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@GarethHirst Stop-Frame animator studied BA Animation at Birmingham City University awarded a First class Hons degree. Winner CBSO Silent Movie Animation Challenge 2012.

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Tuesday, 5 November 2013

This months inspiration - 'Danny Boy'

Simply put-Ignorance is bliss.
Everyone's headless-completely unaware of their surroundings,except"danny"who'­s misserable.He sees everything that's happening-first appearance he's looking at a bus crash.
Viewing the city upsets him&he's working towards being like everyone else-building the guiliteen.He falls in love with a woman but when she discovers his views are different,she runs away.
To keep her,he makes himself oblivious to his surroundings&conforms with the rest of society.

Beautiful animation with a strong meaning, i would like more animations like this, even thought its a sad topic as it shows it can still make you laugh with scenes like the cinema seater falling down the stairs in a slapstick manner.

Hope you enjoy as much as i did.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

How it's made-Stop-Frame Animation

Many of us already know how Stop-Frame animation is done but this nicely put documentary give us a brilliant insight into the 'Timmy Time' series which is Animated at Aardman based in Bristol.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Brisk adverts - Puppets by Mackinnon and Saunders

For the first time together, the Brisk puppets !
The greatest stars and celebrities drowning in Iced tea
Legendary puppets
A series of commercials featuring the puppets of Bruce Lee, Rocky Balboa, Frank Sinatra, Bruce Willis , Coolio, Elvis Presley, James Brown, Danny De Vito, Machete, Eminem and Ozzy Osbourne. 

Teaser - Wallace and Gromit in National Trust's A Jubilee Bunt-a-thon

A Jubilee Bunt-a-thon. The animation shows the much-loved duo preparing for their Jubilee celebrations and we'll be showing it on big screens at our tea party events this summer. Visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wallaceandgromit to find out more.

In meantime, enjoy this sneak peek.

The Adventures of Mark Twain by Will Vinton

definitly check out the adventures of mark twain if you haven't already heres the link to part one, directed by the great Will Vinton (best known for "The California Raisins" animation) and The Pj's.

Where dreams become reality.
Based on elements from the stories of Mark Twain, this feature-length Claymation fantasy follows the adventures of Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher, and Huck Finn as they stowaway aboard the interplanetary balloon of Mark Twain. Twain, disgusted with the Human Race, is intent upon finding Halley's Comet and crashing into it, achieving his "destiny." It's up to Tom, Becky, and Huck to convince him hat his judgement is wrong, and that he still has much to offer humanity that might make a difference. Their efforts aren't just charitable; if they fail, they will share Twain's fate. Along the way, they use a magical time portal to get a detailed overview of the Twain philosophy, observing the "historical" events that inspired his works.