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01-27-2004, 03:55 PM
Quote from toonzone:
"Ray Harryhausen will be one of the featured speakers at the fifth installment of the Animex international animation festival, which runs all this week at the University of Teesside in the United Kingdom, the BBC reports. Other speakers include Tom Martinek of Industrial Light and Magic and Mark Walsh, a directing animator at Pixar."

>>Link<< (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/tees/3429853.stm)


01-27-2004, 10:02 PM
The students should count themselves bloody lucky...:hmm:

01-28-2004, 01:40 AM
Yup - a couple of us are going up to check it out and meet up with Tom! - I'll post some pics after the weekend hopefully. :)

01-28-2004, 09:16 AM
The students should count themselves bloody lucky

I hear ya Boone :( im from Kent too. I was gonna go. But its a long way to go at last minute. And arrange somewhere to stay for a few days. Maybe next year :(

01-28-2004, 02:49 PM
I saw Ray speak a few years ago here in the States. What a nice guy. He's been an inspiration to all of us. I remember making clay creatures and trying to do our own stop motion as kids.

The next time you watch a Lord of the Rings movie, see how long it takes to run the Visual Effects credits. Then pop in Jason and the Argonauts and see how long it takes to run the Visual Effects credits for that!

01-28-2004, 08:23 PM
Re: Andimation

Cool! Don't forget to check out the "UK CGTalkers: Meet-up?" Thread...just type in "CGtalkers meet-up" at the search on this site...I hold meet-ups in London.:thumbsup:

Re: Bobzilla.

Yeah, after reading his new book( which he signed! ) - I've developed this really insane hunger to have a bash at a little stop-motion...:beer:

01-28-2004, 08:54 PM
I'll have to get a hold of his new book!

01-29-2004, 06:50 PM
Re: Bobzilla.

Well, just incase you don't know the details of the book...

"An Animated Life" - By Ray Harryhausen & Tony Dalton.
ISBN: 1-85410-940-5

...I really can't recommend this book enough. In my opinion - it's the most inspiring book regarding animation.:thumbsup:

01-29-2004, 06:59 PM
Thanks very much, Boone!

I look for it...

01-29-2004, 07:23 PM
Hmm... from what I can call memory, I seem to remember that mothermachine goes too teeside. Lucky f**k!:argh:

01-29-2004, 11:03 PM

Just got back from Animex after party. awesome, bin chatting to guys from pixar, dreamworks and stuff over a pint :beer: , have to work on ILM people 2moro, lol. No Ray Harryhousen, couldn't make it coz snow probly, still pretty cool, 2moro is the big day tho, ILM and Pixar Talks, should be sweet.

01-29-2004, 11:36 PM
We were unable to get up there because of the weather :/ - have a good time tomorrow cif! ;)

01-30-2004, 01:06 PM
Hello guys! Here are some fresh pictures from the festival. More to come later.. now Ill go see Pixar and ILM :) :) :)


Acting God - Ed Hooks

01-30-2004, 01:07 PM
More Hooks

01-30-2004, 01:07 PM
Hooks with the fabulous Animation Machine

01-30-2004, 01:08 PM
Shelley Page giving advice

01-30-2004, 01:09 PM
SoftImage XSI guru Ed Harriss

01-30-2004, 01:10 PM
The Lounge

01-30-2004, 01:10 PM
Tom Martinek from ILM and me... im not worthy! :bowdown:

01-31-2004, 12:02 AM
Yo, i know what u look like now. lol.
Hope u had a good time too, Animex Rocks, The Pixar Guy was excelent, so was the ILM dude, shame the Pixar guy didn't make it to the lounge, ah well, probably got trampled by the huge mobs of fans. i'll post some pics up when i can work out how 2 again. lol.
Chris D.

01-31-2004, 08:22 PM
Animex was great. Jon and myself were unable to get there until the Friday, by which time Ed had headed to York I think to see the sights, however the presentations by Mark, Lars and Tom were amazing.

Didnt see you there, however I was dashing all over the place trying to get interviews. I managed to score video interviews with Lars, Mark, Pete and a few others, as well as getting some good footage of the event, so I will get those all online on my site within the next few days, once we have removed anything that shouldnt be there (copyrighted stuff we cant broadcast).

I'll be there next year, so look for the guy standing outside smoking like a trooper and I will stand you a pint.


02-01-2004, 10:10 PM
what a great festival, especially the last two days. martinek was great, both on stage and as a person, and mark walsh's talk was one that i will remember very long. really interesting.
i didn't get to attend all of the workshops, but the ones i visited were great. ed hooks was such a great personality, which can also be said about ed harriss and stuart sumida.

now i look forward to 3d-festival in copenhagen. maybe we should try to organize a trip there ciff?


02-01-2004, 11:29 PM
yeah, that sounds like a great idea :beer: , do you know when the 3D Festival is? ive got my final project to be in on the 18th of march, so hopefully it's after that. So are u doing computer animation at Teesside?

04-06-2004, 05:35 AM
Ahh kool the whole event makes me wanna go to Teeside to study Animation. I got accepted there but was wondering whats it like?

How long have Teeside been doing this type of course?

The Games and Animation centre building, is it good? Theres no pics on the site.

What would you say is the worst thing about studying animation at Teeside?

What are the workstations like? specs? i was thinkin about getting a new pc for animation b4 i start the course but i dunno if i should settle for a high spec Mesh PC or a similiar spec Boxx one. One of the main reasons why i favour Mesh is coz of the lower price and Gamer graphics card which i heard still works okay with Animation.

University firewalls annoy me, and was wondering if installing some sort of internet connection in Woodland hall etc. bedroom was an option? or perhaps Broadband even?

I went to an Animation Event here in london called Pipeline which included ppl like Mark Walsh, and ppl from Lord of the Rings etc. He was talking about his role when doing the blue fish in Finding Nemo, its was pretty kool seeing how enthusiastic he was and stuff, acting like a clown just to explain how he got to certain movements and emotions was really inspiring to watch.

04-06-2004, 11:58 PM
Hiya Evo,
Yer Go For It, Teesside is one of the best places in the UK for computer animation, got some really good lecturer's here, the odd lame one also, but they are mostly good, the computers are pretty high spec and they upgrade them all the time. The Uni is always spending money which is good. lol

Got alot of software here, they maily use 3d studio and Softimage but i think they are changing to Maya soon, which is what i'm using at the mo.
Getting ur own machine is a really good idea, ive got a dual processer Alienware Mj12 workstation at the mo, but thats because i need high spec for my final year, mesh and Box sound pretty dam good.

The best thing with the uni tho is the student Union, lol, its a great laugh, loads of clubs and pubs all around the uni also, most of them are pretty cheep, which is cool.
send me a message when ur down here and i'll buy u a pint :beer:

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