Thursday, 31 May 2007

Taster sessions going great

We had our second taster session today and the group seemed to really enjoy it again - we certainly did! There were loads of excellent creative writing, sound and animation ideas and after tomorrows session we'll start putting the audio and video together and uploading bits to the blog. Keep watching for lots of new short pieces in the next week. We've been really impressed by everyones enthusiasm and creativity so far - hopefully tomorrow will be just as productive!

cheers, Dan

Tuesday, 29 May 2007

The latest animation!

Thanks to all of you who took part in the clinic session last wednesday - I've posted the animation you made below and think it looks great. I hope you all like it!

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

Up and Running !

This week we've had a number of planning meetings. It's great to be part of a strong team. It's the first time that I've worked with two animators and a sound specialist ! As a writer, I get used to doing my own thing - Biomation provides a chance to do something very different - a really good thing ! But will my pencils need PAT testing ?


Thursday, 17 May 2007

A bit more information about the taster sessions

Thanks to all of you who have confirmed a place on the taster sessions with us. If you haven't yet, please contact Moira Digby as soon as you can... A letter will be going out to those of you who have confirmed.

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

First 'taster session' at the clinic

Well the first 'taster session' happened at the clinic yesterday - thanks to all those who took part. We set up a very simple hand-drawn animation and sound workshop, and while people were waiting they could do a bit of each. This was to give them a chance to see what the Half-term week sessions will be about.

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!