Tuesdays 18 April to 16 May, 7pm to 9.30pm
with Pádraig Fagan of Paper Panther Productions
This course will introduce participants to a range of animation techniques over a 5 week period, including pixilation, plasticine, sand, and hand drawn animation. Relevant short animated films will also be screened for particpants as examples of the techniques being used, and to enrich their knowledge of animated films.
The 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.
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 will 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.
A4 will supply all necessary materials.
For more information on the course see: www.a4soundsshop.org/product/an-introduction-to-experimental-animation
For more information on the tutor see: www.paperpanther.ie