The National Film School Launches
2012 Animation Academy
The National Film School at IADT has announced its first professional
summer Animation Academy, in association with Boulder Media, and with
the financial support of Bord Scannán na hÉireann / The Irish Film Board.
Tailored to the needs of the thriving Irish animation sector, the 2012 NFS
Animation Academy – Introduction to Adobe Flash 5.5/Professional
Animation – will be a bridging course between college and industry for
Donald Taylor Black, Creative Director of the National Film School at
IADT, said “We’re absolutely delighted to deepen our strong links with
the animation industry in Ireland, by introducing the NFS Academy. Rob
Cullen and Boulder have been extremely enthusiastic about this project
from the beginning and other companies have assured us of their co-
operation in the years to come. Thanks also to the Irish Film Board for
their continued support to The National Film School”.
It will take place over four weeks from Monday, 9 July until Friday
3 August on IADT’s Dun Laoghaire campus. The NFS Animation
Academy will take the existing skills, strengths, and interests of recent
undergraduates, graduates at ordinary and honours degree level, as
well as animators currently working in the industry who want to re-train
or redirect their career into a more specialised industry focus of Flash
Animation. It will cost €300.00 per person.
Tutors will include: Robert Cullen, Creative director – Boulder Media;
Paul O’Flanagan, Animation Director Boulder Media; Gillian Comerford,
Animation Director Boulder Media; and Damien Byrne, Animator and part
of the Animation team at IADT.
Please apply online to Barbara Carraher at the Adult and Continuing Education Office, IADT
before 12pm on 2 July 2012. Please ensure all CVs are up to date with all current, relevant
+353 1 239 4631
About The National Film School
The National Film School (NFS) at IADT was launched in November 2003.
It is a centre of excellence for undergraduate and post-graduate studies
in Animation, Film, Television and Digital Media. IADT is the only Irish full
member of the Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de
Télévision (CILECT), the International Association of Film and Television
Schools; and the CILECT regional association, GEECT, the Groupement
Européen des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision.
About Boulder Media
Boulder Media is an Irish animation company based in Dublin. Since
2000 it has been making high quality 2D and 3D animation for the
international market, producing shows such as the EMMY™ award-winning
‘Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends’, ‘El Tigre’ and most recently
the BAFTA™ and ANNIE™ winning ‘The Amazing World Of Gumball’
for Cartoon Network. Boulder also produced the first feature length
‘Lalaloopsy Dolls’ DVD for toy manufacturers MGA, based on their hugely
successful line of dolls.
Boulder is currently in production on Disney’s next flagship show ‘Randy
Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja’.
DONALD TAYLOR BLACK
THE NATIONAL FILM SCHOOL
26 June, 2012