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25 OCTOBER 2012

Te Wei's Feelings of Mountains and Waters

"Shan shui qing ('Feelings of Mountains and Waters') finished production in 1988. This water/ink animation was Te Wei's [特伟] fourth and final major production, and is in many ways fittingly so. 'Feelings of Mountains and Waters' is a masterpiece. The film runs slightly under twenty minutes, moving the viewer through an emotional journey cleanly articulated by deep and vivid imagery, wrought with incredible artistic purity.

The film's subject is a young girl, whom ferrying an aging man across a river, generously nurses him to better health after witnessing him collapse on the shoreline. In 'Feelings of Mountains and Waters,' Te Wei uses earthy watercolors and craggy puffs of ink to maneuver hillsides, paths, valleys, and waterfalls. He uses the high–values where the ink ends and the paper begins not as an artifact of the landscape, but as the landscape itself. The watercolor paintings move and flourish, the water and ink are the animation; and the rosy–cheeked girl, through muted conversation with the humble old man, learns to play a plucked, string instrument under the quiet and almost sentient backdrop of the mountainous milieu.

Te Wei served as general director for 'Feelings of Mountains and Waters,' and retired after its completion, at the time well into his seventies. The film deservedly earned multiple awards, including high honors from international film festivals in Montreal and Shanghai. In 1995, the global professional animation community ASIFA honored Te Wei with a Lifetime Achievement Award."

(Aaron H. Bynum, 12th February 2010, p.3, Animation Insider)

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19882D animation • aging man • ancient instrument • animationblack and whitecreative practicecultural heritage • earthy watercolours • emotional journey • Feelings of Mountains and Waters • female protagonistfish • folk narrative • folk story • folk tale • folkloregirlhand-drawninklandscapemark makingmonkeymonotonemusical instrumentmusiciannational cultural identitiesnational cultural identitynational heritageold manpaintingpaperPeoples Republic of Chinapioneering animatorriver • Shan shui qing • Shanghai Animation Studios • Shanghai Film Studios • Te Wei • traditional painting • traditional techniquesvisual designvivid imagerywater and inkwater/ink animationwatercolour painting • whistle • young girl • zheng (instrument)

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Guannan (cassie) Du
05 AUGUST 2012

Donald Norman: The Design of Everyday Things

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1988 • aeroplane cockpit • affordances of a physical object are perceptually obvious • audio feedback • car dashboard • comprehension • consistency of operation • consistent expectations • consistent interface rules • consistent operation • controls and their effects • design of everyday thingsdesign principlesDonald Norman • door handle • everyday things • heuristic principles • inconsistent interfaces • interaction designinteractive information designinteractive instructional designinterface design • language of messages • mapping controls and effects • psychological perception • rational expectations • reading images • restricting user interaction • similar elements achieving similar tasks • tactile feedback • technology affordances • The Design of Everyday Things (1988) • Three Mile Island • universal symbols • usability principles • user constraints • user feedback • verbal feedback • visible action • visible functions • visual literacyvisual messages • water tap

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Simon Perkins
02 AUGUST 2012

The Lounge Bar: cyclic narrative kiwi short film from 1988

"The zenith of Don McGlashan and Harry Sinclair's legendary Front Lawn collaborations, this iconic Kiwi short follows two men and one woman on a rainy night at a deserted bar. Pivoting on amnesia and woven together by music, two timeframes are seamlessly combined and a darkly humorous plot unfolds. The film had a wide international release (Ireland to Norway, Germany to the USA) and was a finalist in the inaugural American Film Festival."

(NZ On Screen)

Fig.1 The Lounge Bar (1988), Don McGlashan, Harry Sinclair, Aotearoa New Zealand, 35mm 12 minutes.

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198835mmamnesiaAotearoa New ZealandAustralasiabar • caustic humour • chance meeting • Chinese puzzle box • cyclic narrativecyclical narrative • Dance to My Ten Guitars • diegetic sounddisturbing taleDon McGlashanFuture Shorts • Grant Campbell • Harry Sinclair • head injury • headgear • John Gilbert • jukeboxkiwi short films • Kiwiana • Leon Narbey • lounge bar • Lucy Sheehan • memory loss • Monty PythonNew Zealand cinemanon-diegetic soundPeter Jackson • pretty spunky • short filmsongThe Coming of Age of The New Zealand Short FilmThe Front Lawn • The Girl from Ipanema • The Lounge Bar • Theres a Man at The Bar Staring into Space • weirdness • Wellington Film Society

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
22 JANUARY 2012

Richard Williams: I Drew Roger Rabbit

Profile of the animator Richard Williams, creator of Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

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1988 • Acme Corporation • animation • animation sequences • animatoranthropomorphism • Baby Herman • Bob Hoskins • cartoon charactercartoon characterscel animation • Charles Fleischer • Christopher Lloyd • Eddie Valiant • Elstree Studios • Gary K. Wolf • I Drew Roger Rabbit • Jessica Rabbit • Joanna Cassidy • Kathleen Turner • live actionlive action and animation • Maroon Cartoon • Marvin Acme • private detective • rabbitRichard Williams • Robert Zemeckis • Roger Rabbit • Steven Spielber • toons • Toontown • Walt Disney • Walt Disney Pictures • Who Censored Roger Rabbit • Who Discovered Roger Rabbit • Who Framed Roger Rabbit

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
03 SEPTEMBER 2010

MTV Buzz: avant-garde television

"Buzz is a long forgotten MTV experiment from 1990. In 1988, Mark Pellington developed an idea for a non–linear collage program he called "Buzz". Created in partnership with MTV Europe producer/director Jon Klein, Buzz was an ambitious 13–part global series commissioned by MTV and channel 4 (UK). It was hailed by critics as ground–breaking, adventurous television. This is episode 1 of the 4 episodes that have managed to survive on an old VHS tape to be digitized for your edification in this modern, digital age."

(Black Flag Party, YouTube Channel)

Fig.1 Buzz Episode 01 Segment 01
Fig.2 Buzz Episode 01 Segment 02
Fig.3 Buzz Episode 01 Segment 03

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19881990 • 90s television • appropriationartistic practiceauthorshipavant-garde • Bruce Conner • Channel 4collageculture jammingcut-up technique • David Byrne • experimentalGenesis P-Orridge • Jon Bon Jovi • Jon Klein • Mark Pellington • MTV • MTV Buzz • MTV Europe • music videopioneering • R. U. Sirius • re-purposerecombinantremix culturesamplingsequence designtelevisiontelevision seriestransgressionUKVHSvisual communicationvisual languagevisual literacyWilliam Burroughs

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Simon Perkins
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