Wednesday, November 20, 2013
ON ALL PYTHON'S EVE: TERRY GILLIAM
Terry Gilliam: Comedian, artist, director, animator, MINNESOTAN. Gilliam's animation lent a surreal edge to an already surreal comedy group. He'd often shuffle off and work for hours on end in his own work space while the rest of the group was busy writing the episodes, and he'd film the strange interstitial bits that would populate episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus. His style is distinctly Gilliam. So how'd he do it?
In 1974 Terry Gilliam was a guest on Bob Godfrey's Do-It-Yourself Animation Show, and he gave up the goods. It's a very in depth look at his methods, plus we get to see him actually animating a well known sequence from a Monty Python episode. Enjoy, then make your own animation!