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Scratch Animation with Richard Reeves

Scratch Animation with Richard Reeves

Sat. Oct. 29 / 10AM-4PM

Location: WFG Studio
Registration Fee: 60 – 80
Instructor: Richard Reeves

During the workshop, each participant will create a short animated film, in colour and complete with a sound track. All this without a camera or any sound recording.

This direct, almost instant style of filmmaking is very hands on and lots of fun. Images are applied directly onto the film by painting and etching using magic markers, inks, steel wool and various tools. The pictures are accompanied by a handmade optical soundtrack which is made by scratching into the emulsion of the optical stripe or applying shapes into it.

Once completed, participants can see and hear their projects become alive on the big screen, a real cinematic experience.

The workshop opens discussion and experiments involving the very elements of cinema and how we perceive motion pictures.

Participants are encouraged to explore the possibilities of the illusion of motion, optical sound composition, visual music,colour theory and expanded cinematic techniques.

This animation process examines the art and science of motion pictures.

The age group for this workshop is for everyone. 

No previous experience is necessary and all materials are supplied.

About the Instructor:

Biography of Richard R. Reeves

Independent animator and kinetic film scratcher, Richard Reeves is a traveler of time and space, a looper of film loops and projected moving images. Acclaimed at festivals around the world for his animation Richard combined his passion for painting and music to create animated films by drawing both sound and picture directly onto film. He has produced award winning experimental works and his collection is preserved at the National Library and Archives of Canada.

Richard has been a member of the Quickdraw Animation Society for over 25 years and worked there 8 years as Film Production Coordinator. He has mentored at the Gulf Islands Film and Television School for 10 years, inspiring people to use super8 and 16mm filmmaking, handprocessing and experimental film and projection techniques. He has taught cameraless animation courses across Canada, Europe and South America. He has also assisted juries such as the Toronto International Film Festival, Norway and Dresden International Animation Festivals.

“Richard Reeves produces some of Canadian cinema’s most accomplished animated imagery and he does it all by hand. Painstakingly drawing, scratching and painting on the celluloid, he creates a hypnotic barrage of colours, shapes and rhythms. His is cameraless animation at its best. Think of some of Norman McLaren’s best moments, particularly from Begone Dull Care (made with Evelyn Lambart in 1949) or Blinkity Blank (1955), add an astonishing hand-drawn soundtrack, and you can start to imagine the experience of watching Reeves’s films.”

-Barbara Goslawski, Take One Magazine.

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For further information, contact mark@winnipegfilmgroup.com

REFUND POLICY

Notice Given:                                           Eligible for:

At least 7 days prior to start date             Full refund

7 days to 48 hours prior to start date     Full refund less 20% administration fee

Less than 48 hours prior to start date     No refund

-The Winnipeg Film Group reserves the right to cancel any course where the minimum registration has not been met. Anyone registered for a course that has been cancelled is eligible for a full refund, Cancelled course fees may also be used towards any other Winnipeg Film Group training programs.

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