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” »
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” »
The wonderful MIE have just shared their latest animated out put with us – a music video for the track “Wasteland” by the band Satellites. Continue reading “MIE – Satellites “Wasteland” music video” »
I bumped into my friend and motion graphics veteran James Roberts the other day who told me he was working with a talented new company called “Something Like Fire” With a name like that, I could n’t resist going around and finding out more…
It turns out that they are a new animation and motion studio working in branding, 3D & 2D as well as a bit of “experimental” . Apart from James it is run by two well seasoned industry pros – Will O’Connor (ex-Mill) and Paul Dixon (ex Venture 3). Continue reading “Something Like Fire – Fable III, Wildebeest & Key-copter films” »
I was at a meeting at multi discipline powerhouse Territory the other day and conversation got round to the work they have done for a couple of recent mega films – Ridley Scott’s Prometheus and Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty.
They are usually commissioned for all sorts of interesting types of work – websites, iOS apps, channel idents, game trailers and print design. However I was particularly interested in the area of animating screens and projections for movies. It’s definitely an area that adds a lot of realism to the movie experience, and always leaves me wanting to have the same experience in my everyday life, but somehow my car HUD just isn’t the same… Continue reading “Territory – Prometheus & Zero Dark Thirty graphics” »