Wee Watch #5: Savage Mountain – Steve Warne

A refined and visually satisfying tidbit of a film, Steve Warne’s Savage Mountain lingers only as long as exactly needed. With skilful cinematography and some subtle-yet-grotesque movement, the tension between the two begoggled mountaineers is instantly apparent. It’s no surprise to find a long list of credits attached to his name, such as Isle of Dogs, Kubo and …

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Wee Watch #3: G-AAAH – Lizzy Hobbs

Created using a classic typewriter (an Underwood 315 to be exact), Elizabeth Hobbs once again shows her hand as a noteworthy filmmaker in this uniquely charming short, celebrating the typist-turned-pilot Amy Johnson’s record-breaking solo flight from the UK to Australia in 1930. Jan 15, 2022

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Wee Watch #2: ABBY – Grant Holden

In this sweetly naïve short, filmmaker and stop-motion animator Grant Holden utilises the self-interview to reflect on the memory of the sudden disappearance of a childhood companion. His words – recorded seemingly without pause, stutters and all – are presented through considered use of erasure animation. Jan 8, 2022

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Expressions of Interest Now Open: Animation Education – A Pedagogy Framework

Animation Research Network Scotland (ARNS) and Screen Scotland are initiating the “Animation Education – a pedagogy framework” project to examine the current climate of animation specific education within the arts curriculum. It is intended to create guidance documents to support educators in improving film (& animation-specific) literacy. This is a great opportunity to have a …

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Animation Education Research Partnership

Animation Education research partnership aims to find ways to improve animation education in Scotland. A pioneering collaborative project has been agreed between Animation Research Network Scotland at Edinburgh College of Art and Screen Scotland, to support the development of animation specific education within the arts and within the broader curriculum in schools and community learning. …

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