adventure and absurdity in making an animated short

Monday, June 22, 2009

Announcing the Aerial Contrivance Workshop website

If you have seen the Leonardo trailer or the short you would have seen this logo. This is my extra-curricular identity. Now there is a website aerialcontrivanceworkshop.com. Here you will find information on other projects, a link to the zazzle shop, free stuff, a blog called the Libro de Botttega. The blog will eventually be a dialogue of sorts about animation film making, art, music and history. Eventually I will fold the Leonardo blog, which will purely become only about Leonardo, into the Libro de Bottega but I'll let you know when that happens. I hope to grow the website into something but for now it is a shingle over the door. Let me know what you think and sign up for the newsletter to stay in the know.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Leo Posters! and Next Up: Palm Springs Short Fest

Leonardo One Sheet art by Valentin Fischer

These posters were done for me by a great, young German illustrator Valentin Fischer. Check out his blog to see some other cool work. I especially love the Polish film poster looking one at the top! And the bottom one says it all.

ALSO! LEO getting a tan in PALM SPRINGS!

Leonardo is playing as part of the Palm Springs International Short FIlm Festival. You can see the old man next Wednesday the 24th at 7pm as part of the Art Attack! program. Purchase tickets HERE!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bay Area International Children's Film Festival

Once again we are getting the Bay Area International Children's Film Festival up and running. we are currently looking for submissions. there is no fee we are just looking for films - animated and live action - that are awesome and appropriate for children 4 and up.

Bay Area International Children's Film Festival Home

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Monday, June 08, 2009

Leonardo Shows at Newport

All week I have been showing Leonardo to school kids at the Newport Film Festival! At least 700 probably more saw the film during the week and the reaction has been overwhelming. Sunday the film showed to the public amongst some really excellent shorts for 6 yrs and up. Zoologic by fellow calartian Nicole Mitchell, Seven Days a Weekby They Might be Giants were a couple of the others. The Newport Film Festival staff and volunteers were awesome. Mike at the Jane Pickens theater made sure Leo sounded good and Leo looked great up on the big screen. I met great people and had a lot of fun. If your a filmmaker or love films you should defiantly check out the NIFF festival next year!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Leonardo Trailer

Leonardo Trailer from jim Capobianco on Vimeo.

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