JAPAN CUTS 2016 Film Workshop

June 18, 2016
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In this one-day workshop participants will learn the basic principles of animation. We will cover a range of traditional and experimental techniques, as well as provide information for constructing a simple animation set-up in your own apartment or studio so that you may continue your practice. The course will meet 11am, beginning with a brief history of animation and screening examples by Japanese contemporaries. The goal is to have each participant conceive, draw and animate a simple action that can be looped infinitely to share with friends and family. Participants will walk away with hands on experience of hand-drawn animation, a finished short on loop, and the knowledge to continue to work in this practice at home. All materials will be provided for. Films made in this workshop will screen as part of the Experimental Spotlight program during JAPAN CUTS 2016!

INSTRUCTORS: Steve Cossman, Nora Rodriguez

LOCATION: Japan Society, 333 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017

TIME: Saturday, June 18 from 11am-6 pm

COURSE CAP: 12 participants

INCLUDES: Archival paper, markers, colored pencils, watercolors, access to a flatbed scanner and software, HD copy of finished animation, online hosting of finished film, local & international film festival entry waivers, and two tickets to the Experimental Spotlight program on Sunday, July 17 as part of JAPAN CUTS 2016.

REGISTRATION: $95 General Participants/$80 Japan Society members, seniors, students

Please contact Japan Society Film at [email protected] with questions.


Presented by MONO NO AWARE.

MONO NO AWARE is a 501c3 cinema-arts non-profit organization based in Brooklyn New York. The organization promotes human connectivity through education and exhibition of cinema in a variety of forms. Their annual festival exhibits the work of filmmakers and artists whose work incorporates the moving image as part of a sculpture, installation or expanded cinema performance, and will celebrate its 10th anniversary this winter. Throughout the year they offer traditional filmmaking workshops in the community through the support of the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC). As part of their mission of accessibility and affordability, the organization rents filmmaking equipment and runs a film stock distribution initiative out of their home office in downtown Brooklyn. To learn more please visit: http://mononoawarefilm.com.

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  • Saturday, June 18, 2016
  • 11:00 am