(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.
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?
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.
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.
For the past eight years, the second year students at the Gobelins School of Communication in Paris have worked in small teams to provide the opening shorts for screening sessions at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival & Market that takes place every year in early June.
This year’s opener is a short called M.Eustache, and it was created by François Barreau, Violaine Briat, Clément Girard, Benoit Tranchet, and Maïté Xia.
The Economist held a conference devoted to innovation at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley on the 23rd and 24th of March this year.
Among the many gurus and visionaries who contributed to the summit, the calm and bullshit-free voice of Ed Catmull stood out as he laid out his experience of managing the creative spirits under his leadership at Pixar Animation.