Teaching at the Scuola Nazionale di Cinema Torino, Italy, September 16 -21

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Joanna and I occasionally do some teaching in various colleges in the UK, Europe and the US. Mostly they’re presentations with a screening and maybe a short workshop, but now and then we do bigger project based teaching over a … [read more]

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Animateka 3 – 9 December 2012 – Ljubljana, Slovenia

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Joanna and I were invited to Animateka by Festival director Igor Prassel, who I first met on the jury at Stuttgart a couple of years ago.

Igor Prassel

 

Joanna joined the jury with Michaela Pavlátová, Otto Alder, … [read more]
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BAF – Bradford Animation Festival November 2012

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

We spent another exhilarating 4 days at the Bradford Animation Festival, which true to form was it’s usually extremely friendly and  diverse festival, screening interesting and diverse programmes of films. We made new friends and met many old friends and … [read more]

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Off to Animateka in Slovenia

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Les and Joanna are off to Animateka 2012 in Ljubljana 3-9 December, where Joanna has a retrospective and an exhibition of artwork from the films. There are also retrospectives of animation goddesses Caroline Leaf and Michaela Pavlátová

For more … [read more]

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LIfe Drawing At BAF

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

It’s time for the Bradford Animation Festival again (13 -17 November). I will be running a Life Drawing session aimed at animators on Friday 16th November @ 4pm. For tickets and info click here

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BFI Character Animation Documentary

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

I was sent a link today to a new BFI documentary called Character Animation, which I took part in late last year. It was made by Susanna Wallin and is really informative and interesting. Here is the link

http://www.bfi.org.uk/live/video/83[read more]

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British Animation Awards 15 March 2012

Monday, March 5th, 2012

It’s time for the British Animation Awards again! This year Beryl Productions is proud to be sponsoring the event and Joanna has also done one of the BAA awards this year. Winners receive original pieces of Art created by animators … [read more]

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Bradford Animation Festival – November 2011

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Les and I had a great time at BAF this year – as usual. Great films, great company and great curry!

I was invited back this year to take a life drawing class. It was a full house and everyone … [read more]

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MOSCOW VISIT Oct/Nov 2011

Monday, November 7th, 2011

We spent an exhilarating 4 days in Moscow as guests of the Big Cartoon Festival. Special thanks to Masha Tereschenko, Dina Goder, Natasha Reysner and of course Sergey Shikalov for his impeccable translation during Joanna’s screening. Our minder during … [read more]

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WELCOME TO OUR NEW SITE!

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

LOOK AT THE LOVELY NEW SITE!!!
We’d like to thank the patient and inspirational David Smith of Waxfrog.com and creator of the wonderful www.skwigly.co.uk (UK’s answer to AWN), for doing a fantastic job. Thanks so much David.

Up and Coming … [read more]

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Animated Exeter 18 – 26 Feb 2011

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Animated Exeter is taking place 18 – 26 Feb and Les and I are going to be there from Friday the 18th to Sunday 20th.

Were doing a number of things….Friday the 18th at 11.45 – 1pm we’re both be … [read more]

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Scuola Nazionale di Cinema in Torino

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

I will be off to Anifest in Teplice the Czech Republic towards the end of the month. I’ve been invited onto the jury and doing a few screenings and a workshop. I will also have an exhibition there, which is … [read more]

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Anifest 26 April-1 May 2011

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

I will be off to Anifest in Teplice the Czech Republic towards the end of the month. I’ve been invited onto the jury and doing a few screenings and a workshop. I will also have an exhibition there, which is … [read more]

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Teaching in Italy 11-14 April 2011

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Les and I have been invited to Italy by Chiara Magri who runs the animation department at the Scuola Nazionale di Cinema in Torino. We are doing a workshop about scriptwriting and will be covering storyboarding, creating animatics and characterisation. … [read more]

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Animated Exeter 18 – 26 Feb 2011

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Animated Exeter is taking place 18 – 26 Feb and Les and I are going to be there from Friday the 18th to Sunday 20th.

Were doing a number of things….Friday the 18th at 11.45 – 1pm we’re both be … [read more]

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Exhibition in Valencia and prize at the 25th Cinema Jove International Film Festival in Valencia, Spain.

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

The Vicerectorado de Cultura, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain is hosting a major retrospective exhibition of Joanna’s films, drawings and Artwork entitled ‘Joanna Quinn: Arte Vs. Animación’, which was originally curated and exhibited at the National Media Museum in Bradford … [read more]

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September 10th 2009

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Retrospective Exhibition: 

‘Drawings that Move – The Art of Joanna Quinn’

National Media Museum, Bradford, England

16 October 2009 – February 28th 2010.

At long last Joanna is having a major exhibition called ‘Drawings that Move – The Art of [read more]

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MARCH 2007

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

London Calling 2007
British BAFTAS
(les reporting)

Took off optimistically for London for the BAFTA Awards, staying with writer/cinematographer Roland Denning. He’s finishing his first novel which, from initial readings is really cougat- we’re all looking forward to the … [read more]

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February 2007

Friday, February 16th, 2007

Sorry we’ve not posted here lately but here’s the latest update …in reverse order!

Just to let you know that we’ll be off to….

Brussels Film festival, Belgium (16-25 Feb)
Lleida film festival, Spain
(1-4 March)
Lectures in National Film
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December 2006

Friday, December 8th, 2006

This is what’s been going on since our last post…in reverse order!

BRISTOL ENCOUNTERS FESTIVAL 21 – 26 November (www.encounters-festival.org.uk)
Les and Joanna did a presentation about our company Beryl Productions, in particular the storyboarding and scripting aspects, as part … [read more]

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WELCOME TO THE NEW NEWS PAGE – OCTOBER 2006!

Saturday, October 21st, 2006

Phew!…..After a long haul and up hill struggle we finally finished our latest Beryl film ‘Dreams and Desires- Family Ties’ in late May this year (2006). It’s doing the festival cicuit right now and we’ve been incredibly lucky to have … [read more]

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