Documentary animation

An interesting sounding new book coming from Focal Press in January 2012, Animated Realism: A Behind The Scenes Look at the Animated Documentary Genre

“With the development and accessibility of animation tools and techniques, filmmakers are blurring the boundaries between documentary filmmaking and animation. Animated Realism presents animation techniques as they apply to the documentary genre, with an inspirational behind-the-scenes look at award-winning animated documentaries.”

Those interested in this sort of film should also look at the inspirational movie American Splendor.

PuppetVision: The Movie – crowd-funding now!

New documentary feature announced, PuppetVision: The Movie

“For the past several years as I’ve been filming interviews with and performances by puppeteers in different cities and different countries literally all over the world. This is all going to come together in a documentary next year called PuppetVision: The Movie that will feature interviews with and performances by over sixty different puppeteers from about fifteen different countries, working in just about every style of puppetry that exists… including digital puppetry and machinima.” [my emphasis]

The project is currently crowd-funding on IndieGoGo