Introduction to Stop Motion & Experimental Animation

 130.00

AN INTRODUCTION TO STOP MOTION & EXPERIMENTAL ANIMATION
with Paper Panther Productions

€130 Regular Fee
€104 – €117 for Friends of A4 Sounds

The 5 week course will introduce students to a range of animation techniques, including pixilation, plasticine, sand, and hand drawn animation. Relevant short animated films will also be screened for the students as examples of the techniques being used, and to enrich their knowledge of animated films.


Who?

This course is aimed at anyone who has an interest in animation. No previous experience is necessary, though it might be of particular interest to filmmakers and visual artists.

Places are limited to 9 participants only.

When?
Tuedays 7pm – 9:30pm
3rd Sept to  1st Oct 2019
5 weeks

Where?
A4 Sounds
St Joseph’s Parade, Off Upper Dorset St
Dublin 1

 

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AN INTRODUCTION TO STOP MOTION & EXPERIMENTAL ANIMATION
with Paper Panther Productions

€130 Regular Fee
€104 – €117 for Friends of A4 Sounds

The 5 week course will introduce students to a range of animation techniques, including pixilation, plasticine, sand, and hand drawn animation. Relevant short animated films will also be screened for the students as examples of the techniques being used, and to enrich their knowledge of animated films.


Who?

This course is aimed at anyone who has an interest in animation. No previous experience is necessary, though it might be of particular interest to filmmakers and visual artists.

Places are limited to 9 participants only.

When?

Tuedays 7pm – 9:30pm
3rd Sept to  1st Oct 2019
5 weeks

Where?
A4 Sounds
St Joseph’s Parade, Off Upper Dorset St
Dublin 1

Learning
Participants will work in groups to conceive, storyboard and animate scenes. In each class they will be introduced to a new technique of animation. Some of the techniques we use, such as sand animation and pixilation, are particularly marginalized and some of the participants may not even be aware of their existence. In this way the course will expand the students’ definition of animation, while allowing them to develop a working knowledge of its principles.

Breakdown of each class:
Class One: Hand drawn Animation
Class Two: Sand Animation
Class Three: Pixilation
Class Four: Preparation for Plasticine Animation
Class Five: Plasticine Animation

1. Hand drawn Animation
Participants will create their own morphing animation through drawing on paper and photographing it frame by frame under a camera.

2. Sand Animation
Participants will work in a group to storyboard a short scene and then animate it using sand on a lightbox beneath a camera.

3. Pixilation
Participants will work in groups to plan, storyboard and execute a short piece of animation using the stop motion technique of pixilation. Pixilation allows participants to bring inanimate objects to life and interact with them in front of the camera, creating scenarios which defy the laws of physics.

4. Preparation for Plasticine Animation
Participants will work together in groups to storyboard an animated scene, and then design and build characters and backgrounds, which will be suitable for the purpose of animation.

5. Plasticine Animation
The groups will spend the entire class animating their scenes using plasticine characters built in the previous class.

 

Paper Panther
Paper Panther is an award-winning animation studio specialising in stopmotion. They are known for their unique visuals, use of materials, original storytelling and love of classical techniques. In addition to creating short films, commercials and illustrations, they have been facilitating animation workshops for both young and old, across the country since 2009. Films produced in these workshops have won awards at film festivals around the world.
www.paperpanther.ie

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Please note: Due to the running costs of workshops, refunds for all our courses can only be given if sufficient notice is given and we can secure a replacement participant. We are a small organisation and course materials and equipment are expensive!  We are understanding and under exceptional circumstances we may be able to refund part or full cost of the course.

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