Aug 2013

'Piecing together a moving collage...'

ACUMAYA - Animation by Tamara Webster, Music by Jose Guillermo Puelllo
Interview with animator,
Tamara Webster:

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How would you sum up animation as an artform?

Animation for me is much like piecing together a moving collage. I create all the different parts; the textures, the characters, the backgrounds, the objects, and then bring them all together bit-by-bit. Except this time I didn’t know what the final animation would look like till I put the last pieces in...


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'The creative process: A true collaboration...'

ANAGENESIS - Animation by Salomeja Marcauskaite, Music by Freya Waley-Cohen
Interview with composer,
Freya Waley-Cohen:

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What approach have you taken to this collaboration?
Salomeja Marcauskaite and I took a very organic approach to making this animation. We allowed ourselves to be inspired by what we were most struck by in each other and in each other’s work. A true collaboration requires an openness to another persons thoughts and ideas, and it is rare to find someone with whom you can have this sort of communication...

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'A picture doesn't say a thousand words...'

SPHERES - Film by Natan Rifkin, Music by Benjamin Tassie
Interview with composer,
Benjamin Tassie:

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What appealed to you about working with film?
A picture doesn’t say a thousand words. That’s nonsense. Music doesn’t say much either. They keep their mouths shut. They do both suggest things, though – we can infer from them, they instil a sense of something, an atmosphere. They don’t instruct, they can’t be precise, they lack the requisite language for specificity. That’s what appeals to me: there’s space in there. Space to manipulate, to lead this way or that without precisely saying ‘this is the way, follow me’….


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