What stories might the antique cameras sleeping on the shelves at PhotoAccess tell? Join local animator duo extraordinaire Eleanor Evans and Giovanni Aguilar for a fun weekend workshop learning how to use stop motion animation to bring these intriguing and rather entertaining objects to life.
Over the two days, you’ll use your own smartphone or tablet to master the basics of stop motion animation. You’ll explore the principles of animation, learn how to animate objects with an accessible process called object pixellation, and create short animated films using PhotoAccess’ vintage camera collection as characters.
At the end of the workshop, we’ll invite you to contribute your animated film to an online show on PhotoAccess’ Community Gallery website.
Day one will start with an introduction to stop motion animation, the stop motion studio application and the 12 principles of animation. Through hands-on animation activities workshop you will learn how to apply these rules to create attractive, smooth animations and learn how to animate in time with music.
Day two will be about bringing personality and character to objects with animation. During the day you will look for the personalities and natural movements of things. Using the inherent personalities/movements of old cameras as inspiration, you’ll plan, storyboard and animate character driven scenes using cameras as puppets.
This workshop is suitable for animation enthusiasts from 14 to 99 years old! No prior experience is necessary.
Cameras Alive! will take place at PhotoAccess on:
Saturday 14 November, 10:00am – 16:00pm
Sunday 15 November, 10:00am – 16:00pm
PhotoAccess is located within the Manuka Arts Centre, 30 Manuka Circle, Griffith, ACT, 2603
Parking is available behind PhotoAccess adjacent to the Manuka Pool on New South Wales Crescent.
Giovanni Aguilar Gutierrez is originally from Barranquilla Colombia, he is a passionate artist and musician. Giovanni studied graphic design at Universidad Autónoma del Caribe in Barranquilla. After graduating Giovanni worked as a graphic design teacher, illustrator and art director.
Eleanor is a Canberra based artist who is passionate about combining animation and music into one seamless art form. This interest has taken her to a place she never expected, developing mathematical equations to combine music and animation into loops and audiovisual polyrhythms.
Eleanor and Giovanni met in 2016 while studying animation in Barcelona, where they both graduated with Masters in Stop Motion Animation from the University of Central Catalonia, BAU design College. Since moving to Canberra at the beginning of 2019 they have been working together on various projects in their home studio. In 2019 their music video Imaginé won best music video at the Canberra short film festival and best national music video at the Bogota music video awards.