That was all folks. After this great experience delivered with the help of Bassam Kurdali, Sebastian Koenig and Miro Brozovic the training course came to its end. We had the pleasure of seeing the final projects of each group and everybody was really amazed by the result. This year’s projects were among the best of all TOSMI editions! The experimental division of the participants into four smaller groups rather than two big ones turned out to be a really good move. Each trainee had a very substantial role in the production and now we have four final videos with even greater quality. Here they are – as you can see all of them are really amazing considering the short working period (six days only!):
Team The Pigs – Luciano A. Munoz. Gabriel Chiritoi, Krum Petrov
Team Probot – Lucas van Wijngarden, Alexander Spasov, Marton Szabo
Team Michelangelo – Patrick Tew, Zlatka Uzunova, Toman Tomanov, Ekaterina Kolcheva
Team Tosminvasion – Dorian Santner, Nelson Goncalves, Martin Marchev
Yesterday evening (9th November) Bassam Kurdali and Sebastian Koenig held a presentation at the Cinema House, Sofia. They talked about the advantages of the newest version of Blender (2.6) and shared some information about their latest project – Tube and Mango. The presentation continued for about an hour and a half and over 80 people came to see it. Here are some photos from it:
Right back from the Blender Conference 2011 and amidst the Advanced Blender course of TOSMI 2011, Bassam Kurdali and Sebastian Koenig will give a public presentation on 9th November 2011, Cinema House Sofia, 37 Ekzarh Yosif Str.
The artists will show their latest projects, share some hot news from the Blender Conference, tell us what’s new in Blender 2.6a and give some insight into this year’s TOSMI group work.
The event consist of presentation of the project Transitland. Video Art from Central and Eastern Europe 1989–2009, presentation of the Transitland reader and screening of a selection of videos from the exhibition …on the eastern front. Video art from central and eastern europe 1989–2009, held in March 2010 at the Ludwig Museum Budapest.
Curators – Rita Kálmán and Tijana Stepanovic (ACAX/Ludwig Museum Budapest).
TOSMI 2010 offered two six-day courses this August in Sofia, Bulgaria. The courses covered introduction to Blender and advanced animation techniques in Blender 2.5 and were presented by some of the best Blender artist – Bassam Kurdali (USA), Sebastian Koenig (Germany), Miroslav Brozovic (Croatia), Igor Krizanovskij (Slovenia) and the sound designer Veselin Zografov (Bulgaria)
There were 15 participants and 3 trainers involved in the courses. The first course, held from 16-21 August, served as a general introduction to Blender and was designed to lead the participants through the entire production process. The second course, held from 23-28 August, put emphasis on advanced Blender techniques. Participants made a professional portfolio/demo reel in Blender 2.5. Each training day lasted 8 hours and included a balanced mix of theory and practice.
After coming to Bulgaria as lecturers and trainers at TOSMI 2010, three of the most talented and pronounced Blender 3D artists will make a public presentation on 27th August 2010, Friday, Cinema House Sofia, 37 Ekzarh Yosif St., 14:00.
Bassam Kurdali, Miroslav Brozovic and Sebastian Koenig will talk about their newest ideas and projects involving animation with Blender 3D - currently on of the most powerful 3D content creation suites and the most successful and useful Open Source CGI application. Continue reading…
After a three-month residence stay in Sofia earlier this year, the Serbian artist Natasha Vujkov presents a video installation dedicated to the city and its traffic police. The event will take place on 18–22 August 2010 (Wed.-Sat. from 17:30 to 19:30, Sun. from 17:00 to 21:00). On Sunday the artis will be present at The Fridge, 122 Ovche Pole St, 17:00, to meet visitors to the gallery and answer questions. After the opening on 17th August, 19:00, there will be a party with Jeevs & Barbarosa.
Apart from a selection of 15 works from the Transitland archive, visitors will be able to view the entire content of the archive presented as a video jukebox.
Mediaforum is a major section of Moscow Film Festival and is the most renown programme in Russia dealing with video and media art. It has been entertaining and educating the Russian audience for ten years. Its program consists of variety of screenings, lectures, round tables, performances and exhibitions by both Russian and international artists.