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Manimation 2014 - Animusic: Interpreting The Brief

Posted on: Thursday 27 November 2014 1:04pm

Manimation Fusion - 20 November 2014 - The Morecambe and Wise Room, BBC Bridge House, Media City Salford.  A day of exploration of every aspect of the current animation scene with a special emphasis on Manchester and the North West. Animusic Seven steps to brilliant briefs! Steve Berman from the Composer Works distilled some gems from the experiences of the composers that he works with, when they are trying to define exactly what it is that is being asked of them! Getting a brief right from the start will save you time as a producer and get you the best…

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Manimation 2014 - Arena Gaming

Posted on: Sunday 23 November 2014 2:33pm

Manimation Fusion - 20 November 2014 - The Morecambe and Wise Room, BBC Bridge House, Media City Salford.  A day of exploration of every aspect of the current animation scene with a special emphasis on Manchester and the North West. Arena Gaming In the first of Manimation 2014's six "showcases" Andy Wyatt of Manchester school of Art  talked to Craig Fletcher, CEO of Multiplay about Local Area Network Gaming (LAN) gaming and Multiplay's experiences in creating massive  LAN Gaming events over the last 17 years. Craig previewed the coming weekend's giant Insomnia Gaming Festival at the Ricoh Arena Coventry and…

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Manimation 2014 - Cathal Gaffney

Posted on: Saturday 22 November 2014 11:28am

Manimation Fusion - 20 November 2014 - The Morecambe and Wise Room, BBC Bridge House, Media City Salford.  A day of exploration of every aspect of the current animation scene with a special emphasis on Manchester and the North West. Cathal Gaffney - Keynote In the packed pinkness of the BBC's kindly donated Morecambe and Wise Room, Cathal Gaffney, CEO and founding partner of Brown Bag Films (Dublin) took 20 minutes to cover 20 years of success... Cathal began by taking the packed audience through the years of developing the company, its techniques, changing its focus to 3D production and away from…

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Manimation 2014 - Fund It

Posted on: Monday 24 November 2014 11:11am

Manimation Fusion - 20 November 2014 - The Morecambe and Wise Room, BBC Bridge House, Media City Salford.  A day of exploration of every aspect of the current animation scene with a special emphasis on Manchester and the North West. Fund It Moderator: Jane Hyndman Senior Business Affairs Manager - Rights.tv Speakers: Christopher Halliday Senior Certification Analyst - BFI Achit Patel Senior Business Affairs Manager (Film) - Compact Media Group After a quick romp through the Brothers McLeod's new documentary Kickstarter project "Marfa" - based on Greg McLeod's trip to the Marfa Film Festival in Texas, with some top tips on using Kickstarter,…

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Manimation 2014 - Making It

Posted on: Saturday 22 November 2014 1:34pm

Manimation Fusion - 20 November 2014 - The Morecambe and Wise Room, BBC Bridge House, Media City Salford.  A day of exploration of every aspect of the current animation scene with a special emphasis on Manchester and the North West. Making It - Why, What and How we do it... Moderator: Paul Newman Director of Communications - The Peel Group Speakers: Jackie Edwards Executive Producer, Animation and Acquisitions - CBeebies Jean Flynn Producer/Director - Cosgrove Hall Fitzpatrick Cathal Gaffney CEO - Brown Bag Films Damien Lynch Head of Post Production - 422.tv Tony Prosser MD - RealtimeUK Paul Newman outlined from his perspective at Peel Holdings…

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Manimation 2014 - Marfa Kickstarter Project

Posted on: Monday 24 November 2014 11:10am

Manimation Fusion - 20 November 2014 - The Morecambe and Wise Room, BBC Bridge House, Media City Salford.  A day of exploration of every aspect of the current animation scene with a special emphasis on Manchester and the North West. Marfa Kickstarter Project The ever inspirational Greg McLeod, joined Manimation by webcam to share his adventures in crowdfunding. The journey began with '365', Greg’s film made with one second of animation per day over one year.  Greg showed the film in full.  The trailer can be seen here. This film went to the Marfa Film Festival. It was the first time…

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Manimation 2014 - New tech and Innovation

Posted on: Monday 24 November 2014 10:07am

Manimation Fusion - 20 November 2014 - The Morecambe and Wise Room, BBC Bridge House, Media City Salford.  A day of exploration of every aspect of the current animation scene with a special emphasis on Manchester and the North West. New Tech and Innovation The session opened with a showcase of one aspect of new technology in animation production David Barton Producer - Cubic Motion - demonstrated their state of the art facial capture techniques. Cubic Motion is a specialist facial animation studio based in the Science Park near Manchester Museum.  They produce niche games industry and feature film facial animation. The…

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Manimation 2014 - Training and Skills

Posted on: Monday 24 November 2014 11:37am

Manimation Fusion - 20 November 2014 - The Morecambe and Wise Room, BBC Bridge House, Media City Salford.  A day of exploration of every aspect of the current animation scene with a special emphasis on Manchester and the North West. Training and Skills - Where are the Gaps? Kath Shackleton from Fettle Animation opened the session with her showcase on the Creative Skillset training scheme which allowed them to take on new staff direct from animation courses at half the cost. Five trainees worked on their series 'Children of the Holocaust' which was commissioned by BBC Learning and was nominated for a Children's…

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