Re-animating the Archive

Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities conference, Manchester, 12-14 October 2015 At this year’s National Archives and Research Libraries UK conference, Alison Green and Birgitta Hosea will be presenting a collaborative project between four organisations: MA Culture, Criticism and Curation and MA Character Animation at Central Saint Martins, the Guildhall School of Music and the Old Operating Theatre… Continue reading Re-animating the Archive

Off the Rails: Animating Train Journeys

Animated Landscapes: History, Form and Function, a new anthology edited by Chris Pallant is now available from Bloomsbury Academic. Chris Pallant will Chair a panel at Fantasy / Animation: A Conference on Media, Medium and Genre at Kings College London on Friday 4th September 2015 featuring papers by chapter authors Malcolm Cook, Birgitta Hosea and James… Continue reading Off the Rails: Animating Train Journeys

Documentation from the CUT! Exhibition

CUT! was an exhibition at the Old Operating Theatre Museum, 9a St Thomas’ Street, SE1 9RY that ran from 3 November 2014 to 15th December 2014. This museum is sited in a former anatomical theatre and herb garret from the ancient St Thomas hospital. There has been a hospital on this site near London Bridge for… Continue reading Documentation from the CUT! Exhibition

Goodbye Piccadilly: 16th May 2014 – 8th March 2015

Films by students of MA Character Animation at Central Saint Martins bring the First World War to life at the London Transport Museum Second Year students of the course worked with archival recordings from the museum’s oral history collection to augment the exhibits in the Goodbye Piccadilly exhibition, which runs from 16th May 2014 –… Continue reading Goodbye Piccadilly: 16th May 2014 – 8th March 2015

Liquid Boundaries at the Shenzhen Architecture and Urbanism Biennale

Central Saint Martin’s Head of College, Jeremy Till, recently curated the UK Pavilion at the 2013 Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism taking an animated approach to his exhibition design concept with films made by students of MA Character Animation and MA Communication Design. Taking place in Southern China, this is one of the world’s… Continue reading Liquid Boundaries at the Shenzhen Architecture and Urbanism Biennale

The evils of alcohol: early French cut-out animation by Marius O’Galop and Robert Lortac

Marius O’Galup (1867 – 1946) was an illustrator and animator who created around 20 short films using paper cut-outs. The public information films shown below from You Tube were made around 1918. Robert Lortac (1884 – 1973) created around 20 films for Pathé, which were either educational or children’s stories. He went on to work… Continue reading The evils of alcohol: early French cut-out animation by Marius O’Galop and Robert Lortac

More is More: Alexey Terekhov

A maximalist design style with pastiche from Hindi pop art and political propaganda posters, Capital is an in-your-face anti-imperialist pop video directed by Alexey Terekhov for the band Lyapis Trubetskoy from Minsk, Belarus. Not always easy on the eye, but definitely original and worth a look. This is the best quality version. This version has… Continue reading More is More: Alexey Terekhov

RSA Animate: The Divided Brain

The RSA Animate films have become one of the most popular channels on You Tube. A powerful example of how animated drawings can be used to convey complex ideas, the films use animation to illustrate RSA lectures. Not only does this make the lectures more understandable, but it has brought a whole new audience to these ideas. The… Continue reading RSA Animate: The Divided Brain