Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Jean Detheux Studio Artist Workshops


Studio Artist user Jean Detheux will be doing a lecture tour of Ontario next week. The lecture-workshops, which focus on his animation work using Studio Artist and Final Cut Pro, will be given at the National Archives and De La Salle High School in Ottawa, the Alliance Francaise and the Centre Francophone in Toronto, and in Mattawa. Here's a link for more info on these lectures.

Jean will also be a curator of the Visual Music program at the Melbourne Animation Festival in June. He has 2 Studio Artist animations at the festival, Mugenkei and Shade Lost.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Half Life


'Half-Life' is a film by Jennifer Phang that premiered at Sundance 2008 and has been winning awards at various film festivals this year. The film also features some visual sequences rendered using Studio Artist. There's a Seattle International Film Festival showing June 6,7th, and a Los Angeles Film Festival showing June 29th. For more information on the upcoming screenings check out the official site for Half Life at www.halflifemovie.com. There's a link there to watch the trailer, and when you get near the end of the trailer you'll start to see some excerpts of some Studio Artist processed footage.

We're hoping to get some more information posted here on the making of Half Life. Make sure to check out the various film festival showings and please go see the film when there's a screening near you. This is the second year in a row there's been a Sundance film that features Studio Artist.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Bill Roth's Some Assembly Required


Studio Artist user Bill Roth has recently completed a new Studio Artist animation project called 'Some Assembly Required' you can check out here. Bill describes Some Assembly Required as 'a patchwork glimpse into the slightly manic process of self-concoction", and it showcases a wide variety of Studio Artist paint animation styles.