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On Shadowgraphy and Shadow Puppets

In the first week of MA Character Animation one of the activities that we do is a workshop on Shadow Puppets. Further to the work of historic and contemporary artists that I showed my students in class, I am posting some more clips for them here.¬†The workshop is an opportunity to talk about the ancient […]

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Animation: Magic and Matter

Animation: Magic and Matter A symposium presented by the Centre for Humanities & the Department of Media & Culture Studies (Utrecht University) with the Holland Animation Film Festival¬†on 27th March 2012 Welcome & Introduction: The Matter of Animation The event started with a welcome from Gerben Schermer of the Holland Animation Film Festival, which starts […]

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Terry Gilliam’s paper cut-out animation

Let’s not forget the hand-made. In the olden days, back then before computers…. people made animation by hand. Terry Gilliam describes how he achieved the raw dynamism and anarchic humour of his paper cut-out animations for Monty Python. From Bob Godfrey’s brilliant ‘Do It Yourself Animation Show‘, 1974. Here’s some of Gilliam’s work in action […]

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MA Character Animation Week 1 2011

A new building opens, a new course starts and a new group of students start on their journey towards an MA in Character Animation. Here is Day 1: everyone is a little shy on the first day in the brand, spanking new animation studio. We are all a little overwhelmed by the new building.   […]

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