Category Archives: #32 Spring 1995

Issue 32 – Index of selected articles

John Halas: An era has closed With the passing of John Halas an era of animation has closed. Read more… International Animation Festival Cardiff 1994 The International Animation Festival returned to Cardiff for the second time. It was the first event for new festival director Jayne Pilling, who made an excellent job of the programming.… Read More »

John Halas: an era has closed

John Halas, OBE, FCSD, Hon BKSTS, FRSA. 16 April 1912 – 20 January 1995. With the passing of John Halas an era of animation has closed. It was the golden era when British animation became a dominant force in this medium. It would certainly not have happened without his influence. John was in many ways… Read More »

International Animation Festival Cardiff 1994

Report by David Jefferson. The International Animation Festival returned to Cardiff for the second time with St David’s Hall and the Chapter Arts centre as the main venues. It was the first event to be run by the new festival director Jayne Pilling, who made an excellent job of the programming. “The 1994 theme –… Read More »

Producers – Who needs them?

Does a producer provide a helpful overview or an obstruction to genius? A creative protector or a meddler? An initiator or an exploiter? These are some of the questions a seminar organised by Cartoon UK, at the International Animation Festival Cardiff, set out to answer. Report by David Jefferson. Ian Harvey opened the seminar by… Read More »

Producers – Who needs them? – Page 2

Sometimes directors are also producers, sometimes they also edit their own films, they take on a variety of roles but there are always several people working on it and ideally they all make creative contributions to the film. We are careful about the camera person we use or fussy about the editor we use because… Read More »

Producers – Who needs them? – Page 3

“Film-making is even more enjoyable when it is a social activity. While it is possible to do everything on your own it is incredibly gruelling,” said Mark. “It is exhilarating to work with people who care equally about the project as I do. They also care very strongly about their particular field. Although I have… Read More »

Producers – Who needs them? – Page 4

Clare Kitson was the final speaker. She is a commissioning editor with Channel 4 and first becomes involved with any project when it is presented to her by the film-maker “It is normally the director who brings it to me,” explained Clare. “I think that is quite right, because all I am after initially is… Read More »

The Pizazz scene Flock of Birds

Report by Ken Clark. In all probability, the next time you visit your local record shop a television screen will command your attention as it advertises the latest releases. One could be a new recording of Ravel’s Bolero by Pierre Boulez with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra on the Deutsche Grammophon label, with computer-generated hauntingly compelling… Read More »

The Pizazz scene Flock of Birds – Page 2

Returning from Paris, Caroline continued freelancing but became more and more attached to Pizazz. After some seven years she is now a director. Three After-Thoughts Caroline’s ‘personal’ film did not start out as such. It began as part of a proposed series ‘Animators. in Concert’ for S4C (Wales) designed to attract a wider audience for… Read More »