Can't make, or just plain not bothered about Glastonbury this year Well, there's this other festival in June in Manchester - Manchester, Tennessee, that is. It also has The Boss playing, and a couple of other bands, as you can see here... And does Glasters have a super animated line-up announcement promo featuring a pioneering new technique - in 3D. Don't think so. Elliot Jokelson directed this at Ghost Robot, who have a bit of experience with 3D, having supervised Encyclopedia Pictura's epic Bjork video last year. So you'll need a pair of blue and cyan glasses - or you can make your own. The 3D effect is created by a technique called stratostencil animation which uses traditional, basic principles of cel animation - like seeing all the pages of a flip-book all at once. Very cool.
David Knight - 3rd Mar 2009
For information about tickets and other events at the 2009 Birds Eye View Film Festival visit the website.
David Knight - 3rd Mar 2009
(Having secured a small Arts Council grant to supplement the budget provided by Circus Space Shelly has created a lush, atmospheric piece featuring sixteen second year students and actor Gerard Bell called The Forgotten Circus. Running backwards throughout, the film harks back to the roots of circus performance, with superb photography by Stein Stie. Music for the film was composed by Jamie McDermott and performed by his alternative baroque orchestra The Irrepressibles, and is now part of the forthcoming Irrepressibles EP From The Circus To The Sea, which includes a DVD of The Forgotten Circus. That's out in January, but there is a special screening of The Forgotten Circus and live performance by The Irrepressibles this Wednesday, December 17th in the beautiful setting of St George's Church in Bloomsbury in London. You can buy tickets for the performance only, or for the performance plus the From The Circus To The Sea CD/DVD package. The Forgotten Circus was premiered at the Brachage Film Festival in September and has been selected for several film festivals both in the UK and international. http://uk.youtube.com/watchv=FNZq0uMvNXo[/youtube]
David Knight - 15th Dec 2008
Rewind, Play, Fast Forward - an academic conference focussing on the past, present and future of the music video, is happening at the Goethe University in Frankfurt Am Main, for three days between October 24th and 26th 2008. Organised by Henry Keazor and Thorsten Wübbena, art historians at Goethe University with a particular interest in the cultural impact of the music video, the conference will include talks by academics and writers from Europe and the US, on a range of subjects including the videos of Guns N' Roses, the work of Michel Gondry and music videos in the age of iTunes and YouTube. Find out more about Rewind, Play, Fast Forward here.
David Knight - 29th Aug 2008
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