A bit of fun: Patrick Stewart, Adrian Scarborough and Sarah Solemani perform a satirical take on the Tory party’s human rights policy, inspired by the classic Monty Python sketch that asks ‘what has the European Convention on Human Rights ever done for us?’ Apart from the right to a fair trial, freedom from slavery, freedom from torture ..
The full text of the Stop Motion Festival newsletter can be read HERE.
8th Edition Highlights
The 8th edition of Festival Stop Motion Montreal took place this past September 16th, 17th and 18th. On behalf of the entire team, we thank you again for having contributed to the success of our 2016 edition.
It is with pleasure that we bring you the highlights of our last edition. Access our complete “Festival Summary” case file with images. The summary is also available on our website through the home page. Album photos / Photos albums
Accédez également à nos albums photos de la dernière édition sur notre site Internet:
Access our photo albums of the 8th edition on our website as well:
At the October 16th meeting, François and Keith made a lot of progress on our stop motion film project. Being in suite 700 really helped since they were able to set up in a bedroom and work without distractions and the effects of ambient lighting.
Unfortunately, this means they missed most of the meeting as well. With a bit of luck, and François’ work schedule permitting, the last of the shooting will be completed at the November20th meeting.
And below, a rough cut of what our completed stop motion film will look like.
Join us on Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 12 PM to 4 PM in the atrium of the EV Building at Concordia University (1515 Ste-Catherine West). Our hands-on workshops are free for everyone.
During the Festival Stop Motion Montreal weekend, there will be free stop motion animation workshops open to all ages. Led by local animators, several stop motion techniques will be presented, including puppet animation, claymation, toymation and pixilation. Our hand-on stations are perfect for experimenting and trying out different techniques. Bring along your USB key to take your animation home as a souvenir!
When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was not writing Sherlock Holmes stories, he often wrote history, fantasy, adventure and science-fiction tales. One of his most successful novels was The Lost World, the story of adventurers who find a South American plateau – where time stopped 65 million years ago – inhabited by dinosaurs.
In 1912, when the book was published, movies were still in their infancy and technology wasn’t available to do the fantastic story justice, but by 1925, Willis O’Brien had begun to perfect stop motion, a form of animation that would allow him and his small team to bring these long dead creatures to life, blending them convincingly with real actors. It created a sensation when people saw, for the first time, believable prehistoric creatures on the screen, and remains a cinematic milestone today.
Featuring some of the biggest stars of the silent era, including Wallace Beery, Bessie Love and Lewis Stone, as well as no less than a dozen different species of dinosaur, our print of The Lost World is a fully restored version from the George Eastman House collection. Famed composer and pianist Alexander Rannie will accompany the film with the musical score that was written for the original release.
Preservation funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and Hugh Hefner.
Donations of gently used genre books are gratefully accepted, as long as they arrive before noon. Set up will run between 10 AM and NOON. As usual, volunteers who help set up get first choice of the books. Prices run from 3 for a dollar for mass market pocket books, to 3$ for hardcover. The sale begins at NOON.
Stop Motion Film Project
If we can work some logistics magic, we will be able to watch François film another segment of our stop motion film project.
Zombies vs Vampires vs Werewolves card game
Keith has done some more work on the WAR AND FEAST card game. so we get another chance at conquering the world!!
Some interesting topics have been suggested–We might vote, or we might pick one out of a hat. Or Kieth might come up with a new one on the spot!