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Brainkind Animation

What started as an illustration is slowly developing in to a little animation. Here’s a small part of it..

BFI Mediatheque

On a walk at lunch I decided to go in the BFI on the off chance that they had some spare Larry David talk tickets, they never (it got cancelled due to the ash cloud) but I decided to go into the Mediatheque for the first time.

BFI Southbank’s Mediatheque is the place to explore the BFI National Archive, for free.

I watched a short apocolyptic animation from 1956 called A Short Vision by Joan Foldes and Peter Foldes. I took a few images, you should have a look if you get time as there’s a whole range of bits from BFIs library. I took some of the details from their site about using it at the bottom.

Mediatheque entrance

Using the BFI Mediatheque is easy – turn up on the day or book a viewing session in advance. Check in at the desk inside the mediatheque and then log on to a viewing station. Proof of age may be required, as only age-appropriate material is made available to younger users.

Opening times
Tuesday – Sunday: 12:00 – 20:00
Not open Monday (except Bank Holidays).
Bank holidays: 12:00 – 20:00

Book in advance: 020 7928 3535
Education and community groups Tue mornings. For group bookings call 020 7849 4451


Channel 5 show good kids animation shocker

Flicking between channels in the morning I noticed Channel 5 early morning kids show ‘Milkshake’ which shows different kids animations.¬†Obviously it isn’t aimed at me, but I was impressed at the different styles of animation they had. From a Bert and Ernie claymation show, a cartoon network style of animation sketch show for Mr.Men and although I haven’t been up early enough to watch it I used to watch it as a kid myself… Fireman Sam. There was others with interesting animations but these are the ones I remembered and was most impressed with. So having a quick look at Youtube here is some examples of good animation:

Mr. Men-

Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures-

Fireman Sam (classic opening with lyrics!)-

Fisherman Pete

A retro kids animation done by my friend Garion, he says it’s inspired by the work of the late Oliver Postgate. Have a look!

Gordon Brown

This is the start of something, maybe not worth putting up yet but hey. I like to blog now you see..