in random places as I went around town. One Sunday morning I was walking to meet a friend for a movie and I noticed most of the stickers I had put up on that particular street were gone. (Santa Monica does a really good job of keeping the city clean, so I figured the city graffiti patrol had taken them down, which is fair enough.)
I got about halfway to the theater when I looked up and saw that sign attached to the streetlight. I started laughing, I thought it was amazing. I found it to be very inspirational that someone would have that much initiative, creativity and tenacity to invest the time and energy to leave a custom note like that. The entire experience strongly appealed to my Zen Discordian nature. I texted my friend that I would be late because someone left a note for me taped to a streetlight and I had to stop and take pictures of it for my blog. He replied "of course." Most of my friends know that I can usually be found in the middle of some kind of incomprehensible situation.
Did you ever see the opening to Beyond the Black Rainbow? I think you'd like it. I couldn't get through the film itself but I did get the soundtrack. If you could redo an opening for any movie what would it be and can you give us a sketch of how it would look and what music you might use?
Yeah I like that title sequence, it's cool. I think I watched that movie with the sound off once. My personal favorite opening titles are the opening to Enter the Void. However, I wouldn't redo the opening to any movie as I have worked on many film title sequences and I can tell you from experience the entire process is a pain the ass.