Copy City (2008) Copy City is an experimental exploration into marginal worlds, having its roots in the new media development, Web 2.0 and real/virtual life.
If you’re a long term DN follower you’ll know that I’ve been a fan of Katy Davis’ mixed media style of animation since she came on the show – DN037 – with her film Gobblynne. Well it’s my pleasure to have Katy back to talk about her new music video for Bim’s Stay in My [...]
Stay in My Memory (2008) An animated music promo pop up adventure for Bim’s Stay in My Memory. Watch the full animation at: www.gobblynne.com or www.youtube.com/GobblynneAnimation
We’ve featured several animations here on Directors Notes in past two years, but Mark Simon Hewis’ The Life Size Zoetrope stands out for its shear ambition. Turning a carnival ride into the zoetrope of the title, complete with people turning the pages of flip books to create the animation is no mean feat, but luckily [...]
The Life Size Zoetrope (2007) The Life Size Zoetrope is the celebratory life story of one man, told via a one-take live action shot of a human zoetrope containing the film. Update: You can now watch the full film below
I first discovered the work of director and artist Jesse Ewles last year when I stumbled across the video he created for Grizzly Bear track Central and Remote. He joins me this week to discuss some of his pieces along with his approach to building a sustainable, creative career based on mutually beneficial collaborations and [...]
Moros Eros: On My Side (2007) An urban hunter works their way through the city’s back alleys pouching balloon versions of endangered species.
Artist and director Benjamin Ducroz has in the past associated his work with media bondage and saturation, he joins us this week to discuss his improvised approach to tactile stop frame animation along with the balance between passion projects and paying commissions. 8 Materials Stills Showlinks ducroz.com Videodrome Via No Fat Clips
8 (2007) The shape that moves in space, through time changes its form and returns to its original state and place. The shape that represents measurement statistics and swiss cheese. Nothing practical, nothing didactical, just another formal experiment. No political, environmental, commercial or social motive, just another pointless animation by Benjamin Ducroz.
Along with the great selection of films you’d expect to see, the Times BFI 51st London Film Festival, presented Power to the Pixel – The Digital Distribution Forum for Independents. Festival Director Sandra Hebron, introduced lead advocates and practitioners of digital distribution, along with filmmakers currently making digital distribution work for them. Perhaps the most [...]