Friday, January 30, 2009

Happy 30th Birthday Morph

"Morph, the plasticine character made famous by the late TV presenter Tony Hart, is celebrating his 30th birthday with a photo shoot in a men's magazine."

From: BBC Entertainment News

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Networking event for Irish Animators Friday 23rd Jan 2009

"Peg Bar would like to invite you down to our show next Friday 23rd of January.

It will be upstairs in Murrays Bar, on O'Connell St, Dublin. Doors open at 7pm.

The night will kick off around 8pm, with Eamon Butler of Double Negative, opening the show, he will be doing a 45 min presentation on the animation and designs done on the 'Hellboy 2' film. He will be followed by screenings of a number of showreels from artists across Ireland and Uk. Entry is free. There will be a donation box on the night and we hope people can contribute a few euro to keep Peg Bar alive and running."

Pegbar is a networking event directed solely at the animation industry in Ireland

Friday, January 09, 2009

Will 2009 be the year of 3D?

Happy New Year animation ramblings fans, it certainly looks like 2009 will be the year of 3D films.

Film directors such as James Cameron, Robert Zemeckis and even George Lucas have been talking about how their new films will be in 3D and DreamWorks Animation chief executive Jeffrey Katzenberg stated that "all of DreamWork Animation's films will be both authored and offered in 3D"

NVIDEA have been demoing new active glasses for showing such films at home and Novo have produced the worlds first consumer 3D webcam which has the extra advantage of looking a little like the Johnny 5 robot from the Short Circuit films.