Saturday, October 17, 2009

Citizen Jane Film Festival!

Tiny Circus has been working hard this week at the Citizen Jane Film Festival in Columbia Missouri. We are in the final stages of finishing up "The History of WAR", a new animation made here in Columbia with an amazing group of local kids, and adults. The animation will be ready for our performance at the Orr Street Studios at 10pm tonight! Many thanks to all the volunteers and coordinators of Citizen Jane for making Tiny Circus's stay here in Columbia so fantastic!

Carlos explaining Tiny Circus, and the importance of storytelling

Greta heading off the Brainstorm.

Sarah with a group of flower makers

Bee making

Butterfly making

Sylvia helped with the butterflies

Max and friends experimenting with the Do it Yourself animation station

Tiny sound making session

Mark one of the Citizen Jane volunteers was wiped out, after a long day which included hand delivering us amazing coffee

John and Quana observing progress


Greta and Sarah being interviewed at KOPN radio station in Columbia.

From left Sarah, Greta, Polina, and Jo speaking on the Animation panel at Stephens College

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Early Snow in Michigan

It's not often that you see a crew of art students dressed in white - but this was by design... Tiny Circus arrived at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor to collaborate with over a 100 students.

The theme of the animation was snowflakes - so we made a black backdrop and used white-clad bodies as our flakes. Here Jess and some students choreograph one of the larger snowflakes.

We attached the camera to the ceiling and shot down from a balcony, giving us about 25 feet of height from floor to camera.

Our outdoor show was rained out, but we had a great back-up auditorium for the show! Thanks to all!

Extreme Circusing

TC rolled to Marion, Iowa on a rainy and windy night to set up for a gallery walk in front of Campbell-Steele gallery. It wasn't the best evening for a show but folks stood in the doorway to watch the show as cars vroomed by and the wind gusted.