Life.Turns: Animating a Cast of a Thousand Strangers

Life.Turns poses
(Click this image to see the eight required poses for contributors)

There’s a collaborative animation project gathering momentum at blipfoto during the Edinburgh Festival.

The idea is that thousands of participants upload photos of family and friends one by one, posed in one of eight poses that together make up an animated walk cycle.
The pictures below will make it clear.

life turns. Making an animated film from the images sent in by thousands of people
life turns. Choose one of eight side-on walking poses
life turns. The side view poses will show many different people
life turns. The finished film will be shown at Inspace, Edinburgh, on Thursday the 26th of August and at at

Remember to check out the BlipFoto site on the 26th of August to see the completed film. – Why not join in and send your own side-on view?


Sylvain Chomet’s Sale of Key Drawings at Arludik

Key drawings from The Illusionist

Follow this link to see a gallery of drawings from “The Illusionist”. (You might find that these drawings and paintings move into the tab marked “Artists” when the current exhibition is replaced. Look for the thumbnail image for “L’Illusionniste”)
The site uses Flash, so give up all hope of good navigation. :)

Here’s one of the background layouts that give the film such a strong sense of place.

Key drawings from The Illusionist

Link to Arludik.


Sylvain Chomet Interview With Matthew Sweet on Radio 4

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(Click to enlarge, as usual)

Still from Django Films “The Illusionist”
“The Film Programme” on BBC Radio 4 featured an interview with the show’s presenter, Matthew Sweet, and the director of “The Illusionist, Sylvain Chomet.

Here’s the link to the programme – the interview is the first item on the agenda.  You can listen to this for up to seven days after broadcast (Until Friday 20th August) – or click on the little arrow below.

Sylvain Chomet discusses “The Illusionist”

The Illusionist opens in UK cinemas on Friday 20th of August.