phone mail2 facebook twitter play whatsapp
onedotzero’s Adventures in Motion 2011 at the BFI

onedotzero’s Adventures in Motion 2011 at the BFI

21 November 2011 Tom Butler

When any organisation reaches a milestone, there is a tendency to reminisce about how they’ve got there. But one gets the feeling that won’t be the case at onedotzero.

This week’s Adventures in Motion festival at the BFI marks the company’s 15th anniversary, but for such a forward thinking organisation used to dealing with the most cutting edge technologies, there’s little chance of them resting on their laurels.
 
Since 1996 they’ve received huge critical acclaim for helping to shape the future of motion arts and for being audiovisual pioneers, and at a time when their influence has never been so far reaching it makes Arts Council England’s decisions to withdraw all funding from April next year all the more incredulous.
 
It’s not something however, that Shane Walter, the Creative Director and co-founder of onedotzero, will let dampen his enthusiasm for the present and the future of the company.
 
“By our very nature we are looking at a future vision in everything we do. From day one we have set out to influence, shake up and change things; provide a catalyst for invention and new ways of working, championing a new kind of creator.”
 
“We want to map the next evolution as we have in the past taking progressive creators and audiences with us to an exciting future.”
 
When you consider that Spike Jonze, Chris Cunningham and Jonathan Glazer have all had their work shown when relative unknowns, it only emphasises further the opportunities the Adventures In Motion festival offers to all those submitting work.
 
Following on from that, Cascade is yet another example of onedotzero giving the country’s younger generation an insight into the industry. The award winning education platform this year gave forty graduates the opportunity to collaborate with other creative genres in an intensive five day workshop.
 
Giving these young creative’s first hand experience, insight, practical advice and inclusion in a multi-disciplinary project will prove invaluable in the future. Aside from the network of contacts it helps foster, the diversity of the work created not only inspires them but fellow graduates also looking for a way in.
 
The diversity of the Cascade platform is an element mirrored by the festival itself and is a huge draw for audiences. Alongside promos and feature projects are intro movies to computer games and interactive installations meaning all attenders interests are catered for. It’s something Walter is rightfully proud of and keen to champion.
 
“We had a desire to create a collision between these art forms. Spotting the links and creating a forum made these groups culturally connected and creatively aware of the crossovers and opportunities. onedotzero became a crucial destination for creative people to meet in one place, rubbing shoulders, sharing ideas, passing on tools, techniques and ideals.”
 
Whilst we might have reached a major milestone for onedotzero this year, you get the feeling that it’s just one of many which will be reached over the years. Rather than patting themselves on the back, they’ll be too busy showing us what the future looks like, and I for one can’t wait to see where they take us.

 
Adventures in Motion returns to the BFI from 23 - 27 November.  See onedotzero's website for further details.
 
 

Tell us what you think

You may also like

Top 5 Picnic Spots in London

Top 5 Picnic Spots in London

There are great places to picnic all over London, and your personal favourite might be your local green spot, but National Picnic Week takes things…

Society of London Theatres Announce Shows for 21st Annual Kids Week!

Society of London Theatres Announce Shows for 21st Annual Kids Week!

Kids Week, the annual London theatre initiative run by Society of London Theatre (SOLT), returns in August 2018.

The Stories behind the Statistics: This is Me Exhibition, Saatchi Gallery

The Stories behind the Statistics: This is Me Exhibition, Saatchi Gallery

We never truly leave our parents. For many of us in our early to mid-twenties, Mum and Dad are always on the end of the…

Win a pair of tickets for Outrageous! Artists’ Commission 2018

Hackney Showrooms - Win a pair of tickets for Outrageous! Artists’ Commission 2018

An unprecendented UK commission specifically for queer Asian artists.

Artist in Residence exhibition - Pegasus

Artist in Residence exhibition - Pegasus

New London landmark, TWO FIFTY ONE, launches ‘Artist in Residence’ programme of bespoke artwork inspired by South London, to raise funds for local causes.

“Dear Diary…” – Mortified, the global phenomenon, is coming to London

“Dear Diary…” – Mortified, the global phenomenon, is coming to London

Do you remember being a teenager? Did you confide all those overwhelming and intense emotions to a secret diary? And if you read said diary…

Bearpit Karaoke

Bearpit Karaoke

It's BACK and taking over Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens this summer!

Top 5: Alternative Festivals

Top 5: Alternative Festivals

Of course we all love live music in a muddy field. It is a staple of British summer time. But with young people increasingly concerned…

Win a pair of tickets to see Club Swizzle at the Roundhouse

Roundhouse - Win a pair of tickets to see Club Swizzle at the Roundhouse

The new show from the creators of La Soirée offers cabaret, circus and comedy served with a twist.

London Nights at the Museum of London

London Nights at the Museum of London

Every evening, as darkness falls, London is transformed, from the bright-lit glittering West End to lurking shadows in dimly lit corners in the outer reaches…

Most popular

Win Two Premium Tickets to an Open Air Cinema Screening!

The Luna Cinema - Win Two Premium Tickets to an Open Air Cinema Screening!

Win two tickets and complimentary drinks to a screening of your choice at a stunning London venue.
Win a Family Ticket to Movies’ Greatest Heroes!

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Win a Family Ticket to Movies’ Greatest Heroes!

From Superman to Harry Potter, relive your favourite movie moments at Movies' Greatest Heroes concert!
Top 5: Alternative Festivals

Top 5: Alternative Festivals

Combining good old summer entertainment with activism and engagement, these 5 festivals have something to say.
The Best Family Entertainment in June

The Best Family Entertainment in June

This June, we have another full schedule lined up for you.
Win a Cocktail Masterclass!

Hush, Mayfair - Win a Cocktail Masterclass!

Win a cocktail masterclass (plus bar snacks!) for you and your friend!
Self-discovery through cocktails

Self-discovery through cocktails

London Calling goes on a flavour journey with Declan McGurk, Bar Manager at the Savoy Hotel American Bar.
Top 5: Outdoor Cinemas of 2018

Top 5: Outdoor Cinemas of 2018

Pack your blanket and watch films under the stars!
The Best Theatre in London this June

The Best Theatre in London this June

This month is a big one for theatre!
The Stories behind the Statistics: This is Me Exhibition, Saatchi Gallery

The Stories behind the Statistics: This is Me Exhibition, Saatchi Gallery

London’s Saatchi Gallery is hosting “This is Me” a moving photographic exhibition showing the stories behind the statistics of young people who have experienced the capital’s care system.
This week: 28 May – 3 June

This week: 28 May – 3 June

The festival season is upon us!

Your inbox deserves a little culture!!