LIFT Touring workshop: Cut-Out Animation
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 <http://www.dragonframe.com/>, the premiere image capture software for stop
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.
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).