Monday, 10 November 2008

Knitted animation and games

An animated music video which has been entirely made from knitting each frame ooooh I can feel the pain ust looking at it. Its beautiful :)

Little Big Planet is getting all the buzz at the moment in the gaming world and rightly so its about time ps3 showed invention into the next gen gaming world.

Now that my animation is pritty much done I have had time to play some games, starting with the atmasphoric and distrubing Dead Space. Its about time someone took the survival horror genre to space.

Sunday, 9 November 2008


Pixar is it at it again, twisting the content of their work into unlikely areas, this is no exception an old man is the lead in an animation for kids.

Monday, 3 November 2008

Waltz with Bashir and other things..

Waltz with Bashir is a documentary animation.

PLOT:One night at a bar, an old friend tells director Ari about a recurring nightmare in which he is chased by 26 vicious dogs. Every night, the same number of beasts. The two men conclude that there's a connection to their Israeli Army mission in the first Lebanon War of the early eighties. Ari is surprised that he can't remember a thing anymore about that period of his life. Intrigued by this riddle, he decides to meet and interview old friends and comrades around the world. He needs to discover the truth about that time and about himself. As Ari delves deeper and deeper into the mystery, his memory begins to creep up in surreal images.

Im really looking forward to seeing this animation, Its always great too see an animation really push the genre even further and at the same time tackle adult themes.

Ive always been a fan of fellow manc Danny Boyle his new film, looks like true heart breaking cinema, enitally when I heard the plot i had trouble understanding where it was going to go but after hearing him talk on the beeb I was sold. Im really jealous that america gets it before us.

Here is a nifty little music video directed by Andre Maat & Superelectric for the band Kraak & Smaak it uses the a really novel use of flick books, I kept thinking of the printing costs while i was watching it.