Jul 302010
 
Puppet-O-Rama starts tonight!

The Puppet-O-Rama festival starts tonight with Puppet SLAM!, a collection of short works, with a ride range of styles, tones, and topics.  Tomorrow night is ‘Karaghiozis Saves the Economy’ at 7PM, followed by ‘Plasticity Now’ at 9:30PM. Tickets are $8 for kids and $10 for adults. Here is a list to all the open-to-the-public performances [...]

Jul 132010
 
Puppet-o-Rama festival coming up!

The Puppet-o-Rama festival is coming up fast!  It is a comprehensive festival that offers workshops, performances and talks all by amazing puppeteers!  It runs from Fri July 30th to Monday morning of August 2nd, and takes place at the Seattle University campus on Capitol Hill.  You can sign up for the whole shebang for $227, [...]

Apr 012010
 

I recently came across this nice NPR interview with Wes Anderson, director of the stop-motion feature Fantastic Mr. Fox, originally broadcast in November of last year: “I sort of had this thought that … I was going to make the script and work on the sets and then sort of prepare the shots and have [...]

Jan 082010
 

I was just talking last night with some animator friends about new ways to get your film out there. Here is a nice WIRED article outlining alternative methods of distribution, that includes mentions of Nina Paley’s Sita Sings the Blues and Cory McAbee’s Stingray Sam (recently on show at Seattle’s NW Film Forum). Also, thank [...]

Dec 292009
 

I found a great blog by Ian Lumsden, an animation instructor in the UK: www.theanimationblog.org. In his latest blog he reviews his personal favourite animated shorts he reviewed in the year 2009. It’s an interesting list, with a bunch of films I hadn’t heard of.  Rather than reproducing his post, here is the direct link. [...]