Happy shortest month of the year
deviants, filmmakers and animators! We have 4 weeks to spend to cover the areas of film, animation and flash so I'm sure this month will be jam packed with enlightment!
"In recent years creativity as a whole has taken some exciting steps forward. The film, animation, video games industry and more have been shaken up because of factors such as trouble with money. Even the James Bond franchise was in trouble a few years back because of MGM's financial troubles.
It wasn't all doom and gloom though new ones were born, and there has been a rapid rise of independent filmmakers and developers. As a result we've seen a 'new age' of freelancers and indie groups who have been producing some really exciting work and it is certainly an amazing time for film and animation!"
"Flash can be seen as an outdated piece of software to some, but there is still much to love about it. With a single button you can make things work and come alive, with movement you can bring a character to life through animation and with games you can make the user interact with your artwork. It is essentially a multimedia platform that allows us to bring images to life in more ways than one.
Despite it's age and the birth of HTML5, Flash continues to be a popular platform. Games such as Alien Hominid(wiki) started off in Flash and become a retail game. Websites such as kongregate.com show that Flash games continue to be very pouplar. Animation series such as My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic(wiki) and Bob's Burgers were also animated in Flash. This shows that Flash is still a very successful platform for many mediums and will likely continue to do so for quite some time yet!"
If you do see a gap in this months %ArtHistoryProject
feel free to sign up to talk about a type of medium, artist or piece of work!
Film In Progress
I will be starting the Film in Progress
articles soon which I aim to make an ongoing thing. So if you're an individual or a group of animators/filmmakers who are working on an epic bit of film, send me a note
Film, Animation and Flash mini-contest!
Wow another contest? Yes! This is a joint venture between Film/Animation and Flash! We have set a theme for you to work on.
You have until the end of this month (February 28th) to produce a piece of work in any of those mediums! There are premium memberships to give away as prizes so for more information please check out this journal!