Scratching the Surface



Scratching the Surface was an artists' 16mm film direct animation project held at Plymouth Arts Centre on 16 May 2015. The workshop is part of the Sweet FA film art collaboration between Sundog Media, Moving Image Arts (MIA) Research and Plymouth Arts Centre.

Reach screens in Calstock

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Reach, a 360 degree installation commissioned by the It’s All About the River film festival screens on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September in Calstock Arts.
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Making Tracks Retrospective - 11 Jan 2014

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White Body has been selected for the retrospective and will be restored live. Detail below from Whirlygig’s site:

Making Tracks has provided an interactive platform for emerging film talent for the last three years, fusing live music with moving image. Since December 2010, with support from Arts Council England, we have hosted twelve events at Rich Mix and showcased over 120 short films, all of which screened alongside brand new scores, performed live by The Cabinet of Living Cinema.

Join us as we say farewell to Making Tracks, with a selection of the best short films and live scores to come out of the project. The Cabinet will use a wide range of instruments and foley to add a new dimension to the visuals, creating an invigorating live experience.

Lighthouse wins Young Motion Plymouth



The 16mm direct animation film produced by Kayla Parker with students from Sir John Hunt Community Sport College won Young Motion Plymouth 2012. read more...

White Body rescored at Making Tracks

screen grab of Making Tracks site

Making Tracks - May 2011

Making Tracks is a groundbreaking platform on which to showcase up-and-coming filmmaking talent. In a collaboration with The Cabinet of Living Cinema, the idea is simple: we seek out top quality short films, strip them of their original soundtracks and The Cabinet rescore them live on the night.
White Body will be rescored. read more...

Vienna Shorts

Vienna Shorts

Animate Projects: Marking Time
Date: Monday, 30.5.2011, 22:00 Location: Metro Kino
 
Our film
Sunset Strip opens the screening. read more...

Hands on at COLLECT 2011

still image from Sunset Strip
07.05.2011
The Saatchi Gallery
Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London, SW3 4SQ
2.30-4.30pm

Sunset Strip will screen in Hands on at COLLECT 2011 read more...

Crafty Animation

White Body in Crafty Animatrs exhibition

The Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, Devon, UK has included Sunset Strip, Heirloom and White Body in its Crafty Animators exhibition.

Crafty Animators
15 January – 5 March 2011
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CineCity screening notes

Cine-City the Brighton Film Festival
Hand Eye Visions: the Films of Kayla Parker and Stuart Moore
Saturday 27 November 2010 7.00pm
Lighthouse, 28 Kensington St, Brighton BN1 4AJ
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AnimateTV at Arnolfini

Sunset Strip playing in Arnolfini Dark Studio
AnimateTV: experimental animation from the UK

Arnolfini Dark Studio, Bristol UK
12.00-18.00
Thursday 18 and Sunday 21 November read more...

Sunset Strip selected for AnimateTV compilation DVD

Here’s what Animate Projects says about the compilation followed by a teaser clip:

Presenting AnimateTV: 20 Years of Experimental Animation from the UK
We are thrilled to announce the release in September of a limited edition DVD of AnimateTV films. The DVD draws together a unique selection from over 100 commissions and highlights the incredible range of experimental practice accomplished in the UK in the past 20 years.

AnimateTV – 20 Years of Experimental Animation from the UK – Teaser from Animate Projects on Vimeo.

Hidden Harm DVD Praised

Our 2009 production Hidden Harm has been praised in the Ofsted report on Plymouth City Council’s ‘Inspection of safeguarding and looked after children services. read more...

Verge 360



We were invited to contribute work to a panoramic video event at the University of Plymouth (15 - 19 February 2010). We chose to produce a digital re-master of dual-screen Super16 film Verge: Sculptural Geometry and Verge: Flux, stepped through 5 successive clock-wise projections with ambisonic(ish) audio. read more...

Three films in London Short Film Festival



White Body (new shorts 3: Femmes Fantastique) and Teign Spirit (new shorts 6: Leftfield and Luscious) have screened at this year’s London Short Film Festival.
Sea Front will screen at Rich Mix Shoreditch today (new shorts 9: Trick of the Light) - here’s how they describe the programme:

Short films are shown with gorgeous and sumptuous imagery in this stunning collection of rich cinematography and beautiful animation. The programme takes in drama, documentary and experimental animation, to give a varied outlook of life from surreal dream-like landscapes to a more realistic viewpoint, but with equally stunning results

Ed Milliband

On a visit to Plymouth, Ed Milliband, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, was given a copy of Sundog Media’s production The Other CO2 Problem by local MP Linda Gillroy.
The DVD was commissioned by Plymouth Marine Laboratory and produced with students from Ridgeway School in Plympton during an intensive week at
UCP Marjon earlier this year.
See the film
here

RSC Bill Bryson Prize

The Other CO2 Problem has won the 2009 RSC Bill Bryson Prize, the science communication competition for schools.

We worked with kids from Ridgeway School in Plymouth and scientists from Plymouth Marine Laboratories during an intensive four days at UCP Marjon Media department. This was followed by weeks of animation, editing and sound dubbing by Kayla Parker and Stuart Moore at Sundog Media’s HQ, resulting in this award-winning claymation film which has attracted many accolades from scientists, politicians and audiences wordwide.

Ecologist features CO2 Problem

screen grap from theecologist.org

The Ecologist has a review of our recent production The Other CO2 Problem

Hidden Harm

single frame from the film show Kaleb with a baby in his arms

Our latest project “Hidden Harm” has been delivered to the clients. More information soon.

One Minute Volume 3 on UK Big Screens

single fram from Verge Nocturne

One Minute Volume 3 is being screening on all the Big Screens throughout the UK this week - we’re keeping an eye on the one in Plymouth!

One Minute in Marseille

White Body and Verge: Nocturne can be seen in One Minute Vol. 3 touring programme on 19 September at the Marseille Project Gallery.

One Minute Vol. 3

Two of our films White Body and Verge: Nocturne are included in the new touring programme curated by Kerry Baldry.


White Body
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Boinx features The Other CO2 Problem


screen grab from Boinx site

http://boinx.com/istopmotion/examples/

We used Boinx’s iStopMotion in the production of The Other CO2 Problem

Devon Life

This month’s Devon Life magazine has an article on The Other CO2 Problem. Read it online here:

http://www.devonlife.co.uk/main-menu-helping-planet-ocean--138412

The Other CO2 Problem

film still with Loretta Lobster and Doctorpus

The film is online here:
http://www.vimeo.com/3800275
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvUsSMa0nQU read more...

Media Innovation Awards 2009



There 2 Care has been nominated for a Media Innovation Award in the Collaboration between Business and Young People category.

Update: we’ve only gone and won an award! read more...

The Other CO2 Problem

The Other CO2 Problem was delivered to PML today before being whisked off to Copenhagen before returning to the UK to be presented at the Royal Institution of Great Britain by Dr. Carol Turley of Plymouth Marine Laboratories.
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There 2 Care


There 2 Care from Sundog Media on Vimeo.

EUR-OCEANS European Schools Film Contest 2008

The film we produced with students from Ridgeway School went on to win the EUR-OCEANS European Schools Film Contest 2008. read more...

Our Coast, Our Sea, OUR PLANET!

Our Coast, Our Sea, OUR PLANET! has left for the competition in Brussels – fingers crossed! read more...

Street Rat

Street Rat chosen as a finalist in the First Light Movies Awards 2007 for its exceptional screenplay. Read about Street Rat here.

The Awards will take place on the morning of Tuesday 27 February at the Odeon West End in Leicester Square - judged by a celebrity panel including actors Kate Winslet & Minnie Driver.

Visit the 2007 Awards page on the First Light website.

Optical Organic

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An opportunity to explore the environment of Haldon Forest with award-winning filmmakers Kayla Parker and Stuart Moore and create an animated visual poem evoking a sense of place, using digital and physical image-making techniques to explore the natural world and the organic forms of the forest.

Date: Saturday 24 February
Time: 10am - 4pm
Price: £30 (£25) 01392 832277
Ages 12+ / max 10
Includes a DVD of day's work to be sent to participants.

Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World
Haldon Forest Park,
Exeter, EX6 7XR
CCANW website

Plymouth Exchange

Plymouth Exchange (PEX06) programme of short films from South West England and Kernow screened at the Plymouth Independent Film Festival, Massachusetts, USA in July 2006.

For the 2nd year running we’ve curated a programme of new short films from the region for PIFF in the USA, and will be presenting this year’s Plymouth Exchange programmes from both sides of the Atlantic here in the UK from October.

Take a look at our Plymouth Exchange site here

Visit the Plymouth Independent Film Festival here

The British are coming!

Street Rat on the BBC Big Screen

Street Rat on the BBC Big Screen

Street Rat, the drama we made with young people for the Film Council’s First Light initiative, screens on the BBC Big Screen in Plymouth city centre during Wimbledon Weeks, 2006.

Read about Street Rat here

PSP Born Free at V&A

animate! at PSP Born Free V&A Museum London - Friday 27 January 2006

Friday 27 January 2006 18.30-22.00
animate! at PSP Born Free, Victoria & Albert Museum, London

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Portraiture and Place in Contemporary Animation

Iain Sinclair on Portraiture and Place in Contemporary Animation 2 at National Portrait Gallery London - Sunset Strip was screened

Death to Animation

Death To Animation - animate! remix screening - Sun 7 Jan, 2pm, ICA, London
Buzzard Buzzard remix animate! films including our very own Cage of Flame and Sunset Strip