Monthly Archives: February 2008

Adam Frank’s Slightly Sinister Shadowplay 2

I can’t quite figure out whether this piece is as creepy as it looks, or if it’s much much scarier than that. You’d have to experience it directly I guess. Shadow is an interactive installation that projects a disembodied, autonomous, human shadow on the ground. This apparently living shadow attempts to merge itself with the […]

BBC Collective Finally Lowers The Blinds 2

I should have guessed that corporate bean counters were at work the day I was presented with a user feedback survey to fill out during my weekly visit to Collective. I got a distinct whiff that someone, somewhere was trying to cut some of the more fringe activities and services that the BBC is so […]

Art & Design in The British Film # 16: Alfred Junge 0

Continuing a series about Art Directors in the British film industry up to 1948, when the book containing these articles was published. This chapter deals with Alfred Junge (1886 – 1964) ‘Asked by friends or relations: “What will you be when you grow up?” my answer was invariably: “I’ll be an artist or a Kaiser.” […]

Overdubbed Classic Film Clips 5

Three clips from classic films get the treatment from the voiceover artists who provide the voices for SpongeBob Squarepants. Much hilarity ensues. Link to QuickTime….

Chinese New Year – Pictures 0

Last Sunday found our family in London’s Chinatown, celebrating Chinese New Year. The new camera was put through its paces in the brilliant low angle sunshine; quite challenging conditions for this small but versatile camera. (Click the thumbnails to enlarge them, please) This shot is a bit extreme in its contrasts. The little Panasonic has […]

Virtual Lay Figures From posemaniacs.com 5

Should you ever be stuck while trying to recall how to draw a tricky pose, or even a walk cycle, and you haven’t got a lay figure handy, then posemaniacs.com might be just the right online tool for you. (As usual, click on these thumbnails to enlarge them) You can rotate all the models clockwise […]

Zamzar File Conversion Site 0

(Click the pic to enbiggen it) If you work in a mixed software environment, the chances are that someone will soon send you a file that none of your programs can open. Allow me to introduce you to Zamzar. You can upload a wide variety of file types to their site, you fill out a […]

The Perils of Practising Perfect Perspective 3

(Click to enlarge) Of course the more perspicacious among you readers of Articles and Texticles will have immediately spotted what the artist is doing wrong in this picture. That’s right, he’s wearing completely the wrong footwear for the job. He should be wearing very heavy boots so that he can keep his knees down, and […]

100 years of Russian Cinema 1

The Russian Archive Cinema Season (1908 -1925) will be showing in London on the 3rd, 10th & 24th February 2008 at the Curzon Mayfair, 38 Curzon St, London W1 Tickets: 0871 703 3989 www.curzoncinemas.com The highlight for animation fans will be The Cameraman´s Revenge, showing at noon on the 24th Feb. Directed by Wladyslaw Starewicz, […]