Creatives in Animation Network event

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 ljsedgwick66@gmail.com

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MEDIA Desk Ireland’s Focus on Animation

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,
Socialmedia.ie
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 info1@mediadesk.ie by Thursday April 26th.

Further information on the event can be found at http://www.mediadeskireland.ie/upcoming_events.php

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Brown Bag Films Hiring

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 jobs@brownbagfilms.com, 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 jobs@brownbagfilms.com

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IRISH ANIMATION DAY

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 scorrigan@irishfilm.ie 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.

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Life Drawing For Animators

Life Drawing for Animators

Niall Laverty
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.

Content:

  • Week 1:
    Gesture Drawing 1
    Line of Action
  • Week 2:
    Gesture Drawing 2
    Basic Shapes
  • Week 3:
    Graphic Principles
    Straights and Curves
  • Week 4:
    Movement Drawing
    Anticipation/Action/Reaction

Pricing: €10 public / €5 Trinity student.
Booking strongly advised as places are limited.

Regards,

Niall Laverty

Mobile – 087 2171870

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Monster Entertainment are hiring

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.

Job Description:

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

used

·        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
keith@monsterentertainment.tv

 

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