Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Back at it...

Now that the banner project's done (did not know if the day would come) and funding is secured for the completion of this animation, let's start rockin'

It's time to dust off the ol' mannequin heads, make more wigs and start living life one frame at a time!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

animation in progress

Above is the unedited animation completed during the st[art] residency. This project has been on hiatus for the last few months while working on a different project (Bridge Banner series 2010 for the City of Calgary) with collaborator Marci Simkulet.

...to be continued...hopefully in January 2010.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

all said and done...

Today, I handed over the keys to the st[art] studio space, said good bye to yet another amazing two months of hard work and am ready to set foot onto new territory, adventure and creativity...

Thank you for everyone's support at last Thursday' s closing reception - when you're working intensely, and for the most part alone on a long term project it is always reassuring to see the crowd engaged and enthused by the work...that is truly what makes it worth while, so thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Since I don't have the answer to the much asked question "Where can I see the final animation?" I will keep you posted with progress and such.

Monday, June 1, 2009

the end of st[art] - Thursday, June 4 from 5-9 PM

As most of you know, I've been working at Art Central for the past two months as part of the st[art] Residency funded by the Calgary Allied Arts Foundation. My time in the space is coming to a close and it would be so great to share with you what I've accomplished on Thursday, June 4 between 5-9 as part of First Thursday Celebrations (Artist Loop in Art Central, Corner of 7th Ave SW & Centre St 100 – 7th Ave SW, Calgary, AB)

To recap, the first month in the space was dedicated to constructing and installing a set for a stop motion puppet animation. As some of you saw at last months reception, the set was near complete and since then I've been working away at the animation component of the project. I will have approximately one minute of animation to share with you, along with some new additions to the set...oh, and lots of pop corn to eat! Come join in on the fun!

I should also mention that a few branches from the set have been shedding small, stuffed hearts which I've collected to give away at the closing...apparently they feel the need to spread happy feelings, so come down early to ensure you receive a nice little prize (safety pins will also be available if one wishes to pin it on to something!)

I hope to see you there! I'll keep you posted on the progress of the animation from time to time and let you know where the final piece can be viewed when it's all said and done!

:) stef

Friday, May 8, 2009

set near complete

After working extremely long hours in the studio this past week, the set for my stop motion animation is near complete! A few finishing touches and I will be ready to animate...hopefully starting next week. Last night's reception was a great success where I found myself in some very interesting conversations with new and familiar faces - a BIG thanks for everyone's support!