Tuesday, 25 October 2011

unofficial Tin Tin title sequence

unofficial tintin title sequence by James Curran. HERE

...Yesterday (24 Oct), Edgar Wright revealed that a Mr. Steven Spielberg saw the opening credits on the web, contacted the artist James Curran, invited him to last night's UK premiere and hired him to work on his next film. Whoa.
Curran, a London-based designer and animator, created the TINTIN credits on a lark and somehow they found their way back to Mr. Spielberg (JoBlo.com perhaps?). Curran created the video in just about a month's time with music from the original TV series. As a huge fan of the series, he incorporated elements from all 24 books, even if they weren't a big part of the movie.(text from joblo movie network)

Thursday, 20 October 2011

New Jim Le fevre title sequence

Making of the "Holy Flying Circus" Title Sequence - A Rather Large Phonotrope . BBC Story


music competition.

there is an opportunity to compose a piece of music for a feature film (if you are that way inclined).
see more details HERE
8 minutes idle is a contemporary feature film based in Bristol, and the music is for a 'student Party' ...

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

unspoken cinema

Unspoken Cinema, non narrative cinema explained quite well, I feel.
"I especially like the tree-leaves analogy. It's a matter of perspective scale. The unit is either the leaf or the tree, depending on what scale is considered. All the shots don't necessarily constitute a narrative point, we should be able to consider the film as a whole, and the blank spaces (slow long-takes, empty frames) as one of many leaves that build the overall shape of the tree we are looking at. We shouldn't expect a meaningful message or an action in every shot. The film is a flow and we experience the length of a film in its entirety, with its time dedicated to "movements without action" and its time dedicated to "events with narrative progression". And these movements are as important as the action in cinema."
Dan Harries ~ nice vlogs, good site - top stuff

46 well timed photographs from the poke

the poke - 46 well timed photographs

Friday, 14 October 2011

The Movie Titles and Stills Collection

Loving this site at the moment. The Movie Title  Stills Collection 
it is designed by Christian Annyas, "the online curator of all things typographic in cinema" That's how Steve Heller described me once in a Daily Heller article, His blog is a very tidy read too, the example is rare finds of Saul Bass's poster work for Vertigo. interesting to see the different designs and shapes the movie posters had to be ~


Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Art Cloakey

did anyone see the google search header today? celebrating the art of Art Clokey ~ the pioneer of clay mation... see late vid HERE - and HERE

Sunday, 9 October 2011

redbull animation competition

We're looking for supremely talented animators to show us what they can do. Red Bull Canimation is a nationwide hunt for creative talent, and it's open to anyone who’s passionate about animation, regardless of experience. The only rule is that our blue and silver can needs to take centre stage. After that, you're free to be as imaginative and adventurous as you like! Get involved and see how Red Bull can give your creativity wings. MORE...
three areas;
* Stop-motion

Are you the next Nick Park? This is your category

Passion for CGI? Submit your work here
* Drawn

Traditionalists can make their mark in this category

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

British animation awards sting competition

The British Animation Awards Sheep Sting Competition (click on stings competition on left)

The British Animation Awards (BAAs) is about promoting and championing UK animation in all its guises, culminating in a an awards ceremony and massive party in central London. The Awards will be held at the BFI on the SouthBank on March 15. 2012.

This is your chance to not only be a part of the event but to showcase your unique talents on the big screen during the awards show itself. For BAA 2012 we’re organising a BAA sting competition – inviting you to create an animated sting to amuse and delight both online audiences and the cream of the industry who attend BAA. The brief is fairly open but we still have a few little rules:

1.Sheep - The BAA sting brief is to create something that contains one (or more sheep) with extra points for weaving in references to animation and or the UK). It doesn’t have to be the BAA sheep logo, it can be any sheep or sheep’s, and you can do with it/them as you will, as long as you aim to entertain the BAA audience in a quirky, inventive way (but do try and avoid the usual clich├ęs – and smut!). The brief is similar to that given to the leading animation figures from all the world who have created our unique prizes: ranging from Tim Burton to Japan’s Koji Yamamura and Toshiharu Mizutani, Disney’s Glen Kean to Nick Park – or serial conceptualists Dan Greaves and Derek Hayes. Check out previous BAA artists’ work on the website’s Awards Gallery.

2. Duration - Your sting should be between 4 – 25 seconds in duration

3. Technique - There are no constraints on technique, genre or style as long as it is animated.
Just remember – originality is what we’re really after – look at the awards artworks for inspiration, just don’t copy them, that wouldn’t be very original… Be sclever and original. Be quirky and inventive. Be daring and dangerous. Just don’t be unacceptably rude and crude.

Who can enter? Students, recent graduates, hobby animators and professionals alike, the retired-but-still genius, as long as you are over 18 and currently UK based you can have a go

How it all works? Please email your BAA 2012 Sheep stings to stings@britishanimationawards.com along with a covering email including; your name, phone number and email address. Please title the file name as your ful name.

Entries can be submitted from October 5th, 2011, with final deadline of February 5th 2012. A selection will be online for public voting, and a final shortlist will be judged by a jury of industry specialists. The quicker you get it done, the longer you have to rack up public votes: but don’t forget that it’s quality above all that counts.

What’s in it for you?
Apart from a huge sense of pride and satisfaction from potentially seeing your hard labour up racking up online votes and possibly on the big screen in front of the industries greatest movers and shakers? OK, we’ll throw in a ticket to the gala awards night! And one for the party, so you can network like crazy!