Isn’t it a lot of work to make an animation film? An obscure and long forgotten documentary about the production process of Paul Driessen's "The Water People"

Let’s retrieve an obscure and long forgotten video-taped documentary about the making of a Dutch animation film. After all, some of its scenes would surely align smoothly and favourably with Materials in Motion’s current animation artwork conservation thrust! Alas, there was to be a Stately Sting in this would-be Holy Grail tale. Press “Fast Rewind” …

Animation Artwork Collections Questionnaire Let us know about the items in your collection

    Do you have animation artwork in your collection? Then we would like to know about it! Questionnaire If you have animation artwork in your collection, please let us know and fill in this short questionnaire It will take you no more than five minutes. We will communicate our findings to all of you …

Paint questionnaire: the results

Today we closed our questionnaire in which we asked Dutch animators about their experiences with paint on cels during and shortly after the production of the film. We received a total of 24 responses of which 18 had actually worked with cels and gave us some very insightful answers. 18 respondents is not enough to …

Preparations, preparations, preparations

At the moment we are in the middle of the logistics of the project: setting up cameras, organizing the boxes of artwork and deciding on work flows and work forms. We currently focus on the logistics of a large collection survey that will help us determine what is called a “collection anatomy”. Because the collection …

Animation Archives panel

At the upcoming Society for Animation Studies Conference at Padova University, 3-7 July 2017, Mette Peters will take part in a panel about Animation Archives, together with Jim Walker (lecturer) and Rebekah Taylor (archivist). Walker and Talyor are both affiliated with the University for the Creative Arts (UK) guardian of the Bob Godfrey Archive. While …