Out of the Bedroom

Stripsearch, the ongoing project to identify and support comic strip illustration talent in the West Midlands run by Hi8us, is currently touring an exhibition of work produced at workshops run by John McCrea. Out Of The Bedroom is currently showing in the Custard Factory Reception on Gibb St from 9am-6pm until Feb 9th. The following … [Read more…]

Free Apple Courses

5 Days of Apple is a series of five free hands-on workshops, seminars and demonstrations run by the New Technology Institute in Eastside. Topics covered include video editing and effects, photography, 3D model rendering and games creation. Booking is necessary as places are limited. Link via Ten4.

Flickr Friday

A weekly grab from the Birmingham Flickr community. (Usually posted on Friday, unless I forget, like this week…) © nobody knows anything © tanyalupton © redcrayon © harri b To suggest photos for this feature post them to this thread on Flickr or leave a link in the comments here.

Flatpack Preview pt 3

This is part three of my Flatpack Film Festival preview guide covering Sunday. Previous parts covered Friday and Saturday. Once again, these aren’t necessarily recommendations as I don’t really know what I’m letting myself in for in a lot of cases. But the programme is absurdly packed so you might find this useful. I’m going … [Read more…]

Should we fund art?

This could be interesting! A debate in Coventry on 7th Feb is titled Chasing the Money: Who’s getting it, who’s not, and should the arts be funded?. It’s at the Herbert Cafe and is free, with the warning that it might get heated… Link via D’log

Movie Marketing Conference

Marketing the Movies: Promotion, Advertising and Film Studies is a conference at the University of Warwick in Coventry on Saturday 24th February. More so than many other kinds of art, films exist primarily as commercial entities, with for-profit enterprises producing and distributing the vast majority of the works which are seen throughout the world. Selling … [Read more…]

Flatpack Preview pt 2

This is part two of my Flatpack Film Festival preview guide covering Saturday. Part one detailed my plans for Friday and Sunday will follow soon. Again, these aren’t necessarily recommendations as I don’t really know what I’m letting myself in for in a lot of cases. But the programme is absurdly packed so you might … [Read more…]

Flatpack Preview pt 1

Okay, here’s part one of my planned schedule for the Flatpack Film Festival, Birmingham’s celebration of the slightly odd aspects of the moving image. This isn’t necessarily a recommendation as I’m going in blind to most of these. That’s they way I like festivals – they’re about discovery, not seeing the same old stuff. The … [Read more…]