Tuesday, October 19, 2010

BabelGum Animatron

My MA Graduation Film - "Wherever You Go There you are" has been awarded the audience prize in BabelGum's Animatron Fantasy category. I am so pleased! Thank you to all that voted. And for those of you who haven't seen the film here it is in my youtube channel:

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Animation Sans Frontières

A week from today I will be flying to Stuttgart for the first module of Animation Sans Frontières,the European Animation Production Workshop. Animation Sans Frontières is supported by the MEDIA Programme, and consists of an 8-week programme run by and at, four of the most prestigious Animation Film schools in Europe (that I so admire):
I feel very privileged to have been one of the sixteen European Animators and recent-graduates to be selected, and was very humbled when I saw the blogs and websites of my very talented fellow-participants.
The workshops and lectures will address the international markets and production tools from pitching to line production. We will be shown different case studies as well as visiting different studios. Alongside the finance and production thread, we will also have the chance to develop our own creative projects, have brainstorms, create a project bible and pitch our own ideas. They also put a lot of emphasis in new platforms, formats and technologies.

I am very excited, very flattered and cannot wait to start this new adventure. I will make sure I'll write at least one post for each module/school. So watch this space!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Flick Flip Flick

Flick-Flip-Flick is an innovative project, developed by the Department of Art and Design and the Centre for Fine Print Research at UWE, in partnership with local schools and colleges and Aardman.

To launch the project professional animators from Aardman have worked with the Centre for Fine Print Research at UWE to produce new flick books. These flick books demonstrate a range of innovative techniques including: hand drawn, painted, 3D modelling, stop motion, photography and CGI, the animators have worked with researchers from the Centre for Fine Print Research at UWE to explore new technologies such as laser cutting and UV digital presses. Each new work will be printed as both an A3 print and made into a book and will be exhibited at the Bower Ashton Campus 4 - 15 October 2010.

I am very flattered to have been one of the Aardman animators to contribute to this project. If you'd like to see the flip books have a look at their website and if you happen to be in Bristol why not come to the exhibition opening too? On October the 5th at 17:00 at the Bower Ashton Campus.