Whilst the majority of the world’s press was focused on the wins by Argo (‘Best Picture’), Ang Lee (‘Best Director’), Jennifer Lawrence (‘Best Actress in a Leading Role’) and Daniel Day-Lewis (‘Best Actor in a Leading Role’) at the 2013 Oscar ceremony – many would have overlooked the battle raging for the much coveted ‘Best [...]
Not content with hitting us with one of the best animated shorts you’re likely to see all year, the guys at Short of the Week have now provided a detailed explanation of how they launched The Thomas Beale Cipher online. It’s a great insight for filmmakers who want to get their film noticed and shows [...]
Some people are never satisfied. Yeah you may have co-founded the best short film website on the net but that’s not enough to contain your creativity. What you really want to do is push the boundaries of animation techniques in your new short and rack up over 115,000 views in the first week of posting [...]
The Thomas Beale Cipher (2010) Professor White, cryptographer extraordinaire, is on the trail of the notoriously uncrackable Thomas Beale cipher—a century-old riddle hiding the location of a fortune in gold that has tormented its pursuers since inception. But White is not alone—shadowy forces are tight on his tail.
If you sit down and think about it, it’s a hard thing to convince someone of your particular standards of quality or levels of taste. Sure you can show them things you like, things that represent the special something that catches your eye, but how do they ‘know’ conclusively what you think is great as [...]
Our talented pal Andrew S. Allen from Short of the Week has taken some time out from touring his newest short The Thomas Beale Cipher across the festival circuit to create the opening sequence for the 2010 Anchorage International Film Festival- I love their tag line “Films worth freezing for”. Let’s hope this year’s festival [...]
Despite my obvious comfort in the world of waveforms, Skype interviews and headphones I have from time to time put pen to paper or rather managed to type out a couple hundred words. Andrew S. Allen who was kind enough to let us show his animation Flight and spend some time with us back on [...]
My guest today Andrew S. Allen draws inspiration for his work from his home town of Bethel, Alaska to combine new forms of expression with unique contemporary perspectives to create unforgettable experiences. He joins me to discuss his animation Flight, an exploration of man’s attempts to master the sky despite his destructive nature. Flight Materials [...]