Red Dead Redemption

28.06.10
Red Dead Redemption, directed by John Hillcoat If you’re the sort that’s unlikely to devote hours of your life playing open-world videogames, then you may prefer to experience the excellent animated world of Rockstar Games’s Red Dead Redemption in short film form. Renowed Australian Director John Hillcoat (The Proposition, The Road) has been given free reign to use the computer animation from the film and in ...
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 ...
Iain Simons talks to Ian W Gouldstone

18.05.10
15 Pixel Street Fighter, Alaskan Military School, commissioned by GameCity Ian W Gouldstone spoke with Iain Simons, Director of Nottingham’s inspiring videogame festival, GameCity. What’s the big idea behind GameCity? I’m not sure I’ve ever been asked that quite so directly before, which is embarrassing because it feels like there should be some kind of high-level single answer to the question. In the years since the festival ...
Save the Videogame

14.04.10
savethevideogame.org Can you remember the first console videogame you ever played? If you’re dreamily reminiscing about the likes of Pong, Dungeons & Dragons, Pac-Man, Street Fighter, Super Mario… you may interested to hear that the National Videogame Archive is collecting, preserving and sharing the nation’s much loved videogames. If you want to see what all the fuss is about in person, you can visit the newly opened ...
Ian W Gouldstone

16.12.09
15-Pixel Street Fighter, Alaskan Military School APEngine put a few rapid fire questions to Ian W Gouldstone, award-winning filmmaker and design Drill Sergeant at the Alaskan Military School. Can you sum yourself up in one sentence? Ian W. Gouldstone is a designer, writer, and filmmaker based in London, UK. So what do you take your inspiration from in your work? I grew up in a house full of engineers and ...
Passengers by Rob Gallagher

01.10.09
Eyes Without a Face, Georges Franju A host of new, interactive viewing technologies mean that when it comes to moving images we’re increasingly used to being in the driving seat. All of the works below play at some point or in some way with notions of what it means to be a passenger – to sit back, delegate control and see where you end up. 1. Yeux ...
GameX Animation Festival: call for submissions

16.09.09
GameX 2009 GameX (the Games & Media Expo) takes place in Philadelphia, USA, from the 23-24 October 2009, and the organisers have put out a call for submissions for the debut GameX Animation Festival. They’re looking for short animated films based on video games, comic books, sci-fi, horror or fantasy, so if you’re an animator who knows their Silhouette Mirage from their Neon Genesis Evangelion you could ...