It was great to hear them talking about image and movement, and their attempts at trying to develop a new visual language. I was so impressed i even bought a book on it, which was written by Dr Andrew Utterson, who had given an introduction to the evening. If you want to have a looks at some of the films click the image above to be taken to YouTube.
18 January 2011
Last week i went down to the BFI to see a selection of short films by John and James Whitney, who were pioneers in the field of computer animation. Looking through the early documentaries, the Whitney brothers were working at a time when their computer would have been the size of a large room. It's difficult to think back to a time when even a simple piece of code would take hours to render out, not knowing if the results are sucessful or not.