September/October Update November 1, 2009Posted by animnation in BANG Meetings, General AnimNation News.
Tags: 3d, animation, animnation, bafta, bang, big & small, big and small, interactive, white night
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Another mass update of AnimNation news since the summer…and it has been an exciting few months!
Firstly, the CBeebies Big & Small online interactive game that I created the 3D environments for has been nominated for a Children’s Interactive BAFTA!
AnimNation have also moved into a shiney new studio in the heart of Brighton’s North Laines – more space, better facilities – the company is now more equipped to take on bigger projects.
Last weekend, the White Night festival took over Brighton for one night. I was one of the main organisers for the Brighton Animators animated projections event. I helped to put together a night of futuristic projected animations onto the very distinct Brighton Unitarian Church. 42 purpose made animations were chosen to be projected onto the church. The whole event received wonderful feedback from the audience & press. I created two animations for the event – a B-movie inspired opening animation to introduce the evening & a 3D animation of a Robot hiding out in the church from the police. More information about the event can be found here.
Over the past few months AnimNation have created work for Nokia and Punch & Judy prof. Glyn Edwards, as well as developing three new children’s television series – more information on that to come!
And the run up to Christmas looks equally as exciting – with a whole host of exciting animation projects, working with big name clients.
Here’s to a new era at AnimNation!
March BANG event – A Night on the Red Carpet February 11, 2009Posted by animnation in BANG Meetings.
Tags: alan smith, animations, bafta, bang, brighton, brighton animators, films, nominated, oscar, screenings, short films, smith & foulkes
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I’ve been organising the March meet up for the Brighton Animators Networking Group. Here are a few details about it -
Award fever is in the air! So we’ve pulled out all the stops (and the red carpet) with the next BANG event on Monday 9th March.
Expect an A-List evening packed full of entertainment, glitz & glamour (without the tears and tantrums) as we screen some of this year’s BAFTA and Oscar nominated animated short films (and few of the old favourites for good measure).
Our guest speaker is none other than the acclaimed director Alan Smith; half of the famous animation directing team Smith & Foulkes – who’s animated short film “This Way Up” has been nominated at this years Oscars! His credits include many well-known projects such as the BBC animated comedy series Monkey Dust, the film credit sequence for Thunderbirds, and an animated film within Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events. He has also created commercial work for Coca Cola, Volkswagen, Robinsons (their recent TV advert with the little characters playing in puddles), Honda (the beautiful “Hate Something, Change Something” TV advert) and Orange. Alan is going to show us how his projects have evolved from their original concept drawings, storyboards and animatics, through to the final animated piece.
Find out more about “This Way Up” HERE
Monday 9th March ’09 – doors open at 7pm, screenings start promptly at 7:30 until 10:30pm. So please make sure you arrive on time.
Lighthouse Digital Screening Lounge, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton BN1 4AJ (behind Wagamama).
£5 per person payable on the door to cover the venue hire costs.
I hope to see you there!
Flash Brighton/BANG Film Carnival O Fun December 5, 2007Posted by animnation in BANG Meetings, Flash Brighton.
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The 11th of December sees the Carnival O Fun move festively into a brand spanking new venue and a merge of two of Brighton’s best groups – Flash Brighton & BANG!
We are leaving the red hot shores of Carnival Island (The Cricketers) and heading via sled dogs to the snowy peaked mountain range of Christmas Province…or in other words Lighthouse’s Digital Lounge complete with bar – so you can fill up on Mulled Wine…or beer!
Come and feast your eyes on a selection of funny festive themed films, YouTube clips and animations specially selected by Flash Brighton’s Carnival King, Richard Mitchelson!
We even have an extra treat in store for you – with a special guest appearance from Cyriak! He is coming along to show us a fine array of his favorite animations and talk about his quirky work.
So make sure you bring your Santa hats and a belly full of cheer for this big bad kick ass end to the Flash Brighton/BANG year. And, if you are lucky I’m sure Santa Seb from Flash Brighton will make an appearance with Adobe based gifts and prizes and a YO-HO-HO for all.
Tuesday 11th December, 6:30pm (screening starting just after 7pm) at the Lighthouse Digital Lounge, 1, Zone B, 28 Kensington Street, BN1 4AJ
Be there or be Jack Frost (…left out in the cold)!
SPACES ARE LIMITED so please register at our page on upcoming to ensure your place.
Brighton Digital Festival Update November 28, 2007Posted by animnation in BANG Meetings, Brighton Digital Festival, General AnimNation News.
Tags: animation, animation night, animnation, bang, brighton, Brighton Digital Festival, event, fireworks, flash, hang, portfolio, portfolio clinic, wired sussex
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This year’s Brighton Digital Festival went off with a bang this year – quite literally!
Starting off with an amazing interactive Flash generated fireworks display by Seb Lee-Delisle from Plug-in Media on the front of the Unitarian church in Brighton.
It then continued the next week to include the Portfolio Clinic – where I was priviledged to share a table with local animator RichMitch and look over work produced by local students and freelancers and offer advice on how to improve their portfolios and where to take their career next.
The following night I was asked to be part of the Animation Night. Together with the Hastings Animation Networking Group’s founder, Angus Giorgi – we compiled a 30 minute showreel of animation work produced by BANG and HANG members – which included a very varied selection of films – from commerical work produced by AnimNation and John Davison, to personal projects created by the incedibly talented Cyriak, Tim Frost, to name but a few.
On the night this was shown to the audience along with a selection of animations from some of Ireland’s most talented film makers and animators. A panel discussion was then put together – consisting of the Dark Light Festival organiser Nicky Gogan; Matthew Talbot-Kelly who created the haunting Blind Man’s Eye; Eoghan Kidney who created Stars; English animator/film maker and director at Slinky Pictures, Chris Shepherd; Angus Giorgi founder of HANG and myself.We all discussed how we all have sought funding for short films and how the process varies from country to country – with an English, Irish and Canadian perspective on things. We also chatted about how politics can influence animation.
Brighton Digital Festival October 24, 2007Posted by animnation in BANG Meetings, Brighton Digital Festival, Flash Brighton.
Tags: animation, animation night, animnation, bang, brighton, Brighton Digital Festival, event, fireworks, flash, Flash Brighton, flash on the beach, hang, november, portfolio, portfolio clinic, wired sussex
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The Brighton Digital Festival is coming up fast!
Flash on the Beach – 4th – 7th November
We’re only a week and half away until the start of the Flash On The Beach conference – which will be hosting talks and workshops by some of the world’s best Flash experts. I was very lucky enough to win my ticket to the conference this year by creating a Flash banner to advertise the conference. The entries to the competition were judged by the Flash Coders New York group and I was privileged to win 1st place!
Y-Design Awards – Peoples’ Choice Award – 5th November Brighton Pier
Brighton Pier has been opened up to digital artists to celebrate the Peoples’ Choice Award as part of the Y-Design Awards. The organisers of this event have very kindly opened up their invitations to the Brighton Animators Networking Group.
Portfolio Clinic – 13th November
I will be putting in an appearance at the DScape Portfolio Clinic as an industry representative. The evening is designed for students and freelancers to have a one-to-one meeting with the best local digital companies to show their portfolio in the hope of getting some expert advice and possibly some work!
Animation Night – 14th November
This is evening is being held to showcase English and Irish animation work with a political theme. Wired Sussex have very kindly offered a 20 minute slot that evening to show off the work produced by the Brighton Animators Networking Group (BANG) and the newly formed Hastings Animators Networking Group (HANG).
5th September Brighton Animators meeting August 21, 2007Posted by animnation in BANG Meetings.
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Wednesday 5th September from 6pm – 8pm (but you are more than welcome to stay on after).
The Greene Room (upstairs in the Cricketers Pub), Black Lion Street, Brighton
Who is it for?
Animators, students & anyone interested in animation.
This months guest speak is Anil Mistry. He is coming to share his views! He will be discussing his role as creative director at Jetix, his views on what animators should be doing to get their work seen, his opinion on the animation industry as a whole, how to get out of your comfort zone & learn something new. After the event, Anil has said he’d be happy to receive your showreels & give a personal critique of it.
Who is Anil?
Anil Mistry is the creative director of Jetix, a global kids TV network owned by Disney. Anil has won numerous awards and was the youngest TV channel creative director in the UK (28). This earned him the title “hotshot” from Broadcast magazine. He has also had clothing design work exhibited in the V&A’s Streetstyles exhibition.
How do I attend?
Registration is here – http://www.wiredsussex.com/Events/0709/animationseptemberregister.asp
Interviewer at Paper BANG July 24, 2007Posted by animnation in BANG Meetings.
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I have just been approached by the main organisers of Sunday’s Paper BANG event to be the Q&A interviewer. So with a bunch of questions to hand – I will be asking film director Ben
Hibon and composer & sound designer Joris de Man, how they went about creating the award winning MTV Asia short animated film “Codehunters”.
Paper BANG update July 19, 2007Posted by animnation in BANG Meetings.
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I sent in this press release to the Wired Sussex team about the Paper BANG event coming up -
Paper BANG – Showcase for Animators
29th July 2007 from 7pm at Mint bar and restaurant
Another eclectic evening of short film and music from Paper Bag in the ever welcoming ‘Mint Bar and Restaurant’ in Brighton’s South Laines. This quarter the session ‘Paper BANG’ is held in collaboration with Brighton Animators Networking Group and a selection of shorts from BANG will showcase locally produced animation.
Paper Bag are also delighted to present a special screening of the award winning animated film ‘Codehunters’ and an exclusive Q&A with the film’s director Ben Hibon and composer & sound designer Joris de Man.
BANG members can upload their favorite animation work in Quicktime format 720 x 576 (widescreen format is acceptable) to –
(Please use an FTP client rather than using a web browser to upload your files).
Deadline for submissions is Wednesday 25th July.
This is a perfect opportunity to show off your animation work to the local community.
More information about the event can be found on the Paper bag website
BANG Facebook group July 12, 2007Posted by animnation in BANG Meetings.
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I have just set up a BANG (Brighton Animators’ Networking Group) Facebook group.
Sign up is here – http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=3466045493
Paper Bang July 5, 2007Posted by animnation in BANG Meetings.
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Sunday 29th July – This is set to be an exciting collaborative evening between the Paper Bag film night crew & BANG members. Paper Bang will be an excellent way for the members of BANG to showcase their animation at a special screening night, as well as listen to interviews from the makers of the animated short film Codehunters (possibly interviewed by yours truely!) and find out more about the production of the film.
More details to follow!