DVDs shown:

2007 - 8

Spirited AwayDarkside

Part of Spirited Away.

Making of Aardman's Angry Kid using pixillation technique to film some live action in the style of stop-motion

12th September 2008

Making of Tim Burton's Corpse Bride 2005, followed by the main feature.
If you liked this, see Nightmare Before Christmas and perhaps James & The Giant Peach

19th September 2008


Documentary on Ray Harryhausan's stop-motion work combined with live action in films.
If you liked this, see Sinbad and Jason & The Argonauts

26th September 2008

Creature ComfortsNick Park

Making of Aardman's Creature Comforts plus Nick Park's original Oscar-winning short
If you liked this, see Rex the Runt

3rd October 2008

AkiraGrave of the FirefliesLord of the Rings

Serious Japanese anime. Akira was the first Manga made as an Anime to come to mainstream Western attention.
Studio Ghibli's Grave of the Fireflies deals with tragic events befalling children at the end of World War II.
(Also shown Ralph Bakshi's Lord of the Rings as an example of rotoscoping - tracing live action to produce animated 2D cels)

10th October

Terry Gilliam's paper cut-out style menu for Holy Grail

Spite your Face Lego animation sequence for 'Camelot' from The Holy Grail, showreel and Spiderman.

Origami bluescreen from YouTube


Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy2 documentary - see del Toro's notebook

Mimo and the Egg from the Toonboom Showcase

animation research task 1

17th October

bambi Making of Bambi            Bloody Snow istopmotion  Also Bloody Snow by Sven van der Hart  stage  made with Boinx iStopMotion iStopMotion

animation research task 1

24th October 2008

Studio Ghibli's Howl's Moving Castle; Animatrix cgi swordfight by Square + History of Anime

Daz3D Studio (free for Mac & Windows), animation add-ons puppeteer and animate

http://www.victorian-cinema.net/machines.htm praxinoscope



commercials inc allnewfiesta.com, storage, and music videos inc Nick Park's Sledgehammer, Hugh Cornwall and Michel Gondri's White Stripes