Animation leslie supnet

LIFT Touring workshop: Cut-Out Animation

Saturday May 27th and Sunday May 28th 
10 am to 5 pm on both days
$185.00 per person
Enrollment is limited to 8 people
Registration information
Pre-registration and payment in full is required
Register by emailing 
Offered in partnership with LIFT
@ Ed Video, 404 York Road, Guelph (at the intersection of Hayes and York)



While most commercial animation is done using completed artwork, whether drawings or digital images, many of the finest animated films have been created by hand, one frame at a time, under the camera. Here is a chance to explore animation using paper cutouts, and Dragonframe <>, the premiere image capture software for stop
motion animation.

This hands-on workshop can help you to understand the enormous creative potential available using these methods, tease out ideas for a project, and understand the relationship between content and technique with Leslie Supnet, an independent animator and experimental filmmaker.

The workshop includes simple exercises aimed at developing a foundation in the illusion of motion and understanding the unique
possibilities and demands of animating under the camera.

Participants shoot a series of brief animations using various techniques over two days and watch the results. This course is open to absolute beginners and is a great opportunity to discover the many possibilities of animation.

Art skills such as drawing and painting are not required. Examples of relevant films will be screened.


Instructor Bio

Leslie Supnet is a Toronto-based moving image artist, originally from Winnipeg, MB. Supnet utilizes animation, found images and sound, lo-fi and experimental practices to create documents of her personal vision. She is currently pursuing her MFA at York University, and teaches animation workshops with various artist-run centres.


This workshop is part of LIFT's Touring Filmmaking Workshops with media arts centers throughout Ontario. The touring program is generously supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF).