Creatabot is a project that connects, promotes and supports creativity. Based in Medway, UK.
As part of the Medway Visions film festival Creatabot brings you a collection of locally created short animation films, along with a few from further afield for inspiration.
FREE – But donations appreciated.
Location – 161 High Street, Rochester, ME1 1EH
If you would like to come please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org letting me know how many of you will be coming.
Short Films From:
With a passion for the Gothic, the macabre and the downright odd, Emma Windsor specialises in stop-motion, embracing many techniques including pixilation and timelapse. Hailing from Gillingham, she studied for a masters degree in Time Based Media at the Kent Institute of Art & Design, Maidstone where she locked herself in a dark room for a year and began her journey into the weird and wonderful world of stop-frame. She collaborates with many other local artists to produce work under the umbrella of ‘White Rabbit Animation’ and can often be seen (but not heard) ferreting through the Kent countryside, armed with only a camera and audio recorder.
The work of Mark Bell is born out of intrigue.
Amongst other things this intrigue has led Mark to scan his own face to the point of hospitalisation, chase projections of Betty Page whilst dressed in a white spandex zentai suit, insert as many pieces of raw spaghetti into his beard as possible whilst hovering over a pan of boiling water, print out a photograph of his own teeth to scale to see what they would look like in his mouth, and shave his face whilst covered in duct tape in an attempt to turn his beard inside out.
Along the way Mark has racked up an international screening history, several awards and numerous injuries.
Darren Turner/Uglyboy London
Uglyboy London are a creative trio formed from uni days way back in 2003. Since then, as a collective and as individuals, they have worked extensively within the areas of illustration, advertising and moving image.
The video for Conquer the World stems from the song’s solid continuous beat. That really stuck in their minds, so from there they created an infinite shot – no cuts, just continuous scrolling through ever changing environments. They wanted to create something that was really rich so that each time you watched it you’d spot something new…
Jack is 23 years old currently living in Rochester, Kent; Originally from Whitstable and schooling in Canterbury.
he has come from an art orientated background, having studied media in GCSE, BTEC and Degree levels. Even at primary level, he was experimenting with various art forms.
He never gave up on the passion of being an artist and has recently finished a 3 year long course at UCA in Rochester. He took his skill set to new heights when on the BA Hons degree course in CG Arts and Animation.
“I also met some amazing people in Medway, all with so much talent and enthusiasm for Art.
Since graduating I have been freelancing as an artist for various clients including Madame Tussauds in London.
I continued to be a resident of Medway because I love simply love the atmosphere! The local musicians, artists, entertainment organisers and of course history of the towns make Medway an inspirational place to be.”
AND an international short film to be revealed on the day!
Please note, our venue (http://coFWD.org/) is a very old bank building that is being slowly shaped by a community of individuals for long-term Community Interest. Sadly the startup project is in its infancy and being run on limited funds so the building currently has some accessibility issues. If you have specific access or disability requirements and would like to participate in an event or activity please let us know at least 5 days before the event date so that we can do our utmost to resolve any potential problems to accommodate.