Pegbar Line Up Announced!!

On the Friday 16th of September 2011, Pegbar invites you to join in on our animation event in the Science Gallery.

Pegbar & the Science Gallery will be hosting a series of talks and screening short animations, all giving an insight into the creativity and technology behind the animation industry today.

Our guest speakers are, Fraser MacLean whose credits include Animals of Farthing Wood, Space Jam, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Duck Tales, Emmet O’Neill Director of Creative and Interactive Design with HMH Publishing and Barry O’Donaghue Founder, Director & Producer at Barley Films.

We will be kicking off the evening with a number of short animations from award winning company Barley Films, followed by talks from Emmet O’Neill and Fraser MacLean. Fraser MacLean will also be giving us a sneak peek at his new book ‘Setting the Scene‘. After our series of talks, ticketholders can reside to the Lombard for a few drinks, animation screening and social networking.

Watch Pegbar on Twitter  ( http://twitter.com/pegbar ) and Facebook where we will be having an internet giveaway

Tickets are €6 and can be bought online @ http://sciencegallery.com

Entry is at 5:30.  Grab some tapas, beers & wine downstairs in the cafe beforehand if you’re hungry!

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Caboom are currently looking for talented freelancers

Caboom is a production company with offices in Dublin & LA. We use a variety of techniques in animation, live action and puppets to create engaging content for television, advertising, online and branded content.

JOB DESCRIPTION: CABOOM is looking for new talent! The company is currently looking to build up a base of talented freelance Maya 3D artists for upcoming projects in a number of disciplines. Expert modellers, riggers, texture artists, lighters and animators are needed.

Candidates must have working production experience with Maya and have excellent team work and communication skills; ability to work to a high standard and to strict production deadlines. Please send your demo reel along with a copy of your CV and availability to

jobs@caboom.ie

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Anilogue is now open for Submissions

Anilogue 2011 is now open for submissions. They welcome narrative, experimental, and documentary animated films, completed after January 1, 2010. The animated short film competition is open for European films of under 20 minutes in length; the feature film competition for films from across the globe and above 50 minutes in length.

This year’s Anilogue entry deadline is September 15, 2011. 
Entry forms and festival regulations are available for download www.anilogue.com. Alternatively, forms may also be requested by email by writing to info@anilogue.com. 
There is no entry fee.

The organising team of Anilogue welcomes all animation friends to participate also in person. Anilogue 2011 will take place from November 23 to December 1 in Budapest and Vienna.

 

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Good times from Igloo Animations

Here is some news Igloo Animation via Director Trevor Courtney.

http://iglooanimations.com/

We have had an excellent past few months here at Igloo. One of the highlights has been Stephen Fry (the man himself) asking if he could Tweet the Short Version Animation that we did of him and we said “Yes, please do” obviously! You can see the animation here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haVEnVXBkrY

The Sustainability animation has now over 100,000 hits on youtube, the most
popular explanation for Sustainability to date which has now been translated into 5 different languages :) you can see that animation here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5NiTN0chj0

Also, we have been animating A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Shakespeare in Bits which has been great fun :)

Gimme The Short Version is just as popular as ever. New clients that have signed up for Short Versions include, Bord Na Mona, Magnet Networks, Sonru, Freeflow and You Report which will feature the Voice of George Hook :)
see examples here http://gimmetheshortversion.com/

We have had excellent press too in The Metro Herald (see attached), The Irish Times, The Irish Marketing Journal, Biz Start UP and Silicon Republic
see here, http://www.siliconrepublic.com/new-media/item/21828-animation-set-to-t

Next on the To – Do list is Hamlet and we are currently working with ESB again
producing more Short Versions.

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Great review for Fergal Brennan’s entry to the Cartoon Brew Student Fest

Read the review over at Cartoon Brew – http://www.cartoonbrew.com/brewtv/fisherman.html

This is Via Cartoon Brew – http://www.cartoonbrew.com/brewtv/fisherman.html

Brennan (above) provided Cartoon Brew with some background on making The Fisherman:

The thing I was most apprehensive about was working with an actor for the first time. The idea of having somebody else reading lines that I had written was intimidating, however Diarmuid made it easy for me by being so gracious and professional. The bulk of the narration is a contiguous section of the first take- he basically nailed it first time which was a huge relief. The recording happened in a makeshift sound booth constructed by some friends of mine, whose band had some audio equipment. I was nervous about the sound quality but they did a great job and we were able to create a professional atmosphere despite the fact that it all took place in a booth covered with duvets in the corner of a living room.

The story is inspired by the Irish myth of “The Salmon of Knowledge”, in which a character gains “all of the world’s knowledge” by eating a special salmon. I liked the idea of taking an idea from an old story with a uniquely Irish identity, but then completely imposing my own artistic sensibilities onto it. It was also important to me that a viewer wouldn’t have to get all the references to find the film engaging, so I tried to emphasize the character and the emotional content.

I’d be interested to hear what people think of the film, and happy to answer any questions.

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