Experimental Animation Workshop with Lydia Greer

Experimental Animation Workshop with Lydia Greer

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This 2-day workshop (with an optional 3rd day), led by experimental animator and educator Lydia Greer, is an introductory overview of experimental animation, including the history, methods, and techniques used by artists working with non-linear and experimental animation methods. Resources will be provided so that you can get started on your own research and inquiry. 


Day 1: Saturday, Aug 1, 2020, 1:00 - 3:30 pm PDT  
Day 2: Sunday, Aug 2, 2020, 1:00 - 3:30 pm PDT
Day 3: Saturday, Aug 29, 2020, 1:00- 3:30 pm PDT (Optional) 

Workshop Description

You will receive creative prompts for your personal projects as well as a practical stop motion animation workshop using a variety of materials and an introduction to the software Dragonframe, as well as Stop Motion Studio. You will be supported while creating your own short, handmade animation at home and will leave with tools and approaches for your own future projects if you choose to dive in! The first two days will include a short lecture, plus resources, creative prompts, and practical techniques on animation basics, including lighting, and strategy. You will also have the opportunity to meet others and share your own projects, if you wish, in the process. Questions are encouraged!

The third day will be an optional session to screen anything you create in the month of August and to reflect on process and where you will take your work moving forward. 

The cost of the workshop is $50 ($45 for members and students). Members can use the code sent to them previously. Students should contact Shapeshifters before registering (connect@shapeshifterscinema.com).

About the Instructor

This workshop is led by experimental animator, lumia artist and educator Lydia Greer. Lydia thinks Shapeshifters Cinema is the bee's knees and an incredibly important East Bay resource for time-based art. Long Live Shapeshifters! She has performed several times for Shapeshifters as Facing West Shadows. Lydia currently teaches Experimental Animation at CCA and Digital Drawing, Animation, and Visual Culture at St. Mary's College of California and has taught visual and time-based art for over 15 years. She has an upcoming exhibition with Facing West Shadows of animated sculptural installation at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art in 2021 and just (somehow) completed a residency for interdisciplinary time-based artists at The Dresher Ensemble Artist Residency (DEAR) during the tumultuous summer of 2020. 

Proceeds from this workshop will support Shapeshifters Cinema as well as East Bay organizations https://misssey.org/  and https://www.antipoliceterrorproject.org/.