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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Glitter heart

A man recently proposed to his girlfriend by making an animated movie of his proposal then taking her to the screening with all his friends. How could she refuse.

If this is something you might like to do, then instructions on how to make this animated heart can be found at

Of course, animation is winning the hearts of many at the moment. It seems animated features are dominating the Box office, and I can only assume that many people have had enough of Wham! Bam! movies. The real world provides more than enough of this, but could animation actually save the world?

From 'Animation' news alerts I've noticed that animation studios are springing up like daisies in the Middle East and Far East. Not all are for commercial movies, so why?
Well in Iran they are making movies for teaching religion

Nothing new about that, except that the split and troubles between East and West so often have a religious basis. Animated movies at least overcome the language problem, and offer the means for each group to understand the attitudes of the other.

Communication problems are not just a matter of language; Special Needs children have a various difficulties in expressing themselves, so it was interesting to see the site at where virtual teachers take over the class.
Though animated teachers are far from new, being able to talk to these avatars and get a sensible answer is way it is heading. It maybe that 'Second Life' is becoming the reality. Check it out at

For Film Students, there is a competition and events festival at City (Broadgate & Paternoster Square) as part of the City of London Festival.

Details can be found at:
Ruth Oakley
Education & Free Events Manager

City of London Festival
12 - 14 Mason's Avenue
London EC2V 5BB

T: +44 (0)20 7796 4949
F: +44 (0)20 7796 4959



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