Thursday, March 13, 2008

TAIS news

Quick news update today, big news come Monday...stay tooned!

Toronto Animated Image Society

1) Events:
1.1- Frédéric Back : Drawing Life
1.2- Open Call
2) Workshops:
2.1- Stop Motion Workshop Advanced
3) New Members

1) Events:
1.1 The Toronto Animated Image Society is proud to present:
Frédéric Back: Drawing Life
Master animator, Oscar®-winning award, environmental activist.
TAIS will be presenting a program of 80 minutes of 35mm film prints:
All Nothing
The Mighty River
The Man Who Planted Trees
Where: The Bloor Cimena ( Bloor and Bathurst )
When: Saturday March 15, 2008 at 4pm – FREE ADMISSION

Also for the first time in Toronto an exhibit of Frédéric Back drawings at the Gallerie at the Alliance Française of Toronto, The Bluff Gallery at the Scarborough arts Council and at the gallery Céline Allard at the Centre Francophone
Visit : for complete information
( download postcard and artist bio )
This unique exhibition and screenings is made possible thanks to the financial support of SAXON INVESTMENTS, the loan of works of art and films by Radio Canada and our community partners : LIFT, Cine-Byte Digital, Now Magazine, Alliance Française de Toronto, Centre Francophone, Scarborough Arts Council.

1.2 OPEN CALL to animators !
Visit : this coming week end.

2) Workshops:
2.1- Stop Motion Workshop
Advanced (Independent Stop Motion Filmmaking)
Sunday April 20, 2008
10 – 5pm

A look at the world of independent stop-motion filmmaking, covering the spectrum of how it's done and how best to apply it to your own potentialproject. We'll take a glimpse into what equipment is used, to cost effective lighting techniques to basic set building and prop-making techniques. Also, fundamental animation filmmaking principals will be covered, such as the importance of story and unique artistic style in indie filmmaking, from someone who's been through it (and survived!).

Instructor : Mike Weiss
Born and raised in Southern Ontario, Mike studied Classical Animation at Oakville's Sheridan College. In the fall of his graduating year, he performed at the Ottawa International Animation Festival in the scratch-on-film troupe, 'Scratch Track'. Since then Mike has worked on and helped initiate several short films, music videos, and television programs utilizing a variety of animation techniques, though he most enjoys working in the tangible 3 dimensions of stop-motion. In 2005 he worked on the animated short, "Ray Harryhausen Presents: The Pit and the Pendulum", for which he was tickled to receive praise from the legend himself.

Mike's own stop-motion animated short film, "Inheritance" has been screened in festivals throughout North America and Europe, including its debut at the Ottawa International Animation Festival and its inclusion in the animation industry publication Stash magazine. He is currently working on his follow-up film with the National Film Board.

Cost : $ 50 Non-Members
$ 35 Members
Enrollment is Limited to 8
More Workshops to be announced !

3) New Members
TAIS welcomes new members:
Siobhan Murphy
Kate Wilson
Veronika Belianina
Mark Dowsett
Frank Vignando

Toronto Animated Image Society
60 Atlantic Avenue, suite 102
Toronto, Ontario
M6K 1X9

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