Happy Birthday lady Asa!

We had a lovely lunch at the Union Tavern (shhhh don’t tell anyone, we don’t want the place getting crowded!)

Many returns lady!


Bar Shorts Question Time with Ian & Louis from Dice Productions

Bar Shorts Question Time with Ian & Louis from Dice Productions

We speak to the funny guys over at Dice Productions, Ian and Louis about films, sleep-overs in pubs (?!) and cataloging bacon sandwiches in Birmingham (what the crap??)

They’re the guys behind the multi-award winning ‘Man in a Cat’ and ‘Gregory is a Dancer’ which we screened at the last Bar Shorts.

Essentially these guys are a little crazy, a big funny and most talented. Read their interview here!

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'When you lose something dear to your heart, there is only one place it can be found. The Lost Property office!'

Here’s the trailer for our anticipated short animation - Lost Property, written and directed by Asa Lucander, 

(Full credits and thanks can be found here!)

Here’s a little promo we shot at The Book Club in London to give you all a feel for what Bar Shorts it all about. 
We champion independent shorts from all over the world, the weirder, the smarter the sweeter the better!
Always in an informal, fun, filmic & boozy setting. 
What’s not to like?

(Thanks to Nich Kelleher for making the promo!)


Untitled process drawings by Jacob Hashimoto, courtesy of Martha Otero Gallery. Hashimoto discusses the creative process behind Gas Giant, his exhibition on view at MOCA Pacific Design Center, on The Curve.

Jacob Hashimoto - Gas Giant - MOCA U - MOCAtv

(Reblogged from mocatv)


Blooming ‘ell!


We LOVE LOVE LOVE this super animation by Nishant Choksi!

(Reblogged from ciablog)

All ye North West (UK) dwellers!

Bar Shorts goes Super Sonic with a whole host of incredible short films and animations at the Eagle Inn in Salford.

The night is free as always and promises a relaxed boozy atmosphere.

Register here so we know you’re coming and check out here for full list of filmmakers. 

See you there!

This Sunday! Happy Clocks Change Day!

Thanks Dog Judo for reminding us. 

Well last nights Bar Shorts went down well. Thank you to all the filmmakers involved. We could not have done it without you.

Greg JardinWill Sweeney & Steve ScottPhil MulloyEthan Indorf, Michael LanganLuke SnellinThomas Knowler, Asa Lucander/12Foot6Chris ShepherdMatt King & Imogen Woolley, Dog Judo, Literal MS PaintChristine HooperChris ShepherdBob Godfrey, and The Polish Film Club for letting us show ‘Myszochujek’ by Kristof Babaski.
Also a special to those who came and to Fu & Flux for DJ-ing.
Don’t forget we’ll be repeating the screening next week in Salford.

12foot6 Blog Animation & Illustration turned 3 today!

(Source: assets)

This is a great documentary!
The Creators Project - Animating Ernest & Celestine : Benjamin Renner

Now playing in a limited LA and NYC release.

This is a great documentary!

The Creators Project - Animating Ernest & CelestineBenjamin Renner

Now playing in a limited LA and NYC release.

(Source: MajorCurators.com)

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It’s good morning and superior week from Schonti and like Nur Uretmen usually wishes; peace and love!

(Reblogged from jamesforester)

Bar Shorts Question Time with Christine Hooper

Bar Shorts Question Time with Christine Hooper

We speak to the recent RCA Animation MA graduate, the brilliant Christine Hooper about film, animation and her pet-peeves. We discover there are usually two sides to the director, the posh and the not so and, for the first time in Bar Shorts Question Time history we get an actual play-list for the soundtrack of your life question.

Read all about it here!

BS: Who’s your favourite film maker?


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How To Make a Cartoon by Ross Plaskow.

Here’s a rather useful intro sequence in After Effects tutorial.

You are welcome. 

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This is what happens when you sing your heart out in pubs.

It was written to celebrate the new Rocky musical that is opening on Broadway. We assumed it would be one of the songs in the production.