Thursday, April 10, 2014

Joy Batchelor

**If you're in London this weekend (13th April, 2014) at Barbican Arts Centre.
**Cartoon Brew Article on Joy Batchelor




Joy Batchelor

b: May 12, 1914, Watford, Hertfordshire, England
d: May 14th, 1991, London

One half of the award-winning British husband-wife team noted for their influential animated films and who co-founded and co-owned the largest animation studio in Britain, Halas & Batchelor, producing more than 2000 films including informational and educational cartoon shorts, series and features since 1940.



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Most notable film Animal Farm (1954)
Director, Producer & Writer.

Friday, October 25, 2013

5 Months in London

Soho Square here I come! Holy ground of Richard Williams Studio.



Here's a Link to everything you ever want to know that came out of his studio;

The Thief Archive

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Expressions

I tend to get hooked on to these youtube vids which really amazes me as an animator. This particular one really shows an extremely pure and honest expression change from sullen to intrigued and finally appreciation. Really great subtle expression changes, yet so effective.

Always brings tears to my eyes.

Ballet

It's been almost a year since my last post, this place is old.

Anyway thought I'd update it with a music video I thought was really interesting to watch for it's ballet sequence. Firstly I'm no ballet fan but there was something in that short sequence where the main ballerina was just so mesmerizing to watch. she was graceful and smooth but not soft, there was power in her movement and every thing was timed and executed with intent, but it just flowed so well. Just watch her arms, it feels weighted but light at the same time, the drag and overlap is so well controlled and her finger poses just accentuates her arm movements even more.

And I really like the song and band, enjoy!


Edward Sharpe & Magnectic Zeroes - Man On Fire

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Saturday, November 19, 2011

EUFF 2011


I thought I'd share my opinions on the organisation of EUFF 2011 for Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist with Great Expectation screening at GSC 1Utama.

In short what had happened was that there was a lot of mis~communication/organisation in the Ticket Availability and where to purchase/collect the tickets. The lack of advertisement banner display at the makeshift booth regarding Ticket purchase for EUFF sc
reenings yet there were so many posters around but non at the actual ticket booth. Just by having the Seat Availability as Sold Out would have made potential general audience from asking any further questions regarding EUFF screenings when in fact there was a stack of free tickets to be given out if you had asked.

I was so very eager to catch Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist with Great Expectation film screening at GSC 1Utama this Saturday(19th/11) afternoon. To my surprise all the tickets were sold out in bold red letters when I got to the queue. I was already hesitating if I should just go home after being stressed out getting stuck in a jam just to catch this film which was sold out. To my luck they mentioned that it was redeemable for free at a counter at the entrance of the cineplex, apparently it was just a survey booth. I had to queue up a second time at the ticketing counter before they eventually pointed me to the right make shift table counter to redeem the tickets. Honestly it was quite an embarrassing sight; just a make shift table with no banners of any kind to advertise EUFF 2011, even though they had posters all over the place but non at this very important booth. A person passing by would have thought they were selling cotton candy as the booth was situated next to one. I was surprised again when the person in charge told me that I had printed out the wrong form to collect this particular screening, at that point I was pretty much about to just leave but since the screening has already started and I had explained to him that I was rushing to catch this screening that he kindly gave me both the screening tickets, for which I am grateful for. I was kinda irritated though that there was still a giant stack of tickets for those 2 screenings yet on the film time schedule display stated that it was sold out. True enough both screenings only had a handful of people, approximately a dozen which was maybe 8% of the hall seating and it was a small hall.

Anyway after all the fuss, I did enjoy both films as it's the first time I watched a Silent Black White and a classic Black White film. I was happy to have caught a screening of Sophie Scholl as well, it was a great film, one of the best films I've seen this year. Thanks for 2011 and I'm looking forward to EUFF 2012 but with better organisation.

Sophie Scholl is a must watch for facial and emotional studies, as well as a lot of secondary actions and small subtle gestures in a very stiff body motion. Lot's of slow intense interrogation drama with subtle facial changes which portrays the characters emotions.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Steven Paul Jobs

If it weren't for Steve Jobs (1955 ~ 2011);

We'd probably not have Windows OS

We'd not have innovative user interaction and immaculate modern gadgetry brand designs.

There wouldn't be Pixar, we wouldn't have RenderMan thus most of all the awesome visual/CGI effects we have in films digital era.


Apple + Steve Jobs Tribute Logo design by Jonathan Mak

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The HAND

The very first 3D film (1972) created by Ed Catmull (founder of Pixar) and Colleagues.


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Martha Graham

Ryan Woodward animates Google's header sketch in commemoration of Martha Graham ~ modern dancer.