(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.
Veteran animator Richard Williams has updated his classic guide for animators, to include additional material on animal action, invention and realism. The new version is called The Expanded Edition.
He was recently interviewed in BBC Radio 4’s “Midweek” programme.
A little explanation: “Snowballs” was the original working title for “Balto“.
These two keys show the interior of a gold dredging machine in Nome, Alaska.
The quality isn’t great because they are from colour copies, but the vision is spot on.
Click ‘em to enlarge ‘em folks!
Gold dredger interior.
Production designer Hans Bacher turned out hundreds of these small magic marker masterpieces at amazing speed.
I certainly learned a lot about the importance of tonal values from studying these keys.