Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New week, new animation releases!

After enjoying a full week with five movies in which different registers contemplated, we obsequiaros with other five star, five works of 2D and 3D animation, sad stories and happy to be counting on the holidays happier.

Juan del Monte

Dawn farm
the fox is singing

Who steels all the hens

and just walk alone

Juan Carlos Camardella presents a new work in Animacam: Juan del Monte, the history of a friendly fox who's dying to steal chickens. This argentine author compete in the always dificult category of short film with this experience of adventures with the 3D animation technical.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Jelly Sunday

Gretchen removes a jelly from its pan in her bedroom while her parents picnic in the garden. The jelly suddenly comes to life and the little girl starts a crazy dance with her new friend Jelly.

Gobelins presents a new work in Animacam: Jelly Sunday, the history of a gisrl and the jelly. This french comedy compete in the categoy of multimedia animation with the animation 2D technical by computer.

Dogs memory

My cheeks brush against the stones, I look out from a break in the wall.

Simone Massi presents this dramatic work in the category of retrospective animation with the traditional technical of 2D animation.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Desanimée... Here is the unwilling

A woman at the end of his youth is sitting in his dirty, dusty apartment.
No matter what happens, she thinks.

Anne Leclercq presents this dramatic work on the unwilling and discomfort suffered by a woman looking at her flat, which has nothing, where nothing wants to do ... just look how time goes by...
Interesting bet by the Belgian animator, always difficult to compete in the short film category with this stop-motion experience.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Here you are! Friday releases!

After enjoying a full week with five movies in which different records were contemplated: curious legends ranging from traditional to the most revolutionary techniques, from all parts of the globe; today, Friday, we want to make a present for you with five Premieres: five works in 2D animation, 3D, plasticine; sad and happy stories for make your weekend the most enjoyable.

Juan Manuel Costa presents a new work at Animacam: Elvira, the story of a truly unique circus. His compatriot Juan Carlos Camardella present us Juan del Monte, a friendly fox who's dying to steal chickens. Gobelins School from France present us one of their pilots for Annecy: Jelly Sunday, the story about a girl who is attacked by a giant jelly Sunday. The Belgian Anne Leclerq shows the sorrow and agony, accompanied by rounds of head of a woman at his flat in Desanimée. Finally, Simone Massi from Italy, the tender story offers a traditional 2D drawing in charcoal in La memoria dei cani.

Good weekend and enjoy!

Nice day for a picnic

Daily ritual, absurd cycle... Every character follows his predecessor... Always... Indefinatly...

Monika Gallab
presents an interesting retrospective work which tries to convey the weight, the daily agotament, baseness and cruelty of the routine they crushed inside us.
Using simple backgrounds and with very good representation of perspective, she puts the different characters, different stereotypes whom continue the "work" than others before they leave ...

The true story of Little Red Ridding Hood

Based on the original story of Charles Perrault, the little red ridding Hood goes to visit her sweet grandma finding a cruel destiny far away from fairy tales.

Inma Carpe arrives in Animacam again presenting one of her first animation works, as she began to take its first steps in Spain: Le petit chaperon rouge (Little Red Riding Hood).
A story in traditional 2D and enveloping rhythmic classical music that has multiple turns of torque that amaze audiences used to the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Kinhasa 2.0.: First and second Life

An Internet campaign helped in the release of jailed presidential candidate to talk openly about the lack of democracy. Moving from a militarized Kinshasa and Second Life (a virtual chat program 3D), the subversive power of the Internet to democracy is explored through the portrait of the restlessness of an African capital.

Teboho Edkins presents a story from the Congo that mixes reality with the "second life" (Second Life), making both a total reality (fiction + virtual reality). A very strong and interesting bet this crucible of techniques that the author presents us, experimenting with a revolutionary technology such as Second Life, to give a very peculiar complexion to the story.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The lighthouse keeper...

A lighthouse keeper is suddenly aroused from his sleep by a strange bug-a truly unusual night will ensue...

Gobelins School of Image presents a new short film in 2D, which has as its protagonist a lighthouse keeper and a strange light that suddenly invades his post.
Directed by David Francois, Rony Hotin, Jérémie Moreau, Baptiste ROGRON, and Gaëlle Maïlys THIERRY with an exquisite characterization and a brilliant recreation os scennaries; Gardien du phare shows a unique and innovative esthetic in the creation of the backgrounds and adapted perfectly to the atmosphere of the story.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A potter who has a big secret...

A potter discovers the secret of the most beautiful pots of the village.

Juan Manuel Costa, creator and animator specializing in Argentine stop-motion, show us a work full of folklore and particularly Argentina. Inspired by a popular legend of the Amazon and dedicated to Ricardo Vilca, tells the story of a seller of pots that do not get the attention of the people, who are astonished with the earthenware pots which sells a competitor. The potter still trying to improve their pots, but does not sell any ... Finally, he decides to spy on her "enemy" and discover the secrets of the most beautiful pots of the village.

Monday, March 22, 2010

New week, new animation releases!

We start the week with five new animation works of different techniques, different arguments, mixing new creators and experienced creative directors those present their works through the website of animation home: Animacam!

Juan Manuel Costa show us a sweet story and full of folklore, about a potter who discovers the secret of the pots in the village. A stop-motion story full of magic and its own visual beauty of the Argentines, along with a new experience in Second Life from the Republic of Congo, by Teboho Edkins: Kinhasa 2.0.
Inma Carpe, winner of the Second Edition in retrospective category for her work In the winter palace, repeats in Animacam this year with another work in the same category: Le petit chaperon rouge, sharing category with another work of retrospective as Nice day for a picnic, by the Belgian Monika Gallab. Finally, Gobelins presents another heartwarming story in the traditional 2D: Gardien du Phare (The Lighthouse Keeper).

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Them and their circunstances...

It tells a story about one day events which happen to one innocent family. There are five storylines, from four different characters' viewpoints. Stories are seemingly random yet vitally connected with the tale of a set of incidents in one day. The animation starts with the end of the story and then the viewer can find the clue like fitting the pieces of a puzzle.

This is an experimental online animation, which introduces a new way to watch animation. It combines videos and flash with actionscript. All movies are put together in flash and through the actionscript programming code, people can see more than two angle shots simultaneously, select the chapters and the video segments and create their own storylines. Also there are dynamic animations in flash itself so the animations in videos and those in flash interact each other, crossing the frames. This frame means not only the literal frame object in Ji-Hyun's work but also the boundary between linear video work and nonlinear flash interactivity.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Musical experience with Spektr

The eternal wonders of space and time. The faraway dreams and mysteries of other worlds, other life. The stars. The planets. Man has been face to face with them for centuries, yet is barely able to penetrate their unknown secrets. Sometime, someday the barrier will be pierced. Why must we wait? Why not now? ...a musical experience with SPEkTR.

Directed by Thomas Pors, animated by Anders Nejsum and produced by Simulakrum, this 2D animated experience tells the story about the members of the band Spektr meddle in other dimensions, in other places extracted and recreated more distant science fiction
response that seeks the eternal question of the relationship of space and time.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Piscis by Juan Pablo Camardella

A fishing boat arrives to an island looking for a treasure; inside there, the only person who can open it.

Interesting story in 3D by the Argentinean Juan Pablo Camardella which tells the adventures of an Indian prisoner who is a kidnapped by a group of fishes that used her to get the most precious treasure ... the adventure is underway, and nobody knows how it will finish off...

Monday, March 15, 2010

Dodudindon: first introduction animation by Gobelins

In their golden cage, among the feathered guests, a little bird and a fat turkey launch into a breeding, twirling dance, heralding the beginning of a delightful mating season. Feathers fly during the mating dance, dance.

Gobelins, School of Image from France presents one of their introduction animations created for the Annecy International Short Film Festival. Directed by Lucrèce Andreae, Julien Chheng, Tracy Nowocien and Remy Schaepman and with 48 seconds, the show a magical story framed by the most elegant and posh environments ...

Friday, March 12, 2010

Supa Pirate Booty Hunt: love bites...

Supa Pirate Booty Hunt is the adventures of Zack the Pirate and Daniel the Turtle as they search the seven seas for what else...BOOTY! In this episode Captain Zack tracks down yet another beauty on his never-ending quest but ends up shell-shocked!

Steven Sieders is the creator of this animated series shown on the internet through social networking sites like Facebook and broadcasting platforms such as Youtube. In less than one minute of his pieces get you away a smile!

Animacam new releases!

This Friday, we closed the week debuting five new works of animation of various thematic, techniques, arguments and origins. Take this opportunity to thank all participants for their cooperation and presence in Animacam.

The experimental Korean short Their circunstances, Gobelins school has one of its animated curtains for Annecy 2009 in Multimedia: Dodudindon, along with the animated series from Steven Sieders, Supa Pirate Booty Hunt, and two new works in Retrospective: Things that go bump in the night of the Danish Simulakrum and an 3D animation Piscis from the Argentinian Juan Carlos Camardella.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The tile jale toilet: trying to do pee...

A little girl has to go to the bathroom ...

Awesome recreation created by the Portuguese Joao Rodrigues, in the category Retrospective. Good use of the mixture of techniques used (flash, 2D and stop-motion) gives the work an original, unique and authentic style.

A girl who can not take more, wants to use the urinal, but she finds many obstacles that prevent that she could relax and solve his business quietly...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tribute to Animacam's pilgrims of 2009

We want to give tribute to all the pilgrims that have participated in Animacam's 2nd edition, sharing with us their pictures and videos, and also, their experiences.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

And I try, and I try, and I try...

All things that we create, are not bigger than one try...

Ciro Guerra presents us this fantastic metaphor about our aims, our ideas and our desires, led by a child who wants to play with his ball but not so at least, for fallen gifts of the sky, is capable of to become his dream come true...

Marvellous graphical recreation in 2D traditional, Intento is a Colombian animation of 2001, presented in numerous festivals and that takes part in the 3rd Edition of Animacam in the Retrospective category.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Pandore: the fight between a little girl against her monsters

On the heights of the mythic Mount Olympus, a young girl unleashes a dangerous monster from a mysterious box. Will he scare the little devil that sets him free?

is a French animation short film directed by Marion Stinghe, Meryl Franck, Benoît Guillaumot, Nicolas Caffarel and Elen Ella Tannou; students and entertainers of the French School Gobelins.
The movie, from 2009, goes back to the Hellenic period, when in the mount Olympus unimaginable things were happening, and more, in all that you were opening Pandora's box...

Friday, March 5, 2010

Dick Terrapin: the story of a little boy and his turttle

A young boy learns about life via his bastard pet turtle.
Dick Terrapin is hand-drawn animation movie directed and written by the Irish animator Damien O'Connor. It's competing in Retrospective category this year in Animacam. Damien presents here a lovely story about the sweet relationship between a little boy and his turttle per mascot.

IFTA (Irish Film and Television Award) Nominated short. The film has been shown at festivals worldwide and broadcast twice on European TV.

Flaming Arrow by Jupiter One: directed by Robertas Nevecka

The video is set in a fictional city. The band members of Jupiter One are playing their song on the rooftop of a twelve-story building. The lead singer's heart is broken because his girl betrayed him with another guy. Now he demands revenge. The unfaithful girl lives in a nearby building. He brings large barrels of kerosene onto the rooftop and plans to shoot kerosene-soaked flaming arrows into the girl’s building to set it on fire. The vocalist shoots the first flaming arrow and it does the whole job. The girl’s building is in flames.

Directed by Robertas Nevecka, a young Lithuanian animator, Flaming Arrow is the new song of Jupiter One, and this animated music video shows the brilliant work of Robertas, modeling and building great 3D animations and backgrounds.

This is the first animated video in Multimedia category in this 3rd edition of Animacam, featuring this category, that it's opened to all those animations such as adverts, mobiles, videogames, titles of TV programmes and pilot TV series, art-video and music clips.

Animacam presents its 3rd edition

Dear friends, welcome to Animacam 2010!

Despite our efforts, in this third edition, the Festival couldn't keep out of the world economic crisis that affects us all and, as a result of that, we are forced to do a restructuring of the Festival, that we hope to be as punctual possible.

1 .- In the Official Section, there are three Categories: Short Film, Multimedia and Retrospective, awarded with 2.000 € each one. These awards are also delivered by the Public through their votes on the website, such it was in the 2nd edition.

2 .- The Blog of the Festival will be an interactive platform news in three languages (Galician, Spanish and English) so we are opened to receive all the news and announcements that you want to.

3 .- In the Parallel Section, The Way, Pilgrims will continue to encourage the Way of Saint James sharing their experiences through the uploading and broadcasting of videos.

Finally, we hope that you understand the current circumstances and we look forward more than ever, with your participation and confidence.

Thank you very much.

Best regards.
Animacam team.