Tag Archive | animation

Slapstick Festival 2013 – Peter Lord and Nick Park in Conversation

A packed cinema in the Bristol Watershed was a perfect setting for this very modest evening with the two giants of British animation. Peter Lord lead most of the evening in authoritative style, with regular contributions from the charmingly self-effacing Nick Park. There was no intention of a lecture-style through-line to the evening, but throughout the […]

A Bit of Animal Magnetism

One of the stranger aspects of visual performance, clowning and animation is that the characters often have an “animal-like” or “non-human” quality. This wonderful clip of the Godfrey Daniels character sums it up perfectly. The character is roughly human, but we certainly don’t react to him as we would a “person”. He doesn’t speak and […]