ReAnimate yourself with BEV!

Just got some exciting news from the lovely people at Bird’s Eye View film festival, so I thought I’d share…

It’s great news to hear that BEV are teaming up with the mighty Warp to support bright female talent in the exciting field of animation and screen writing. Applications to enter the programme are now being taken (up until Friday 14th May 2010) and BEV will then “select up to 20 exceptional British women and equip them with the contacts and creative support they need to produce smart, commercial, animation ideas for the international marketplace.” Sounds like an opportunity not to be missed!

Learn more about the initiative and submit your application here.

By: Sarah Barnes, 16.04.2010 | Comments (0)
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BAFTA win for Mother Of Many

Congratulations to Emma Lazenby (writer/director) and Sally Arthur (producer) who tonight won the Best Animated Short BAFTA for their ‘Mother of Many’ film. As Lazenby told AnimatorMag;

The film is about midwifery, and is a celebration of my mum, who did this job for 30 years – delivering thousands of babies and a large percentage of the local population. I started thinking about it a year ago when she retired. It feels like an idea with some point, the point being to do a job with meaning.

I’m itching to see the entire film (which apparently includes real filming of childbirths, recordings of foetal heartbeats and a combination of painting on glass, hand drawn animation, Flash and After-Effects) but, for now, will have to be content with this little clip giving a glimpse into an artistic impression of a midwife’s day to day routine guiding women through birth.

By: Sarah Barnes, 21.02.2010 | Comments (0)
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