Gerald Scarfe, well known UK political cartoonist, whose artwork appeared for decades in the satirical magazine “Private Eye”, 40+ years at the Sunday Times, 20 years in the New Yorker, made a pop impression in Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” album, on British stamps of Comedians, on backdrops for major Ballet and drama productions – hasContinue reading “Gerald Scarfe: Audio Cartoons”
Animator, Python (Monty Python’s Flying Circus) and film-maker, Terry Gilliam, was invited earlier in the year to select favourite films. Given the run of Criterion’s DVD Closet, he excitedly chose: Yojimbo RIFIFI The complete Jaques Tati A box-set of Ingmar Bergman 8 1/2 (which he says is a great truthful insight into being a Director)Continue reading “Terry Gilliam”
Friday Night is comedy Health & Safety Film Night: seafood!
I just came across this textile animation, as part of my over-research into publicity for a charity button sale in September. (Standby for a tsunami of button-related blog posts comin’ atcha in the next wee while.) When I say that “Bernina” is a make of sewing machine, you begin to get the picture. This good-humouredContinue reading “Animation: “Bernina Sings””
Jaimeo Brown’s Transcendence project fuses field recordings of African-American worksongs and spirituals with his modern percussion and jazz
3 minute excellent video looking at the Earth, titled “Earthrise: riders on the Earth Together” by SALT project
It’s the old story of boy meets girl, knit one, purl one… An animation made with knitting. A rarity. But stop-motion animation always was hand made, with love, by obsessives willing to take forever to make something move – so why not knitting. Two cottage industries come together: knitting and animation in this brief video,Continue reading “Knitting and animation: with love”
“Hen Hop” by Norman McLaren is a joyous dance of lines on a screen with a country dancing soundtrack: fun and silliness.
Fascinating way to retell ancient history, where there are no photographs: animation. Emma Calder made this video about Boudica (sometimes called Boadiccea), the ancient British woman leader who dared to defy the Romans. This video was created for Norwich Castle Museum – where you can see it displayed. If the subject matter of the videoContinue reading “Ancient History Animation – Boudica”
Jazz music, clothes and animation. This blog loves a mashup of various artforms and life – worth viewing the video “Clothes” by clicking on this link which will take you to a video. (It’s not possible to embed the video into the blog post due to copyright viewing restrictions) Phenomenal to think that all of thisContinue reading “Animation: Shake a shoe, Osbert Parker”