Animania: My World in Motion – Three Day Animation Workshop

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Animania: My World in Motion

A Three-Day Online Animation Workshop (6th, 13th & 20th March, online via Zoom)

Age: Group 1: 8-12yrs | Group 2: 13-18yrs

Daily Times: Group 1, 2-3.30pm & Group 2, 4-5:30pm

Are you interested in learning how to create Stop Motion Animations?

First Cut! Youth Film Festival, are offering 30 young people the opportunity to gain the skills required to animate their own short films at home.

Experienced tutors Belinda Walsh and Ilse De Ziah will demonstrate the basic skills for hand drawn, claymation, legomation and paper cut stop motion over 3 days. The sessions will include advice with storyboarding, sound, and editing. You will decide on the technique that inspires you the most to make your film. No previous filmmaking skills or experience required for this workshop.

The animated shorts produced will be screened online during the virtual First Cut! Youth Film Festival happening 17th April – 9th May 2021. A prize of €100 will be awarded to the winning animation and announced during the festival.

The First Cut Youth Film Festival sets out to offer opportunities that are accessible to all young people, there is no charge for participants. This workshop is funded by The Arts Council and Cork County Council. This workshop is presented in partnership with Midleton Arts Festival.

You Will Need:

  • Zoom video conferencing software (free)
  • A camera, tablet, or smartphone with video & sound recording capability
  • Stop Motion Studio Pro app (cost €4.99c on Android €5.99c on iPhone)
  • Basic materials (paper, pencils etc.)

How to Apply: This is a free workshop. Email with the following info to apply. Please note numbers are limited. The closing date to apply is Tuesday 2nd March 2021:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Age/Date of Birth
  • Contact Number
  • Name, Contact Number & Email Address of a Parent or Legal Guardian, permission is required for under 18 years
  • A couple of lines about why you would like to join the workshop

About the Workshop Facilitators

Belinda Walsh and Ilse De Ziah have been running Midleton Arts Festival for many years. Their dream is to make art and creativity an accessible and enjoyable part of everyday life for all.

Belinda Walsh graduated from CCAD in 2014 and has over 12 years experience of facilitating creative workshops with children, teens and adults. She has a special love for the magic of stop motion animation which she loves to share with others.

Ilse de Ziah is a musician who works as a sound artist, composer and sound engineer. She graduated from Cork School of Music and has facilitated music workshops for children, teens and adults as well as composing soundtracks for film and animation.