Direct animation studio

Direct animation studioDirect animation studio

DESCRIPTION

Direct animation is a free experimental technique allowing for vivid and unexpected results.

AS part of the Big Cartoon Festival program, Garage is launching a direct animation studio where participants can create cartoons without camera and computer. This technique is based on free drawing on film stock making it accessible for everyone.

Animation without camera initially used film where new plots were scratched upon the old ones. To animate a character, their movements are divided into separate phases and drawn on film stock. In each frame the character’s movement slightly differs from that of the previous and following ones.

Taking this technique as their basis, the studio curators have simplified it a little, allowing children to draw using regular pencils, marker pens, and paints.

The workshop’s resulting project will be a cartoon that will be available for viewing on the Big Cartoon Festival website.

WORKSHOP AUTHOR AND CURATOR

Natalya Markina is a book illustrator and teacher of drawing and animation. She graduated from the Design and Illustration Department of Obninsk Institute for Nuclear Power Engineering in 2013 and completed the Courses for Cartoonists in 2015 (tutors: Vasily Chirkov, Yury Boguslavsky, and Ilya Yudovich). She has worked as animation artist at a number of films, including: Znaesh Mama, Gde Ya Byl? (Do You Know Mom where I Have Been?, director Levan Gabriadze); Mitya’s Love (director Svetlana Filippova); Skazhi Mne Zdravstvui! (Say Hello to Me! director Georgy Boguslavsky). She currently works as an artist for a new Andrey Khrzhanovsky picture, Nos, ili Zagovor ne Takih.

HOW TO TAKE PART

Free admission with advance registration

REGISTRATION

Schedule

Direct animation studio

Date
Sunday, October 21
Time
11:30–12:30
Place
Garage Kids' Studio

Direct animation studio

Date
Sunday, October 21
Time
14:30–15:30
Place
Garage Kids' Studio

Direct animation studio

Date
Sunday, October 21
Time
16:00–17:00
Place
Garage Kids' Studio