Keyframe Animation Seminar

March 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 7th

In Colaiste Dhulaigh (CDCFE) and Dublin City Library, Coolock

There will be talks and workshops by acclaimed professionals, including – Pegbar, Giant Animation Studios, Studio POWWOW, Glue VFX, Brown BAg Films, Boulder MEdia, Alan Holly, Stunt Media Service, Ronan Dempsey, and Paper Panther Productions.

Check out Colaiste Dhulaigh’s latest move to offer a BA Hons in Animation –


Keyframe Poster


An Animation Seminar at Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education (CDCFE) in association with Dublin City Library, Coolock.

March 3rd, 4th 5th and 7th, 2014

Keyframe is a forthcoming joint initiative between CDCFE and Coolock Library. The aim of the event is to host a number of talks and workshops by acclaimed animation, film, vfx and gaming professionals at Coolock library and at CDCFE. The talks are intended to inspire interest and to investigate the possibility of career opportunities in this expanding creative sector, whilst also promoting the new Animation BA (Hons) degree course scheduled to start at CDCFE in September 2014. Exciting new talent and innovation developments will be represented by production companies such as Studio POWWOW, Giant Creative and Glue VFX. Established Irish industry will be represented by Brown Bag films, which has earned Oscar nominations for productions such as “Give Up Yer Auld Sins,” “Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty” and Bafta and Emmy nominations for their hugely popular TV series – “The Octonauts.” Also participating at the event is Animation production studio, Boulder Media – which has earned a nomination for an Emmy Award for its work – “Foster’s Home for his Imaginary Friends” and has won a number of awards for its co-productions – “The Amazing World of Gumball” and “El Tigre.” Acclaimed independent animation film makers such as Alan Holly and Eoghan Kidney will also discuss their work. In addition to the talks at Coolock library, learners at CDCFE will be invited to participate in charcater design, character animation, experimental animation and acting workshops. The talks in Coolock library will take place on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of March and will be open to the public on application. Advance booking is neccesary as place numbers are limited. Please email .

Programme: Monday 3rd March

Time Event Speakers
9:45 Pegbar

What is Pegbar?Dan Spencer

10:15Giant Creative

The Duel”

Working with Terry Pratchett and other projects.Dan Spencer,

Ben Harper11:00Break 11:15Boulder Media

2D Digital Animation and In house animated productions.Paul Flannigan, Neev Brennan12:15Q + ADan Spencer, Ben Harper, Paul Flannigan, Neev Brennan13:00Lunch 14:00 – 16:00Boulder Media

Character Design Workshop

Animation HND 1 +2.

Room 407Neev Brennan


Programme: Tuesday 4th March

Time Event Speakers
9:45 Alan Holly

Independent animation production.Alan Holly

10:30Eoghan Kidney

Directing and animation prodcuction.

Eoghan Kidney11:15Break 11:30Studio POWOW

Studio POWOW. Gaming and transmedia.Richard Glynn12:15Studio POWOW

Creative design for 2D games.

Eoghan Dalton, Stephen Kelly 12:45Q+AAlan Holly, Eoghan Kidney, Richard Glynn, Eoghan Dalton and Stephen Kelly13:00Lunch 14:00 – 16:00Studio POWOW

Flash animation walk cycles, plugin workshop

Animation HND 2

Room 407Stephen Kelly/Eoghan Dalton

Programme: Wednesday 5th March


Time Event Speakers
9:45 Glue VFX

Bringing Reality and Imagination Together using Creative Visual Effects.Ray Mongey10:30Brown Bag

ANYA: Director Damien O’Connor explains Script to Screen process and other projects.

Damien O’Connor11:15Break 11:30Stunt Acting for Live Action Film Making

Demonstrations and talk.John Sheridan, Paul Valentine13:00Lunch 13:30 – 16:30Ronan Dempsey – Actor (L’ecole Jacques Lecoq, Paris)

Exploring character through physical theatre workshop.

Ronan Dempsey

Programme: Friday 7th March


Time Event Speakers
9:30 Paper Panther Productions

Experimental Animation Workshops.

Animation HND1.Eimhin McNamara

12:30Break 13:30– 16:30Paper Panther Productions

Experimental Animation Workshops.

Animation HND1.Eimhin McNamara