Saturday, 15 December 2007
Project was great generally but the final session dragged a bit because I finished early and there was nothing else to do....(to be continued)
final session shame :( but enjoyed it was a good experance and led me to a new hobbie hope that there is another one like this next year :)
Overall, it was a good experience of learning more about animation, instead of just watching it. It was good meeting new people and it was fun painting my self portrait, even when it went wrong.
Friday, 14 December 2007
Tuesday, 4 December 2007
Friday, 23 November 2007
Tuesday, 30 October 2007
I'm really excited about this....! These projects show how powerful animation can be as a communications medium. These tests aren't about Aspergers. That's all to come! They are fun explorations of animation from people with some or none animation experience discovering animation for animations sake. Each test was produced during a two hour workshop. Enjoy!
Friday, 26 October 2007
We've run two 'Taster' sessions, and below is just one of the 'Taster' films we made...
Keep checking the Blog for more updates.
Simon, Dan, David
Wednesday, 5 September 2007
This the main film, which the whole group worked on. Many hours of story writing, medical consultation, animating and voiceover recording went into making this film.
For the following two films, having learnt and developed the techniques on 'Zargon' the group split in two and took their chance to make entirely their own films, without interference from the artists...
You are not alone:
We asked the group to sit down in front of a webcam, and answer a few questions about their experiences of having diabetes and what to expect. We hope that these may be of use to young people with newly diagnosed diabetes. There are also some comments at the end about the Biomation project.
Diabetes group comments:
Monday, 6 August 2007
Just a quick note to thank all those that took part in the sessions over the last two weeks for all their hard work, ideas, imagination and commitment. Dan, Miles and myself are all really pleased and impressed with how well you worked. When they are put together with the sound, the animations you did will look brilliant. We will put them up here when they are done, though that may take some time. In the meantime, we've put up a few photos from the project.
Take a bunch of normal, lively kids, put them in a room with three whacky artists and shout, very loudly, "make a film about diabetes - now !" Every time when I've tried this before it's always fallen flat, but this time it really worked ! Okay, so I've never done this before, but then York
Hospital, as far as we are aware, has never hosted an animation project about diabetes with children before. But all those who took part did a great job, and worked really well. What a great company we have had ! The resulting films will combine educational material with a sense of humour and some zany additions. I really enjoyed working on the script with the young people, an dhelping them storyboard their ideas. I still can't believe I was forced into humiliating myself by riding a tiny red tricycle around the room, but the kids and the other artists thought it was wonderful, so who am I to argue ? Well done everybody, a fantastic piece of work. Thank you for
having me along.
Friday, 27 July 2007
Wednesday, 25 July 2007
Next Wednesday we'll find out how Zargon gets on in his journey to the Heart and to the Pancreas...
Thursday, 7 June 2007
Park animation: (Patrick, George, Jennifer, Billy)
Flipbook animation: (Everyone)
Saturday, 2 June 2007
I'm looking forward to seeing lots of you again when we start making animated films about diabetes. Keep posted - the animated flipbooks will appear on the blog in the next few days... can't wait!
Thursday, 31 May 2007
Tuesday, 29 May 2007
Don't forget - the 'Taster sessions' are this week and you should have had a letter confirming when you are booked in. If you are unsure, please ring Moira Digby to check.
The sessions are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.30 - 12.30.
There will be some exciting animation, story and sound workshops giving you a chance to discover or develop skills and ideas, and see if you are interested in joining in the longer project.
Look forward to seeing you there,
Friday, 18 May 2007
Thursday, 17 May 2007
A reminder of the dates - Weds 30th, Thurs 31st May and Friday 1st June from 9.30-12.30 a.m at the hospital.
At the taster session you will get to try professional animation, digital sound/music and creative writing tools and techniques. We hope to show you the possibilities and give you hands-on experience of modern digital media production.
Following the taster session you can choose to join a longer project where you can develop your skills and produce a pro-quality piece. The project will run through June and July so if you're going away on holiday please let us know the dates at the taster session and we'll do our best to work around you!
We look forward to seeing you then,
The Biomation artists
Thursday, 10 May 2007
We got some nice bits and pieces from it (though we had to fit in with appointments and so on) and below is a video of what we made on the day...
Thanks again to everyone who took part!
Monday, 23 April 2007
This is a video from a Creative York session we did before the project properly began: