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Workshop #1: Creating Community Through Stop Motion Animation
Jennie Thwing, Farmingdale State College SUNY
This workshop shows how stop motion animation can be an effective tool for community building. It uses examples from various community collaboration animation projects including “the Home Project”, a series of 24 collaborative animations that were written and animated by senior citizens and volunteers from the general public. In the “Home Project”, seniors and the general public were invited to write short stories addressing the significance of the objects, memories or emotions connected with the word home. The stories were then animated by volunteers and local senior citizens. The project resulted in the creation of 30 short animations and utilized the help of 40+ volunteers. The animations were created at various locations over the course of 7 months including the Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia, the Snap Senior Center in Queens and the Vermont Studio Center in Vermont. The project was supported by the Vermont Studio Center, the Queens Council for the Arts and the Center for Emerging Artists. This workshop will cover techniques used to run a community workshop in stop motion including ideation, storyboarding, group think, material manipulation, and various animation techniques. Participants will be introduced to various types of stop motion tools and camera set-ups. The presentation is designed to show the participants how community collaboration can encourage meaningful dialogue and build social bonds. Note! This could either be a paper presentation or a workshop.
Workshop #2: Animated DrawingsTracy Miller-Robbins, Columbus College of Art and Design Animated drawings will bring contemporary and traditional drawings to life through the animation technique of paper-cutout animation. The intended audience is artists, designers, illustrators and motion artists who are new to handcrafted animation under the camera as well as those who have some experience.The purpose of the workshop is threefold: 1. to analyze existing paper animations for their use of spacing, timing, pose breakdown and abstraction of motion, 2. to introduce techniques unique to frame by frame stop motion such as puppet creation and replacement techniques, 3. to collaborate on an improvised animation project with other creative artists. The workshop will cover necessary techniques, and allow for exploration of and hands on creation of a paper animation. All materials will be provided, but artists may want to have on hand their favorite drawing media.
Workshop #3: Design for Motion: Concept Development, Austin Shaw, Savannah College of Art and Design
This workshop will take participants through a series of concept development and ideation exercises. The purpose of these exercises is to explore a range of creative techniques to help develop innovative concepts for motion design projects. We will use the Process-to-Outcome Spectrum as a guide for this workshop. This approach helps generate ideas, structure and manage time, keep the creative process enjoyable, and feel less stress over the course of a project. In addition to a detailed explanation of the Process-to-Outcome Spectrum, specific exercises will include Free-Writing, Word Lists, Mind Maps, DOs and Don’ts Lists, Mood Boards, and Written Treatments. Building on the tradition of Surrealist games, the Process-to-Outcome Spectrum encourages freedom, exploration, and play during the initial stages of a motion design project. Although this workshop focuses on concept development, a discussion about how this process builds the framework for concrete motion design projects will be included. These exercises have been field-tested over many years of classroom teaching, as well as covered in detail in the recently published Design for Motion: Fundamentals and Techniques of Motion Design textbook. This workshop is intended for students, educators, and industry professionals.
Register for MODE 2017
Early Bird Registration
Beginning January 27, 2017 $275
Standard Registration After April 1, 2017 $375
Available until May 31, 2017 $35