Stephen McCallum is a freelance animator, art director, and illustrator. He has collaborated on a range of project types including short films, children’s books (print and electronic format), and computer games with creative companies...
Stephen McCallum is a freelance animator, art director, and illustrator. He has collaborated on a range of project types including short films, children’s books (print and electronic format), and computer games with creative companies including the National Film Board of Canada, Disney Interactive Studio, and Crow Cottage Publishing. McCallum’s illustrations have received honours including the American Booksellers Association (ABA) Pick of the Lists Award (“The New Land,” “The Good Companion”), and Reader’s Choice Award (“Belle’s Journey,” “The New Land,” “The Good Companion”). His film and animation work have been granted distinctions such as a Golden Sheaf Award nomination (“Debts”), award for winner at the Northwest Film and Video Festival (“Debts”), a Pacific Instructional Media Association (PIMA) Festival Award of Excellence (“From Flores”), and an Academy Award nomination (“Wild Life”). McCallum is an alumnus of the Camosun College Visual Arts Department and was granted a Camosun College Distinguished Alumni Award in 2004. ARTIST INFO: LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephen-mccallum-3165b113 (Accessed December 11, 2016); Blogspot site: http://stephenmccallum.blogspot.ca/ (Accessed December 11, 2016); IMDB record: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0564774/ (Accessed December 11, 2016); Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/user15301845 (Accessed December 11, 2016); Youtube account: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfHNaCBP_dtpseLcIlLvIug (Accessed December 28, 2016); Illustrator profile on Crow Cottage Publishing website: http://crowcottagepublishing.com/illustrators/stephen-mccallum/ (Accessed December 28, 2016)
Digital transfer from the original 35 mm print of the film is available online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsQEBQ-9DdE (Accessed December 28, 2016). Stills in the Camosun collection are taken from film between the 7:18 to 7:35 seconds mark range. Story board images from the film are available at http://stephenmccallum.blogspot.ca/2009/07/storyboards.html (Accessed December 28, 2016). National Film Board education study guide is available for the film at https://www.nfb.ca/education/guides/?page=17 (Accessed December 28, 2016). NFB collection record for “From Flores” available online at http://onf-nfb.gc.ca/en/our-collection/?idfilm=18352 (Accessed December 28, 2016). Film case of “From Flores” available at http://www3.nfb.ca/sg/100205.pdf (Accessed December 28, 2016). ARTIST STATEMENT: The following excerpt was transcribed from the National Film Board of Canada “From Flores” VHS case a copy of which is available online at http://www3.nfb.ca/sg/100205.pdf (Accessed December 28, 2016). “About the Filmmaker: In “From Flores,” Stephen McCallum continues his exploration of film as a vehicle for artistic expression and a means of representing fundamental life themes. Building on the style of rendering and animation he developed in his first film, “Debts,” he has successfully transformed the power of fine literature into the medium of film. Stephen believes that effective storytelling is a significant aspect of the filmmaker’s role, and that film can be an important extension of the oral tradition. He is committed to animation as a serious art form, and finds inspiration by combining ideas and insights from a variety of disciplines including art history, social history, science, philosophy and literature. With eight years of work in animation to build on, he looks forward to exploring new forms in future projects.” DESCRIPTION: Three animation stills from the 1990 Stephen McCallum directed and animated, National Film Board of Canada film, “From Flores.” Film is based on a short story by West Coast Canadian author Ethel Wilson, and produced by Svend-Erik Erikson. Animation stills are cel with watercolour background and depict a fishing boat in the midst of a storm in the dark of night. Waves crash over the boat, with each still representing a different moment in time. Original film running time is 12 minutes, 15 seconds.
- McCallum Stephen b. 1960 - Canadian (artists (visual artist))
- Art, Canadian--20th century--Art, Modern--20th century--National Film Board of Canada--Animation cels--Animation (Cinematography)--Watercolor painting--Storytelling in art--Storytelling--British Columbia--Fiction--Islands--British Columbia--Seas--British Columbia--Romance fiction--Love--Fiction--Death in art--Men in art--Mortality in art--Environment (Art)--Coasts--British Columbia--Intracoastal waterways--British Columbia--Man-woman relationships in artWilson, 1888-1980, Ethel
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