Sunday, August 06, 2017

Little Jo visits Pt 2

After visiting the synagogue for Melbourne's Open House and lunch at Riverland at Federation Wharf, we took Little Jo to see the Wallace and Gromit exhibition at ACMI, Federation Square. I wished I had more knowledge about the makers Aardman. They have made some terrific movies using clay animation. Here are a few of their sets.




I reckon this bloke, who may or may not have been a missing person, looks like the former mayor of Geelong, Daryl Lions.


As rare as hen's teeth.




He is an unapologetic meat eater.


She wants to live in a warm tropical country, not cold old England.



Err, yeah, didn't The Beatles do that?


Shaun the Sheep.


Working tools.


You may know what movies these sets are from. I don't.







Some of the photos are not so good, but look ok when very small.


Bolton le Sands (England), where sometimes it does not rain for days, haha.



Note the mittens on the forklift.












After seeing all the exhibits, Little Jo and R made their own clay (plasticine) models and with the something like ten Ipads set up with scene sets, they made their own animations. R only used ten frames of photos to make his movie, so not so good. Little Jo used her full quota of 25 frames to make hers, and we used the email facility to send them to our eddresses. Here is Little Jo's.


Sister spent some time watching some rough and foreign, well interstate, football match at Docklands and arrived here an hour before Bone Doctor and the three of them then headed home. It was a very nice time spent with Little Jo.

17 comments:

  1. Lovely photos what a pity I am not a child anymore

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    1. Me too, Gosia, although it was also clearly aimed at adults too.

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  2. Wallace and Grommit? Colour me jealous. They are so clever. Shaun the Sheep is a favourite here as well.
    I am impressed at Little Jo's animation too.

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    1. EC, I am surprised at your knowledge of W & G, and Shaun. Little Jo is what is described as a 'digital native' and she seemed to instinctively know how to create an animation using technology.

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  3. How wonderful! Little Jo must have loved this! And one doesn't have to be little to enjoy the exhibition...just wonderful. What fun it must have been! Thanks for sharing.

    I hope you have a good week, Andrew. :)

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    1. Thanks Lee. It was a very enjoyable day, though of course tiring for we oldies.

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  4. Just 25 frames and it looks so good.

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    1. Indeed Victor. It took about five minutes to make three seconds of animation. What must it be like to make a movie.

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  5. Anonymous8:50 am

    Sad news that the voice of Wallace, Peter Sallis, died recently. A great loss. 'Crackin toast Gromit.' = Ian

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    1. Ian, I had forgotten that, but I remember hearing it on the news. I used to watch W & G at times, and I liked the dryness of the humour.

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  6. On our list of things to do 'one of these days'. Think it ends in October so we'll have to get our skates on or we'll miss it like the last big one at the NGV

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    1. Yes Cathy, don't miss it. I had little knowledge beforehand, but I know heaps more now. Combine it with a Yarra River cruise.

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  7. I love clay animation, it's just so clever and all those dioramas are perfect. I love the rooftop garden and the barber/fruit and veg shop with flats above.

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    1. River, your have the right word, dioramas. They are just wonderful.

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  8. P.S. I enjoyed Little Jo's little video.

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  9. That looks like fun. Little Jo's creation could be called Running into the Wall or just Running with Walls.

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    1. Good names, Strayer.

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