So – It’s all change!

Work for Flip 2010 is well under way with submissions pouring into Flip HQ from all over the world.

Not content with keeping ourselves busy with the deludge of mail and animations to trawl through, we also decided that this year not only would our web page get a whole new look – it would also get a whole new home so we’ve moved sites and servers.

So now we have a new home to decorate, make coffee in and talk about all things Flip.Please visit www.flipfestival.co.uk for your regular updates from the Flip team.

www.flipfestival.co.uk

Steph xxx

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Flip Submission Deadline

Just a quick reminder to all: the submission deadline for this year’s Flip Festival is the 9th July….that’s just four days away!

So pop those films in the post in the next couple of days if you want the chance for your film to be in the Open Shorts section in November. I look forward to getting your film…

Nick


Have your own Kudan…and Best of Flip!

Last year’s Flip ‘Best of Festival’ winner Kudan by Taku Kimura has posted a download on their website to allow you to have your very own paper Kudan. As well as a number of wallpapers to download for your computer, there is a paper template for your own Kudan which you can then cut out and keep! If you’re as bigger fan as we are of his short film then this is a great little thing to get!

A paper Kudan for you to cut out and keep!

In other news, the Best of Flip 2009 starts soon with the first showing on the 15th July at Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton. It will take place between 6:30 and 9:30.

The official text for the event states:

‘This evening’s event, run in conjunction with Animation Forum West Midlands, includes a packed programme. Beginning with a screening of the best of FLIP 2009, a 35 mins programme of award winning films from across the world. This is followed by a screening and talk from Light House Animator in Residence Drew Roper. Drew just finished his first commercial commission in between stints on The Fantastic Mr. Fox and Tim Burtons’ new Disney production. Drew will show his 3.5 min stop motion short and the sets and puppet will be on display. Finally, there will be the official launch of this year’s Great Animation Challenge, which is very much like last year’s but with an exciting twist – not to be missed. All this and networking and drinks supplied courtesy of Animation Forum West Midlands.’

To reserve a place for Best of Flip ’09 or to find out more information, contact info@light-house.co.uk

So we hope to see you there.

Nick


Sneak Peak

Drew Roper, our animator in residence, has been locked away in his darkened room, toiling away on his latest project for local Midlands fashion company LUKE 1977.

The complete animation will explain an alternative history to denim – how the Americans stole the idea from right here in the Midlands.

With the voice of “Johnny Roper” being supplied by Mark Williams, Star of The Fast Show, ‘Harry Potter and 101 Dalmatians, to name but a few, this short clip shows Drew’s work in progress….

Drew has asked us to point out that this is a rough draft render of the scene so it doesn’t portray the correct quality or correct ‘happenings’ within the scene regarding the edit – but personally I think its pretty smart as it is!

Steph x


One Nice Family Photo, by Tom Senior

One Nice Family Photo, by Tom Senior, which won best newcomer at FLIP 2008


Linked news: 36 Minute Interview with Jeffrey Katzenberg

Again another something interesting I picked up on from my RSS – this time from SlashFilm.com

/Film’s tag line – blogging the reel world, should hint at what they write about, they cover pretty much anything film and cinema related and hence cover a fair bit about animated features and events too.

Today they have a video of an interview with Jeffrey Katzenberg the Head of Animation over at Dream Works;

Katzenberg talks about his Disney years, being fired by Michael Eisner, the formation of DreamWorks, 3D filmmaking, Avatar, his response to Roger Ebert, the future of cinema and downfall of DVD, the failure of DreamWorks, the future of DreamWorks Animation, movies as shared events, a respect for time, his experiences in politics.

Head over to see the  interview at slashfilm.com

Steph xx


Dry Fish

Andy Martin is a freelance designer/director based in London who has worked on projects for Channel 4, Sky One and the BBC to name a few. I had never heard of him until yesterday, when browsing my RSS I followed a link from the Neatorama website to his latest animation on Vimeo.

With a tag line that reads…

Sometime you find yourself in a place that you just can’t explain and quite often it can be a little bit worrying.This animated short tells of one such occasion as our hero tries to express his feelings in the only way he can…via the medium of song.

…I just had to share it with you.

You can read about the making of Dry Fish over on Andy’s blog www.andymartin.onfo/blog

Steph xxx