Entries Tagged as 'Animation links'

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Stop.Frame blog – on hiatus

As any visitor will have realised, the Stop.Frame blog has not been updated in a while. This is because I have been so busy in the rest of my life that I have had no chance to watch animation – let alone blog about it! So I’m officially putting Stop.Frame on hiatus. The site will […]

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Axe falls on England animation funding

Via @jessicakoppe comes a report on the Cartoon Brew web site that Arts Council England has cancelled its prestigious, 21-year-old Animate programme. According to Arts Council England, Animate Projects (its latest incarnation) will close at the end of March 2011, though the Animate Projects web site may stay online for a while afterwards. Animate was […]

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Student stop-motion success: Chloe Rodham animates DeVotchKa music video

News just in from UCA Farnham animation graduate Chloe Rodham, whose excellent and haunting Smile was a standout film in the graduate shows last year. She’s just produced a stop-motion animated music video for Denver band DeVotchKa – who did the music for the 2006 Oscar-winning film Little Miss Sunshine. The premiere was last night, but […]

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Doctor Knowgood on Vimeo

Finally, fresh from his European debut in Bristol last month, here’s the monkey doctor himself – Doctor Knowgood treats another difficult case in his jungle dispensary.

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Doctor Knowgood at Bristol Encounters

Stop.Frame breaks its far-too-long silence with the news that Arnold Zwanenburg’s terrific stop-motion claymation film Doctor Knowgood has been accepted for showing at the Bristol Animated Encounters film festival. Doctor Knowgood will be showing three times – so giving everyone in the South West a good chance of seeing it before it goes home to […]

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Altar Boy

I wrote a while back that I was looking forward to seeing Gustavo Arteaga’s animation based on the track Altar Boy by Ricky Lee Jones. Gustavo was behind the award-winning Rapunzel’s Flight stop-motion film, which topped the British Panorama section of the 2009 London International  Animation Festival. His work is eerie, surreal and disturbing – […]

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Stikfas is going out of business – snap up your figures now!

Stikfas are small, articulated plastic figures that are a nice tool for anyone wanting to try out a quick stop-motion puppet animation. They clip together quickly and and are light and small for table-top animation (I find them a bit too light and small to work with, but many others create really interesting films with […]

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Happy birthday, Ray Harryhausen

Curses – just missed the stop-motion animation maestro’s 90th birthday yesterday (June 29th). Belated best wishes to the master of fantasy skeleton swordplay! This landmark coincides with a special exhibition of his models and puppets at the London Film Museum on London’s South Bank. The Ray Harryhausen – Myths and Legends exhibition will be open […]

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

Student stop-motion talent: Chloe Rodham – UCA Farnham

Stop.Frame is reporting on some of the student animation shows around the country over the next few weeks. First up is UCA Farnham graduate Chloe Rodham. Chloe is responsible for the standout film of the UCA animation show this year – Smile – a story of frustrated love set in a travelling circus in the 1920s. It […]

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Student stop-motion talent: reporting from the graduate shows

It’s graduate show time around the UK, as animation students prepare their showreels and reveal their creative work for probably the first time. Animation festivals rely heavily on graduate work for their shorts programme – so if you go to some of the leading graduate shows you’ll end up seeing a lot of the year’s […]