Friday, July 22, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
We received this lovely letter from a reader – Pamela from Tasmania – a few weeks ago, who has given us permission to reprint it online (some identifying private information has been blocked out).
"I've read it several times, and will quite a few more, I suspect. Each time I catch something I didn't see before. So many little details – from the colour co-originating fin-webbing between the fingers ... [to] the colour changes to Hyfus' tail when his sea-seer power kicks in ... and many others.The scene of the poor little sea-horses that were simply in the wrong place and the wrong time was quite heart-rending...I really liked the gradual page by page darkening of the panels as afternoon progressed into evening, the greyed-out pages at night, and the golden quality of the morning light.I thought it interesting that while Hyfus appeared in the glow of light, the Council members are situated entirely in the shadow (enlightenment against ignorance?) ...
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Sydney Opera House invites the worldwide animation community to take part in GRAPHIC: an online animation competition designed to celebrate the innovation, creativity and imagination behind the art form.
Illustrators, animators and storytellers of all levels – from established to up-and-coming and newcomers – are encouraged to enter. The winning entry will score $20,000 prize money and be screened at a major GRAPHIC Festival event at the Sydney Opera House.
A panel of judges headed by Animal Logic CEO and Producer Zareh Nalbandian (producer Academy Award Winning Happy Feet) and members of the public will vote for the most original and creative animations over the course of three consecutive rounds.
Round 1 entries close on Sunday 17 July 2011.
Check out the GRAPHIC YouTube channel for all the relevant competition elements and submission guidelines. Here's the introductory video to get you started.