WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS
03 OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ANIMATION FESTIVAL
Saturday, October 18 from 10am- 3:30pm
The Ontario Media Development Corporation
three-part workshop where industry pros will take you through the
organizational, business, legal and creative aspects
of getting animation made.
10:00 am: Introduction to Producing
for Animation -
Career Diary of an Animation Producer with Sue Riedl
This workshop is based on Riedl's book, Career
Diary of an Animation Producer (Garth Gardner) which takes the
reader through 30 days
at a small animation company in Toronto. Some days are crazy and
others are relatively calm. Through this period, a variety of projects
are produced at Head Gear, from Halloween promos done in stop-motion,
to the redesign of a movie channel combining live action, photo
collages, and animation. All the projects present their own
challenges but have a unique style. The role of the producer in
her various roles is explored in session. Riedl takes you from
the conception of ideas to the final billing of the project, to most
important & teatime.
Sue Riedl works as a producer at Head Gear Animation. She has
also completed several short films and co-written a children's animated
series, which is currently in development with a Canadian broadcaster.
Most creative starts with a conversation, script
or a scribble, but what are the best ways to communicate your visual
Cuppa Coffee will take a variety of animated spots and series and show
from start to finish, the ways that they go about conceiving uniquely
From a host of ways to board an idea through to looking at a plethora
of styles that may best communicate an idea, Cuppa Coffee will dispel
the myths of how creativity should be communicated and delves into
innovative, often cost effective ways about mixing media and using
low-tech methods to achieve hi-tech results.
2:00 pm: The Legalities of Producing Animation
Entertainment Lawyer Bob Tarantino (Heenan
Blaikie) and Amberwood's Vice-President, Business Affairs, Mark
Edwards, will be on hand to discuss legal issues that producers have to
deal with. Some topics will include acquisition of rights
(including option agreements, copyright assignments and music
licensing), available tax credits and other crucial issues.
ALSO ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 18....
4:00 pm: Discover the Animation Process with Corel Painter 8 Steve Richardson, a freelance artist and
animator from the Chicago area will be demonstrating Corel Painter 8
and its roll in the world of animation. Steve will be showing how
artists can use this cutting edge tool for Character Design, Prop
Design, Color Design, Story Boarding and Animation.
Sunday, October 19
10:00 am: Married by Hollywood: Live-Action and Animation More and more live action films are
actually a marriage of live action and animation but it’s not always a
match made in heaven. So why are some of these films so good and some
sooooo bad? How can we unite these two partners so that they can live
happily ever after? Join Ellen Besen as she leads an in depth analysis
of the so good Amelie in search of answers to these questions.
12:00 pm: Toon Boom Technology Demonstration Toon Boom Technologies Inc.'s has the
software for an animation enthusiast like you! Toon Boom Studio is the
creative software for 2D animators; which features powerful drawing
tools, time-saving lip sync tools, and innovative 3D camera and scene
planning tools. It is a great addition to your skill set...from the
market leader in 2D animation software.
Learn how you can use it to create stunning original animations for the
web, TV, and the big screen! And of course a great demo reel!
Attendees can participate in a draw for a Student/Faculty copy of Toon
2:00 pm: Meet The Master - Oscar Grillo As some people suggest that drawn
animation has died, our noted guest, animator/designer, Oscar Grillo,
would like to discuss, with an audience, alternatives to animation
4:00 pm: Animation on the Couch - In Search of Meaning Has animation lost its ability to
convey real meaning? In fact, do animators use their art to avoid truth
instead of revealing it?
Criticism has been leveled at this field for sitting on the surface of
issues, for providing bland personal statements at best and escapist,
mindless entertainment at worst. Is this inherent to the medium itself?
Is there a connection between the long painstaking process involved in
production and the lack of relevancy in the content? Does the emphasis
traditionally and generally placed on narrative animation prevent us
from exploring material that digs under the surface of things? And is
providing entertainment a lesser function that by necessity excludes
Our group of panelists: Ellen Besen, Jean Detheux, Martha Colburn,
Chris Lanier, Andreas Hykade and Oscar Grillo will explore these
and other equally provocative questions in this session with no
intention of answering them but every intention of making us all
reconsider what exactly we are trying to do here,