18/02/2010 - 21/05/2010

This will be the place for articles of interest that may accompany or shadow some of the things uncovered during the progress of this module.

27 April 2010

DepicT call for entries

DepicT has announced its scheme is open for 2010.
some of their rules and regs...
# The deadline for entries is 1700hrs (BST) on Mon 6 Sept ‘10
# We no longer accept postal entries. Only films submitted via our online entry system will be accepted.
# The duration of your film(s) must not exceed 90 seconds including titles and credits.
# DepicT! is open to short films of all production techniques, including animation, documentary, drama, experimental or artist film and hybrid work. We do not accept advertisements.
# Only films completed since September ‘09 may be submitted. Whilst we do not have a premiere policy, we positively encourage entries made specifically for DepicT!
# The maximum number of entries per individual is two.

Screening 27.04.10

Short form film making screening links.
potters wheel
biscuit factory
my brother’s quarry blast
AUDI branded content campaign
red dots
smog rock bottom riser
chris Cunningham star wars
hextatic bert and ernie
dog and cat puppet thing
wegman dogs make bread

26 April 2010

Stroud International Textiles (S I T)

Stroud International Textiles (S I T)

S I T aims to encourage debate and discussion around contemporary textiles and the crafts, encourage new ways of looking at and exploring textile design and textile art through events, exhibitions, talks, workshops, and debate while broadening it out to connect to other disciplines.

We organise an annual festival that takes place every May (1 – 23 May). The festival has built a reputation for delivering high quality, world class work and a stimulating programme.

Artist in residence is Deirdrie Nelson

this is a good database for tiny physical crafty type artists...

the free sound project

The Freesound Project

The Freesound Project aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, ... released under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus License. The Freesound Project provides new and interesting ways of accessing these samples, allowing users to

* browse the sounds in new ways using keywords, a "sounds-like" type of browsing and more
* up and download sounds to and from the database, under the same creative commons license
* interact with fellow sound-artists!

We also aim to create an open database of sounds that can also be used for scientific research. Many audio research institutions have trouble finding correctly licensed audio to test their algorithms. Many have voiced this problem, but so far there hasn't been a solution.

Animation Event this Thursday

Cineformations Event: Inspiration=Animation
7.30pm, Thursday 29th April 2010
Waterside 3, Watershed Media Centre, Bristol BS1 5TX

What inspires an animator? What creative influences contribute to their work? Join leading animator/film maker Derek Hayes and 2010 BAFTA award winning animator Emma Lazenby, to discuss some of the films that have influenced their own work and inspired them to continue creating. Including a screening of Emma's award winning film 'Mother of Many'. This event has been created in collaboration with members from the Watershed's Young Leaders Programme.

Cinéformation is a forum for independent film and video makers, offering an opportunity for writers, producers, directors, crew and enthusiasts to meet and share ideas.
This event is free; collect a ticket from Box Office on the evening.- first come first serve!

Any questions please ask Tanya Scott L3

24 April 2010

mortydraws bristol debate

part 2 of mortydraw's Election specials...

almost a year of badges

I like daft ideas that are serial, like this one. a badge a day for a year. there is something quite zen about it. preconceptions give way to chore, to difficulty to duty to new ideas to despair. badge a day by Stuart Bannocks.

Warp films and Bird's eye View opportunity

Good opportunity, deadline 13 May, Women animators to pitch and get on Warp films slate, residential course...
"Focusing on the worlds of screenwriting and animation, we will select up to 20 exceptional British women and equip them with the contacts and creative support they need to produce smart, commercial, animation ideas for the international marketplace."

The focus will be on forming new creative alliances and hot-housing animation projects in a relaxed and stimulating environment. A number of individual projects and creative teams will be selected for development support with the intention that the projects will go into production from late 2011.

23 April 2010

David Daniels

Thanks Ricardo for pointing me to this amazing stratacut plasticine animation by David Daniels... enjoy!

22 April 2010

Diagonal thoughts

I found this interesting, and there were many pings off links that you may also find interesting... Diagonal thoughts
"some notes on seeing and being, sound and image, media and memory".

20 April 2010

A R Penck

to redress the balance a little, A R Penck, a great painter drawer.

pencil test blog is good

this is Good site for you 2D drawers, lovely stuff. Pencil test depot

the first election debate

Quick off the mark, this one.

18 April 2010

Chris shepherd is visiting this week

Chris shepherd is visiting this week
Chris is co-founder of Slinky Pictures.
He is director of several monumental films, see his filmography here

joseph pierce

Joseph Pierce is visiting on Wednesday this week

Brett Domino: Justin Timberlake Medley

Brett Domino: Justin Timberlake Medley - Good this. Funny, I think!

15 April 2010

one week left to enter Soho Shorts

One week left to enter Soho Shorts, a good festival in London in July. Anyone with readymades and films to go should think about entering. Cost a tenner, but worth it I think.

15 april spectacular sunset

watch out for a spectacular sunset tonight, as high altitude dust form Iclandic volcano drifts across Northern Europe, Enough to Ground all flights. Hope you arn't flying anywhere.

13 April 2010

Election 2010

"Basically this election is going to be decided not by all 43 million of us, but by about 200,000 people in the marginal constituencies. The rest of the country doesn't matter."
Boundary changes in Bristol are going to have a major effect on the election result. article here. the new seat of filton and Bradley Stoke (FABS) is a three way split, and anyones call. Makes a change to be living somewhere where a vote may make a difference. good site and maps here. bristol west prospective Labour candidate Paul Smith blog here

9 April 2010

The BAA (British animation awards) ceremony was last night with many twittering and assembled bodies in that there london, the winners are here
Best Student Film
Jury Citation: For its design, soundtrack, pacing and an enigmatic yet strangely compelling universe the winner is ...

Yellow Belly End
Dir: Philip Bacon
Produced at National Film & Television School

Special screening of Lotte Reineger Prince Achmed

saturday 10 april Arnolfini Lotte reineger Prince Achmed special screening. £7.00 conc.
"In this special commission for Bird's Eye View, renowned musician and composer Mira Calix will perform her musical accompaniment for The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926), the first feature length animation ever made. Signed to Warp Records, Calix is winner of the British Composer Award 2009 and has worked with artists such as Radiohead, the London Sinfonetta and Aphex Twin. She has performed all over the world at events like Southbank's Ether festival. At this unique event she will conjour an original score for Lotte Reineger's beautifully creative fairytale inspired by Arabian Nights. The pioneering, painstakingly hand-cut silhouette animation, a labour of love for Reineger, stands as one of the great classics of early feature animation"

7 April 2010

Wally torta - good blog

Wally torta, good blog. good drawer, reality, imagination and ideas.

student film exposeure opportunity

Cartoon brew are asking for student films for consideration on their cartoon brew tv station. check the link here"Here are the rules: Obviously, it must be a student film. Films cannot be posted online anywhere before their premiere on Cartoon Brew TV. Only works completed after March 1, 2009 will be considered. Submission deadline is April 30, 2010. To submit, please email a private link of your film to studentfest (at) cartoonbrew (dot) com (ex. a password-protected Vimeo page or on a personal webpage). This is NOT a contest; every film that we choose to present will be compensated with the same fee that we pay all filmmakers who participate in Brew TV. Selection committee is comprised of Jerry Beck and Amid Amidi. Selections will be announced on May 3." 30 april is soon - but there may be a readymade you want to supply. image by Hugh Macleod of gapingvoid, a doodler that has turned doodles into lucrative business, or not - it doesn't matter...