Tuesday, December 15, 2009

2 day convention with the Irish School of Animation!

Check out this event!


Its a 2 day animation and games convention, organised by Gareth Lee of Ballyfermot College. We will be chucking our weight in too and promoting the event as well as organising a social for the Thursday evening!

Buy your tickets sooner than later! Maybe even a good christmas present for any animator!

Here are some awesome tweets I've been retweeting:






any problems with the links you'll find them on my twitter


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Video Games LIVE! this looks like another great night out at the national concert hall

Video Games Live

29 November 2009 08:00 PM - MAIN AUDITORIUM

World Famous Video Game Composers, Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall, The Lombard Philharmonia and Choir

To include scores such as: Mario, Zelda, Halo, Final Fantasy, Warcraft, Sonic', Metal Gear Solid, Kingdom Hearts, Chrono Cross, Myst, Tron, Castlevania, Metroid, Medal of Honor', God of War', BioShock', Civilization IV, Tomb Raider, Harry Potter', Beyond Good & Evil', Advent Rising, EverQuest II, Monkey Island, Earthworm Jim, Pac-Man, Conan, Headhunter, Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon', Rainbow Six, Jade Empire, Metroid, Contra, Guitar Hero' and a special Classic Arcade Medley featuring over 20+ games from Pong to Donkey Kong including such classics as Dragon's Lair, Tetris, Frogger, Ghosts 'n Goblins, Gauntlet, Space Invaders, Outrun and MANY MORE!

Video Games Live is the largest and most successful video game concert in the world. An immersive concert event featuring music from the greatest video games of all time. Created by world famous video game composers Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall the concert delivers live action and unique interactive segments creating an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience interactivity, stunning visuals and fun that only video games can provide. Completely synchronized cutting-edge video screen footage visuals and on-stage interactive segments dazzle audiences of all ages gamers and non-gamers alike.

just in case people havent gone out to see this.......do!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

An evening with John Canemaker

An Evening With John Canemaker
Nov 12th, 2009 (Thu) 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Event Type: Film - Scannáin
County: Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath
Venue: Irish Film Institute, Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2


The Moon and the Son: An imagined Conversation//

NOVEMBER 12 (6.30)

Animation historian, educator and Oscar-winning filmmaker John Canemaker will answer questions following the screening of two of his films. Professor Canemaker, whose numerous books on Disney history are essential reference material, is Chair of New York University's Animation Programme. He is also the first National Film School Visiting Fellow at IADT, Dún Laoghaire. The Fellowship is supported by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Visiting Artists programme.

The Moon and the Son: An imagined Conversation won the Academy Award for Best Short Film (Animated). This autobiographical work explores the difficult emotional terrain of father-son relationships as seen through Canemaker's own turbulent relationship with his father. It features the voices of Eli Wallach and John Turturro.

U.S.A. • 2005 • Colour • 28 min

In Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood, which was produced by Canemaker, an 84-year-old Jones talks about his life, particularly his childhood, his going to art school and studying the human body, his success as a Hollywood animator, and old age. As Jones talks, we see clips from his work and watch him draw. Simple animation illustrates parts of his story.

U.S.A. • 2009 • Colour • 30 min

Monday, October 26, 2009

Meet for Real have asked us to show some animated shorts at their next event.

Here's the release from Adrian:

After the success of our extreme location filmmaking event last July, and bouncing around ideas for the next one, we came across the magical world of music, and saw the creation of it with fresh eyes. Discovering and contacting the Danish game & film music composerThomas Regin, we are excited to bring him to Dublin, and hear firsthand how he has succeeded in the world of composing music.
He says "music is the language I speak the best. And apart from all the swearing it's also the language people seem to understand the best."

All films need music and all games need music... so what we want to do is bring the worlds together for a brief afternoon :)

There are 3 parts to the event:

  • 1. Get inspiration from Thomas (he is really passionate about what he is doing)

  • 2. Get inspiration from each other - by people volunteering to showcase some music/short film clips/game - in development or finished - (5-10 minutes each)

  • 3. Share ideas & create new connections with cool, like minded people in a fun way (we make sure you get to meet lots of people) so you can collaborate, or create projects together, or simply bounce ideas.

So far we have volunteers with Japanese music, game development, animated films, and invites are still open for more people to show their own work, be it in film, music or gaming, in process or completed, for feedback and sharing, so that we can all discover more.

If you are interested, drop us a line at adrian@meetforeal.com, and get free tickets for you and a friend.

Friday, October 23, 2009

the station are looking for colourists and storyboard artists!

The Station are currently looking for artists with strong Photoshop abilities, an excellent sense of colour and a good work flow. They are looking for someone who can take their line work and bring it to completion.

Attached below is an example of the range/ ability that they need.

A typical job might be 7 panels per script, each panel taking 30 mins

If you're interested in the post, get in contact with the station through their website http://www.thestation.ie or paul(at)thestation(dot)ie

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Darklight is this weekend

The darklight festival is on this weekend, always a fun event and great place to meet animation, film, art and tech heads.

check out the line up http://www.darklight.ie/festival-2009/

Sophie Merry who talked at the last pegbar will be showing off a short called 'Solo Duet', as part of the Virtual Cinema shorts on friday night, 6pm in the lighthouse cinema. Tickets are free and everyone should check it out!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

some real cool experimental stuff

Just saw this over at cartoon brew, thought its was amazing!

COMBO a collaborative animation by Blu and David Ellis (2 times loop) from blu on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

David Levy's new book is out!

David Levy's new book 'Animation Development: From Pitch to Production' is on sale!


After reading David Levy's first book 'Your Career in Animation How to Survive and Thrive', which was a big inspiration in the creation of Pegbar, I've been waiting for his new book to come out in much anticipation and have purchased my copy today. Its already gotten a great review from Jerry Beck over at Cartoon Brew so now I wait in excitement!

Read David's blog at http://www.animondays.blogspot.com

Monday, August 31, 2009

thanks to Crewger, Pegbar will be at Electric Picnic

I'm delighted to thank Crewger, for inviting us to showcase some new Irish animation shorts with them at Electric Picnic this weekend.

Check out http://www.crewger.ie

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Here's a small selection of pics taken by the amazingly great help of niki kehoe. Its best to start bottom and work your way to the top. Declan Shalvey starts the day with our comic book workshop, followed by Sophie Merry and Ben Klimmek talking about the use of technology, Steve Woods bringing animation into context, myself about getting the best out of pegbar and Tomm Moore with a great talk on the secret of kells. and Cartoon Saloon. Then the rest of the snaps are from the evening of 'its a pegbar affair' where we get our networking groove on!

Thanks to everyone who attended!

Friday, July 24, 2009

PEGBAR!!!!!! Saturday 8th of August!!!!!!

Pegbar is holding another one of its amazing events! But this time round we’ve got a whole day of talks from industry professionals.

There will be talks about the animation industry, the games industry, moving image, running small studios and making features. And we’ll finish the night off with our networking event.

So Pegbar will take place on the 8th of August, in Filmbase, 11am to 5pm.

There will be a workshop on making comic books for young artists in Filmbase 11am – 1pm

And then in the evening our ‘it’s a pegbar affair’, will be taking place in Murrays Bar, on O’Connell St, 8pm til late! Where there will be loads of cool animations playing and an enjoyable place for everyone to network.

There will be a colouring competition, to which the winners take home loads of Pegbar goodies!

Tickets are as follows:

A whole day pass, including the talks, the evening event and some pegbar goodies are €20, there are only 70 places available and you can prebook the tickets through info@pegbar.ie (discounts available for artists who submitted work for the show)

The comic book workshop, is free for young artists aged 12 - 17 and can be prebooked at info@pegbar.ie there are only 12places available.

The evening networking event is five euro on the door and can be paid for on the day.(Artists who submitted work have free entry)

I cant wait for this!........Animation bliss!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

an amazing weekend of ANIMATION!!!!!

Ok, so friday the 7th of August and Saturday the 8th is going to be a surge of animation.

Firstly the 7th has
RTÉ CO & Warner Bros. present "BUGS BUNNY ON BROADWAY"

7th of August, 8pm at the National Concert Hall

Watch cartoon superstars Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner and Daffy Duck cavort on the big screen to live orchestra!

Created and conducted by George Daugherty, this extraordinary big-screen and symphony orchestra concert has been a smash touring hit for the past 20 years, delighting almost two million people worldwide with its celebration of the Warner Bros. classic Looney Tunes. Now for the first time in Ireland watch animated jewels like What's Opera, Doc? and The Rabbit of Seville while enjoying the extraordinary scores of Carl Stalling, the most brilliant cartoon composer in the history of Hollywood.

With two evening performances and one matinee, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra offers you the chance to see the show that has won standing ovations at venues like The Hollywood Bowl, Sydney Opera House and Kremlin Palace, creating a devoted international audience of animation fans and classical music lovers who return over and over.

Read about the background of "Bugs Bunny on Broadway" and read an interview with creator and conductor George Daugherty.

Tickets: €25, €30, €35 (concessions €22, €27, €32)
Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children): €100/€120
Children's tickets at matinee €18
Booking: 01 417 0000 or online

and then on the 8th of August is PEGBAR!!! a full day of talks, a workshop for young artists and a networking til the sun comes up!

The full details of pegbar will be up tomorrow and emailed to everyone on our mailing list over the weekend! its gonna be HOT!.......im excited thinking about it!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

doing a talk this saturday at 'ordinary people, extrodinary things' in filmbase

pegbar will be doing a lovely presentation and showcasing some peoples work this saturday, in filmbase at 'ordinary people, extrordinary things',

all the details are here


and thanks for Brendan of Crewger for sending us out the invite.

check out their site at www.crewger.ie

Thursday, July 2, 2009

the Galway Fleadh are having a special programme on Pixilation this year!!

The Pixilation programme is on at 7.20pm, the 12th july, Sunday, at the Town Hall.

The programme will include a selection of pixilation films throughout film history, from 'The Haunted Hotel',1907, to 'What Cassandra Saw' which was released this year plus lots of shorts from inbetween years from the likes of Norman McLaren and Jan Svankmajer.

It should be well worth checing out!

Friday, June 26, 2009

kilkenny youth fest animation workshop

the kids were hilarious and there was fun to be had at all. Here's one of the groups work.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

pegbar doing workshop on 26th of June for Kilkenny CoCo

Pegbar are doing a kids workshop on friday the 26th of June in Kilkenny Co Co Library from 2pm - 4pm

Because of this, the deadline for submission has been changed to Wednesday the first of July.

To find out where you can post submissions, email us on info (at) pegbar (dot) ie

or meet us on the 1st of July in Filmbase from 11am - 7pm, or the gingermans from 7pm - 10pm

Friday, June 19, 2009

boulder media are looking for 2d animators!

Boulder Media are currently looking for 2D animators to work on a year long project beginning in August. Applicants should have excellent 2D skills with a strong knowledge of Flash. Online links to reels can be sent to robert@bouldermedia.tv or posted to Boulder Media,14 Hawkins St. c/o Robert Cullen.