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Ecology: Frame after Frame. Laboratory of Documentary Animation for Children Aged 13 to 15

Date

From 12 October 2019 to 14 December 2019

Hours

Saturdays
11:00–14:00

Place

Education Center

10 sessions

180 min
Ecology: Frame after Frame. Laboratory of Documentary Animation for Children Aged 13 to 15Ecology: Frame after Frame. Laboratory of Documentary Animation for Children Aged 13 to 15

This laboratory-course will allow participants to engage in discussions on environmental issues, climate change, and the impact of human culture on ecology.

Looking for answers to the questions raised by the exhibition The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030–2100, some of which may confuse even adult audiences, participants of the course will visit the show at Garage, get acquainted with ecologists who will become their academic tutors while working on research projects, and shape their own vision of the change in the environmental status of Earth. Each course member will also have an opportunity to learn the basics of puppet animation and become an artist, cinematographer, cartoonist, and video editor for a while. Completing the course, the group will deliver an original documentary cartoon exploring the subject of ecology.

Class size: 12


Price: 13,000 RUB


10% discount for holders of Garage Friends individual card


15% discount for holders of Garage Friend family card

 

Schedule

Introductory Class. Getting acquainted

The class is aimed at introducing members and tutors of the laboratory to each other. Participants will learn some basic facts about animation, including popular techniques, methods, and tools, and will try to invent and animate their first fictional character, thus creating customized “business cards” using the medium. of cartoon.

Date
Saturday, October 12
Time
11:00–14:00
Place
Education Center

Eco system

Members of the laboratory will visit and discuss the exhibitionThe Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030–2100, get acquainted with ecology experts who will curate their research projects, learn the meaning of the notion “eco system” and how it functions. The tutors will begin introducing the young audience to the technique of object animation.

Date
Saturday, October 19
Time
11:00–14:00
Place
Education Center

Making first steps in cutaway animation. Shooting a cartoon

The participants start working on the documentary cartoon, as the tutors explain some of the key stages, such as writing a script, making a shot by shot breakdown, and structuring the production process.

Date
Saturday, October 26
Time
11:00–14:00
Place
Education Center

Post-Production

The third session will concentrate on editing animation after the filming process is over. Participants will also learn voice-over recording techniques and how to apply visual and sound effects—before discussing the results of the first research stage together with the tutors.

Date
Saturday, November 2
Time
11:00–14:00
Place
Education Center

The Anthropocene

The teachers will introduce the group to the category of Anthropocene, discuss selected artworks on display at the exhibition The Coming World, and create sketches for the next animation piece dedicated to the impact of human beings on the planet Earth and its inhabitants.

Date
Saturday, November 9
Time
11:00–14:00
Place
Education Center

Filming the cartoon. Sand and collage animation

Together with the tutors, the participants will put down a script for the future film and work on a detailed, shot-by-shot breakdown—along with learning the key principles of sand and collage animation. Using both of these techniques, the young directors will demonstrate the evolution of geological processes and the influence of human civilization on it.

Date
Saturday, November 16
Time
11:00–14:00
Place
Education Center

Post-Production

Course participants will edit, add a voice-over and various effects to the video sequence recorded during the previous session. Each member will have the chance to try for themselves all of the post-production processes.

Date
Saturday, November 23
Time
11:00–14:00
Place
Education Center

Carbon footprint

What is a “carbon footprint”? The group will learn what it means and how a person can significantly reduce carbon emissions into the environment. 

Date
Saturday, November 30
Time
11:00–14:00
Place
Education Center

Filming the cartoon. Puppet animation

The future cartoon film will display the emergence of the carbon footprint using the visual language of puppet animation. The tutors will explain how to implement montage as a creative tool, and an animation puppet as an actor.

Date
Saturday, December 7
Time
11:00–14:00
Place
Education Center

Post-Production. The final screening

The participants will continue editing, working on the voice-over, and adding special visual and audio effects to their picture. To complete the course, they will organize a premiere screening of the documentary film for parents, friends, and teachers, and will discuss the achievements of their research together.

Date
Saturday, December 14
Time
11:00–14:00
Place
Education Center