Saturday, October 14th & Sunday October 15th // 12pm – 3:30pm
This hands-on and lecture based workshop covers the concepts, history and best practices of computer and traditional animation for the independent filmmaker. Participants are encouraged to bring their ideas, where we then proceed to organize it into a working project and production.
– Cover the concepts of animation & history of animation in Winnipeg at the WFG
– Animation planning and pre-production (storyboarding, basic script planning)
– Going over equipment options for animation at the WFG
– Learn Harmony animation software, Animate CC and After Effects Overview
– Overview of the Analog & Super 8 Film Animation, Oxberry & digital still animation
About Murray Toews:
Murray’s creative work spans the disciplines of drawing, print, video, film, set-dressing, interactive design, audio-art and digital/analog hand-drawn animation.
He received a bachelor of Fine Arts first class honours degree from the University of Manitoba with a thesis in advanced drawing.
The years of visual experimentation has led Murray to a “process-driven” animation technique that creates rapidly animated shorts using audio-art and drawings as a starting point.
In 2005 he curated Animator/Re-Animator – a visual exploration and the evolution of the independent animator. The festival represented 18 animated works from Canadian Prairie animators from 1990 to 2004 with screenings in Canada and Japan.
He went on to create and produce a live animation-music performance, in collaboration with Musician Jay Taylor, based on a process of errors named Manufacturing Malfunction 3.0 that premiered at the Winnipeg IMAX theatre. Since then, his animated shorts have appeared in festivals throughout Canada and USA.
In 2013, his animated short Thought Camera, Reel One: “Circus of Objects” was the official selection for the Gimli Film Festival, Manitoba Program and the 2012 NSI Online Short Film Festival.
Recently in 2017 his experimental animated film “Synapse” travelled to Australia as part of a 14 WFG Shorts Program at the Melbourne International Film Festival.
“10 Years Before Happiness” is his latest short film where he combines story, process-driven animation, original music and special effects into one hybrid film.