I just got back from WEBCUTS.11 where we won in the category "best collaborative online project" with the Animation Tag Attack. It was the first screening of  the movie in its entirety (WorkInProgress) with the mask sound and no score, and it was horrible to see a non finished piece on the big screen, but really interesting to see it with an audience. And on top of that getting all the work we put in it awarded over 2 other awesome projects was a great feather in the hat. Although I have been the front for the project it really hasnt been my project at all; every month a new episode from somewhere in the world has surfaced and blown my mind.
I felt bad for taking all the glory at the ceremony - because it truly is a bastard baby in the most positive sense of the word.

Btw. If you happen to be around tomorrow (1/6 2011) I will be giving a speech about the project at 6 pm at

Hotel Maritim proArte Hotel
Friedrichstraße 151
Berlin, Germany
I will be taking about creativity with the Internet as a platform and collaboration across boarders + of course all the personal artistic choices tied into making a movie with others without any kind of rules of form and style. I am looking forward to talking about the project in a crowd - and most of all hear some of the reactions from the public + questions etc. It will be so much fun. Here's a picture from the award ceremony where they highlighted tomorrows events. Stop by it is open for the public and FREE:

Wrapping up the Animation Tag Attack


We have been at it for around 1,5 years now, and now finally we are closing in on the finish line. If all goes well all imagery will be done by the end of this week and the sound will follow shortly after. We will screen it as a sneak peak at this years Webcuts.11 where we are nominated in the category best online collaborative project. On top of that Bear Untitled is going up against  Brendan Carroll & Francesco Giroldini's "the Monk and The Monkey" in the Webcuts Classics category. For you non die hard fans of The ATA, I can reveal that they are the Dreamworks legion who created Episode 11 of our bastard baby.
I will be giving a speech about the project on the first of June as a part of the festival, so if you're in Berlin and aint got no idea what to go and do - stop by for a chat.

Ive been tinkering a bit with the footage of course in order to do the final edits and Ive been painfully aware for a while now that the hookup between Brendan and Francesco's Episode 11 and our E12 didnt work, so finally this weekend I sat down and tinkered up an 8 second bridge of mr Umbrella flying. Now theres only a short stopmotion shot, a bit of grading and the end credits left, and the final sound mixes... Cant wait to have it all finished - and to see it on the big screen...