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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!)

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.

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)

(Reblogged from thecreatorsproject)

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?

CH:…

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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. 

In Bristol on Monday (17th)? Like a bit of amour and animation?

Well why not go along to CineMe & Skwigly Magazine’s Love Lust & Libido screening.

Featuring our very own Get Well Soon Banjo Sting directed by our Matt Oxborrow as well as Grant Orchard, Ruth Lingford, Barry Purves, Joseph Mann, Ross Butter, Tor Fruergaard, Michał Socha, Maja Gehrig, Òscar Julve, Markus Wende Signe Baumane, Panna Horváth-Molnár and Virág Zomborácz. 

Full details can be found here!

Here is the final animation we created in collaboration with The Royal Institution telling the tale of Ancient Greek Mathematics in just two minutes.

We’re so pleased with it and huge thanks to our super talented Phoebe Halstead for heading up the project. The RI are an absolute pleasure to work with so hopefully there be plenty more of these to come!

For full explanation of how the Greeks shaped modern mathematics visit here!

Our BAA Favourites.

Last weeks British Animation Awards went down a treat at London’s BFI.

Celebrating the best of British, categories included ‘Student Excellence’ where our pal Ainslie Henderson won first prize for his brilliantly bittersweet I Am Tom Moody. The ‘Best Commissioned Animation’ award (a category we were in consideration for our RI Crystallography project) was deservedly awarded to Seed Animation for their RSPB: Vote for Nature animation promoting nature friendly farming schemes. We thought that the ‘Best Voice Performance’ should have gone to Bill Nighy for his performance in The Hungry Corpse by Beakus' Gergely Wootsch just because it was such a brilliantly animated story.  We also liked The Day I Killed My Best Friend, winner of ‘Best Student Film’ by Antonio J Busto Algarin for its imaginative animation and archaic pace in telling the sensitive story. 

There was a lot of talent on show and hats off to Jane Pilling & Co. for their continued dedication in showcasing the best in British animation.

(A full winners list can be found on Cartoon Brew)

 

Don’t mess with your mate’s sister. Ever.

Bad things happen… to others.

The brilliant new Dog Judo episode is out now!

Here’s another snippet in progress of our project animating The Greek Legacy for Royal Institution. 
It’s a dodecahedron and here’s a wiki explanation if you can’t possibly wait for the full animated story!

Here’s another snippet in progress of our project animating The Greek Legacy for Royal Institution

It’s a dodecahedron and here’s a wiki explanation if you can’t possibly wait for the full animated story!

Continuing on with our quest to animate the Royal Institution's Greek Legacy tale of mathematical proof. 
A heck of a story we’re told!  Tales of students walking the plank as punishment for "claiming to have proved that not all numbers can be represented as fractions", of Pythagorus thinking and understanding the world with philosophy and what mathematical proof has to do with "unlocking the secrets of the universe and the mysteries of quantum world".
Yikes!
Here’s a tiny Gif exert from our animation of a mathematician thinking and stroking his beard. He’s wise.

Continuing on with our quest to animate the Royal Institution's Greek Legacy tale of mathematical proof. 

A heck of a story we’re told!  Tales of students walking the plank as punishment for "claiming to have proved that not all numbers can be represented as fractions", of Pythagorus thinking and understanding the world with philosophy and what mathematical proof has to do with "unlocking the secrets of the universe and the mysteries of quantum world".

Yikes!

Here’s a tiny Gif exert from our animation of a mathematician thinking and stroking his beard. He’s wise.