Thursday, 8th of October, 16:00-18:00
Event is open on ANIMARKT platform.
A look at the creative process of developing animated feature stories through the lens of the Aardman Studio. From short form to their rapid leap up to features, Mike will talk about how the Aardman feature development culture has evolved while keeping some of its core instincts. Using clips and images he will talk about the process now, including key concepts and craft principles from the development tool-chest, and story development in the context of a constantly changing industry.
About the lecturer:
Mike Cooper has worked for Aardman Animations in development roles for more than twenty years in commercials, series and shorts but primarily on Features. During that time he gained an MA in screenwriting and established Aardman’s Feature development department. He worked on most of Aardman’s feature animated movies, most notably Academy Award® winning ‘Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Wererabbit’. Alongside working for Aardman, he has freelanced as a script developer for a variety of clients and also ‘developed’ a family!
The Aardman Academy was set up in 2013 to help meet the growing demand for animators and to help bridge the gap between industry and education.
The Academy's primary aim is to nurture talent by running an ever changing variety of animation related courses, which include modelmaking, storyboarding and maquette making, as well as one day Gateway Into Industry courses.
The Academy will be launching the first module of its flagship 3 month Stop Frame Animation course in early 2021.
For more information here.