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Mackenzie Sheppard Gets in the Mindset of an Alien to Sell Our Planet in His ‘Visit Earth’ Web Series

Live Action

14th March, 2019

Mackenzie Sheppard returns to DN to discuss 'VISIT EARTH' - a series designed to "sell" planet Earth to intergalactic tourists.

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Born Randomly on the Parisian Metro Kadavre Exquis Joins Us to Discuss Eclectic Animated Short ‘.MP4’

Animation

1st March, 2019

Kadavre Exquis returns to Directors Notes for the first time in almost five years to discuss his eccentric pixel animation short film '.MP4'.

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The Animation Workshop: Film Round-up 2019

Animation

28th February, 2019

The latest batch of Animation Workshop grad films are now all available to watch online - feat. an eclectic mix of styles and subjects, watch all 6 here.

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How Antiquated Health Advice led Filmmaker Arjan Brentjes to Create Abstract Animation ‘Sand’

Animation

27th February, 2019

From Saul Bass to outdated Government advice, Arjan Brentjes joins us to discuss his surreal animated short film 'Sand'.

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How Millions of Years of Evolution Inspired Martinus Klemet to Create Animated Poem ‘Angel’s Trumpet’

Animation

26th February, 2019

Award-winning Estonian animator Martinus Klemet returns to Directors Notes to discuss his animated poem 'Angel's Trumpet'.

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Fitting

Asides, Live Action

26th February, 2019

Inside a lingerie fitting room a customer who has recently undergone a mastectomy tries to find a bra that works in Emily Avila's touching short 'Fitting'

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“Man is to Phone as Moth is to Light” – Mackenzie Sheppard Tackles Technology Addiction in new Short ‘Moth’

Live Action

25th February, 2019

Shot on 16mm, director Mackenzie Sheppard joins us to discuss his visually striking new short about our collective addiction to technology, 'Moth'.

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F*CK

Asides, Live Action

25th February, 2019

A young couple try to navigate their sex life after the birth of their baby in Danny Morgan & Helen Simmons' touching, funny & relatable short 'F*CK'.

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Discover How a Love for Natural Textures Led Emily Scaife to Create RCA Animation ‘Attraction’

Animation

17th January, 2019

Inspired by the textures in nature she'd been photographing Emily Scaife's 'Attraction' invites its viewers into the intricate world of insect attraction.

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Heather Colbert Looks to “Enhance the Feeling of Magic” by Combining Animation Techniques in ‘How Have You Been?’

Animation, Music

14th January, 2019

Rising star of stop-motion Heather Colbert returns to Directors Notes to discuss her animated music video for Tom Rosenthal track 'How Have You Been?'

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Astrid Goldsmith Looks to Paint a “Hopeful Vision of Post-Brexit Britain” in Stop-Motion Short ‘Quarantine’

Animation

9th January, 2019

Director Astrid Goldsmith joins us to discuss funding and the importance of fabrics in her stop-motion post-Brexit pagan dance fantasy 'Quarantine'.

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Director Jared Hogan Asks You to Tap Into Your Darkest Thoughts With Unsettling Short Film ‘Pray for the Children’

Live Action

2nd January, 2019

Director Jared Hogan joins us to discuss how he made a film designed to make your skin crawl, with explosive short 'Pray for the Children'.

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