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Animated Exeter, the leading public animation festival in the UK: 18-23 February 2013

PUBLISHED: 14:45 12 February 2013 | UPDATED: 22:11 26 February 2013

Comics Jam with Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

Comics Jam with Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

This year's festival is focussed on stories and Games.

Animated Exeter, the leading public animation festival in the UK: 18-23 February


This years festival is focussed on stories and Games. there are fantastic opportunities at the careers events, competition screenings celebrating the UKs animators, and all age groups are offered a terrific range of workshops and films. there will also be a tribute to John Coates, founder of tVC, the company that brought us The Snowman, Yellow Submarine and the Beatrix Potter series. For more information and to find a full list of the events visit www.animatedexeter.co.uk

Highlights:

The Exeter Riddles Finale
With the help of local performers and students, interactive performance company Mischief La Bas will transform the city, weaving a trail of intrigue in the lead-up to resolving the Exeter Riddle in Belmont Park on saturday evening. For this outdoor event they have taken Philip Reeves story and used it to create a theatrical finale show. Mischief La Bas has 20 years experience presenting large-scale, collaborative outdoor theatre internationally. the directors, Ian smith and Angie Dight, both toured with Archaos before applying their extensive knowledge of live art and experimental performance to unique and remarkable artistic projects of their own. Not to be missed.
Sat 23 Feb, 6.30pm. Belmont Park. FREE

Moshi World of Game Jam
Build a game with some of the best. you have three hours to storm through to a finished concept with help from Mind Candy, one of the worlds fastest-growing social online gaming companies and the global developer, operator and publisher of Moshi Monsters.
Sat 23 Feb, 11am-2pm. Harry Hems Centre, Longbrook Street. 15 / 12. Suitable 15+.

Time Winders Game
Suitable for all games lovers, Time Winders combines action, animation and theatre to create a unique story-telling experience where the player controls the action.
Thu 21-Sat 23 Feb, 2-5pm. Exeter Phoenix. Registration: Imaginary Lounge. 12 / 10 / 8. Suitable for 8 years+. Under 18s must be accompanied.

Flipboom Cartoon
Learn to draw and animate with Flip Boom animation software. see your story come to life, add sound effects and music; animate your own photos and share your finished cartoons online. Feel free to bring photographs to be animated on the day.
Tue 19 Feb, 10am-1pm, 2-5pm. Exeter Phoenix Black Box. 5 per 1-hour sessions. Age 7+.

FIlM: The Secret of Kells
Dir. tomm Moore, Nora twomey, Ireland/Belgium/France, 2009, 80 mins, (PG). Young Brendan lives in an abbey but adventure beckons when a celebrated master illuminator arrives carrying an ancient but unfinished book. to help complete the magical book, Brendan embarks on a dangerous quest. this unique film tells the tale of how the sacred text was completed and survived to become one of Irelands national treasures.
Wed 20 Feb, 11am. 4 / 3. Exeter Phoenix.

Comics Jam with Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre
Illustrator and comics artist Sarah McIntyre is currently working with award-winning author Philip Reeve on a series of illustrated books, the first of which, Oliver and the Seawigs, will be published in autumn 2013. For Animated Exeter, she and Philip will be talking about how to design characters, using some of those in Philips story, The Exeter Riddles, as examples, along with any ideas the audience want to throw in. Once some characters have been created, theyll be put to work in an all-new story, created before your very eyes in a massive COMICS JAM.
Sat 23 Feb, 2-4pm. 8 / 6. Philip will be available after for a book signing. Suitable for all ages





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