Pegbar to move into a home in 2011

Pegbar will move into its own office space in January 2011.

This opportunity came with the launch of ‘the Blackrock Animation Festival Competition’ to which Ben Hennessy, Niki Kehoe, Anna O’Sullivan, Niall Gillespie and myself decided to enter for the prestigious prize of a years free rent in the Media Cube

We were announced winners this evening via a phone call from organiser Fionnghuala Ní Néill

This is an excellent chance to harmonise Pegbar and all its multiple aims within a stable environment. It will open up freedom, connections and opportunitites not readily available to us.

The space also opens up a whole load of new opportunities for us as individual freelance artists, as well as working collectively together on new exciting projects.

To check out more details on the Media Cube go to http://mediacube.ie

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ISA Con 2011!!!

After last year’s great success! ISA Con is BACK!! Woop Woop! With another awesome line up.

So the jist is…..

Thursday 6th January and Friday 7th January

Day Ticket is €20
Evening Ticket €10
and a combo is €25

The line up is amazing – Adam Burke, Marec Fritzinger, Tony White, Grahem Gallagher, Tomm Moore, Tobias Schwarz, Greg Maguire, Niall deBurca.

A great chance to listen to insightful knowledge and network yourself with everyone.

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Monster Distributes are looking to Hire

Monster Distributes are looking to fill a number of positions

Animation Manager – Series experience preferable.

Storyboard artists – required to work in Storyboard Pro and produce an animatic based on a slugged audio track. Series experience preferable.

Asset creators/riggers – who can work from pencil sketches to create finished assets in Illustrator and Photoshop. It would be an advantage to be able to rig characters for series animation in After Effects.

Background artists- who are proficient in Illustrator and Photoshop.

Scene prep – who can work in After Effects and are proficient in Illustrator and Photoshop.

Character Animators – who can rig and can animate in After Effects. Series experience preferred.

Deadline: 20 December 2010

Contact Deirdre @
deirdre@monsterdistributes.com
Address: The Monster Mews, Rear 51 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Phone: 353-16114934
Fax: 353-16114935

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Old Fangs will screened be in Washington DC

From Cartoon Saloon’s blog: http://www.cartoonsaloon.ie/index.php/2010/12/old-fangs-in-washington-dc-2/

Old Fangs will be screened this weekend in Washington DC, USA as part of the Capital Irish Film Festival. Screening time is Saturday, December 11th at 2.00 p.m.

It will be held in the Goethe Institute:
812 7th Street nw
Washington DC
20001
United States of America

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The External World wins again

The Public Award “Sommets de la Cinémathèque québécoise” goes to David OReilly’s THE EXTERNAL WORLD.

David OReilly (21 June, 1985, Kilkenny) is an Irish animator based in Berlin. At 15 he began working as an assistant at local animation studios, teaching himself 3D software in his spare time. He discovered cinema in 2005 when he was given the keys to an unused private theatre with an enormous film library. Since then he has created a wide variety of independent short films. Noted for his disregard of conventions, his work is regarded as amongst the most groundbreaking in contemporary 3D animation.

The External World has also been selected for the up and coming Sundance

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Prickly Pear Productions “Paperman” invited to screen at Clermont Ferrand Film Festival 2011

Prickly Pear Productions “Paperman” is one “man’s quest to find his true love in a busy paper metropolis”. Following the premiere at The Galway Film Fleadh in July 2010, “Paperman” has screened at the “Euroshort’s Film Festival” in Warsaw and th “Irishfilmfesta” in Rome where it got a ‘special mention’ behind the winning short film ‘The Door’(previously nominated for an Academy Award).

Prickly Pear Productions was founded in 2007 by Richard Kelly, Creative Director. For more information check out

http://www.pricklypearproductions.ie/

http://directory.irishfilmboard.ie/films/973-paperman

http://www.irishfilmfesta.org/eng/news_25.html

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Whackala chosen as featured newcomer animation project by MEDIA

Whackala are developing their first two animation series: “Crime Fighting Foley Monkeys”, a comedy action-adventure for 7-11 year olds, for which they’re looking for experienced writers in the genre: http://whackala.com/2010/10/attention-animation-writers/

And they’re also developing their pre-school series “Squinky and The Witch”, which is at the pilot stage. They presented both shows at MIPCOM 2010, the company’s first, to a great response from distributors and potential co-production partners. Whackala attended the market under the MEDIA Umbrella Stand and “Squinky and the Witch” was chosen as featured newcomer animation project by the MEDIA Advisory Service: Check out Whackala at: http://whackala.com/

For more info email: leticia@whackala.com

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The Octonauts is the UK’s No.1 preschool show!

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From Brown Bag’s blog:

After six weeks, Brown Bag’s ‘the Octonauts’ has become the No. 1 preschool show on UK television. You can read about Brown Bag’s delight over on their blog – http://www.brownblogfilms.com/animators/the-octonauts-uks-no-1-preschool-show/

The Octonauts is the only preschool show to appear in the Top 10 highest-rated children’s programs for audiences aged 4-15, across all UK television channels

To follow the Octonauts and their awesome adventures, check out:

http://theoctonauts.com

http://brownblogfilms.com

and

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/octonauts/

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Living with Alcohol wins BAFTA

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Living With alcohol – A half hour documentary for CBBC’s Newsround, television’s only daily news programme made for children, has won a BAFTA last week for the Factual category.

Flickerpix produced specially commissioned animation and title sequences for this documentary, broadcast in July on CBBC.

The programme focuses on the issue of alcohol and tells the story of three children whose lives have been affected by their parents’ relationship with drink.
Flickerpix’ work on ‘Living with Alcohol’ was essential to the atmosphere of the film.

Previous Newsround specials, which have covered difficult subjects in an accessible and helpful way, include recent reports on internet safety, bullying and bereavement.

Living With Alcohol was presented by Children’s TV presenter Barney Harwood who will also host the children’s BAFTA section on 28th of November.

Flickerpix is presently working on two other CBBC programmes; Project Parent, and How To Escape The belly Of A Whale.

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