12:00 - 22:00 | SATURDAY 8. 12. 2012 | Congregation Hall
The sub-section offers three blocks of films unified by the personalities selected, all of whom can offer a possible point of view on the title question. One of those is the Canadian folk singer Chad VanGaalen. In his selection he focuses on the following three artists: Stu Hughes, Brandon Blommaert and Malcolm Sutherland.
The reason for me picking these three animators, is that they all share similar sensibilities in the sense that they use animation to represent transformative shape. This is the main reason that I love animation so much. You can chose any form to work with. All of these artists have made pieces that go beyond the traditional forms in storytelling, and use animation as a magical mind window. Also there use of sound in there work is a major component to carrying the visuals. They all take the medium of animation and play with it like it a new way to communicate. These are the fi rst people that will be hooked up to the 3-D thought machine when it fi nally arrives, they will have no problem at all understanding how to build with it and its potential. As up until now they have only been allowed to trickle there ideas through a tiny crack, one frame at a time over thousands of hours. I'm not good at explaining these kinds of things but I'm sure people will trip out on their shit. As for the old animators, they represent the same freedom and curiosity that I feel is the whole point of choosing animation as a profession.
- Chad VanGaalen for PAF
Authors in selection:
Brandon Blommaert, Malcolm Sutherland, Stu Hughes
8 Dec | 12:00 pm–10:00 pm | CH
2. Chad VanGaalen – What is Animation?
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