As regular readers of this blog know we really support animation in a big way – and this is why we are very excited by the LIAF when it comes to town each year. This year it’s their 10th anniversary. It runs from Friday 26th Oct to Sunday 3rd November inclusive, and it always amazes us at how much they can pack in, on so many skill levels for such reasonable prices. During the 10 years they’ve had 12,000 entries and screened over 2500 films.
It would be impossible to do justice to the full program in a blog post, however I will try and give you an overview of it’s brialliantness (is that even a word…?). Continue reading “LIAF 2013 – London International Animation Festival” »
Are robots invading the earth? Have they already succeeded? according to the blurb from Artificial Agent – “Humans are nearly all gone from what you knew as planet Earth… giant robots now bestriding planet, mechanised Kings of all they survey, but sadly wondering how to fill their days…” Well its a tempting proposition put forward by Matt Lawrence and the MGFX team. Continue reading “MGFX – Artificial Agent film” »
I’m going to say it up front – I flipping love whales – large but gentle, mammals like us and even got their own language. So anything that can help get the humans off their backs is good with me.
Quite apart from that – I found this film very arresting – the tone of it is so jolly and in the style of a 1940’s news reel, but the message is so stark. At first you think it’s going to say something positive but by the end I felt a bit queasy – but I guess that’s the point. It’s too easy for informational films to bang on about their topic until you are thoroughly de-sensitised. Continue reading “Jez Lysaght – WDC Anti Whaling Film” »
It’s not often you see “real” people in promotional films – especially not manipulating the infographics themselves. I think this is what makes this Cancer Research UK “Thank You” film stand out. I spoke to Reuben Armstrong, one of the directors on this project from Conran Design Group to find out a bit more. Continue reading “Conran Design Group – Cancer Research UK “Thank You”” »
You may remember at the end of last year dotmogo asked a number or companies and freelancers to submit images to use as gallery stills in its advertising spaces. Mostly the images were unbranded and the dotmogo viewers had no motivation to click on any image other than their curiosity.
Well – here are the results of this experiment – the winners by a clear margin are Mainframe with their eye catching Wimbledon promo. Handily this has become topical again as Wimbledon Tennis has just started for the 2013 season. I popped in to Mainframe yesterday to present Adam Jenns with a bottle of champagne for their efforts. (see pic) Continue reading “Mainframe wins dotmogo Gallery Competition” »