Louise Bagnall, Cartoon Saloon: The Making Of – Late Afternoon

Writer and director, Louise Bagnall, talks about making Late Afternoon; where the idea came from, achieving it’s unique look and the challenges faced in production.

Emily is an elderly woman who lives between two states, the past and the present. She journeys into an inner world, reliving moments from her life. She searches for a connection within her vivid, but fragmented memories.

Produced by Cartoon Saloon, Late Afternoon has won Best Animated Short at Tribeca Film Festival and has screened at more than 80 festivals worldwide.

The film has been shortlisted for the Best Animation Short category at the 2019 Oscars.

www.lateafternoonfilm.com

A Letter from WIA President Marge Dean


Dear friends and colleagues,

Last week’s announcement regarding the hiring of John Lasseter by Skydance has sent shockwaves throughout the industry. While many have asked WIA to comment on the news, to be honest, I’d much rather talk about the amazing Margie Cohn who was just made president of Dreamworks Animation. I wish our attention could stay more on the positive accomplishments of brilliant women than the bad behavior of some men.Like everyone else, I was shocked and distressed by the decision of Skydance to bring John Lasseter back into the community and reward him so well. I went through a roller coaster of emotions that have taken a few days to sort through. The announcement triggered in me the same feelings that I’ve had in abuse situations. Fundamentally, I felt disregarded and trivialized. Harassment has been allowed to exist (and some would say flourish) in the creative industries because talent always takes precedence over everything else…where the safety of an individual is deemed less important than the success of the greater goals; where the feelings of violation and fear are seen as an over-reaction to what has happened; where there is outright denial of someone’s very personal, painful experiences. The single biggest effect of the events last year is that we saw men experiencing consequences for their bad behavior. We had never seen that on such a scale before. It empowered us and gave us hope that things could be different. The Lasseter decision seems to have weakened that giant step forward, and I felt panic that our progress was being undermined. The sense of security that women didn’t need to be afraid to be in the workplace was shaken.When I came out the other side of being upset and pretty freaked out, I realized that we can’t control who corporations hire no matter how much we protest, make statements in the press, get companies to commit to zero tolerance for harassment, or the myriad other proactive things that are being done. Fighting to keep work environments free of predators is important, but it’s not as effective a strategy as empowering women to take care of themselves and each other. Most stories that I’ve heard about sexual harassment happen in secret moments when no one else is around. Deniability is usually a key component. In talking with supervisors, I usually hear distressed and remorseful stories that they were unaware that something was going on under their noses. Companies are responsible for how they react after the fact–Do they believe the victim? Do they fire the perpetrator no matter how important he is to their bottom line? But what if we could stop it before it happens? What if we have an empowered workforce that will not allow the mistreatment to happen to themselves or co-workers? Maybe that would be more effective.It’s critical that we take responsibility for protecting ourselves and our colleagues, especially for women. This will include requiring our employers to build safe workplaces, to have no tolerance for harassment, and to sacrifice their golden ticket if required. But more importantly, we need to speak up for ourselves and others. We need to engage in the discussion in places that we can have impact. We need to know what resources are out there for us. We need to get stronger both emotionally and physically. We need to not be afraid.As an advocacy group, WIA is committed to pushing for a safe working place for all people in animation, especially women of all shades and people of color, and others who are easily targeted. If you are subjected to harassment and need information, you can find resources on our website.

http://womeninanimation.org/sexualharassment/


And as a final thought for those people who run studios and build animation production teams: if you really want to help fight sexual harassment (or just not get bad press anymore), then hire more women. If you have a workforce that is 50% female, those secret moments of vulnerability become harder to find. There will be more invested and aware eyes in the workplace. On the surface, WIA’s call to action of 50-50 by 2025 seems like it’s just about equity, but the truth is that a more balanced workforce will change everything, from the content that is made to the culture of the studios. More women in a studio is the best prevention for harassment.And then, hopefully, we’ll get to talk more about the amazing women of animation and less about misbehaving men.

Best,

Marge Dean

President

Women in Animation

THE LITTLE PRINCE | Script-to-screen | The little girl and the Aviator

THE LITTLE PRINCE MOVIE

Based on the masterpiece by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A film directed by Mark Osborne

Written by Irena Brignull & Bob Persichetti

The Art of UPA (Part 2 of 3) by The Royal Ocean Film Society

“When I die, I don’t want to go to Heaven. I want to go to UPA.” – Friz Freleng

You can support this channel at Patreon- http://bit.ly/2v27J8x Press the CC button for film titles.

Sources/Further Reading:

When Magoo Flew: The Rise and Fall of Animation Studio UPA by Adam Abraham – https://amzn.to/2TNyMOr

Cartoon Vision: UPA, Precisionism, and American Modernism by Dan Bashara – https://bit.ly/2SJSpph

The Language of Vision by Gyorgy Kepes – https://amzn.to/2GahNTy

The Author as Librarian by John Updike – https://bit.ly/2EqBepi

You can follow me through:

Twitter- twitter.com/andymsaladino

Vimeo- vimeo.com/theroyaloceanfilmsociety

Music by: Future James – https://soundcloud.com/futurejames

Dyalla – https://soundcloud.com/dyallas

Hollywood’s Greatest Trick

Visual effects artists are responsible for some of the most iconic moments in movie history. The top 10 highest grossing films of 2016 all contained computer generated imagery. But while Hollywood’s profits grow, visual effects artists struggle for fair pay, representation and recognition beyond the most prestigious award in film — an Oscar.

Read more here: miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article128729769.html#storylink=cpy

The Walt Disney Company Empire – From Now On

https://youtu.be/uiF6Y_Xh

From Now On! from Disney Animation to TVA,to ABC,To ESPN to DisneyToon to Pixar to The Muppets to Marvel to Star Wars to Maker Studios (Disney Digital Network),to 21st Century Fox(FX,Nat Geo,Hulu)

The World of UPA (Part 1 of 3) by the Royal Ocean Film Society

This is the story of the rebels who made animation grow up. (Part 1 of 3) You can support this channel at Patreon- http://bit.ly/2v27J8x

Press the CC button for film titles.

Sources/Further Reading:

When Magoo Flew: The Rise and Fall of Animation Studio UPA by Adam Abraham – https://amzn.to/2TNyMOr

Animation Learns a New Language by John Hubley and Zachary Schwartz – https://bit.ly/2Kzi2WC

American Experience: Walt Disney (2015) – https://imdb.to/2FJwYTp

You can follow me through:

Twitter- twitter.com/andymsaladino

Vimeo- vimeo.com/theroyaloceanfilmsociety

Music by: Factory Floor – https://soundcloud.com/factory-floor

Bonus Points – https://soundcloud.com/bonuspoints

Chopef – https://soundcloud.com/chopef

Artificial Intelligence, the History and Future – with Chris Bishop

The last five years have witnessed a dramatic resurgence of excitement in the goal of creating intelligent machines. Technology companies are now investing billions of dollars in this field, new research laboratories are springing up around the globe, and competition for talent has become intense. In this Discourse Chris Bishop describes some of the recent technology breakthroughs which underpin this enthusiasm, and explores some of the many exciting opportunities which artificial intelligence offers.Chris Bishop is the Laboratory Director at Microsoft Research Cambridge and is a professor of computer science at the University of Edinburgh. He has extensive expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning.This Discourse was filmed at the Royal Institution on 28 October 2016.

Stan Lee meets the Real Tony Starks at Legacy Effects

Legendary Marvel character creator Stan „The Man“ Lee visits the Creature FX magicians at Legacy Effects to learn how they help his comic book characters leap out of the pages of comic books and onto movie screens all around the world.

Animation History: The Two Sides of Walt Disney

Behind his wholesome public persona, Walt Disney * 5. Dezember 1901 in Chicago, Illinois; † 15. Dezember 1966 in Burbank, Kalifornien, had a darker side. This exclusive clip from the PBS special “American Experience: Walt Disney,” takes a look at both sides of the legend.

Photo/video: American Experience/WGBH.

An Interview with Stan „The Man“ Lee, Marvel Comics‘ Real Superhero (by Stan Winston School)

An Interview with Marvel Comics‘ Legend, Stan Lee

Iconic superhero creator Stan „The Man“ Lee tells stories of his earliest inspirations, his humble beginnings at Marvel Comics, and the origins of his most famous superheroes, including Fantastic Four, X-Men, Spider-Man, Hulk, Thor & Daredevil. Lee also reveals his secrets for writing great characters and finding success in any creative field, and marvels at how his heroes have made the transition from the page to television, movies & worldwide acclaim.

Excelsior, Stan. You are an inspiration to us all.

Herzliche Einladung an alle INDACHSE zum Gespräch mit Travis Knight in Berlin am 3. Dezember 2018 um 10.00 Uhr vormittags!!!

Hallo zusammen!

In Zusammenarbeit mit der Paramount Pictures Germany darf ich hiermit herzlich einladen zum exclusiven INDAC Treffen mit Regisseur  TRAVIS KNIGHT, der sich mit uns eine Stunde lang über seinen neuen Film „BUMBLEBEE“ unterhalten möchte.

Das Gespräch findet statt am Montag, dem 03. Dezember um 10 Uhr vormittags im Soho House Berlin.
In Zusammenarbeit mit Paramount Pictures Germany darf ich 30 Indachse einladen, an diesem Event teilzunehmen.

Teilnehmen können nur auf INDAC.org registrierte Mitglieder der Animations und VFX-Community!

Der Eintritt ist wie gewohnt frei, wie immer stelle ich eine Spendenbox für die INDAC Unkosten auf!

Es ist sinnvoll und deshalb obligatorisch, daß die Teilnehmer vor dem Treffen mit Travis Knight seinen neuen Film gesehen haben. Dazu wird es am Sonntag Abend in Berlin die Möglichkeit geben, den Film vorab anzuschauen. Genauere Infos sobald vorhanden!

Das Treffen mit Travis Knight findet am Montag, den 03. Dezember von 10 Uhr bis 11 Uhr im Berliner Soho House statt

https://www.sohohouseberlin.com/de
Die Teilnehmer sind aufgefordert, sich rechtzeitig einzufinden. Nach Beginn der Veranstaltung wird niemand mehr eingelassen.

Wir haben 30 Plätze zu vergeben!

ACHTUNG – NEUE EMAILADRESSE:

Wer an der Veranstaltung inclusive dem vorangehenden Screening teilnehmen möchte, schicke bitte eine Email an info@indac.org!

Dein Name (Pflichtfeld)

Deine E-Mail-Adresse (Pflichtfeld)

Die Stadt und der Film, in der du Teilnehmen möchtest

Anmerkung

durch das Setzen des Häkchens bestätige ich, dass ich mit den genannten Bedingungen einverstanden bin.

Wir nehmen bis Mittwoch, den 28. November, 12 Uhr mittags, Teilnahmewünsche entgegen.
Danach vergeben wir die uns zu Verfügung stehenden Plätze. Sollten sich mehr Teilnehmer als vorhandenen Plätze anmelden, entscheidet dann das Los.
Wir unterrichten alle Teilnehmer und prüfen dann auch, ob wirklich auch alle zeitlich passend an der Veranstaltung teilnehmen können. Wir richten ebenfalls eine Warteliste ein, um ein evtl. Nachrücken zu ermöglichen.
Die Veranstaltung wird vertändlicherweise in englischer Sprache stattfinden!

Wir würden uns freuen, wenn Ihr Eure Freunde und Bekannten aus dem Bereich der Animations und VFX- Community auf die Veranstaltung hinweist.

Wir freuen uns auch über jede Anregung, Kritik und jeden Terminhinweis, den wir auf INDAC.org teilen können. WIr freuen uns über Hinweise auf Links, Jobs, Jobgesuche, Showreels, jedwede Info über das hiesige Animations und VFX-Geschehen, das wir auf dem Blog und der Webseite veröffentlichen können, um die Vielfalt und Bandbreite allen Interessierten weitergeben können.
Bitte macht etwas Werbung für INDAC, dass die Community die wir hier für Euch aufbauen, weiterwächst.

Viele Grüße
Johannes Wolters

REGIE Travis Knight

DREHBUCH Christina Hodson

DARSTELLER Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Pamela Adlon, Stephen Schneider,

Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Jason Drucker, Kenneth Choi, Ricardo Hoyos u.a.

PRODUZENTEN Michael Bay & Lorenzo di Bonaventura

AUSFÜHRENDE PRODUZENTEN Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner, Mark Vahradian, Chris Brigham

Kinostart: 20. Dezember 2018
Im Verleih von Paramount Pictures Germany

Zum Inhalt:

Im Jahr 1987 versteckt sich das mysteriöse Maschinenwesen Bumblebee in der Gestalt eines alten VW Käfers auf dem Schrottplatz einer kleinen kalifornischen Küstenstadt. Kurz vor ihrem 18ten Geburtstag und auf der Suche nach ihrem Platz im Leben, findet die rebellische Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld) den kaputten und kampfgeschwächten Bumblebee. Mit mechanischem Geschick beginnt sie ihn zu reparieren und lernt schnell, dass es sich keineswegs nur um eine alte Schrottmühle handelt …

Inszeniert wurde BUMBLEBEE vom Oscar®-nominierten Regisseur Travis Knight, der seine Karriere als Animations-Spezialist begann und bei Filmen wie „Die Boxtrolls“ und „Coraline“ seinen unglaublichen Phantasiereichtum und seine Liebe zum Detail spielen ließ. Nach seinem Regiedebüt mit „Kubo: Der tapfere Samurai“ beweist er nun mit BUMBLEBEE sein besonderes Gespür für einzigartige Geschichten, die überraschen, bewegen und phänomenal unterhalten. Nichts Geringeres als „für Bumblebees Geschichte eine Balance zwischen Licht und Schatten, Intensität, Wärme, Humor und Liebe zu finden“ hat er sich nun für seinen ersten Live-Action-Film vorgenommen. Neben dem unnachahmlichen gelb-schwarzen Transformer spielen in den Hauptrollen: Hailee Steinfeld („Pitch Perfect 2-3“, „True Grit“), Wrestling-Star John Cena („Der Sex Pakt“, „Daddy’s Home 2: Mehr Väter, mehr Probleme!“), Pamela Adlon („Californication“) sowie u.a. Stephen Schneider („Broad City“), Jorge Lendeborg Jr. („Spider-Man: Homecoming“), Jason Drucker („Gregs Tagebuch: Böse Falle!“), Kenneth Choi („American Crime Story“) und Ricardo Hoyos („Degrassi: Next Class“).

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