Flip Winners

This year’s competition included a student award and a prize for best short film, both categories generously sponsored by Toon Boom. Ava Publishing also kindly donated a copy of Paul Wells’ book on script writing for animation, while Focal Press have promised a copy of Barry Purves’ upcoming publication, ‘Stop Motion: Passion, Process and Performance’. The award for best short went to Lizzy Hobbs for her wonderful ink on tile film, The Old, Old, Very Old Man, http://www.spellboundanimation.co.ukThe student competition involved a nail biting moment when we had to introduce a fourth judge to decide between, Paul O’Flanagan’s Beauty Now, (http://pauloflanaganartblog.blogspot.com/), and Julian Kok’s Mimos and the Egg, http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=umN7g2xjs5Q. Both were deemed to be extremely high quality and indeed the general consensus is that student work has improved dramatically over the past 4 years that the competition has been running. The casting vote went to Paul, but the jury agreed to give a special mention award to Julian’s film



content rich sites

Mick Foley from Sumo Dojo Productions has been compiling a list of content rich sites for distributing and showcasing short films and animations. He kindly forwarded me a copy of the latest list to post on the blog.

List of content rich animation sites (this is not a complete list as new sites are added each week) There are three types of content rich sites;1)                  Upload yourself – no moderation (youtube)2)                  Upload to a moderator for inclusion on site (weebls-stuff)3)                  Upload to a company (eg; Atom Films) for distribution  http://www.animateonline.org/  Submission of project ideas via Channel 4)


http://www.ifilm.com/ (Spike) Submission via moderator http://www.gonganime.com/  Submit completed work – needs to be finished work

http://www.atomfilms.com/home.jsp Company upload for distribution

http://www.flurl.com  Submit completed work to moderator

http://www.milkandcookies.com  Submit completed work to moderator

http://www.lulu.tv Submit completed work to moderator – and get paid!!!!

http://www.metacafe.com/  Submit completed work to moderator

http://www.digg.com/  Submit completed work to moderator

http://www.collegehumor.com/ (College kids)

http://www.tensecondfilms.com Submit projects to moderator (guess what length)

http://www.specialten.tv/ (Lots of music videos and short films)

http://video.stumbleupon.com  Submit completed work to moderator

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/filmnetwork/Filmsubmit Submit films to BBC

http://www.dailymotion.com/Razorbuzz/Animacion (Spanish video uploading site)

http://one.revver.com  Submit completed work to moderator / shared income

http://llamamelola.com/ (spanish blog site where you can publish work and comments)

http://www.aniboom.com  Create your own movie on-site

http://www.stubes.net/ (Series of Tubes Hungarian video portal)

http://video.google.com/  Submit completed work to moderator

http://my.break.com/ (College kids)

http://www.glumbert.com/ Submit completed work to moderator

http://www.submarinechannel.com/titlesequences/video.jsp?video=22211 (For title sequences)

http://www.b3ta.com/  Submit completed work to moderator http://www.weebls-stuff.com Submit completed work to moderator Social networking sites: (some of these sites accept uploaded videos to profile through a moderator)MySpace
Facebook Linkedin

Plus Online TV sites

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