SYF are very excited to be involved with the upcoming GameCity festival in Nottingham, England. If you don't know, GameCity is a videogames festival with a difference, focusing on the art, culture and industry of videogames and has been likened to Sundance.
As part of the GameCity Squared program, and in promotion of LEGO Rockband, we will be tutoring an open animation workshop between the 27th and 31st of this month. In the organisers own words:

"GameCity loves lego, as you can probably tell. We love lego games, we love lego bricks, we sleep on lego beds, and we love to make ANIMATED MOVIES WITH LEGO. Now you can too! Incredibly talented animators Tim Drage and Tony Mines have signed up and will be parachuting in from Spiteyourface HQ to create animation before your very eyes, and with your help!
As part of Gamecity Squared, London animation studio spiteyourface have committed to passing on their knowledge to a cadre of willing cadets. For the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday of the festival, come along and sign up to try your hand at LEGO ANIMATION. This is a really special workshop, not to be missed.
The animated films created in this workshop will be exhibited throughout the festival, on our big screens! These will be walk-up events, bookable on the day - details will be on the big-screen. This is a not to be missed, one-off event..."

For more info visit the Gamecity site. Please come and join us, we look forward to meeting you.

Winter Update

First post in far too long again, and lots of bits and bobs we neglected to mention. First up a highly successful weekend at the aforementioned Animar Exhibition in Portugal, further work-related travel exploits in Morocco and Mallorca, and an appearance on ABC.
The main news today though is a full re-haul of the SYF website, which now contains a comprehensive and easily navigated library of our best work. This blog has also been reskinned, which represents a change of tact in post policy from here on in. Until now, we have mainly been using the blog for self-serving press announcements, but from today it's going to be more about self-defeating polemic, as it becomes a source for broad musings on the state of modern animation. I have a number of broad reaching essays I've been writing, that will start to raise their ugly heads over the coming weeks. So look forward to that. We're called Spite Your Face for a reason.