Yes its time for more summer frolics and inner city fun – the See No Evil summer special is coming to town – and this month they are featuring the quirkily-creative Moth Collective. Its not often you get to watch socially conscious animation that has such a beautiful look and feel – the visuals are really engaging and you never feel like you are being patronised… I thought the white on black section at the start of the HIAS film was a very powerful way of dealing with a very tricky subject.
‘Planet Under Pressure’ is the second film Moth Collective has produced for the Global Canopy Programme, a tropical forest think tank working to demonstrate the scientific, political and business case for safeguarding tropical forests as natural capital.
Should be a great event – so come and have a drink and a chat!
When: August 4th 2015, doors Open 7.00pm, talk Starts 7.30pm
Where: Cafe 1001 91 Brick Lane London E1 6QL – Free entry
This is the sort of competition that all production companies should be doing – looking for new graduate talent and giving them a platform to get noticed. NewD is the brainchild of Steve Smith the founder of Beakus – one of the UK’s busiest independent animation studios.
They wanted to unearth the finest, most exciting animation talent coming out of UK courses today. Part of the deal is an offer of a paid internship program at the studio, and ultimately potential of commercial representation. Continue reading “Beakus – NewD Graduate Animation Competition” »
Ace animator Dan Turner has just sent in this amusing piece of infotainment. “How do we monitor the weather from space?” is an educational short for the Eumetsat Learning zone. It’s aimed at inspiring younger people to get into meteorology – and what with all the weird weather the globe is going through, we definitely need some young minds to keep an eye on it all. Continue reading “Dan Turner – How Do we Monitor The Weather From Space? Film” »
Kaleidoscopic was the word that came to mind when Emanuele Kabu sent in his latest music video for The Helio Sequence’s new album out on Sub Pop Records. I was trying to think how I would describe it to a friend – geometric, relentless, cheeky and very colourful would be a start, but that wouldn’t give you a feel of a sort of animated Kandinsky meets Mondrian style of animation. In short, I love it! Continue reading “Emanuele Kabu – Helio Sequence Music Video” »
I’m sure there’s many a time in your career as a director you have submitted scripts that are entirely surreal, over the top and never likely to get made. What happens when the client comes back and actually wants to commission you and make your treatment (almost) as is….? Continue reading “Steve Scott – Britain’s Got Talent Animated Trailer” »