Tuesday, August 15, 2006
We're excited to have TWO new animation directors joining TANDEM this month - Tony Mines and Jonathan Wood.
Tony Mines, with his company Spite Your Face Productions, is web-famous for his LEGO films, particularly Spider-Man: The Peril of Doc Ock which was funded by Sony/Marvel and LEGO to coincide with the release of Spider-Man 2. We've always loved these deceptively simple stop-frame films because of Tony's ability to combine lo-fi ingenuity with high production values - and we hadn't realised he was based just round the corner from us in Islington! We're delighted to be representing him for the first time as a commercials director. You can see the LEGO films at www.spiteyourface.co.uk/legofilms.php
Jonathan Wood is a new director who is best known for his graduation film Hurry Home, a rich and incredibly well-observed tribute to the print technique travel posters of the 40s - a real labour of love made entriely in CGI. We haven't before seen such a convincing film using this genre as reference. It's both authentic and very contemporary - and it's made even more impressive when you discover that Jonathan designed, animated and even composed the score himself. You can see the film at www.johnnywood.com/hurryhome
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Only 3 days left to submit proposals for the BBC Music Shorts Competition There are six music tracks to choose from; the successful applicants get to make a short film in six weeks for a small budget! I've just mailed-in my form, does anyone else fancy having a go at this?
The London International Animation Festival schedule has been announced. The short film Evo will be screened in the 'British Panorama' event (a varied programme of recent UK shorts) at London's Curzon Cinema on Saturday August 26th at 9:00pm.
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Best wishes to Sharon Colman, who did TANDEM proud this year gaining an Oscar nomination for her short Badgered, as she heads to LA and into the arms of another, namely Dreamworks Animation. Remember though Sharon, as the old Scottish proverb says, "Ane may like a haggis weel enough that wouldna like the bag bladded on his chafts". Or something like that.
The recently-completed short film 'Evo' is to get several screenings this week at various venues around London as part of the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival. There are still a couple of days left of the festival, and screening details of the 'Animation Programme' which includes Evo can be found at The Rushes Soho Shorts Festival 2006
Evo is shortlisted in-competition for the Vue Cinemas Animation Award.
This film is now online at BBC Film Network
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