Barry Purves full-day workshop

Definition and potential of stop-motion

This workshop explores how to structure stories around the stop motion technique. It explores what animation is and how it relates to other arts. Several films will be screened and analysed section by section and frame by frame to see how they work, and how the colour, composition, movement, editing, and other components contribute to a film as a whole. The workshop will also examine how to structure the shooting of a film and TV series, and cover all the prerequisite practical information.

Participants are also encouraged to bring along their storyboards, scripts (English only) or puppets for consultation and advice.

The workshop will be held on June 28 and comprises of three sessions:

10:00 – 13:00 Film analysis
14:00 – 17:00 Short film and TV series structuring
18:00 – 21:00 Consultations

If you’d like to participate in the workshop, fill in the following form by June 7, 2017.

Fest Anča will provide each chosen participant with a festival accreditation as well as a two-night accommodation in Žilina. All acredited festival visitors can attend the workshop as viewers.

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Barry Purves

Barry’s films have won over sixty major international awards, including Grand Prix, Best Director, Best Film, and OSCAR and BAFTA nominations. Barry has also given numerous animation training courses. He has held workshops about animation – and particularly acting for animation – at colleges around the world, and at all major U.S. studios, including DreamWorks, PDI, Pixar, and Will Vintons. He is a regular festival jury member and advisor. Barry has also directed and animated some 70 commercials, title sequences, and animation inserts for films and pop promos. Barry’s early career was in stage management and acting, working in several theatres around the UK. He has directed and designed for Altrincham Garrick Theatre (Manchester), The Edinburgh Festival, and other venues. His book Stop Motion: Passion, Process and Performance was published in 2008 by Focal Press. Six of his films with commentaries and interviews were issued on DVD by Potemkin in 2008 as Barry Purves: His Intimate Lives. His second book Stop-motion was published in 2010 by AVA Publishing.


11.05. 2017