Stop Motion Animation with Miloš Tomić
Maribor, 27. - 30. 10. 2016 @StopTrik Festival
The goal of the workshop is to inspire the participants to pay attention to precious, small and everyday things, which they see but maybe do not notice and to feel their own bodies and their limits through "acting'' in stop-trik film. It is a slow and sometimes tiring process, but at the same time it gives us an opportunity to break many rules, physical ones as well (gravitation, normal passing of time, linearity). It is a chance to challenge the way we deal with the reality around us. It is OK to joke and to ridicule medium so that we can also try to create certain kind of mockumation out of the material we will shoot.
About Miloš Tomić:
Born on 05.02.1976. in Belgrade. At the end of elementary school he started doodling, coloring, collecting objects from the street, photographing, playing some music... During high school he went to "Kvadrat" film school run by Zoran and Svetlana Popović.
1993 – 2002: contributor of the "Beautiful Rhythm of the Heart" radio show.
2000: Successfully completed a partner dance course at the Russian Culture Home.
2001. Graduated at the Academy of Art (Directing major) in the class of Miša Radivojević.
Finished graduate studies of animation in Prague, at Famu, in the class of Petar Skala. Was a guest student in Madrid and Berlin.
Just finished doctoral studies, thesis on "Preciousness of discarded objects, i.e. trash as the material for film, photography..."
Lives in Belgrade again since 2009 as a family man with not so frequent, planned travels. Teaches short video forms at Singidunum University.
About WORKSHOT 2016
The goal of the workshop is to inspire the participants to pay attention to precious, small and everyday things which they see but maybe do not notice. And also to feel their own bodies and their limits through "acting'' in stop-trik film that we will made during the workshops. It is a slow and sometimes tiring process but at the same time, it gives us an opportunity to break many rules, physical ones as well (gravitation, normal passing of time, linearity). It is a chance to challange the way we deal with the reality around us.
I will show the participants various inspiring visual materials which might bring the cinematic sensation. Films are not just about the actors talking lines in a romantic or dramatic situation. 1st assignment: to bring the next day something that inspires the participants (a clip from a film, or a song, a short story, a picture... anything!). I will show the old and the new gems of animation films and explain the technique and the possibilities of stop-trik films. We will watch my works and we will talk about them. At the end of day one, everyone gets the animation homework - a topic or a thing, part of a story or a melody to animate when they get back home.
We watch few more films; we present inspirational pieces (20 min). We will try to figure out how previously done exercises could be improved. I will start shooting film material so the participants will get the feeling of acting in stop-trik animation. Perhaps we will use later this material. And most of the time, shooting together is incredibly fun.
We take a look at what has been done so far, I film the participants a bit more, and we get to the editing. We put the material in the computer, search for rhythms, throw out some phases... watching the final cut, we make sound and music alive, all together, with our voices and playing on instruments and objects that are near. If nothing get wrong, we finish our animation just in time for projection.
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE IN THE WORKSHOPS?
You don't need to be animation professional. We expect that you will have enthusiasm, open mind and willingness to challenge your imagination. Remember though to bring your camera!
The number of the participants is limited so make sure that you register for the workshops by contacting one of the following addresses:
The cost of the workshops is 20 EURO.
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