Thursday, October 29, 2009

See one, do one, teach one: Upcoming Animation Workshop

I said I'd like to contribute in some way to the Anchorage International Film Festival. They said "Why don't you lead a workshop on animation?" I thought of a dozen reasons to say "No", but I said yes instead. So you can be miserable because of the cold and dark this December 5 or you can brave the elements and learn a few tricks that should keep you busy until May.

Here's the condensed version:

"Animation: Different Approaches" featuring two filmmakers, Peter Dunlap-Shohl (dir., "Frozen Shorts", Animation Official Selection, Snowdance), and Callum Paterson (dir., "Bonefeather", Animation Official Selection, Family Films). With an introductory film "How To Animate" (dir., Jordan Wood, Animation Official Selection). A hands-on look at the simple tools of animation; concept ideas and sketches; and storyboard basics.

2009 Anchorage International Film Festival, Animation Workshop
OutNorth Theatre
Saturday, December 5, 2009
3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m.

I plan to lay out a rudimentary form of computer animation that anyone who has put together a computer slide show should be able to work with.

I've been corresponding with the co-leader of the workshop, Canadian Callum Paterson, and am looking forward to his presentation, which is based on stop-motion animation.
See you there. I'll be the guy learning from Callum.

Oblivion Revisited

Thanks for the suggestions. I even took some. The narration is better now... but good enough?

Won't run on your machine? try YouTube

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Homeric Odyssey

Our Band is going on a World Tour of Homer Nov 14. Be there or Despair!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Pete's shorts find film fest favor

I am excited to report that the fine folks at our own Anchorage International Film Festival have again picked some of my animations as official festival selections this year. I submitted a "Clump" of shorts under one title, "Frozen Shorts" All the shorts in the submission first appeared on this blog. They include

The Voyeur
No more Mr. Nice Guy
A Word from our Sponsor
Lost in Translation, Sarah Palin captioned for the B.S. impaired
The Goldberg Revelations.

This is a big deal for me as I get to pose as a "Director", put on airs, and act even more insufferable than usual. The best part? I believe my shorts will be on the big screen at the Bear Tooth. I hope I'll see you there!

Thursday, October 1, 2009