Saturday, August 27, 2011

Tiny Circus goes Elsewhere...

After raising hell and high water Tiny Circus traveled through an earthquake and approaching hurricane to park our airstream in downtown Greensboro, NC for a month long residency at Elsewhere.

Elsewhere is an arts production site and museum set within a former thrift store housing a 58-year collection of colorful American surplus, thrift, and antiques. We’re excited to be part of the Elsewhere community of artists and to spend the next month playing in this amazing space!

During our first days at Elsewhere the Tiny Circus gave an artist talk and learned about other resident’s work. The next night we attended an outer-space themed community dinner for a fellow Elsewhere resident’s project Radio Espacio Estacion

Elsewhere’s incredible living museum provides a unique setting to create new histories as well as site-specific shorts with the Tiny Tiny Circus characters developed over the past summer. Stay tuned for lots of updates-its gonna be a fun month!

Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown

From Gatlinburg, the circus headed 1004 miles north to Provincetown, Massachusetts to teach another animation class. 
Our studio was in a renovated lumber-yard at the Fine Arts Work Center.  Class participants divided into groups to brainstorm short animations.
Storyboarding "Hell or High Water".
Animating a soggy marshmallow.

The finished animation, a beautiful little short.  Tiny Circus heads south next to Elsewhere, in Greensboro, NC. 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Arrowmont School of Art and Craft

 Tiny Circus traveled to Gatlinburg, TN, land of swimming holes and bears, to teach an animation class at the Arrowmont school.  Class participants began by illustrating an common idiom (a stitch in time saves nine) to learn various animating processes
Next, the class turned to a more familiar topic and began to created an animated bear trap.
 Here, animating a chair lift behind a scene of Gatlinburg. 
 Creating a cardboard bear trap, spray painted gold, of course. 
It was a great week with many trips to swim and some late-night animating with a corn-dog.  We'll be back soon.  Check our youtube page for the final version of the animation.