A Waldo-de-Los Rios version of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 had the rhythm of animals trotting along.
Geoff Arme tells us about making the award winning film ETHELFRED THE EVER READY recently shown on the BBC 2 Film Competition.
I slunk off and did a few sketches on this paper and photographed them – I did a whole minute of the start of the film to see if I could do it.
Another time saver was our method of providing the shooting information. We had no time really for sitting down and writing a shooting script or list.
Bill’s brother Jim did all the filming and he always maintained he was the only fellow around with deeply sun¬burnt hands!
These drawings show the five main emotions reduced to a simple form. One of the best ways of learning to draw expressions is to look at your own face in a mirror. Try acting out the various emotions for yourself.
Britain’s only major forum of animation investigates propaganda, salutes America and showcases the latest British films.
Perhaps the first major animator to use animation to express his strong revulsion against war was Nonnan McLaren. The Festival will screen both HELL UNLIMITED, made in 1936 after his experiences as a cameraman during the Spanish Civil War and NEIGHBOURS, made at the beginning of the Korean War in 1955.
Following Britain Salutes New York, the Festival offers America Salutes Cambridge: six programmes of contemporary films made by independent American animators, most of which have never been seen in Britain.
This year for the first time there will be a children’s workshop immediately preceding the Festival and the film made at this week-long work¬shop will be screened during the Festival. The workshop will be for fifty local Cambridge children and the directors running this exciting event will include Norwegian director, Inni Karine Melbye, Gro Strom, Kevan Wooldridge, head of animation at the Royal College of Art in Britain and Jessica Langford who runs many excellent workshops in Scotland.