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Tom Kouris and Hani Dombe p1

Hani Dombe and Tom Kouris create stop motion animation for short films, music videos and tv commercials in Tel Aviv. Their work has appeared at the Hiroshima Animation Festival, Stop Motion de Montreal, the Mosaic Film Festival in Michigan, and many other festivals around the world. Their 10-minute short film Lili features a woman who clings to her childhood and fights a sandstorm that threatens to take it away. The film features an amazingly realistic set of a house in a desert near the sea, with sand and wind, washing on the line, and other evocative details. This issue features an insight into the making of some of their short films, which is a very detailed process. They also mention some of their favourite books.

Tom Kouris and Hani Dombe p2

Stop-motion animators Tom Kouris and Hani Dombe talk about the writing of Fading Notes, a touching story about the lost dreams of youth...

Tom Kouris and Hani Dombe p3

Tom Kouris and Hani Dombe talk about making the detailed interiors for their short films Fading Notes and Bore...

KRISTOFER MADDIGAN p1

READERSVOICE.COM aims to collect a few interesting reading tips. At one stage, Kristofer Maddigan read a lot of biographies of jazz and swing musicians of the 1920s to ‘40s. He was immersing himself in the music of the time, so he could come up with some authentic sounding jazz and swing tunes for the Cuphead soundtrack. Cuphead is a computer game which used 1920s and ‘30s style animation. In this interview, Kris Maddigan lists many of the biographies and other books he read about the jazz and swing era. He also lists some of his other favorite books of all time.

KRISTOFER MADDIGAN p2

Toronto-based composer and percussionist Kristofer Maddigan lists some favorite books on musical history and theory...

Kristofer Maddigan p3

Composer and musician Kristofer Maddigan talks about balancing different areas of practice in music, and how if one suffers there can be a flow-on effect to other areas of musical practice...

Kristofer Maddigan p4

Soundtrack composer and percussionist Kristofer Maddigan talks about some of the influences that went into specific tunes he created for the Cuphead soundtrack...

Ty Hanson p1

READERSVOICE.COM aims to collect a few interesting reading tips. This issue focuses on Ty Hanson’s anime project Millennium Exile. An admirer of anime since childhood, he’s created what will be a 64-episode story, and hired international artists from DeviantArt, to prepare a pitch for the series he would like to be made by a Japanese studio. And he might just succeed...

Ty Hanson p2

Ty Hanson has loved anime, or Japanese animation, since he was a kid. He hopes Millennium Exile will also be a Japanese-made animation series...

Ty Hanson p3

The premise Ty Hanson's anime project Millennium Exile...