Monday, August 17, 2015
Chief, Your Butt's on Fire from Steve Moore on Vimeo.
Two years ago, I finished a short film called, "Chief, Your Butt's on Fire". I wrote about it in FLiP as my wife, Donna, submitted it to umpteen film festivals. Thousands of dollars in entry fees later, we had what can be only described as a flop. Only two festivals picked it up.
Was the film that bad?
When I started working on this short, Disney still did hand drawn animated features. By the time I finished, chipping away at it in my spare time over many years, the animation world had changed completely. Festivals were not even accepting film anymore.
So maybe my little film was too old fashioned for today's scene. Or maybe it just sucks. At any rate, here it is, decide for yourself.
Friday, August 7, 2015
This possibly explains the otherwise inexplicable omission of dialogue on the human characters (even gibbberish would have worked, but the odd grunts and squeaks somehow seemed affected.) But I applaud their use of silent comedy influences as well as The Terminator."
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
One of the best things about BAFTA is its focus on regular lectures and seminars on filmmaking.
A recent event at the Picture house Central on London’s Shaftesbury Avenue featured an interview with Cinematographer Ben Davis, whose screen credits include Kick-Ass, Before I Go to Sleep and Guardians of the Galaxy. But why should an animator need to know about cinematography? Because animators are film- makers, and anything that helps you to understand the art of visual story telling will make you better at your craft. And who better to learn from than one of the UK’s best cinematographers?
Thursday, June 25, 2015
|Annecy - an ancient medieval town in the French Alps|
Saturday, June 20, 2015
|On stage at Annecy - Le Voleur et Le Cordonnier|
Friday, May 29, 2015
Sydney Padua's long awaited graphic novel, The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage, is now on sale. Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage were 19th century inventors who between them pioneered the world's first programmable computer - still in working order in London's Science Museum. To read more about Sydney's book, see our 2013 interview here at FLiP.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
|Harry Potter Tour|
Monday, March 30, 2015
by Rebecca Rees
Our family moved to Hollywood in 1968. We discovered hippies, unconventional life styles and PINKS. We ate at PINKS all the time. It was cheap, really good, and legal. We would order our hot dogs and eat them in our car, which was a 1949 Ford.
About two years ago, I was driving my dad around looking for a place to eat lunch. We were on LaBrea in Hollywood and my dad suggested McDonald's....which sounded horrifying to me. I just kept driving hoping we didn't pass a McDonald's, and then I saw PINKS up ahead. Neither of us had been there in years, even though my dad only lives about 6 blocks away. So I pulled over and parked, extremely happy that he forgot all about McDonald's.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
|Lyon Lamb Video Animation System - a Revolution|
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
|Back in the day|
Saturday, February 14, 2015
|DreamWorks - big layoffs|
Friday, January 30, 2015
|Animator's Survival Kit - now on iBooks|
Sunday, January 25, 2015
I teach animation at a university in the UK, and my superiors are forever nagging me about the need to get an MA in my subject area. Trouble is, I need something I can do online, so I don't have to give up my day job. But try looking around for something suitable, and there isn't anything out there. Which got me thinking - why not create one? Why not create the world's first MA in animation, completely online? And, best of all, we could use the content from my online school - Animation Apprentice - and make it a course that would actually teach students how to animate. Properly.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Nassos Vakalis Talks about "Dinner For Few", and Reveals the Secrets of Entering and Winning Festivals
|Dinner for Few|
Thursday, January 8, 2015
|Paul Shardlow, art director and friend of FLiP, expresses our feelings perfectly|
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
|Freud - The Musical|
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Labels: New Year's Resolutions
Sunday, December 14, 2014
|Spot the Difference|
Way back in 1971 my Dad's animation studio at no. 13 Soho Square in London took on their biggest project yet - a TV adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The twenty-two minute TV special was produced by Chuck Jones and many scenes were animated by Ken Harris, one of Chuck's star animators from Road Runner days. Other animators included Grim Natwick and Emery Hawkins.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
|BoxTrolls - designs by Luis Grane|
Luis Grane is an animator and character designer whose work can be seen on dozens of animated films including Prince of Eqypt, Hotel Transylvania, Ratatouille, and Open Season. Most recently he did character design work for The Box Trolls, recently released worldwide in theatres. FLiP asked him to talk about the work of a character designer at a big studio - and how the heck you get there in the first place.
Monday, October 27, 2014
|Korean Goshawk - animation by Mike Nguyen|
Sunday, October 26, 2014
The World of Free - How Can Freelance Artists Survive in Modern Digital Media? Garrett Gilchrist Explains
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
|Song of The Sea premiered in London on Sunday Night|
It is not often that you get a European animated feature released. It is not often that you get an animated movie, be it a short or feature length, that is an absolute delight to watch. Song of the Sea is both of these. Directed by Academy award-nominated filmmaker Tomm Moore and released by Cartoon Saloon, the movie Song of the Sea transports you into an astounding multi layered magical world, filled with a wonderful collection of Irish human and fairy folk lore characters, whose personalities both unfold and grow richer as the tale develops.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
|Look byMikkel Brons-Frandsen|