The Many Faces, Fazes and Facets of Stop Motion

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The Many Faces, Fazes and Facets of Stop Motion

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Workshops
April 20, 21, 27 and 28, May 4 and 5, 2019 Noon to 5 p.m.
 

Registration
from April 3 to 19 2019

Back by popular demand is this 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 and May, participants will be escorted through an accelerated learning environment covering years of accrued knowledge, encompassing production paths carved by three fiercely independent feminist animation practices, from planning through installation. 

List of techniques:
- Puppetry for animation;
- Storyboarding 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 and projection.

Schedule:
April 20, 21, 27 and 28, May 4 and 5, 2019, Noon to 5 p.m.

> 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;
- Be a self-employed worker or a salaried employee in an organization not subject to 1 % Training Investment*;
- Attend every workshop session.

Number of participants: maximum 10
Registration period: Tuesday to Friday, from April 3 to 19, 2019
Call or email the New Media Lab: 514-844-3250, ext. 230 or lab@oboro.net.
Cost: $160 (taxes included)
*NEW! Two spots are now available for employees of companies that are subject to the 1% Law. Please contact us for more details.

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Reservation / Payment
Reservations can be done by phone or email. Full payment must be made for reservations to be valid. You can pay by credit card (Visa or MasterCard), cheque or in cash. Registration to a workshop is not transferable.

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 an interdisciplinary artist based in Montreal, whose practice includes video installation, sculpture, animation and collaborative ventures. She holds a diploma in New Media from B.C.I.T. and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University. She has exhibited work at Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; Centre Clark in Montreal; the Musée d'art contemporain des Laurentides, Parisian Laundry and the Satosphere of the Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT), Montreal. Several of her animations and a stop-motion virtual reality piece have been commissioned by the National Film Board of Canada.

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.