The Truth of Illusion – animated documentary and theory by Samantha Moore

11.11.10
An Eyeful of Sound © Samantha Moore, funded by the Wellcome Trust Samantha Moore reflects on three recent conferences - Visible Evidence, documentary studies conference, Bogazici University, Istanbul August 2010; Animation Evolution (Society for Animation Studies conference), Edinburgh School of Art July 2010; and American Synesthesia Association conference 2010, Vanderbilt University, Nashville USA October 2010. Animated documentaries are apparently seen by the wider film theory community as an anamorphic ...
Sarah Cox on Tate Movie

04.07.10
Tate Movie promotional video We talk to Sarah Cox about Tate Movie,  a collaboration with Aardman and Fallon, and first project of its kind – an animation film made by and for children across the UK – supported by Legacy Trust UK, a charity established to support innovative cultural activities which celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. What is Tate Movie? It’s a huge project! The ...
The State of Things: Skillset’s Saint John Walker

27.06.10
Saint John Walker, image courtesy of Saint John Walker Skillset is currently “building up the most comprehensive profile of working life in the UK’s creative industries”, gathering evidence to submit to Government about the animation industry’s skills issues and training priorities. We talked to their man with a mission, Saint John Walker. Well Saint, what is Skillset and what’s your job? We’re the Sector Skills Council for ...
British Animation Awards 2010 – winners announced

12.04.10
The Black Dog's Progress, Stephen Irwin April 8th saw the British Animation Awards ceremony take place at BFI Southbank. Notable mentions go to Stephen Irwin whose film The Black Dog’s Progress received two awards, including Best Short Film; Philip Hunt from Studio AKA was awarded Best Animated Special for his film, Lost & Found; The Secret of Kells, directed by Tomm Moore & Nora Twomey, took ...
Tate and Aardman recruit UK Schoolkids

23.10.09
Production still from Sarah Cox's 3 Ways to Go Wallace and Gromit-siring Aardman Animations are working alongside the Olympics Legacy Trust charity and creative agency Fallon to harness the creative talent of a million UK primary school children for a film to be showcased at Tate Modern and cinemas across the country. The 20 minute film – the first to be produced by Tate – will be ...