Thursday, July 21, 2011

Get Animated Workshop: Paint-on-glass

Here is a compilation of the videos that we created at last week's paint-on-glass workshop along with a look at our animators as they create their films:

Thanks to the Grand Rapids Community Media Center for hosting this event at their monthly AniJam sessions!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Animated Inspiration: "Little Rabbit, Be Good"

As a rule, I tend to steer clear of political cartoons and animations. However, when I saw this Chinese animation protesting abuses by the Chinese government and politically connected individuals, I had to share it. Not only does this animation show how the medium can be used as a tool to promote justice, it also displays a unique visual style--something that I think every country should develop. I think that the visuals speak for themselves, however, to view an english translation, click the "CC" button on the bottom of the YouTube player. I recommend watching the film once through without english subtitles, just to absorb the visuals, then watching it again with subtitles to "hear" the message.

As an added bonus, I'm also going to include an animated film from animation pioneer Windsor McCay: "The Sinking of the Lusitania".

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Get Animated Workshop: Paint-on-glass

On Saturday, July 16th, I'll be teaching a workshop on the Paint-on-glass technique of animation at the Grand Rapids Media Center.

WHAT: Animation using the paint-on-glass technique

WHERE: 1110 Wealthy St, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

WHEN: Saturday, July 16th, starting at 9:00 a.m. and running until 1:00 p.m.

WHO: For further information, please feel free to contact the GRCMC or myself, or you can visit the Grand Rapids Media Center's website.

HOW MUCH: Admission for this event is $20 for non-members and $10 for GRCMC members. Advance tickets can be purchased at the GRCMC event website.

ANYTHING ELSE: Yep! I've just received permission from Canadian animator Patrick Jenkins to show his award winning paint-on-glass animation "Labyrinth" (info is about half-way down the page).