Can I first of all say a big thank you to everyone who came to Flip Festival 2009, I really hope you all enjoyed the weekend as much as we did! We’re still recovering, but I’m not sure if that was from the festival itself or the *ahem* after party festivities!
Anyway you don’t really want to hear me banging on about our hangovers so without further ado here are this years winners!
Sponsored by Toon Boom, Stop Motion Pro and Clare Kitson who donated her book “British Animation: The channel 4 factor”
Judges were Sarah Cox, Stuart Messinger and Greg McLeod
Best UK film: Black Dog’s Progress by Steve Irwin
Best international film: The Terrible Thing of Alpha 9 by Jake Armstrong, USA
Best Experimental film: Play of Silence by Virginia Mori
Best Stop Motion: Deadline by Bang Yao Liu
Best newcomer: Rabbit Punch by Kristian Andrews
Special Jury mention for: Man Up by Ed Barrett
Best of Festival: Kudan by Taku Kimura
Various prizes were given out: a big thank you to Toon Boom who gave away a copy of Toon Boom Animate in the categories of Best Film and Best UK Film; a copy of Stop Motion Pro went to Deadline by Bang Yao Liu and best newcomer, Kristian Andrews, won Clare Kitson’s book, “British Animation: The channel 4 factor”.
Sponsored by Toon Boom
Judged by Chris Randall, Dominic Osborne and Andy guest
The overall winner was Vegetable Panic by Chris Warren from Wolverhampton University.
He received a Toon Boom studio software package a goody bag from Brother’s McLeod, badges, DVD and Books
The runners up were:
Heistlands by Natasha Deighton
Tuk, Tuk by Paul Barlow
Tito The Armadillo by Fraser Ntukula
May name is Tom by Dan Austin
Old Black Crow by Michael Eaton
They all walked away with a goody bag from Brother’s McLeod, badges, DVDs, & books.
Congratulations to all our winners, the competition for all categories across the festival was tough, I’m glad I wasn’t the one have to do the judging as I wouldn’t have know where to start!!
Here’s looking forward to Flip 2010!
Opening night tomorrow, We look forward to seeing you all here over the next 3 days!!
Light House, the official home of Flip isn’t just a nice place to come when we’ve animation events on. It’s not just the ONLY independent cinema in Wolverhampton and it’s not just a building with a lovely café that serves a decent cup of fairtrade coffee. It is also a thriving photography gallery with 3 exhibition spaces and a media training centre, who in our opinion offer some of the best Media training around.
This September they are offering three 10 week courses and one of them is :
Introduction to Traditional Animation, Cost £190 + VAT
Starting Monday 28th September, 6pm – 9pm, and running every Monday for 10 weeks. Animator and tutor Steve Poultney will focus on different aspects of traditional animation techniques e.g hand drawn, montage, Stop Motion and digital 2D techniques. The course will enable you to access specialist animation kit including computer software Toon Boom and animation tablets. Steve will also cover timing, movement and sound.
Even if you are more interested in digital 3D animation this course is a great starting point to pick up the basics and for anyone looking to learn a few animation techniques, even if you have had no experience what so ever!
They are also offering:
Introduction to Film Studies – The Essentials, Cost £100 + VAT
Start Tuesday 29th September, 6pm – 9pm, and runs every Tuesday for 10 weeks Led by Canadian born Film Studies Lecturer, Kimberly Forlini-Softley, Introduction to Film Studies – The Essentials explores the basic areas of film covering genre, narrative, the history of cinema, the basics of cinematography, editing, sound and mis en scene. This course will provide you with a good grounding in becoming more ‘film literate’ as well as offering the opportunity to discuss and debate film form.
Introduction to Video Production Techniques, Cost £190 + VAT
Starts Thursday 1st October, 6pm – 9pm, and runs every Thursday for 10 weeks Delivered by our in-house Video Production tutor, Jon Turner, this course is ideal for those wanting to learn the basics of video production e.g. camera operation and functions, storyboarding, basic script development, sound recording, basic lighting techniques, post production and exploring the different roles within video production.
Even better if you are unemployed, a senior citizens or NUS members you will be eligible for a 10% concession, or if none of these apply but 2 or more courses are booked together then they will give you a 10% discount on both courses.
All 3 courses are open to beginners with no prior knowledge required but an appreciation and interest in the subjects will be a bonus.
Flip is delighting to be able to welcome director and producer Sarah Cox, from the award winning ArthurCox studio into our programme.
Originally started by Sally Arthur and Sarah Cox in 2002, the Bristol based studio has since grown in size and diversity and has become a home to many other award winning directors and animators, including: Matthew Walker, ‘John and Karen’ (Cartoon d’Or nominee 08); Sally Arthur, ‘A-Z’ (Best Documentary Rushes festival 08); Felix Massie ‘Keith Reynolds Can’t Make it Tonight’; Mark Simon Hewis, ‘The Life Size Zoetrope’ and Fig Roll, ‘Little Face’.
Flip will launch with a screening of work by the studio including short films, broadcast and commercial work, followed by an ‘in conversation’ discussion chaired by Greg McLeod, from the Brother’s McLeod.
… but worth a look:
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Wow, there’s a lot to learn about Flip, and animation in general. I thought I had a good idea of what it was all about, but I’m quickly discovering how wrong one person can be. So while I’m still trawling through the deluge of information Peter has provided for me to come up to speed I thought I’d share another animation that has caught my eye.
I would love to know just how many post it notes he used doing this!
…I promise all my posts wont be stop animation, although it’s one of my favourite forms of animation, I’m sure if they were you’d all get bored pretty soon!