If you're in Halifax, you may have heard that tomorrow is 100 in 1 day, a day of mass citizen engagement around the city. As part of this event, the Khyber is hosting an intervention consisting of a series of artist talks at the fountain on the Halifax Commons from 3-7pm, called Artists Talk Publicly. I'm going to talk about my work (and you should, too)!
I'm pleased to announce that I will be exhibiting a new film installation at the upcoming Halifax Independent Filmmakers' Festival (HIFF), running from June 10th-13th at the Scotiabank Studio Theatre. The festival hasn't posted a full schedule yet. More details to come. Until then, you can check out the trailer for the festival on the Official HIFF 2015 website.
The installation will have images that include this frame:
On Tuesday, May 19th, 6pm, I'll be giving a talk on my recent work and possibly why the heck I insist on making my stuff the way I do. I'm in good company, too: I'll be joined by fellow animation artists Tim Tracey (director and animator of the amazing stop-motion film, Kreb) and Peter Stephenson (who knows everything about 3D). Looking forward to hearing what's inside their heads, too!
I'll also be giving a workshop on the collision of hand-craft and animation at AFCOOP on Thursday, May 28th. If you love working on large machines with your hands or doing scrimshaw (or if you just love learning history in a super hands-on way), then you should check this out.
This is all part of the Atlantic Filmmakers' Cooperative's Spring Workshop Series.
Thanks to the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Arts Nova Scotia, and the Linda Joy Media Arts Society (through the Helen Hill Animated Joy Award), I have been spending the past six months working on The Evolution of Max. Most of this film involves rotoscoping, which is one of my favourite animation techniques. The subject of my film, Max, wanted to give a short presentation on this film's progress to his classmates for Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd, so I made a little teaser. I was pretty happy with how the teaser turned out, so I decided to share it with everyone. You can view it for yourself here: