the accumulation of material that washes up onto the beach of John Parry's shore

A sack of objet trouvé. Ultimately they will be put into drawers and labeled, but until then, until classification and what could be called a collection, they will be arranged by date.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

DVD replication and duplication

this company - Refine in London - quote one request...
24/7 - quote 2 request
10th planet - quote 3 request

let's see

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Scanned mouse

the thief Archive

the thief Archive is a you tube channel..., there are some ads there that are really hard to find anywhere else.
it is the kind of joy when you watch a VHS of a movie recorded in the 80's off the TV, and it has breaks for the ads. the premise is that the thief has lifted the ads and posted them. lots of Richard Williams stuff...
this Corona Fizzical drawn animation
this Art Babbit doc
and this interesting cut of the thief and cobbler, that shows finished scenes, linetests and animatic phases. Sound track voice and music are fixed...
All material is edited, compiled and restored by Garrett Gilchrist. This channel founded by Patrick McCart and currently run by Garrett Gilchrist.

film competition deadline end of August

the Robin Hood Tax
"t’s really easy to enter: we’re looking for films that tell the audience about The Robin Hood Tax in an interesting and innovative way.

The Robin Hood Tax is a tiny tax on banks that would give billions to tackle poverty and climate change, here and abroad. The public have bailed out the banks to the tune of £20 trillion in total. In the UK alone the bailout cost £31,250 per person. Isn’t it now time society was paid back?

Our message to governments is clear: “Tax the banks, not the people.”

We think the Robin Hood Tax could be the most important idea of this generation. What do you think? "

Judging Criteria
The panel of top film and advertising talent will be looking for films that are bold, original and have a strong voice using the following criteria. Think big. Try something new. If you can create something that changes even one person’s perspective then you are succeeding.

* Creativity – Films that take the idea and interpret it in new ways. Why does it matter to you?
* Clarity – We’re looking for films that cut through the complexities of the subject and present a clear, strong argument for why this idea is a no brainer.
* Inspiring – Will it get people excited? Will it inspire people to sign up to the campaign? Will people want to send it onto their friends and family?
* Promotion – We will consider the number of Youtube views your film receives so get sharing. Your film deserves to be seen as widely as possible.

The essentials:

* Duration – Films must be between 60-90 seconds including the compulsory end slides and logo.
* Language – Films must be in English language or subtitled in English
* Content – Your film deserves to be seen by everyone so make sure it can be. Please make sure it’s U/PG rated

Beer o Clock

(A Babylonian tablet inscribed with the directions for brewing beer (c. 3100BC). It is part of a series of tablets that account for an order of 134,813 liters of barley to be delivered to the brewery at the temple of Inanna in Uruk over the course of 37 months!)
Is it Beer O'Clock?

Our Survey says... info from a Survey by Brewers SABMiller compiled the Time for a Beer report.

"Beer O'clock at 6.14pm demonstrates how the idea of swift pint at early doors is a distant memory."

More than 7500 drinkers were studied. The Dutch start drinking latest at 7.19pm, while Germans are last to leave the bar.

Calling time

Shows average time of first drink of the day and average time of last drink of the day.

Country First Beer Last Beer

Denmark 16.14 22.44

Slovakia 17.14 21.24

Poland 17.25 22.02

Spain 17.46 21.05

Hungary 17.55 21.23

France 17.58 20.33

Sweden 18.06 22.14

Czech Rep 18.12 22.39

Britain 18.14 22.37

Belgium 18.18 22.06

Romania 18.27 21.57

Germany 18.35 22.59

Russia 18.42 22.25

Italy 19.07 22.51

Holland 19.19 22.49

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Circle movement.

circle movement 01

microscopy leading to improve 'form drawing'

Just a thought, but started thinking about diatoms. when they were first observed, and the inclusion of form in drawing... a good blog about atlantis and Bacon is here,
“This theory proposes that the Voynich Manuscript may be a faux book, which was created between 1610 and 1620, and made to look as though it came from Francis Bacon’s fictional island of New Atlantis. And as such, that it was made to look much older than it was, and that it includes a map of the fictional Bensalem, along with both real and fanciful representations of optics and other devices, flora and fauna, the Arts and sciences, astronomy and astrology. And, that much of this was reflected from past, real works, but distorted into an imaginative reflection of how the author thought they would have been perceived and practiced by the advanced, fictional culture of New Atlantis. The theory further supposes that it may have been created under the influence of, and possibly created by someone from, the circle of Francis Bacon’s near contemporaries and their world. These include Cornelis Drebbel, Michael Maier, Solomon De Caus, Johann Valentin Andreae, William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Simon Forman, Robert Fludd, among others.” H. Rich SantaColoma.
But that is a sidetrack. Pulling focus over diatoms revealed form - that the observer at the time could only represent by drawing - they drew what they saw, and experienced with one eye.

An essay I would like to get my hands on is by William A Locy - (found the first page) -Glass and glass grinding, and light clarity through tubes...

Galileo, cast his gaze out. got into quite a bit of trouble for it with the Catholic church, eventually went blind under house arrest. a good further read from Encyclopedia Britannica, Here. "In 1634 he completed Discorsi e dimostrazioni mathematiche intorno a due nuove scienze attenenti alla meccanica (Dialogue Concerning Two New Sciences), in which he recapitulated the results of his early experiments and his mature meditations on the principles of mechanics. This, in many respects his most valuable work, was printed by Louis Elzevirs at Leiden in 1638. His last telescopic discovery--that of the Moon's diurnal and monthly librations (wobbling from side to side)--was made in 1637, only a few months before he became blind... He continued his scientific correspondence; he thought out the application of the pendulum to the regulation of clockwork, which the Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens put into practice in 1656."

Monday, 9 August 2010


14th - 20th August 2010
Square Chapel, Halifax, UK
ARTISTS showing...
Kevin Boniface (UK), Alice Bradshaw (UK), Adam Brandon (UK), Sara Brannan (UK), Sarah Buckius (USA), Jane & Mike Chavez-Dawson (UK), Çağlar Çetin (TR), David Cochrane (UK), Robert Crosse (UK), Keren Cytter (DE), eddie d (NL), John Deller (UK), Doplgenger (SRB), Eagle & Feather (UK), Sarah Filmer (UK), Şinasi Güneş (TR), Maggie Hall (UK), Sarah Harbridge (UK), Clare Harris (UK), Max Hattler (UK), Sam Holden (UK), Robin Kiteley & Samuel Stocks (UK), Sai Hua Kuan (SG/UK), Lemeh42 (IT), Lernert & Sander (NL), Sarah Lüdemann (DE), Rä di Martino (BE), Joanne Masding (UK), Fumiko Matsuyama (DE), Kit Merritt (UK), Vincent Meessen (BE), Milk, Two Sugars (UK), Lin de Mol (NL), Marlanna and Daniel O'Reilly (UK), Elodie Pong (CH), Sara Rajaei (NL), Thomas Rummelhoff (NO), Manuel Saiz (IT), Sebaldo (UK), Semiconductor (UK), Tory Smith (UK), Splitty McCheeks (UK), Jacki Storey (UK), Saskia Takens-Milne (UK), Paul Tarragó (UK), Tether / Grin & Slutsky (UK), Kathy Toth (UK), Jenny Triggs (UK), Barry Valentino (USA), Jorge García Velayos (ES), Katleen Vermeir & Ronny Heiremans (BE), Tom Walker (UK), Roland Wegerer (AT), Tomoyuki Yago (JP), Gerald Zahn (AT) ...

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Garfield minus Garfield

I am liking this; Garfield without Garfield nonsense... super sabotage. (book)

model making opportunity in Budapest

Deadline August 15 (it was the 31 july, so they are looking to fill spots) - - for a one week workshop in MOME, Budapest. (€150 incl accomodation seems a bargain to me)...
Location: Budapest
Number of participants: 15
Language of the workshop: english
Duration of the workshop: 23-29 August 2010
Tuition fee: 150 euro (we do not charge tuition fee for participants coming from V4 countries)
The tuition fee includes the followings: workshops, lectures, studio visits, accommodation, berakfast and lunch every day during the workshop.
Application: please download the application form from here and send it attached with your resume to Szandra Deutsch
Application deadline: 15th of August 2010

Stop motion animation has a great tradition in Eastern Europe. We are inviting young professionals to be a part of that heritage by practicing and improving their stop motion animation skills. We are offering an opportunity for the participants to learn from the best animators, in order to reach a higher level in stop motion animating.

If you would like to learn how to merge the traditional hand- made puppet animation and the digital technique, and if you are interested in puppet fabrication, special effects, and digital postproduction, send your application form and your resume to the following email address:
Lecturers will come from the following partner institutes:

• The Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan
• Film School Zlín
• Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava

The following themes will be covered during the workshops:

• Basic puppet techniques
• Basic animation movements
• Advanced animation movements (jump, flying, lip sync, face gestures etc.)
• Effect animation (rain, smoke, fog, liquids, fire, sparkling, etc.)
• Lighting
• Sound editing
• Timing for animation
• CGI postproduction
• Production and postproduction studio visit in Budapest

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

interesting exhibition "menu"

went to ReAnimate Exhibition in Newtown, on til 22 Aug 2010. what I found, and liked as an idea were the hooks that had matt/frosted laminated menus of the screening and the order of play, and duration... when you are done just hang them back up.
they were an odd format, about A4 length but narrower. A good idea to suggest for next year show, perhaps.
Also whist we are on it, they made a good pen to screen work in. sides 4 x (8x4),roof 4 x (8x4)but lengthways,
walls short end down - so space is 16 x 8 x 8. imagine these three side by side// just a few benches in side them. black painted walls and roof - open ended opposite screening wall.