Thursday, 12 July 2012

Paintworks show

A group of UWE Animation Graduating students have hosted a show at Paintworks, Bristol.
there is a group collection of their work here . Congratulations and good luck.

Friday, 8 June 2012

2012 Degree Show

2012 Degree Show 

"An annual highlight, the UWE Degree Show showcases the final-year work of more than 500 new graduates from 14 of UWE’s BA(Hons) and MA art, design and media programmes."

Bower Ashton Campus Bristol
 Show link
Animation course information

Saturday 9 June: 10:00 - 18:00
- Open Doors Open Day
Sunday 10 June: 10:00 - 16:00
Monday 11 - Thursday 14 June: 10:00 - 20:00
Admission is free and all are welcome. No booking required.

Friday, 4 May 2012

degree show crowd funding

The students are trying to raise support for their show.

find out more here at sponsorcraft.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Bullet Film Animation festival page

The Link below on Bullet film is a good roundup of film festivals. It can be searched by category and shows call deadlines, the prize category, and the dates the festival runs for and the link to the festival site.
Bullet film

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Lux online roundup of journals and publications

Once again our annual round-up of some of the best artists’ moving image books and DVDs published this year (in English), and please let us know what you think we’ve missed. Luxonline

Ken Kobland doc.

Ken Kobland
This doc "The Man Who Watched Trains Go By"
made in Italy (I think),  by nicola pratali, 10 mins,
Ken gives some good lines about creativity, filmaking and contrary film production, closer to poetical than formal or commercial productions. take a look...

further reading and films for Ken Kobland are here.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

BAA awards with Links

Shortlist means: from submitted entries, pre-selection committees choose what the final jury will see and judge.
Best Student Film
An Interrupted Story by Ania Hazel Leszczynska Produced at Edinburgh College of Art
Bare by Helen Dallat Produced at International Film School of Wales
The Boy Who Wanted to be a Lion by Alois Di Leo Produced at National Film & Television School
Confusion of Tongues by Emily Cooper Produced at Royal College of Art
Cowboy Love by Natalie Young  Produced at London College of Communication
Damned by Richard Phelan Produced at National Film & Television School
Dr Cecil’s Sound Surgery by Angus Dick & Frank Burgess Produced at Kingston University
Eagleman Stag  by  Mike Please Produced at Royal College of Art
Ernesto by Corinne Ladiende Produced at National Film & Television School
Ex Libris by Grethe Bentsen Produced at Kingston University
Henhouse by Elena Pomares  Produced at National Film &  Television School
I’m Fine Thanks by Eamonn O’Neill Produced at  Royal College of Art
Life Well -Seasoned by Daniel Rieley Produced at The Arts Institute of
Man who was Afraid of Falling by Joseph Wallace Produced at International Film School of Wales
Matter Fisher by David Prosser    Produced at Royal College of Art
Out on the Tiles by Anna Pearson Produced at Edinburgh College of Art
Overcast by James Lancett & Sean Weston Produced at Kingston University
Safe by Ginevra Boni Produced at London College of Communication
Slow Derek by Daniel Ojari Produced at Royal College of Art
Spilt Milk by Natalie Young  Produced at London College of Communication
Thursday by Matthias Hoegg Produced at Royal College of Art
When I was Young by Kaori Onishi Produced at UCA
You May Know by Daniel Keeble & Dane Winn Produced at University of the West of England, Bristol

Thursday, 2 February 2012

QR Code for new collection of current student work

If you have a QR reader, the above will take you to a mobile friendly version of the blog.
or use the link. A tessellated collection of this years current Level 3 student work can be found.

Bookmark that page and watch the projects develop, see their 'back office' record of their final few months in production. this blog will be updated with posts of interest, but not used as the student collection as of Feb 2012.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

The Future of British Film - Lord Smith publishes his review of British film policy The Future of British Film - Lord Smith publishes his review of British film policy

Lord Smith said:
“British film is going through a golden period.  A run of British-made and British-based movies has been taking audiences around the world by storm.  But we cannot be complacent – this review highlights the things that the BFI, Government and industry can do to ensure that we continue to build on recent successes. British film is in prime position to make a major contribution to the growth of the UK’s economy, to the development of attractive and fulfilling careers for young people and to the creation of job opportunities across the country.” 
The report contains a total of 56 recommendations to Government, industry and the British Film Institute (BFI) including:
  • A new programme to bring film education into every school, giving every pupil the chance to see, understand and learn about British film. Film education has a vital role to play in ensuring that everyone in the UK has the opportunity to engage with film. By enhancing the stock of knowledge and information about film, in particular among children and young people, film education can assist in growing the audience of today and tomorrow, ensuring that audiences have an improved understanding and appreciation of different kinds of film, whilst stimulating creativity.
  • A call for the major broadcasters to invest more in the screening, acquisition and production of independent British film. Given that the majority of people still watch most of the films they see on television, an increased commitment to screening British films would also have an important impact on the vitality of cultural life in the UK. Similarly, the broadcasters could be a powerful force for sharing information and knowledge about the breadth of film available – through increased programming about film, online content and mobile ‘apps’.
  • Incentives ensuring a more collaborative approach between producers, directors and distributors which in turn will facilitate financing of projects. If public funding was used to encourage distribution and production companies to approach the financing and distribution of projects as equal partners, their financial interests would be brought into alignment and valuable commercial knowledge could be exchanged to the wider long-term benefit of the industry.
  • A strong commitment to combat piracy and illegal exploitation of intellectual property. Copyright infringement and theft is one of the major factors behind declining revenues. The creative industries make the biggest use of copyright and design by contributing over £36 billion to the economy, supporting 1.5 million jobs. To maximise this important contribution to the economy, and to further economic growth, an effective strategy for significantly reducing copyright infringement and theft is vital.
  • A scheme to bring digital screens and projectors to village and community halls across the country. The Big Lottery Fund and BFI should work together to create a programme of assistance for local film clubs and societies in areas of rural deprivation or isolation, including the provision of screening facilities for village and community halls.
  • An annual celebration, focused on a British Film Week, to re-establish the brand of British film. The Panel would like to see the BFI working closely with distributors and exhibitors on an annual celebration which would provide audiences across the UK with access to the full spectrum of British film, giving them a greater insight into its breadth, depth and originality. 
  • Stronger investment in training and skills development, especially to seize new technology opportunities. The development of skills and talent provides the backbone which underpins the success of the entire film sector in the UK; from production, sales, distribution, and exhibition to archive.  If the UK is to maintain its competitive position in a digital age, it must continue to invest in the development of that talent and those skills.  
download the full report here

animation was quite poorly represented. I did not search for SFX.