OVFM CLUB MEETING – Tuesday January 22nd


For this week’s meeting we are please to welcome Andrew Bishop back to give us another talk on his favourite subject of animation.

As you might recall, Andrew from Darkside Animations last gave a talk back in October where he showed us the latest software he and his team have been using in making the many TV shows, promos and commercials. This proved to be of such interest to club members that this time, Andrew will be holding a workshop introducing us to the basics of creating an animation.

Some of us have dabbled with animation in the past but this will be an opportunity to learn from a  professional. Don’t feel too daunted by this if you’ve ever thought animation was way out of your grasp, Andrew has promised to go easy on us and stick to the fundamentals to get any neophyte started.   

You never know, this might be the start of a new direction for you and inspire you to try something different for Film to a Theme projects, Top 10 or other competitions.

For a sample of the work Darkside Animations have done, check out THESE SHOWREEL VIDEOS on their Vimeo page.

So, bring your notebooks and a pen because animation class will be in session this coming Tuesday!

OVFM Club Meeting Tuesday February 18th 2014



This week’s club meeting was originally going to feature a talk from a chap named Andrew Bishop who had to pull out, so we are grateful to our very own Colin “Colin” Jones for stepping up to the plate in Andrew’s place.

Colin will be discussing animation, a subject I am sure many of us will be interested in and possibly have had idea of trying ourselves. Colin’s presentation will be a mixture of anecdotes and a film show, starting from his own experiments with the medium for opening credits for his family films. Colin’s son Tim picked up the mantle of becoming the animator in the family, making stop motion animation films, a few of which Colin hopes to share with us. Finally we shall look at the collaborations between Colin and former OVFM member and professional animator Dick Horn, whose work we sampled at the last archive evening in the form of Simple Sisyphus.

I hope you can join us on Tuesday for what promises to be an entertaining and enlightening evening.

Th-th-th-th-th-th-th-th-That’s all folks!!