4 Weeks Stop Motion Animation Masterclass with Tim Allen, 15/7-9/8/19

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15/07/2019 - 09/08/2019
Pinewood Studios, London
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His credits include (credits include Wes Anderson’s Oscar-nominated Isle of Dogs & Tim Burton's Oscar-nominated Frankenweenie. His recent contributions include animating My Life As A Zucchini (Claude Barras dir.).

Tim Allen now organizes a 4-week stop-motion animation course focused on body language, anatomy & performance with stop motion puppets.

Each week is broken down into  4 sections, starting simply & gradually building up complexity: Anatomy & Body Language, Walking & Running, Character Staging & Performance & lastly, Advanced Performance. The weeks can also be booked separately.

Course Summary

  • Frame by frame analysis of professional stop motion examples
  • Detailed breakdown of performance for story telling
  • Technologies and equipment orientation
  • Hands-on animation workshops
  • The use of puppets and body movements & emotions
  • Facial features
  • Submissive and dominant behaviour
  • Walking and running
  • Character staging and performance
  • Body language breakdown focused on psychology & motivation of character & story
  • Understanding the use of weight & anatomy
  • Staging scenes with 1 character & multiple characters

The highly sought-after new Stickybones puppets, renowned for their incredible articulation, will be used in the course

Duration: 20 days
When: 15 July - 9 August
Location: Pinewood Studios London for Creative Media Skills
Cost: (for all 4 weeks):  £2275 +VAT. Course can be also booked as a separate weekly package


Event Dates

  • From 15/07/2019 to 09/08/2019

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