Thursday, December 26, 2013

Caperucita Roja App update

I'm so excited to see this new video on the progress of CaperucitaApp. Everything about it is so beautiful: Paloma Valdivia's incredible art and characterizations - so full of invention and surprises!, the beautiful little animations, the design. I think the way the lines of poetry need to be placed to understand the text and to reveal more of the picture is just brilliant. The music is so moving - it's fantastic that  original music has been commissioned and  recorded professionally. I love the way all the characters vocalize with musical sounds, like in Peter and the Wolf. And I love love love the narration done by an incredible actor! This is truly a work of art in the making. Almost nothing done in the English-speaking children's app world can compare to this. Here, there is very little practice of collaboration with artists in different fields, such as musicians, poets, and actors.
I have the app of Es Asi and the lite version of this one. I'm so looking forward to see this rich, innovative artwork made especially for the platform of children's apps.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Animations from Travel Sketchbooks

Diarios de viaje animados from Maria Lorenzo on Vimeo.
One of my favourite presentions at Confia 2013 was by Dr MariĆ” Lorenzo. Here is a Diarios de viaje animados, a documentary video version of her presentation.

Successful Confia presentation

"Transmission"  by the brilliant Nina Paley expresses my conference  experience
My hard work on my Confia slide presentation and paper really paid off. People really seemed to like it and I got a lot of questions during and nice comments afterwards. I'm very happy.
The other attendees were really friendly and engaged. I met some wonderful people with whom I hope to stay in touch (some are pictured below in photos gleaned from facebook albums of Confia and conference speaker, Yan Zheng).

showing flip animation in The Incredible Book Eating Boy 
giving my talk

my panel with dusk falling on Porto behind us

Hans-Martin Rall spoke on comics for reportage
  lovely Yan, children's lit PhD candidate

fantastic keynote by Paul Wells, animator

Dr MariĆ  Lorenzo on animated travel sketchbooks

Thoughtful & articulate illustrator Roderick Mills, & brilliant writer on picturebook illustratn, artist Martin Salisbury
group photo of Confia 2013 attendees

Mister Got to Go Where Are You? postponed

Dear, oh dearie me! The book arrived a week ago, only to be minus text on two of the spreads. So it has to be reprinted, which will take another two months (sob!).