Animation, it’s a style of filmmaking where just about anything is possible, and one’s imagination can run wild. While we’ve all seen the Disney classic cartoon-style animations, the idea of an animation made out of charcoal drawings is something you probably don’t see everyday.
That is the style that local filmmaker Annie Nguyen chose for Her Name Was, a short animation produced by Alexandra Blue that premiered last Thursday in Adelaide. Based on a poem written by Hugo Barata the film was funded by the Media Resouces Centre’s ‘Frame by Frame’ program.
We spoke to Annie, the Director, Screenwriter and Animator along with Petar Ristic, the Sound Designer/Mixer about how they went about shaping the vision on screen.
Download: Annie Nguyen & Petar Ristic
On the opposite end of the animation spectrum comes Livin’ with Steve. An animated web series about a man and his best friend, who just happens to be a zombie! In contrast to Her Name Was this series was created digitally using Flash, and is available for viewing online.
With ambitions for a second series we looked back at our chat with project producer Levi George and animator Jarrod Prince on what inspired them.
You can find the podcast for the interview in the post for Show 1.37.
Now that the Olympics are wrapping up we also thought it was a good time to encourage you to keep the patriotic blood flowing, with a number of great Australian films out in cinemas, such as I Am Eleven, Not Suitable for Children, The King is Dead and The Sapphires. So why not go and check them out?
Download Show 2.30
“I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” – Jessica Mauboy, from The Sapphires
“Two Cousins” – Slow Club, from Not Suitable for Children
“Living Dead” – Phantom Planet
“Long to Live” – Metric, from Cosmopolis
“Amigo Para Siempre (Friends for Life)” – Norman & Effie, in the Olympic spirit