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.

7 July 2010

Johnny kelly

procrastination, the seed, and the making of the seed are well worth a watch. RCA 2007, now directing at Nexus. Reminded of Johnny as a winner at this year's D&AD winning animation film by Matthew Young of Leeds, about the city, is a similar genre. (As was Tom Ormondes film at UWE last year)... what am I saying? I'm saying that this is not plagiarism, but a form. A playful form of expanding on a theme such as city, or inconvenience, or procrastination. They are often platitudes, but often accompanied by good craft.

6 July 2010

FMX talks online

++ Watch FMX 2010 presentations and speaker interviews on AWNtv +++
FMX is a large festival that happens annually in Stuttgart Germany.
Even though it’s been a few weeks since FMX 2010 has closed its doors, we still have a special treat for you. AWNtv has launched a large number of interviews with speakers and presentation recordings in the FMX channel. Some of them include top notch speakers like Ed Hooks, Simon Otto (DreamWorks Animation), Victoria Alonso (Marvel Studios) and Evan Hirsch (THQ).
You can also watch recordings of “Early Days in France”, a track from last year’s conference where French keys actors from the early 80s shared their memories. Among others Pierre Buffin (Founder and CEO, BUF Compagnie), Xavier Nicholas (Managing Director, Lucasfilm Animation) and George Lacroix (GL Consulting) testified how they started in the business and retraced how the more important studios evolved from heavy in-house software to simpler turnkey systems in under five years. Find out the trials and successes they had to face in the early days, when complete movies were made on hardware that was less powerful than today's cell phones. To watch the recorded sessions, please go here.

Esc competition for CG animators

here is an open call from Escape...
"We wanted to let you know about a fantastic new competition we're running at Escape Studios in collaboration with The Mill - the CG Graduate Design Awards.

We're inviting final year students and graduates to submit showreels of their best computer graphics work, which will be judged by us and fellow experts from The Mill. The top 20 show reels will be critiqued by a panel of judges and the top prize is a place on Escape Studios' soon to be launched Online Mentored VFX Course for both a UK and US winner.

The competition is quite simple - to enter, students need to upload their video to Escape Studios' YouTube Chanel. The closing date for all entries is August 2nd and more information on the competition will appear on the Escape Blog.

It's a great competition with some fantastic prizes up for grabs, so do encourage your students to enter."