Monday, 19 October 2009

Animation workshop - Version Film Festival

Version film festival kicks off in Manchester 13 - 15th November showcasing 4 new commissions from Comma Film and various events/seminars. 
Some of my shorts are showing the retrospective programme at the Cornerhouse and I'll be conducting an animation workshop, details as below. 
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Animation Workshop

Green Room, 1pm.
To book a place email with 'Animation Workshop' in the title.

Want to animate a poem? Award-winning animator Kate Jessop offers a frame-by-frame guide to visualising verse, from the first kernel of inspiration, to plotting out a visual narrative, using the rhythm of the source material as an editing guide through to the technical challenges of sound designing a poem-film.

Kate Jessop is a mixed-media filmmaker who specialises in layered animation and live action montage, combining hand crafted and new media techniques. She has worked with Comma Film since 2006, adapting the work of writers such as Simon Armitage, Gaia Holmes and David Constantine. Her very first poem-adaptation 'Desires' was shortlisted for the Virgin Media Shorts prize 2008 (and then shopwn in cinemas ahead of feature films across the country), it was also included on the Best of Birds Eye View and WIFTI showreels in 2007 and shown in over 30 countries world wide. 'Desires' is now distributed through Shorts International. Her ACE-funded film 'When the Telescope Came' won the Femme Fantastique prize at the London Short Film Festival 2008, and 'The Loss' has recently shown at Raindance and Branchage Festival. Kate has also programmed for various events and festivals including Manchester's Girls on Film collective, Salford Film festival, Birds Eye View and Ladyfest. She is just about to start a residency in Berlin.
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