Inktober

This month is known as 'Inktober' in the creative arts communities.  Some people in the office have been taking part so we've decided we're going to spend this month showcasing their sketches!

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'Spidergwen' by Sidd

Inktober

This month is known as 'Inktober' in the creative arts communities.  Some people in the office have been taking part so we've decided we're going to spend this month showcasing their sketches!

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Butterfly on textured paper by Ash

Inktober

This month is known as 'Inktober' in the creative arts communities.  Some people in the office have been taking part so we've decided we're going to spend this month showcasing their sketches!

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Gigantic by Sidd

Inktober

This month is known as 'Inktober' in the creative arts communities.  Some people in the office have been taking part so we've decided we're going to spend this month showcasing their sketches!

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'Poison' by Sidd

Inktober

This month is known as 'Inktober' in the creative arts communities.  Some people in the office have been taking part so we've decided we're going to spend this month showcasing their sketches!

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'Underwater' by Sidd

Inktober

This month is known as 'Inktober' in the creative arts communities.  Some people in the office have been taking part so we've decided we're going to spend this month showcasing their sketches!

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'Underwater' by Ash

Inktober

This month is known as 'Inktober' in the creative arts communities.  Some people in the office have been taking part so we've decided we're going to spend this month showcasing their sketches!

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Nellie the Elephant by Gary

 

Inktober

This month is known as 'Inktober' in the creative arts communities.  Some people in the office have been taking part so we've decided we're going to spend this month showcasing their sketches!

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Witch by Sidd

Inktober

This month is known as 'Inktober' in the creative arts communities.  Some people in the office have been taking part so we've decided we're going to spend this month showcasing their sketches!

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Pikachu by Gary

Inktober

This month is known as 'Inktober' in the creative arts communities.  Some people in the office have been taking part so we've decided we're going to spend this month showcasing their sketches!

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BoJack Horseman by Ash

Inktober

This month is known as 'Inktober' in the creative arts communities.  Some people in the office have been taking part so we've decided we're going to spend this month showcasing their sketches!

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Yoshi by Gary

Inktober

This month is known as 'Inktober' in the creative arts communities.  Some people in the office have been taking part so we've decided we're going to spend this month showcasing their sketches!

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Haunted House by Sidd

Final Day!

It's the last day of our month of sponsored fancy dress today and even Inspired Film and Video got involved!  So far we've raised £474 for Douglas Macmillian Hospice - a local charity for end of life care. 

A big thank you to everyone who's donated! 

If you'd like to donate please visit our Just Giving page.

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Thank you from all of us at Carse and Waterman!

Real-time Customisation

I came across this video by Chevrolet, The Mill and Unreal Engine, who have collaborated to create a real-time customisable short film.  It crosses into an augmented reality where the viewer can choose what they want to see.  They are able to choose the type of car, the colour, the backgrounds, the style.  

The possibilities that this sort of content opens up is crazy.  Soon directors will be able to control every little aspect of their film, without time penalties, therefore not impacting too much on the overall budget.

At the moment, the set-up involved for this sort of content would far outweigh any benefit of having it.  However, in the future maybe we will all be watching entire films with characters looking exactly how we choose!

Thoughts by,
Sian

Dougie Mac Bring a Pound

It's officially Dougie Mac Bring a Pound Day!

If you don't already know, the Carse & Waterman team is wearing fancy dress every day this month to raise money for Dougie Mac.  If you'd like to sponsor us or just nose at our photos please visit our Just Giving page - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/carsewaterman 

Any donations are much appreciated!

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Thoughts by,
Sian

Ottawa Film Festival

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Ottawa Film Festival starts this week, running from 20th - 24th September.

It's a great international festival with a whole host of things going on.  Competition screenings, workshops and panels packed with those in the know will all be waiting for this years visitors.  It's a festival I would love to go to but not just for the animation!  I've never visited Canada and this would be the perfect opportunity to combine the two.  Maybe one day!

For now I will have to look on the internet and keep an eye out for news from the event.  

https://www.animationfestival.ca/

Thoughts by,
Sian

The Jungle Bunch

'The Jungle Bunch' is a French CGI film released in cinemas today, unfortunately just missing the school holidays.  It's about a tiger penguin called Maurice and his selection of jungle animal friends.  Together they are the jungle bunch who need to solve an evil scheme to take over the jungle.

It's a beautiful piece of animation that I can't wait to see.

Thoughts by,
Sian

Sonic Mania Animation

The animation for the opening of the new Sega game 'Sonic Mania' has taken the animation world by storm.  Fans are calling for it to be made into a full animated series.  Who knows if Sega will decide to run with that idea but we certainly don't think it's a bad one!

Thoughts by,
Sian

IT

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The horror film 'IT' is released in cinemas today.  It's a remake of a horror film about a clown named Pennywise who hunts children, based on the novel by Stephen King.

Unfortunately real clowns are worried that it's going to harm their business.  They don't want children to see the film or trailers and become too scared to have them at their parties.  Of course they shouldn't see it anyway as it's rated 15 by the BBFC.

Are you brave enough to go watch?

Thoughts by,
Sian

Despicable Me Franchise

'Despicable Me' is now the highest-grossing animated franchise of all time, having taken the record from the 'Shrek' films.

The first film earned £418m, the second £465.6m and the third and latest earning £674m.  There are also the 'Minion' spin-off films to add to the hoard for Universal.  'Minions 2' should be out in 2020, adding to the lead over the Shrek franchise.

Following 'Despicable Me' and 'Shrek' as high-grossing animated franchises are 'Ice Age', 'Madagascar' and 'Toy Story'.

Thoughts by,
Sian