Had a delightful evening on 9th October, taking photos for Katie at Whirlygig Cinema Spotlights #4. Once again three filmmakers/animators/artists took the stage to present some incredible work, and this time it was followed by a Q&A with Katie which was wonderful as it gave the whole evening some extra depth.
First up was Peter Bunzl, whose beautiful piece Crow Feathers (2011) mixed live action with animation very effectively, a stylistic theme within his work from his graduation piece The Garden (2002) which he also screened.
Secondly video artist and filmmaker Rebecca E Marshall presented a selection of work, starting with her video art pieces and moving on to a short narrative and then an incredibly immersive documentary called Glitter and Storm (2012), where she interviewed some interesting characters in the water off the coast of Hastings, about swimming in the sea.
The third filmmaker up was Mikey Please, best known for his BAFTA award winning animation The Eagleman Stag (2011), which I enjoyed very much for the first time back at LSFF in January and again last Tuesday. The film entertainingly explores ideas about how we percieve time throughout our lives, which struck a real chord with some of the concepts I like to explore in my own practice. I couldn’t believe the detail to his animation in general, and didn’t realise it was all real (as oppose to computer animated). Very impressive!
More photos can be found here.