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16 DECEMBER 2011

TreatStudios: an anti-christmas surprise

"Treat is a loose collective of animators and illustrators, formed in 2008.

Many things have changed since then but not our love of making things move that aren't supposed to, e.g., Drawings, pictures, hearts, mountains, molehills, rock.

We've sprayed our work through TV, music videos, live visuals, installations and feature films. We like to illustrate as much as animate so that's another reason for us to exist, and we are happier for it.

We all have different ways of making so our work is an eclectic mix of styles that somehow fit together and help one another progress and vibrate into new and exciting structures."

(TreatStudios)

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20082D2D animationamazementanimationanimatoranti-christmas • Bishoy Gendi • boring • Christmas • Daniel Boyle • design collectivedrawingsE4eclectic mixidentillustrative styleillustratorsJonathan Harrismaking things move • Matt Layzell • Michael Gendi • music video • psychedelic reindeer • reindeersnowsurprisetransformation • Treat (design collective) • TV ident

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Simon Perkins
09 SEPTEMBER 2011

Bob Godfrey's Do-It-Yourself Animation Show in 1974: Terry Gilliam

"Wow, here's something I'd never seen before: Monty Python animator Terry Gilliam discussing his animation techniques on Bob Godfrey's Do–It–Yourself Animation Show in 1974. Godfrey's show, which made animation accessible to the masses by taking the mystery out of the production process, was vastly influential and inspired an entire generation of kids in England, including Nick Park, who created Wallace & Gromit, Jan Pinkava, who directed the Pixar short Geri's Game, and Richard Bazley, an animator on Pocahontas, Hercules, and The Iron Giant.

In a day and age when more kids are interested in animating than ever before, it's a shame that TV shows (or Web series) that are fun and informative like this don't exist. The DIY advice that Gilliam gives in this episode is not only brilliant, but still as relevant today as back then: 'The whole point of animation to me is to tell a story, make a joke, express an idea. The technique itself doesn't really matter. Whatever works is the thing to use.'"

(Amid, 4 August 2011)

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19742D2D animationanimatinganimation • animation techniques • animatorart and design • Bob Godfrey • collage • collage animation • cut-outcut-out animationdesign processDIYDIY ethicdo-it-yourself • express an idea • Jan Pinkava • make a joke • Monty Python • Nick Park • paperproduction process • Richard Bazley • scaletechniquetell a story • Terry Gilliam • UKvisual design

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Simon Perkins
02 AUGUST 2011

Iain McCaig: a career of being creative

"Iain is an internationally recognized and award winning artist and one of the motion picture industry's leading conceptual designers. His exceptional command of human anatomy, character, emotional expression and visual narrative make him on of the most sought after artists working in the entertainment industry today."

(Iain McCaig, University of New South Wales)

Fig.1 Published on 25 Jul 2011 by UNSWCommunity

[At 19:00 the interviewer explains that Andrew Pienaar from Pixar describes his process of becoming 'creatively unstuck' as one where he refers to images that he has collected which he has stored in a drawer at Pixar. He explained that sometimes it's enough to just imagine the images in the collection for him to become 'unstuck'. Iain McCaig (19:45 – 20:45) builds on this by explaining that he understands the same process in terms of a metaphor of a library where the library is a 'resource in your mind' that you constantly keep referring and adding to –that you constantly keep re–reading.]

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Andrew Pienaar • animatorartart and design practitionerscabinet of curiosities • career in animation • collection of ideascollection of references • College of Fine Arts • concept art • concept artist • creative practice • creatively unstuck • creativitydrawingfantasyfantasy art • filing cabinet metaphor • film concept design • flip it • George Lucas • Glasgow School of Art • hero • Iain McCaig • ideasillustratorinspiration • library metaphor • practitioner interview • resource in your mind • Sesame StreetsketchstorytellingUniversity of New South WalesUNSW • UNSW COFA • visual storytelling

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Simon Perkins
19 MARCH 2010

Bruce Bickford: underground animator

"Bruce Bickford was born in 1947 in Seattle Washington. He began animating clay in the summer of 1964 at the age of 17. He graduated from high school in 1965; and engaged in military service from 1966 to 1969. Upon his return he resumed animation, and did his first line animation in 1970, then in 1973 he went looking for work in Los Angeles–where he met Frank Zappa. He worked for him from 1974 through 1980. Afterwards, he returned to Seattle and resumed animating mostly his own personal work."

(Bruce Bickford)

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animationanimator • Bruce Bickford • claymation • Frank Zappa • hand-drawn animationmotionPrometheus (mythology) • Prometheus Garden (animation) • stop framestop motionsurreal • Titan • underground

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Simon Perkins
20 FEBRUARY 2010

Jan Svankmajer: Dimensions of Dialogue 1

"Jan Švankmajer has gained a legendary reputation over several decades for his distinctive use of stop–motion technique, and his ability to make surreal, nightmarish and yet somehow funny pictures. He is still making films in Prague to this day. His movies utilise exaggerated sounds & sped–up sequences and often involve inanimate objects being brought to life through stop–motion to perform perverse and often violent acts. While many of Jan Švankmajer's films depict destructive aspects of the human psyche, 'Darkness, Light, Darkness' is a depiction of Man building himself."

(beinArt International Surreal Art Collective/Jon Beinart)

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Simon Perkins
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