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Entries from February 19th, 2010

Spielberg on Mocap

February 19th, 2010 · No Comments · Animation technology, Computer animation, Film technology, Filmmakers

In a follow-up to a front page story in the Los Angeles Times entitled “’Avatar’ stirs an animated actors debate in Hollywood,” the paper’s Rachel Abramowitz posted this interview with Steven Spielberg on his use of motion capture in his The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, which utilizes the same technology James […]

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The iotaCenter’s YouTube Channel

February 17th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The Los Angeles-based iotaCenter, an organization “devoted to Abstract Cinema and Visual Music,” now has a YouTube channel where a number of otherwise unavailable films can be seen. These include Len Lye’s pioneering experiment in cameraless animation: A Colour Box; this was his first film in which he painted directly onto film, a technique process […]

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Kenyan Animation Outpost Update

February 9th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Africa, Animation studios, Television animation

This is by way of an overdue update on Tinga Tinga Tales, the Kenyan animated TV series I reported here on June 30th. The series (see trailer above) has begun broadcasting on the CBeebies,(Children’s BBC) (those living in the UK can see past episodes here). In the meantime, check out this BBC story on the […]

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