Friday, October 30, 2009

Eleven in Motion

Headin' off for a busy weekend, cleanin' up my dump of an apartment and effects/character animation to boot! More on that later. Fer now, here's a quick reminder of this TAIS special event coming up soon!


Eleven in Motion: Abstract Expressions in Animation

The Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) in conjunction with Cinematheque Ontario and Christopher Cutts Gallery, is pleased to announce the premiere of Eleven in Motion: Abstract Expressions in Animation, a commissioned project of eleven new animated works inspired by the art of the Painters Eleven. The premiere screening takes place November 11, 2009, 8 PM at the Cinematheque Ontario and will be attended by all eleven filmmakers from across Canada. The screening is free to the public.

Following the premiere, the new animated works, alongside paintings by the Painters Eleven, will be on display at the Christopher Cutts Gallery from November 18 – 25, 2009. The gallery opening takes place November 18, 2009, 6 to 9 PM.

There will be an artists’ talk on Tuesday November 17, 2009 from 7 to 9 PM at the NFB Mediatheque with all the participating artists.

New Works by:

Rick Raxlen (inspired by Harold Town)
Patrick Jenkins (inspired by Kazuo Nakamura)
Élise Simard (inspired by Alexandra Luke)
Richard Reeves (inspired by Walter Yarwood)
Nick Fox-Gieg (inspired by Oscar Cahén)
Félix Dufour-Laperriére (inspired by Jack Bush)
Ellen Besen (inspired by Tom Hodgson)
Steven Woloshen (inspired by Jock Macdonald)
Pasquale LaMontagna (inspired by William Ronald)
Craig Marshall (inspired by Ray Mead)
Lisa Morse (inspired by Hortense Gordon)

Free World Premiere Screening
Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 8 PM
Cinematheque Ontario
Art Gallery of Ontario, Jackman Hall
317 Dundas Street West

Gallery Opening
Wednesday, November 18, 6 – 9 PM
Christopher Cutts Gallery
21 Morrow Avenue
Exhibit will be on Display November 18 – 25, 2009

Free Artist Talk
Tuesday, November 17, 7 PM
NFB Mediatheque
150 John Street

This program was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts and The Petman Foundation.

Special thanks to our corporate sponsors:
Hotel Victoria & Videoscope

And our production partners:
Cinevic, Main Film, Atlantic Filmmakers Co-op, Liaison of Independent Filmmakers, Niagara Custom Lab and Creative Post.

Monday, October 19, 2009

8 Bit Pwny Club

Some inspired 8-bit flavoured insanity from the fellows at Weebl's Stuff. Really love the shaky cam and the site of old video game characters chatting on a couch. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Extra life: Extra Tired!

Whoof! Haven't pulled one o' these genuine all-nighters in a looong time. Extra Life is a twenny-four hour gaming marathon, and in order to finish this dedicatory (was supposed to be promotional, thank you flu) I've been here for almost 24. But y'know what? A marathon animation session is a finger massage from the angels compared to what kids with cancer have to go through, so it's all good, baby. Doc's group could be the ones to push the research cash over the top to a cure, so like I sed, go over and get him a few bucks. Meanwhiles, here's a taster. I'll post the final version just as soon as I get the audio from Doc. I'm out...later, playas.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Extra Life, extra work!

A rare after midnight posting, as I sit here elbows deep in hot polygons trying to finish up my short film for the fellas over at Sarcastic Gamer. Looks like I could be here to see the sun rise...if I is, I'll post some animation. Meanwhile, head on over to Doc's site and pony up a few bucks for the kids, wouldja? Thanks!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Reminder: Nuit Blanche this weekend!

Just a quick reminder of the Nuit Blanche happenings this weekend at The Rhino. In addition to selections from the Summer Showcase '09, we'll also be screening the TAIS Chickenjam! So if you missed it on the big screen, you can see it with a pint and some wings this weekend. Here's the online version to whet the ol' appetite. Later!