Thursday, 24 November 2011

Ss1-Deadline coming and Slapstick Festival

Firstly thought i'd include a post on my current progression on my specialist study 1 updating what will happen from now until the deadline of the 8th of december, for my showreel i will be concentrating on showing my animating acting ability by shooting a short clip around 15-30 seconds showing a scene from 'The General' animated but will show a simple scene that still works showing silent comedy.


          Secondly just browsing the internet and found some great news about a silent comedy festival which is held in the same place as Encounters the animation festival i went to last week,the silent comedy festival will be help in january and has some big names another reason for the General picture is about because they will be showing a new score. (more information below)

Gryff Rhys Jones
Now in its unprecedented eighth year, Slapstick Festival’s annual silent comedy gala presents three comic film masterpieces celebrating the great silent comedians of yesteryear. Our special host for the evening is the inimitable comic actor and writer Griff Rhys Jones, supported by ‘master of ceremonies’ Chris Serle.

Buster Keaton’s feature length classic comedy, The General (1926), is considered a masterpiece of cinema. Set in the American Civil War, Buster Keaton plays Jonnie Gray, who is unable to enlist in the Confederate army because he is needed as a railroad engineer. His sweetheart, who thinks he’s a coward, won’t talk to him until he’s in uniform.

The evening will also feature shorts from Laurel & Hardy in The Finishing Touch (1928) and Charlie Chaplin in The Adventurer (1916).

Plus, all of the films will be accompanied live, including a world premiere of a new score for The General, composed and conducted by Guenter A. Buchwald and performed by The European Silent Screen Virtuosi and Bristol Ensemble. The Matinee Idles, featuring Paul McGann, will also perform on the night.