A few days ago, I visited my friend Emily Wong. She is a very talented animator, specialized in stop motion. I went to see her workshop at the Artist village near Shek kip mei station. The building, that in the past was a factory and was supposed to be destroy, is now a great place where artists of all kinds have a space to create and show their art. Emily’s workshop is very small but very nice and cozy.
Then, a few days after my visit to Emily’s workshop, I went to see her again at the
Cats World International Animation Festival outside the Cultural Centre in prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /Kowloon.
Emily, among many other animators, was participating in an open air public workshop, where people can just come, experiment and have fun trying different kinds of animation.
Emily, of course, was in charge of the stand with the stop motion animation. It was so cool because people could make their own mini film in a few minutes and then have a DVD copy of it to take home.
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This Saturday I went to the One minute film festival workshop. prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /
I had a good time there, and I learned lots of new things about filmmaking.
Director Bill Yip, who was teaching part of the workshop, was very nice and funny.
Also Viola, who is a film editor, was very friendly and willing to help everybody.
It was a very nice experience.
There will be another workshop in December if you would like to attend
Here I leave you some Pictures
Before I moved from prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /Wuhan to Shenzhen, I was working in a stop motion project. prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /
I watched some amazing shorts made with this technique and I fell in love with this kind of animation. I was so excited with the idea of making a film like this, that I created a story, drew the story board and I started making the sets immediately.
I thought that later it would be easy to find somebody in that city that would like to join me in this project. But I was wrong.
In Wuhan there isn’t a community of artists or people that really love animation or filmmaking, so I couldn’t find anybody to help me.
Because stop motion require long time and a lot of patient, I knew that I couldn’t finish all by myself, so I decided to pack all set and materials in boxes and postpone this project for the future when I would move to another city and I could find people that like this kind of animation.
Anyway here are some pictures of the set and the puppet I was sculpting
These were suppose to be the metallic armature of the puppets
It looks scary! I sculpted the head and hands with Super sculpy. Then I was suppose to bake them and when they would be hard as stones make a mold with a special kind of white hard silicon. When that would be ready I would use the mold to fill it with a soft skin color silicone that looks just like human skin. The problem was that when I put the parts in the oven I forgot to turn off the grill and I burned all the pieces. It was horrible. I will try again next time.
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"Project Runway's" Tim Gunn Exposes Fashion Cruelty in New PETA Video
Want to have a killer look without killing animals? Tim Gunn will help you "make it work"! Long before the success ofProject Runwayand Tim Gunns guide to style made him a household name, Gunn was a friend of PETA and animals. prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /
When he was the chair of the Department of Fashion Design at Parsons School of Design, Gunn started a program allowing PETA representatives to give presentations to students so that they could see for themselves what happens to animals who are tortured and killed for their fur. When Gunn became the chief creative officer at Liz Claiborne Inc., he invited PETA to show video footage depicting how animals are treated by the fashion industry worldwide and to present the many viable alternatives to animal fur.
Now Gunn is speaking up for animals again! But this time, Gunn wants you, the consumer, to know what animals endure in the name of fashion so that you can make informed decisions before buying clothing and accessories made from fur, wool, and leather. Gunn has become the latest celebrity to lend his voice to animals by narrating PETA's newskinsvideo which he sent with a personal appeal to Donna Karan and Giorgio Armani, who both use rabbit fur in their collections. His appeal has not fallen on deaf ears, as Donna Karan announced days later that her fall 2009 lines will be fur-free and that she has "no plans" to use fur in the future.http://getactive.peta.org/campaign/tim_gunnWith so many alternatives to fur, wool, leather, and exotic skins available, there's no reason to wear animals. As Tim would say, "Make it work"!
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