Missing Link (Butler, 2019)

> Date Seen: 11th April 2019 < -Spoilers Alert- It will not surprise anyone to know that I am a fan of the animation studio Laika, being that ten years ago they released my favourite film Coraline (Selick, 2009) and since have created three more equally beautiful and dark sided stories centring around children and... Continue Reading →

MAF 2018: Short Films 1

I am so glad that I have managed to visit the Manchester Animation Festival again this year after being unable to go last year. This is a fantastic festival showcasing and celebrating all things animation with panels, Q&A’s and screenings over the three days that can certainly get your creative juices flowing. Over the next... Continue Reading →

Proud Of / Top Tip or Advice

#MarchMeetTheMaker Day Twenty Two 'Proud Of' For those who don't know (Hi Newbies!) I studied Stop Motion Animation and Puppet Making at Staffordshire University a couple years back and it was the most busy, crazy and fun years ever on that Three Year Course. Managing to complete my 3 and a Half Minute Stop Motion... Continue Reading →

Design Process / Throwback

#MarchMeetTheMaker Day Twenty 'Design Process' The design process always starts with an idea, which I either write down in a notebook or my phone or I try to remember (always a bad idea!). I will then return to these ideas later, making more elaborate notes and developing the ideas further and maybe start sketching things... Continue Reading →

MAF 2018: Virtual Reality

This was a wonderful edition to the Manchester Animation Festival with a setup of four VR Headsets for us to see each of the films by the proper "in the world" style of the films. And they also had a great range of VR Films to experience and see which was great.   .This film... Continue Reading →

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