Some of the following podcasts from the Darklight festival in June 2006 will be of interest to people on this site.

*In conversation with Gavin Kelly of Piranha Bar, multi-award winning animation wizards Alan Smith & Adam Foulkes gave a talk at the Darklight Festival Salon 2006 in association with Screen Training Ireland. Recent credits for Smith & Foulkes include the title sequence for Thunderbirds, and an animated “film within a film” for Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events.

*3D Studio Max Workshop at Darklight 2006 with industry Veteran Michael Langmayer from Autodesk, focused on the advanced features available in 3D Studio Max 8 including character animation and creating Photorealistic rendering with Mental Ray.

*The Role of the Commissioner: Hosted by Maeve Connolly from the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, a panel of artistic commissioners and practitioners explored a variety of commissioning processes and practices within film, television, the visual arts and new media.

*Morph-a-Thon at Darklight! (ipod version)
Download and watch the excellent video created by young animators at the Darklight Morph-a-Thon
workshop in June!

**Podcast of Darklight Salon 2006 discussion with groundbreaking contemporary British artists Al & Al hosted by Mark Cullen SOON TO FOLLOW!

All are available to listen to at