Annecy Animation Festival 2008, Exhibition and ITV Prize
We have had both a quiet June, and a very busy June. We started the month off by going to Annecy Animation Festival, where Death by Scrabble was being shown in the graduation films competition. The film recieved a great reception and has spurred us on to produce something for next year’s festival. We did the usual meeting, eating, film-watching and sight seeing that you tend to do in Annecy, although this year’s festival did have its share of bad weather. Our recommendation of the festival would have to be The Three Robbers, mainly for its great German music!
On our return from Annecy, production began on our latest project – the music video for soul singer Sam Roman’s new single “Best Day I Ever Had”. The video will be based on a 1950’s comic book style, incorporating both animation and live action elements.
Although this has kept us busy, we still found time to do a bit of publicity work. Following on from the ITV Fixers competition, we have been written up in a couple of local newspapers (Farnham Herald, and Farnham Diary), as well as appearing on the UCCA website (“Animated Couple Win ITV Prize”). Finally, Slurpy have had their first animation ‘exhibition’! We have assembled a small collection of our past work, including puppets, props, drawings and storyboards, which are on permenent display at Halliford Film Studios, Middlesex.