Friday, February 22, 2019

Glimpse/Blink at the University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town's renowned Centre for Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies "teaches dance and theatre performance as modes of critical inquiry, creative expression, pedagogy and public engagement." 

Veronica Baxter is a leading scholar of social and applied theatre and drama and of practice-as-research in South Africa, so I was thrilled when she extended an invitation to share a Shadowpox "Glimpse/Blink" workshop with her students. 

Thanks to Prof. Baxter and everyone at UCT for their warm welcome and their shadow-fuelled flights of imagination! 









Sunday, February 17, 2019

Building Black Panther

For last week's Cellphone Cinema workshop at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation Youth Centre, I put together a collection of links and videos on the making of the film Black Panther.

Early storyboards for the ancestral plane sequence by artist Simeon Wilkins:
http://www.storyboardsinc.com/boards/view/id/215/sectionId/2/categoryId/0/#9750

(click image above to enlarge)

An animatic is a video showing how the panels from a storyboard would look as a sequence of shots. Here are a few from Simeon Wilkins, starting with the ancestral plane sequence above:

(Click below for more...)

Monday, February 11, 2019

Brainstorm profiles Shadowpox

Brainstorm is a monthly newsletter published by the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation at York University. Megan Mueller, senior manager of research communications, wrote a wonderful profile on Shadowpox:

Interactive video game highlights the impact of vaccine decision-making
https://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2019/02/07/interactive-videogame-highlights-the-impact-of-vaccine-decision-making/

The piece also included a new video with Steven J. Hoffman, the scientific director of Shadowpox: The Antibody Politic (among his many other titles):