The Many Faces, Fazes and Facets of Stop Motion

© F. A. McKenzie, E. Cvijanović, A. Moore, 2018

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© F. A. McKenzie, E. Cvijanović, A. Moore, 2018

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The Many Faces, Fazes and Facets of Stop Motion

Assistant pédagogique: 

Workshops
April 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22, 2018
Noon - 5pm

Registration
February 14 - March 29, 2018

The Many Faces, Fazes and Facets of Stop Motion:
A Step-by-step, Image-by-image guide to High/Low Animation

Just in time for the return of warmth we offer you a crash course in an abundance of animation techniques from the multi-talented Frances Adair Mckenzie, Eva Cvijanović and Allison Moore. Over three weekends in April, participants will be escorted through an accelerated learning environment covering years of accrued knowledge, encompassing production paths carved by two fiercely independent feminist animation practices, from planning through installation. With their unique blend of DIY, post-punk approach and a nuanced and focused set of techniques and aesthetics, this is an opportunity to study with two prodigious experts on their craft.

List of techniques:
- Puppetry for animation
- Drawing and 2D image composition for animation
- Stop-motion and an introduction to DragonFrame software
- High and Low studio techniques (mixing DIY and professional tools)
- Green screen and other backdrops
- Panoramic visual compositions, projection and MadMapper

Schedule:
Noon - 5pm, April 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22, 2018

> The workshop will be offered in English. The instructors are bilingual and will happily answer questions in French.

Prerequisites:
- Be a professional artist, creator or cultural worker;
- Basic knowledge of animation image-making, an asset;
- Be a self-employed worker or a salaried employee in an enterprise not subject to 1 % Training Investment*;
- Attend every workshop session.

Number of participants: maximum 8
Registration period: Tuesday to Friday, until March 29, 2018
Call or email the New Media Lab: 514-844-3250, ext. 230 or lab@oboro.net
Cost: 150$ (taxes included)
*NEW! Two spots are now available for employees of companies that are subject to the 1% Law.

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Reservation / Payment

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Cancellation / Refund
OBORO does not refund registration fees except in case of illness (with a medical note) or of absolute necessity. In such cases, registration fees are transferable to another workshop or service offered by the New Media Lab.

Workshop Cancellation
OBORO reserves the right to cancel workshops at any time and without advance notice. In this case, registration fees are completely refunded.

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Frances Adair Mckenzie

Frances Adair Mckenzie is a multi-media artist who combines genres and technologies as a means to invoke the construction of fanstastical internal and external worlds. Her work in motion-design, animation and immersive installation evokes a din of concentrated effects that meld both high and low cultural references and technologies. With a simultaneous eye to the history of art and the culture of Pop, she extends upon the precedents of feminism and digital culture only to foreground the spectacle as a D.I.Y space of subversion and tool of emporwerment. Frances Adair Mckenzie lives and works in Montreal. She attained a diploma in New Media from BCIT and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University. The National Film Board of Canada (ONF) has commissioned her animations and her work has been exhibited at the MAC (Musée d'art contemporain) in Montreal and in the Satosphere of the SAT (Société des Arts Technologiques). Frances also collaborates with Aleks Schurmer, to form the collective Party Like It's 1699. The collective's aim is to take classical music from the confines of the modern concert hall and to reclaim it as a popular medium in the form of a digital Baroque opera.

Eva Cvijanović

Eva Cvijanović is an animator and filmmaker focused on the storytelling potential of environments, character and the dialogs that they create. Since graduating from Concordia University, she had produced and directed two independent film (Seasick, 2013 and Once Upon a Many Time, 2010) and was part of the NFB's Hothouse program (The Kiss, 2011). Drawn to the immersive power of the tangible, Eva works with felted wool, watercolour and pastels while being equally fluent in digital media. Eva's experience ranges from working on documentary and puppet films to videogames and more. Her latest venture is Hedgehog's Home, an NFB/Bonobostudio stop-motion short film based on a famous Balkan tale. Eva fiercely believes in the power of love, and so will you.

Allison Moore

Native to Victoria, British-Colombia, Allison Moore studied interdisciplinary art and video at Concordia University where she received in 2005 a Bachelor’s degree with honours in Fine Arts. Active in the artistic community in Canada and abroad for the past ten years, she has participated in numerous exhibitions, residencies, workshops and events. Her work explores in a playful and systemic manner the fascinating universe of the dematerialization and the decontextualization of the image and the body as much on a conceptual level than on a technological one. In addition to her artistic practice, Moore has worked as professional editor, compositor and animator for film and television as well as teaching workshops for film. She has independently directed short experimental films, music videos and theatre projects. Moore’s work is funded through CALQ and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Aaron Pollard

Aaron Pollard is a multidisciplinary artist from Montreal who has been producing and presenting video art and multimedia performances since the early 1990s. His works have been shown in Canada and abroad. He studied at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design and Corcordia University, where he completed an MFA. He is the co-founder of 2boys.tv as well as researcher and head of OBORO's multimedia sector.