Manipulate Festival: Animation in Scotland

In February I went to the Animation in Scotland event as part of the annual Manipulate Festival in Edinburgh. This year was hosted by Joanna Quinn, it was great to meet her again and thank her for the great workshop she ran at Central Saint Martins last year.

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There was lots of cool animations from Edinburgh Collage of Art being shown and I finally got to see “Making of Longbird” by Will Anderson “I am Tom Moody” by  Ainslie Henderson.

Will Becher was also there giving a talk about his experiences from graduation to working with Aardman. He also brought his models of Gromit and the characters from his films “Boxed In” and “The Weatherman”.

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Axis Animation and Red Kite were also giving talks and there to answer questions about their studios and the challenges of starting a career in animation in Scotland.

Its was a really interesting and informative day and I will definitely go again next year.

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