Monday, November 28, 2005


The Meaning of Christmas

I was in the bank and I noticed their Christmas tree; they had decorated it with leaflets for personal loans. Really.

Deep down I hope that it was someone making an insightful comment on the meaning of Christmas in todays over-commercialised society but I suspect not. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.


Sunday, November 27, 2005


You're Gullible

I promised silly so here it is. DogHorse recorded a tribute to James Blunt, I animated a spoof version of the You're Beautiful video and added some interactive tomato splatting when I decided it needed a bit more oomph. You're Gullible (900KB Flash)

In other news our Modern Labour Minister animation was shown at the BEYONDTV video festival yesterday. I couldn't make it down due to unavoidable STUFF and Swansea not exactly being on my doorstep, but never mind; I'm hoping it went down well. It seems we were up for Best Political Animator at the MediaActivist awards, which is funky. Modern Labour Minister is also included on the Broad Horizons Compilation DVD showcasing the work of women filmmakers.

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Friday, November 18, 2005


Public protest against torture

Those of you who have watched the animation below will be aware that I have some concerns about the countries to which the UK is deporting people. The good thing is I'm not alone. There's a public protest in London on Sunday 27 November 2005. You can read more about it over at Amnesty.

"The UK Government is seeking agreements to return people to countries known to use torture. Agreements have been signed with Jordan and Libya and are being sought with Algeria and other countries. They are not worth the paper they are written on. [...] Now is the time to tell the UK Government: Don’t turn a blind eye to torture"

[Update: Related article at the BBC]

Writing this reminds me that I have been verging on serious recently. It happens, but shouldn't overwhelm so let me assure you that some silliness is on its way.

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Wednesday, November 02, 2005


Get on the Plane

DogHorse and I have produced a short musical animation for the latest Camcorder Guerilla film. Visit Dungavel (Monster of the Glen) will premiere at the Glasgow Film Theatre, Saturday 5 November 2005.

Our piece will be online at sometime in the next week.

5 November 2005 Update: Get on the Plane is now online (1.6MB Flash)

A brief background. Dungavel was a prison, it's now a detention centre for asylum seekers; men, women and children. People are locked up without trial, some following dawn raids. Some are sent back to places that we know are dangerous. You can read the FCO advice for travellers; the violence, the risks, the stark warnings not to visit... but we'll deport people to them. This latter point is the topic that we were asked to cover in the animation. There are links on the anim page if you want to find out more.

Article in the Glasgow Herald Article

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