Wendy Tilby's When the day breaks wins at Cannes.IN a city inhabited by cop dogs, rabbit storeclerks and crooning cows, a happy pig named Ruby greets the new day by bursting into song. A little later, she accidentally bumps into a fastidious fas·tid·i·ous
1. Possessing or displaying careful, meticulous attention to detail.
2. Difficult to please; exacting.
3. Having complex nutritional requirements. Used of microorganisms. chicken at the corner market and finds herself emotionally unprepared to handle her response to an accident that happens on the street just a few moments later. After some soul-searching and a little trip down memory lane, Ruby--a little wiser after her brush with tragedy--recovers her sunny disposition.
One could certainly envision this scenario coming to life in the familiar animation style of Disney; after all, for decades, cartoon animals that burst into song have been the famous studio's stock in trade. But in the hands of Wendy Tilby, an award-winning Canadian animator, the scenario becomes a completely different beast. When the Day Breaks, which Tilby codirected with Amanda Forbis, is a 10-minute animated short that beautifully articulates truths about human existence, expressed through music, humour and innovative animation techniques developed by the directors. Produced by the National Film Board, the film marks the first collaboration between Tilby and Forbis. The two Alberta natives became friends in 1985 while studying at Vancouver's Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design The school was founded by the Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts in 1925, and later known as Vancouver School of Art: Decorative and Applied (1933), Vancouver School of Art (1937), Emily Carr College of Art (1978), and Emily Carr College of Art and Design (1981). , and now both live in Montreal.
Completed in April, When the Day Breaks has already earned the codirectors two feathers for their collaborative cap. In May, Tilby and Forbis travelled to France to attend the 52nd Cannes International Film Festival, where their film won the prestigious Palme Pal·me , Olaf 1927-1986.
Swedish politician. As premier (1969-1976 and 1982-1986) he was widely respected for his efforts toward peace and disarmament. Palme was assassinated in 1986. d'or for Best Short Film, as well the International Animated Film Festival in Annecy, the most important festival showcase and competition for independent animators Famous animators no longer living
When the Day Breaks is Tilby's second animated short for the NFB NFB National Federation of the Blind
NFB National Film Board of Canada
NFB Negative Feedback
NFB No Fuse Breaker
NFB Normal for Bridgewater (music album) . After seeing her 1986 graduating project, the seven-minute Table of Contents (which was programmed at a few international film and animation festivals), the NFB invited Tilby to join its Montreal animation studio Animation studio can refer to:
Strings, Tilby's first NFB short, is a perfect example of the animation studio's long-standing tradition, which supports innovation, thematic exploration and artistry--in other words, quality over quantity. Completed in 1991, Strings won awards at several prestigious festivals and received both a Genie Award and an Oscar nomination. Using the same painstaking pains·tak·ing
Marked by or requiring great pains; very careful and diligent. See Synonyms at meticulous.
Extremely careful and diligent work or effort. technique as she employed in her student film, Table of Contents, Tilby essentially created a moving painting for Strings. "I used watercolour watercolour
Painting made with a pigment ground in gum, usually gum arabic, and applied with brush and water to a surface, usually paper. The pigment is ordinarily transparent but can be made opaque by mixing with a whiting to produce gouache. mixed with glisterine, which I kept wet so I could manipulate it. So you're making a wet painting on a piece of glass under the camera. You continually manipulate one image into the next and literally repaint Re`paint´
v. t. 1. To paint anew or again; as, to repaint a house; to repaint the ground of a picture. s>
Verb 1. a character in a slightly different position while you're taking a frame of film. You have no artwork when you're finished," she explains. "The simplicity is appealing. If you goof up you have to keep going, which does create some anxiety when you're waiting for the film to come back from the lab. For a perfectionist per·fec·tion·ism
1. A propensity for being displeased with anything that is not perfect or does not meet extremely high standards.
2. , it's a great technique to help prevent you from doing things over and over again."