Category: Programme - Tags: - 2016.09.10

ANIMATING!

10. September 2016 - 16. September 2016

Volterra, one of the eldest etruscan towns, located on the back of a 555 meter high mountain, overlooks not only a beautiful landscape but also a history of three thousand years. Let’s say: everything is since ever fixed.

Animating! is based on the idea to stimulate movement bringing things up.

Majid Modir: Animating!
Majid Modir: Animating!

We are facing the new era of animation, and motion graphics are all around us in everyday life; but man’s quest for the magic of the moving images began in the 1800s and even earlier!
Is it a technical media or Art? Do we need Hi-Tech applications or the smart little ideas in a simple way can conjure too?
Come and play together in a magical world where not only there is ”Room“ for things to display, but also a ”Time Line” for them to be moved around.
Combine this with residency in the beautiful nature of Tuscany and the magical Villa Le Guadalupe, with a lot of learning and experimenting in individual and group work stations, within the theme and related to the historical town of Volterra.

During one week the participants work on how drawings, objects or other personal artistic expressions can be animated and brought to life. The theme of animation will be ”My impression of Volterra” and of course in a specified point of view and with your own touch.

This is an easy and entertaining animation course with live activity which basically consists of stop-motion workshop. You will build a composition of objects or drawings and take photographs while you move them around or change them in a way. And we will help you to edit and assemble your creations, so you do not have to be a computer expert or technical genius, but have a sense of imagination!

All visual artists in different fields, art & photo teachers and students, as well everyone who is just interested in images and creativity in general, who seek for an unique and experimental experience are welcome to participate.

The workshop will be lead by the artist and creative director Majid Modir and assisted by a guest teacher, the animator Kristina Frank. Both with many years of experience in motion design (from Stockholm, Sweden).

Check out an example of animation with mixed technique directed by Majid and animated by him and Kristina:

https://vimeo.com/86744623

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Program

Saturday, September 10
17.00-19.00
Check in / Presentation / Introduction
20.00 Supper

Sunday, September 11
10.00-12.30
General review on animation, various techniques & applications and using areas
History of moving images and early optical tools

13.00 Lunch
16.00-18.00
Workshop in Thaumatrope, Praxxinoscope and Flip book (individual)
20.00 Supper

Monday September 12
10.00-12.30
Thinking in motion and Timeline, Terms of Anlaog & Digital
13.00 Lunch
16.00-18.00
Workshop in making Gif animation and Loops
20.00 Supper

Tuesday, September 13
10.00-12.30
Stop Motion, 3 different ways to create movement frame by frame
13.00 Lunch
16.00-18.00
Workshop in making own animated movie (in small groups)
20.00 Supper

Wednesday, September 14 & Thursday, September 15
Optional own times between 10.00 – 18.00
Continuing the animation project

13.00 Lunch
20.00 Supper

Friday, September 16
10.00-16.00
Editing the animated movies in After Effects
18.00
Exhibition and public viewing of the result
20.30 Supper

During the week there will be a cinema visit with short and feature animated films,
and also one artist visit at an animation studio!

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Majid Modir

Majid Modir
Majid Modir


Artist, photographer and graphic designer, was born in Iran in 1961, moved to Sweden in 1986 and recently to Italy (Volterra).
 He has a MFA in Graphic Design & Illustration at Konstfack (University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm). Watercolor is his passion, as creative director he runs his own design studio, and also teaches motion graphic at The College of Design (Beckmans) in Stockholm. He is a member of The Swedish Artists Association (SKF), Swedish Center of Photography and Jury Member of the European Broadcast Design Award (BDA & Promax). He is multiply awarded with prizes and has been showing his works in a number of separate and group exhibitions in Scandinavian countries during the last 30 years.

http://majstudio.se/

info@majstudio.se

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Kristina Frank

Kristina Frank
Kristina Frank

Animator, movie & attribute maker and performance artist from Sweden, works as creative director in Bergman Center in Gotland and as teacher in numbers of schools.

http://kristinafrank.se/
mejla@kristinafrank.se

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Registration fee

The workshop costs 270 euros (tuition) and 130 euros meals (12 meals in Villa Le Guadalupe).

To apply:info@majstudio.se

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Participants

Minimum 6 / max 10.

Language

English

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How to reach Villa Le Guadalupe and Volterra

You can reach Volterra from these airports/train stations:
Florence (2 hours): bus to Volterra via Colle val d’Elsa
Pisa (2 hours): bus to Volterra via Pontedera
Rome (4.30 hours) : train to Cecina + bus connection to Saline di Volterra.

No problem to reach us with public transportation: we’ll help with bus timetables and pick you up from bus station.

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Accommodation

3 guestrooms in Villa Le Guadalupe (2 double / 1 single)
Check out suggested hotels http://www.agriturismocasallario.it/, http://www.agriturismomannaioni.it/, http://www.hotelnazionale-volterra.it/hotel/


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