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Show 2.30, “The Animation Revelation”

“Her Name Was” image taken from the film’s Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HerNameWasFilm

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.

Petar Ristic & Annie Nguyen with Rebecca & Jordan

That is the style that local filmmaker Annie Nguyen chose for Her Name Wasa 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

“Livin’ with Steve” image taken from the show’s Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/livinwithsteve

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?

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“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

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Show 2.28, “Kid Documentaries and Adult Animation”

When watching a feature film you’d be surprised at the amount of CGI is in each scene that you don’t even notice. And that’s how SFX companies like it. Of course, sometimes it’s very obvious. Melbourne based Iloura were the creatives behind the title character of Ted, Seth McFarlane’s first live action feature. Executive Producer of Iloura’s film branch, Simon Rosenthal, spoke to Rebecca on the phone about the creative process and the often ‘living in the shadows’ life of CGI.
Download: Simon Rosenthal

Gen Bailey is a woman full of heart. Her documentary, I Am Eleven follows the life of a bunch of 11 year olds all across the globe as they tell us about the dreams, aspirations and their thoughts on the world they’re about to enter into as teenagers. She’s chosen to self distribute the film and it has succeeded all expectations. Jordan caught of with Gen and asked her about her project and her love of the documentary format.
Genevieve Bailey

The Australian crowdfunding platform Pozible is changing the way film is financed and WA government film body ScreenWest is taking advantage of the change. They’ve just announced that they will match any amount that any WA film receives on Pozible. Rebecca spoke to ScreenWest’s Digital Project Manager Michelle Glaser to get the low down on the new initiative.
Michelle Glaser, Screenwest

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“Young Folks” – Peter, Bjorn and John
“The Only Place To Be” – Best Coast
“How You Like Me Now” – The Heavy
“Moroccon Boy” – Messrs
“Rocketship” – Console Warriors
“Tank!” – The Seatbelts, from Cowboy Bebop

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Show 2.09, “A Dinner Date with Hugo and Woody”

After editing together a few fake trailers for Baz Luhrmann’s Australia back in 2008, Stuart Bowen found himself employed with Bazmark. What a way to get a job! Stuart is now in the post production phase of his first short animated film, Woody. Like many filmmakers these days, he’s looked to crowd funding as a way to make his idea into a reality. We spoke to Stuart to find out all about Woody and the looong process of creating a stop frame animation with puppets.
Download: Stuart Bowen

Producer Chrissy Kavanagh and Writer/Director Alex Vickery-Howe

We try not to toot our own horn too much on Behind the Screens. We’re here to report cool film happenings and not to get tied up in our own lives. BUT sometimes the two cross. Chrissy has been producing a short film with writer/director Alex Vickery-Howe for quite a few months now and Dinner With Hugo is shot and ready to be edited. So I put on the interviewer hat and Chrissy crosses the floor to interviewee along with Alex as I press them for information – including how their fundraising campaign went (see picture opposite for the sort of bribes they offer) and assembling a crew with a super low budget.
Download: Dinner With Hugo: Chrissy Kavanagh and Alex Vickery-Howe

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“Come Check Your Head” – Blue King Brown
“When The End Of The World Came” – The Jane Austen Argument
“…” – Leader Cheetah
“It’s Tricky” – Run DMC
From The Vault: “Duel Of The Fates” – John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra, from The Phantom Menace

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