Andy Warhol eats a hamburger

Stop me if you’ve seen this before – but I’ll be amazed if you have – a short film of Andy Warhol eating a hamburger (although foodie pedants will be shouting “it’s a BEEFburger!”).  Jorgen Leth travelled from Sweden with a film crew to capture the moments. Why?  Well, it was part of a setContinue reading “Andy Warhol eats a hamburger”

The Edited Read: Post-it Poetry

Just came across an interesting interview on the blog “Little Word Studio” – where Melissa Kandel interviewed a writer based in Hollywood (self-styled as sob), who writes post-it poems and places them around his favourite walking route.  Here’s my quick highlights of what was said – see the full-length interview here. Why write poetry onContinue reading “The Edited Read: Post-it Poetry”

Time travel and Pizza

Time travel and pizza….. Well, what more could you ask for in a short animation?  Looking at the website https://slipperyedge.com,  I came across this oscar-nominated short video.  Just two minutes of your earth time.  Or is it more?  Or less? Creative Takeaways Slippery Edge like to feature the work of creative folk – have aContinue reading “Time travel and Pizza”

Stained Glass and Making films – Richard Leclerc and Make Works

Having had so many posts last week about collage – here are 2 similar in a much more expensive media – stained glass and video.  Stained Glass A brief, one and a half minute film about Richard Leclerc, who lives and works on Arran Island, with a stained glass making practice.

“Weather the Storm” Short Musical Animation

“Weather the Storm” by Trunk & Radish Pictures is just exquisite animation short set to  a song, examining a difficult time – in this case, bereavement, in under 5 minutes.  Unsurprisingly, it won an award in the 2016 British Animation Awards. I heard the most wonderful quote recently from a TV presenter, Sandi Toksvig, almostContinue reading ““Weather the Storm” Short Musical Animation”

Shortest poem?

I just came across this intriguing video answer to that question. First of all, I need to say that the presenter is slightly too inTENse in the WAy he spEaks. But don’t let this put you off, the content is interesting, cooky and sometimes plan daft, with many examples.  Persist in viewing if you’re interested in wordsContinue reading “Shortest poem?”

Animation as Cottage industry – Oliver Postgate

Is it possible to make films in collaboration with a good friend – from a shed in his backyard (with occasional help from your kids, for pocket money)? Oliver Postgate did it in the UK – using stopmotion animation to make Noggin the Nog, the original Clangers, Bagpuss and Ivor the Engine (to name but aContinue reading “Animation as Cottage industry – Oliver Postgate”