Learn the refined and delicate art of making a giant bloopy mess, also known as stop-motion animation, in the two-day Stop-Motion Animation workshop, offered in partnership with PRIMAA (Peace Region Independent Media Arts Association) and GPRC (Grande Prairie Regional College), and presented by AMAAS (Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society), the weekend of May 4-5 from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Taught by award-winning stop-motion director and animator Evan DeRushie, this workshop will remove the mystery of stop-motion as participants (minimum age 16) learn how easy it is to make their own animation. Each participant will work at a station equipped with a camera, light and computer, and will get their hands greasy learning how to animate frame-by-frame. Short exercises to start with, including plenty of time for experiments. By the end of the weekend, everyone will contribute a short segment to a musical claymation masterpiece that will screen at the start of the Best of the Fest film package on May 11 and 13 – see Schedule & Tickets.
Registration is $189 ($159 students) and minimum age is 16. Location is Room L207B (Fine Arts Computer Lab) at the south end of GPRC – see map.