Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Jean Detheux Studio Artist Update


Studio Artist user Jean Detheux has a busy schedule over the next few months. He has 2 new films selected for this year's Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois film festival. in the Animation category is Daydream Mechanics V Sketch 3. An excerpt can be seen here. And in the Art and Experimentation category is Civil War Sketch 1. A web version of this film is here. This film also features some music composed by Studio Artist user Dave Nagel.

Then at the end of Febrary he flies to Beirut Lebanon to take part in the Al Bustan festival, where he'll be presenting a film called Barastylahyyoe as well as some lectures and an exhibition of printed images.

After Beirut Jean Flies to Esbjerg Denmark to take part in the DigArt Symposium organized by Tony Brooks. Following a lecture will be a live studio artist performance event with noted German composer Wilfried Jentzsch.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Michael Wright's Virtual World Project


I've been fascinated with Studio Artist user Michael Wright's work with the virtual world Second Life since i was first exposed to it at Siggraph this last summer in San Diego. Michael had a virtual Studio Artist gallery space in virtual life at that time he was showing off at Siggraph in the Guerilla Studio. Michael has posted some more information on the evolution of this project here. The project has now evolved to include his art students at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Sita Sings the Blues


Nina Paley is a long time Studio Artist user who has a new animated feature film premiering at the Berlin International Film Festival next month. The film is called 'Sita Sings the Blues' and is primarily done in Flash, but there are a few minutes of Studio Artist animation integrated into the film as well. You can learn more about 'Sita Sings the Blues' at www.sitasingstheblues.com.

Nina was one of the very first Studio Artist beta testers in San Francisco from before Studio Artist was even released. Here's a link to the official site of 'America's best-loved unknown cartoonist'. Nina's films are always really great and you should make a point of checking out her latest work when it hits the festival circuit, or perhaps pick up a dvd or a signed art print when they are available here.