Tuesday, 28 February 2012

BB's World Screening

Today is exactly two months until the screening of the BB film.  So I thought it was the perfect day to release the details on the screening. :)  We have also finally settled on a much simpler title BB's World.

At Lyveden New Bield National Trust property
near Oundle, Northamptonshire PE8 5AT
7-9pm Saturday 28 April 2012

The launch of a newly commissioned animated short as a tribute to BB, naturalist and children’s author, created by Steff Lee and her team with narration read by actor Robin Browne. The evening will also include readings and music relating to BB and his interest in the Purple Emperor butterfly delivered by storyteller Jo Blake Cave, musicians Gregg Cave and Nick Ellison and actor Robin Browne.
Tickets: £6 price (£5 senior citizens, students and unemployed)
Cake and hot chocolate included
Online bookings here
For further information visit www.rosalindstoddart.co.uk
or contact Rosalind on 01536 370108 or ros@rosalindstoddart.co.uk

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Animatic and Foley session

Ryan and the two Andy's popped over for a meeting last week to discuss foley and look at the animatic.  Ryan hooked the laptop up to our TV and we all gathered around the big screen which was fun. What I originally thought might be a quick look at the animatic turned into a very detailed break down of it.  We spent nearly 5 hours looking at the thing! With some tea, biscuits and chats in between. :)  It was great to have some fresh eyes on it as I've been staring at it alone for weeks. Now we've got some animation complete its getting easier to see how shots are working together. We made a few tweaks and cut some shots and I'm feeling good! :) I've had my doubts over the animatic over the last few weeks but these have now pretty much gone.
Animatic shot featuring the young BB fishing by the river
Last week also saw a little facelift on the blog with a new banner at the top featuring the new promotional still for the film.  I want to say a big thanks to Simon and Rachinta for helping me out with this one. The image will be part of a press release for the screening which I will be able to post more details about soon. :)

The animation output has been speeding up this last month with 20 shots ready to go! :)  Not quite half way but we're getting there.  We've had to say a sad farewell to Mui this week.  He is off to Germany for some kinda animation adventure. :)  So good luck to him and a big thank you for all he has contributed to the project.  With that one goodbye I wanted to end this post with a hello and welcome to our newest animator, Valentina, who has joined the team this week.  

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Riverlands - a journey on the Nene

The weekend before the screening of our BB animation Ros is holding another BB related event featuring the work of the 3 Jo's! For more information see below.
Riverlands - rainbow ripples
Invitation to the premiere of
– a journey on the Nene

Rosalind Stoddart invites you to a VIP performance of RIVERLANDS
at All Saints Church, Aldwincle, Northamptonshire
7.30pm on Saturday 21 April 2012
Refreshments afterward at around 8.45pm at Pear Tree Farm Tearooms

Please join us for the national premiere of a performance by poet Jo Bell and storyteller Jo Blake Cave. Inspired by their journey along the Nene in the footsteps of nature writer BB, this hour-long performance brings you atmosphere, mesmerising stories, humour and humanity. Experience the first performance of an arresting hour-long piece by two nationally acclaimed performers, in a magical Northamptonshire space.

This evening will also mark the first availability of Alwalton – Wallaston, a visual response to our journey on the Nene by Jo Dacombe and Kate Dyer. A limited edition will be for sale at this performance.

Please RSVP to Rosalind Stoddart  on 01536 370108 or