Animation Shorts: Land, Sea, Sky Ages 12+

10.15AM Sat 29 Jan 2022 (38mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Planet Earth: A Brief History 2021 dir. Bruce Currie (5:43 mins)

"Planet Earth - a brief history - depicting the evolution of the planet from the Hadean period to the Anthropocene period. An approximation of the evolutionary history of life on Earth.

The Earth has undergone constant change in its 4.54 Billion year history with life evolving in response to those changes - in particular to the changing atmospheric compositions of carbon dioxide and oxygen. Species extinction has been a natural part of the evolutionary process of the planet however there are now thought to have been at least 8 mass extinction events in the history of the Earth - each of major consequence to life on the planet and of import to our modern understandings of climate change." Bruce Currie

Muttaburrasaurus: Life in Gondwana 1994 dir. Graham Binding, Norman Yeend (12 mins)

"An animated film about an early Australia inhabited by our very own little known dinosaur, the Muttaburrasaurus.

One-hundred million years ago, as part of the great southern continent known as Gondwana (Australia, Antarctica, South America and parts of Africa), Australia was inhabited by a unique species of dinosaur - the Muttaburrasaurus. Evidence of this dinosaur has not been found anywhere else in the world.

Muttaburrasaurus - Life in Gondwana tells the story of a young dinosaur that becomes separated from its mother. As our young hero wanders through wooded and coastal areas, it encounters other Gondwana animals and reptiles, including flying pterosaurs and fearsome marine reptiles.

The film uses highly detailed and accurate models and an imaginative combination of animation and documentary footage to trace the existence of Muttaburrasaurus, revealing its habitat and behavioural patterns as well as intriguing information about the history and spread of dinosaurs in Australia and throughout the world.

It also takes us to rich fossil sites where dinosaur remains have been discovered and to the museums where the remains are researched." National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra

Where the Forest Meets the Sea 1988 dir. Jeannie Baker (9:52 mins)

"Using relief collage animation, artist Jeannie Baker has created a beautiful short film depicting the wilderness area between the Daintree River and Bloomfield in North Queensland, as seen through the eyes of a child who wanders through coastal rainforest, marvelling at its ancient magnificence and silently pondering the future of the area. An extraordinary visual journey through this special rainforest environment." National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra

Charrnock Woman 2012 dir. Steven Aiton (4:16 mins)

"In 2012 the story of the Charrnock Woman was brought to life by local primary and high school students in Narrogin, who worked with digital artist Steven Aiton to create a unique sand animation of this traditional story written by Bibbullmun artist Toogarr Morrison." Indigenous Community Television

Wadu Matyidi 2010 dir. Marjo Stroud, Son Vivienne (8 mins)

"In the 1800s Adnyamathanha children of the Flinders Ranges were inspired, schooled and entertained by their interactions with 'country'. In this story, 3 adventurous kids set out for a day of exploration near their camp. The children play traditional games and spook one another with tales of the ancient creatures of their country. they see unusual tracks that set their hearts and imaginations racing. Then unexpectedly they make a discovery that changes their lives forever." Screen Australia

CREDITS

Planet Earth: A Brief History 2021

DIGITAL, 3D COMPUTER ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 5:43 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/ANIMATOR: BRUCE CURRIE / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: BRUCE CURRIE / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Muttaburrasaurus: Life in Gondwana 1994

35MM, STOP MOTION ANIMATION, COLOUR, MONO, 12 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTORS/ANIMATORS: GRAHAM BINDING, NORMAN YEEND / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: SCREEN AUSTRALIA / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Where the Forest Meets the Sea 1988

35MM, STOP MOTION ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 9:52 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: JEANNIE BAKER / PRODUCER: DON EZZARD / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:  GEOFF BARNES / ANIMATORS: DON EZZARD, PHILIP PEPPER / MUSIC: MICHAEL ATHERTON / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE, CANBERRA / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM

Charrnock Woman 2012

DIGITAL, STOP MOTION (SAND) ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 4:16 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: STEVEN AITON / PRODUCER: COMMUNITY ARTS NETWORK WA / SCRIPT: TOOGARR MORRISON / ANIMATORS: THE STUDENTS OF NARROGIN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL AND PRIMARY SCHOOL / MUSIC: BEN GATES / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: CAN WA / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP

Wadu Matyidi 2010

DIGITAL, 3D COMPUTER ANIMATION, COLOUR, STEREO, 8 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: MARJO STROUD, SON VIVIENNE / ANIMATION DIRECTOR: MATHEW ZIEGELER / MUSIC: MICHAEL DARREN, LUKE JUREVICIUS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP