Monday, 30 November 2009

Wednesday, 25 November 2009


Felix Massie gave me the link to this film by Joe Paine after reading the Lotte Reiniger post I did yesterday, and I'm really grateful he did, because LOOK! It's a beautiful film!

Stiff Upper Lip from joe paine on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

and breathe.

OK, so that wasn't quite the end of making the film; I had a bit more frame-faffing to do (which Matt Shard at Automatic TV was wondrously patient in tolerating) and got the HD Cam master and DigiBetas (in various flavours) into my hands today.

But now, aside from burning a gazillion DVDs, addressing jiffy bags to festivals (with *new* sharpies, mmmm), and drinking my usual litres of tea, my head is free to look at other stuff and get inspired for the next project.

Lotte Reiniger is someone whose work I look at regularly, as she features in a module I teach on experimental animation. Her work reminds me of Paper Cinema's live performances (which I talked about here). Students always love emulating her style and I think I'd like to have a play too...

images from ASIFA Holly wood animation archive

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

An Eyeful of Sound is completed

This week I hotfooted it to Automatic Television to master An Eyeful of Sound. This meant that I had to stop tinkering with it, pulling and adding frames, redoing the edit and generally faffing. It's now committed to HD Cam and DigiBeta for ever, and no doubt the first screening I will see a huge glaring error right in the centre of the screen..

I celebrated on the train home with a bottle of pop and a bag of peanuts. Animators know how to have a good time!