Monday, October 30, 2006

Animation 2

I mentioned in a previous post that a friend was working on a new film. Here is a short preview and what he has to say about it.
A spoof of the new 007 gun-barrel opening sequence, highlighting Daniel Craig (with his fair hair)making himself known. This is a stop montion animation using clay on a stikfa armiture. The sequence has been shot infront of a green screen to allow for the addition of the set afterwards through chroma key. Feel free to edit it and add sound, just let us know the end result... Plenty more to come, I have the entire set of starwars made on stikfas, the terminator, alien, batman etc...

Windows Media Player 11 - Missing Artists

Microsoft have been pretty busy lately gearing up for the launch of Windows Vista: I'm pretty impressed by the updates from Redmond, but apparently we aren't allowed to see a list of artists in playlists:

Thursday, October 26, 2006


Back in the day, a friend got inspired by the Wallace and Gromit films to make his own clay animations. These are the results... He's just finished university and is looking for his first job. In the meantime he's working on a new film. I'll try to post it when it's ready.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Kefalonia - Fire

While on a holiday, a minor fire broke out close to our villa. The locals had a habbit of lighting fires in the evenings but this one got a little out of hand. At first we thought this was just someone clearing land for some type of building project. Then the planes and fire engines turned up.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Back from holiday

We arrived back from our week away in Kefalonia last night. A good time was had by all. More pictures to follow.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Mysterious Text Message (Part 2)

Charlotte Lucy was born at 12:50 today. :-)

Mysterious Text Message

I just received the following from my brother:
Bambino stalk on its way. Looks like landing today very likely. Will notify if any further info.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Weekend Away

Shelley and I went away for the weekend with Shelley's parents and sister to the Cotswolds. We stayed in Park Cottage, Stow On The Wold. Highly recommended. We accidentally ordered a chinese from the following establishment. As the photograph shows, this isn't in Stow On The Wold... (opps!). We also walked past a Llama farm as illustrated beautifully by the following photograph. We visited the Corinium Museum in Cirencester which mostly features Roman artifacts such as the following mosiac.
The Orpheus Mosaic was found in 1825 and dates back to the 4th century AD. Orpheus was a character from a Greek myth who could play the lyre so beautifully that wild beasts were instantly tamed. The mosiac shows Orpheus charming the animals with his music.
We then got lost... The End. *BONUS PICTURE*