My latest creative finds from around the web. Enjoy!
Manchester Animation Festival
I am very pleased to discover Manchester Animation Festival will be returning for a second year! The festival promises to deliver a jam packed programme featuring animated shorts, feature films, retrospective screenings, workshops, networking events, panel discussions and masterclasses. Sounds like a brilliant line up to me!
When: 15, 16, 17 November 2016
Where: Hosted at HOME in Manchester.
Find out more: www.manchesteranimationfestival.co.uk
2. Random Acts
Another welcome return is Channel 4 Random Acts. Partnering with creative platform It’s Nice That, Channel 4’s short film strand brings together an eclectic showcase of some of the most exciting filmmakers working in the industry today.
See more here: http://randomacts.channel4.com
For me, understanding the creative process behind animation is just as fascinating as watching the finished product – which is why I am super excited to have discovered Craft. By signing up to an online subscription members have full access to a library of raw project material, from preproduction to development.
Find out more: www.itsoncraft.com
4. Jan Svankmajer
Is there an age limit to creating animation? Not according to legendary director Jan Svankmajer. At 81, with an impressive back catalogue of shorts and feature films, Svankmajer has turned to crowdfunding for his next project ‘Insects’. I’m a big fan of his work (Alice is my one of my top 10 favourite films) and have high hopes the project will go full steam ahead.
Check out the Indiegogo campaign here: http://bit.ly/1NNcXtb
5. Griz and Norm
Griz and Norm (Normand Lemay and Griselda Sastrawinata-Lemay) are a talented couple who both work at the Walt Disney Animation Studio. Every Tuesday they post tips and techniques sharing basic art tidbits for those keen to understand the foundation of drawing craft. Check out their posts for bite size tutorials: