Monday, June 21, 2010

Little Thunder Festival Updates

I just got wind of this today. Pretty awesome stuff! Little Thunder played last week at the 2010 First Peoples Festival in Montreal. Here is what they thought of it.

"For its vivacity, humour, and its light, impulsive brushstrokes sketching playful figures, and for the stone canoe carried off like a leaf in the eternal currents of the Mi'gmag legend this film brings to life, the 2010 First Peoples Festival jury awards the Best Animation Film prize to Petit Tonnerre "(Little Thunder)

In other news, Little Thunder has also been selected for the 40th edition of the Giffoni Children's Film Festival ELEMENTS +3 section, in Italy July 18-31, 2010.

...and Little Thunder has also been selected to the the Gimli Film Festival in Manitoba, July 21-25, 2010.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

On your mark. Get set...

Here is some more stop motion goodness for you. In this clip, Poko, Bibi, and Minus are playing Olympics and are about to have a race. As you can see Minus is having a hard time getting started but don't worry he does much better in another event later in the episode. I had a lot of fun on this episode and had a good time hiding the rigs on the characters whenever possible. While animating on Poko the indoor sets had painted floors and as a result we weren't allowed to use tie-downs on the characters. So we had to use lots of magnets and rigs to keep them from falling over. Fun times.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Poko and his train

Here is some stop motion animation that I did on Poko sometime ago. It is the raw animation without the colour balancing or the audio. I think that you can still follow along with the audio voiceover. So Poko wants to play with his train and Minus won't let him and Mr. Murphy isn't much help. Good times.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Little Thunder

Little Thunder has been accepted into the Montreal First Peoples Festival. The film is listed by it's French title " Petit Tonnerre" and it is playing at the opening Gala. If you are in Montreal feel free to check it out otherwise I thought that I would post the film itself here on the blog to make it easier for people to find.