Following on the success and popularity of the first two Animation Networking Events, Lindsay J Sedgwick is organising a third on April 30th.
“I started this series of events to bring writers and animation directors together and see if we can collaborate creatively on various projects from shorts to features to series or, even, books. There was much creativity and positive energy in the Screening Room at the first two events of the group that will now be known as the “Creatives in Animation Network” or CAN.
“Something good will come from this group, which continues to grow. A Facebook Page is the next step to allow everyone to network on-line. As before and thanks to the Screen Directors’ Guild of Ireland, it will take place in the Guild’s wonderful Screening Room. The next stage will be a separate Facebook Page for the group so networking can continue online.”
If you want to be part of the network and/ or come along on Monday, contact Lindsay at firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule announced for ‘Focus on Animation’
The schedule has been announced for MEDIA Desk Ireland’s event Focus on Animation which is taking place on Monday April 30th in the Lighthouse Cinema in Smithfield.
The event will run from 9.30am until 3pm – Registration is from 9am. This is an ideal opportunity to meet with other animation producers, national funders and European and national broadcasters.
Schedule for ‘Focus on Animation’
9am – Registration (with Tea & Coffee)
9.30am – Domestic Funding panel
James Hickey, BSÉ/IFB
Ciarán Kissane, BAI
Sheila de Courcy, RTÉ
John O’Neill, Revenue Commissioners
10.30am – European Broadcasting Panel
Sheila de Courcy, RTÉ – Chair
Jackie Edwards, CBeebies
Dörte Hanke, WDR
Alix Wiseman, Aardman Animation
11.30am – Tea & Coffee
11.45am – Cian Corbett,
‘Social Media Mashup (Using Social Media effectivly to market your Animation project)’
12.30pm – Lunch
2pm – Alix Wiseman,
Head of Sales and Acquisitions, Aardman Animation
‘Selling Animation in the Global Market’
If you would like to attend and have yet to register, please email email@example.com by Thursday April 26th.
Further information on the event can be found at http://www.mediadeskireland.ie/upcoming_events.php
Brown Bag Films are looking for new talent!
Brown Bag Films are currently recruiting animation and production professionals to work on our slate of hit TV series.
If you are interested in any of these roles please submit your CV and the relevant application form to firstname.lastname@example.org, clearly specifying which position you are applying for.
We are always looking for freelance Story Board Artists and 2D Set Designers. Please submit your CV and showreel to email@example.com
There is a day of animation happening in the IFI – Saturday the 14th of April
The day will comprise screenings, panel discussions, meeting the animators and new work.
11.00: A special programme of shorts curated by animator Steve Woods for the Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2012.
12.45pm – 1.45pm: Panel Discussion on Animation in Ireland Chair: Gareth Lee, BCFE Programme Leader in Animation. Panel includes: Steve Woods, Sheila De Courcy, Dan Spencer, Nora Twomey, Gerard O’Rourke, Emma Scott (IFB) and special guest Seamus Malone, graduate BCFE and supervising animator, Aardman Animation.
2.30pm – 3.30pm: New voices in Irish Animation showcasing their work. Presentations from Giant Creative, Adrien Merigeau, Damien O’Connor (Brown Bag).
4pm: Putting Irish animation in a broader international context, David Sproxton, producer and co-founder of Aardman Animations will introduce the studio’s latest feature, The Pirates! In An Adventure with Scientists (2D). Please note this is a free screening open to all.
Booking essential – please contact our Box Office on 01 679 3477. Evening course attendees are entitled to free passes to this full day of events. Please call Sharon Corrigan on 01 679 5744 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm. Tickets for non-attendees are €8 for the 11.00 – 15.00 events. The 16.00 screening and presentation are FREE but ticketed to all.
Last Friday, Giant Creative’s ‘The Last Train’ picked up the Digital Media Award for best use on Animation in a campaign.
Life Drawing for Animators
30 April – 28 May (No class on 7 May for Bank Holiday)
Mondays, 7-9 pm
191 Pearse Street
This 4-week course is designed to show students and professionals how to apply
animation principles to life drawing to enhance their character design and animation.
The focus is on gesture drawing – the dynamic and emotional response to the body
language of the figure, creating rhythm and visual balance using graphic principles
and movement analysis.
- Week 1:
Gesture Drawing 1
Line of Action
- Week 2:
Gesture Drawing 2
- Week 3:
Straights and Curves
- Week 4:
Pricing: €10 public / €5 Trinity student.
Booking strongly advised as places are limited.
Mobile – 087 2171870
Experienced TV series Character Animator required for 2D Animation Pilot/Reference episode, to create
a very high standard of animation for international television channels.
The successful applicant much have at least 2 years experience as a TV series 2D digital animator and
be available for the project beginning mid-April to run for 8 to 10 weeks.
The successful applicant will work closely with the animation director to create a very high standard of
animation for international television channels.
· 2 years experience in the animation industry
· Working knowledge of Anime Studio Pro – though a good knowledge of Cel Action and Adobe
Flash would also be applicable
· Strong animation principles a must and should be evident in applicants work in all softwares
· Must be able to animate people and animals
· Strong acting and posing skills necessary.
· Ability to problem solve and predict potential problems with assigned tasks
· Have the ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines
· Must have good communication skills and work well in a team based environment
Applicants must be expertly skilled in Flash and/or Cell Action production pipelines. Experience with
Anime Studio Pro software would also be very beneficial.
Please send CV and link to demo reel to: Keith Feely at Monster Entertainment