Finally, it's here! The Bradford Animation Festival team have been busy bees getting everything ready for tomorrow. We even have some new displays up in Pictureville cinema, the festival hub. These wall panels feature Steven Appleby's artwork, and of course his fabulous ident created especially for this year's festival.
In case you missed the animated sting, a film by Steven Appleby and Linda McCarthy, here it is again...
Another chap you'll spot when you arrive at the Museum this week is Barry Purves' wonderful model from his latest short film.
Tchaikovsky - an Elegy is screening as part of the BAF Official Selection in the Professional Films Category, and Barry will also be deconstructing his latest films in Frame by Frame, Note by Note on Friday 11th November at 6.30pm.
Our team of volunteers, the BAFettes (unofficially though affectionately named) arrived at the Museum this morning for training. They've been put through their paces filling out forms, getting to grips with world class customer service, making sure they know their health from their safety, and that all important delegate bag stuffing.
There are one or two familiar faces amongst the volunteers, and what a nice bunch they are. From tomorrow they'll be kitted out in their official yellow BAF t-shirts, so you'll be able to spot them easily. Ask them anything, though we can only guarantee they'll be able to assist you with BAF-related enquiries.
Our BAF 2011 Festival Brochures have also arrived, and you can download a copy of the brochure from our website.
The task of making sure that everyone has the right tickets is in the very capable hands of Jeni, Rebecca and Gill - here are Rebecca and Gill taking a break from all that hard work. Go team!
Right, I'm off for a restful evening ahead of all the blog posting and photo sharing, video linking and podcast uploading that's to come this week. It's going to be busy, but BAF is always such a buzz.
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