My baby sister was in the paper yesterday. She's working hard at post-production and other things at the AFTRS.
The local rag was interviewing Siobhan for a background piece on the recently Oscar nominated animation, Birthday Boy.
Working on her animated graduation film at the school, Siobhan Bowers puts the interest down to accessibility. Just about anyone can make a film with a home computer and basic software.
"It's a great avenue to produce a film that you don't have to pay a hell of a lot of money for," she says. "With 3-D animation, the software has come down a lot in price."
Interestingly, one of the tools that more and more "film makers" are using is Flash. A team that constantly inspires me are the chirpy folk of Nectarine. Minty Hunter gave me a sneak peek at their recently finished four minute film made almost entirely using Flash and Apple's new Motion software -- it's awesome. Astounding evidence that if you have talent, the technology is absolutely no barrier.
We're very happy to be working again with Nectarine on a secret squirrel project for MXDU 2005.
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