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Workshops: The forgotten art of bringing objects to life

Will it come as a shock if we tell you that the dream of moving pictures dates back to the times before the invention of cinema?

For: children over 10 y.o. with parent / guardian

When: films available to registered viewers, April 18th-24th, 2021

Registration until 14.04.2021: warsztaty.animocje@mck-bydgoszcz.pl with the annotation "bringing objects to life"

Description

Will it come as a shock if we tell you that the dream of moving pictures dates back to the times before the invention of cinema? We inevitably associate animation with the flickering image in the frame of a TV-set or on the cinema screen. However, is it possible to create animation without the use of technology? Can you animate without expensive photo equipment?

You are kindly invited to take your seat in the time machine for a moment and travel to the not-so-distant era that preceded the time of the pioneers of cinema. With the help of generally available art supplies, workshop participants will create simple optical toys that, when set in motion, will reveal their magical, animating potential. Workshop participants will learn the basics of animation and learn how little it takes to become a young artist!

Stages

1. Film no. 1: Before cinema, or the short history of optical toys - taumatrope, fenakistiskcope, zoetrope.

2. Film no. 2: Preparing to work:

  • Animator's workshop and basic principles of animation.
  • The secret of drawing animation for beginners.
  • First Animation Exercise: Creating the Thaumatrope

3. Movie 3: Construction of a fenakistiscope.

 

Participants are asked to send a short film, about 10 seconds long, made with a vertically positioned cell phone, showing the end result of the workshops.


Leader

Paulina Wyrt

graduate of the Piotr Potworowski Poznań High School of Fine Arts, Art History Department at the Adam Mickiewicz University and the Department of Animation at the University of Arts in Poznań (UAP). Author of opening credits for TV, music videos, educational films, as well as illustrations for children's books and more. In her works, she combines traditional techniques with modern technology. For many years now, she has been teaching workshops on animated film, and, since 2016, has worked as an Assistant Professor at the UAP, thus sharing her passion with new generations of professional animators. In her free time, Ms Wyrt explores her love of drawing as an illustrator.