Animation Talk

All right, one more post before the next show.

Here’s some more animation related talk to check out.

I’ll put this one first because the series starts tomorrow. As the Pixar: 20 Years of Animation exhibition travels to The Science Museum in South Kensington, London, they are kicking off a series called Talk Animation. If you’re in London on April 3rd you can catch the first in the series:

Loren Carpenter, Senior Scientist at Pixar Studios, will talk about his Academy Award winning work in creating new technology that has enabled Pixar productions to be so fantastical, yet believable. Loren will also be talking about his work on the jaw-dropping 21st Century Zoetrope, one of the main features of the Pixar: 20 Years of Animation exhibition.

There are a bunch of different talks to attend. Go to The Science Musuem’s site for more details. LINK


I’ve mentioned Smarter Than the Average radio show before. Their second show airs on April 3rd at 7pm GMT. They say the show will be dowmloadable the following day as an mp3 with ten extra minutes. For all the details go to the Smarter Than the Average site. LINK


When I started the podcast, FPS Magazine told me that they had been thinking about podcasting too. Well, they’ve done it! Go to the FPS site to hear their first show, an interview with independent animator Phil Mulloy. LINK


If you’ve ever been to any of the previous Marc Davis Lectures hosted by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, you know that they are some of the best produced animation lectures you can attend. This year the featured guests are The Brothers Quay. If you’re not familiar with their work, once you see it, you’ll suddenly recognize how many filmmakers were influenced by their work, not just in animation, but films like The Cell and even that modern masterpiece *cough* Saw. The Marc Davis Lectures sell out every year, so get your tickets early. LINK


And of course, you must already know about The Splinecast. They’ll have an interview with Pixar art director Ralph Eggleston coming up. In the meantime, you can read Ralph’s answers to listener submitted questions here. LINK

6 Comments on “Animation Talk

  1. Hey Clay, thanks for the invaluable info. By the way, for any one who is reading this. Clay is doing his part by devoting his time to get the shows out, so we should do our part and go over to podcast alley, and show him how much we care. When we vote for his show, trust me, more people will find out about it, therby increasing the audience.

    CLay, keep up the excellent work!

  2. Hi Paul, thanks for the sentiment. In case you or anyone else wants, I’ve put the voting box back in to the sidebar under Feedback. You’re right, it does help increase the audience. Thanks for voting!

  3. Hey Clay,

    Thanks for the info on the Talk Animation series – I read your post on the day I was going to book tickets for the exhibition, and I managed to get seats for the Dan Mason talk last night AND discounted tickets…very serendipitous…so cheers


  4. No prob at all Clay. An animation fanatic like me, is honoured….(sob…sob) to be mentioned on the front page, now to go and sip some tea ( chocalate tea of cousre) and munch on some cookies. Like a REAL animator.

  5. Kate – Serendipitous indeed! Thanks for letting me know the post worked for you. Makes it all worth the effort.

    Paul – Keep on keepin’ on.