The Korean Academy of Film Arts has produced an animation for 3 consecutive years through a collaborative project. Considering the severe reality of Korean animation in that it lacks an indu... More
City transplants are changing the face of Jeju 2012/12/01, Source,
Huh Joon-young, 37, used to work at a large public relations company in Seoul, when she spent nearly all of her life until ...ing to Jeju early this year. She purchased an old house by the beach in Seogwipo for 100 million won ($92,200) and remodeled it, which cost her an additional 80 million won, to start a guesthouse business. To come up with the money, she took out a bank loan and used all of her savings. "My husband was opposed to the idea [of ...ing to Jeju] at first, but I persuaded him to think of this as an early preparation for our life after retirement", Huh says. Her husband, who still works in Seoul, comes to Jeju on weekends, a routine that will continue until he finds a job on the Korea's southernmost island. "I was working at a public relations company, and there was no distinction in my life Between weekdays or weekends not to mention Between day and night", she says. "I just felt like I was being drained of life by the intense rat race in Seoul. I was greedy, working to have more than I needed. And if that didn't work out, I felt deprived. I was just sick and tired of comparing and competing,...More
Artists breathe life into closed army base 2012/07/28, Source,
Doha Army Base closed a few years ago, and artists have set up shop in the white three-story building on the right.
In days past, Doha Army Base was a Korean military installation south of the Han River that provided facilities for emergency bridge construction in the event of a second Korean War. Nowadays, it's the temporary home to a thriving arts community. Located behind Geumcheon District Office, Doha is a massive, sprawling open-air facility with only a few buildings. The closed army base is surrounded by high walls and now-unmanned guard towers, but the back gate by the train tracks is left open so visitors can enter freely. Only a small corner of the property is still in use, and there is a steady stream of visitors coming through the gate on most afternoons,...More
Animated films from Korea back at the box office 2011/05/06, Source, 'Except for 'Pororo the Little Penguin', there have been few successful animated films from Korea'. -Park Bo-kyung
"Green Days: Dinosaur and I" hits local theaters in June after competing at the 2011 Annecy International Animated Film Festival earlier that month. Provided by Seoul Animation Center
There were once just two options for animated feature film buffs in Korea: films from U.S. studios like Disney, Pixar and DreamWorks or movies from Japanese studios such as Studio Ghibli. That's because in recent years, few animated Korean films have made it to the box office - the last ones to hit the big screen were "My Beautiful Girl, Mari" in 2001 and "Oseam" in 2002,...More
The Korean Academy of Film Arts has produced an animation for 3 consecutive years through a collaborative project. Considering the severe reality of Korean animation in that it lacks an industrial infrastructure, "The House" demonstrates the possibilities of Korean animation and the efficiency of collective production. While comparing apartments in the downtown core to the shabby environment of a marginalized district, "The House" portrays the collapse of the spirits dwelling at the house. As such the adventure of Ga-young and the spirits in the house becomes a criticism of modern society: enlightenment via animation. Although this animation may not have the most delicate or original style, the 5 animators that worked on this film unleashed their imaginations, ultimately showcasing the power of a collective process and a pleasure of the collective imagination. (LEE Sang-yong)
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