Thursday, April 10, 2008

TAIS nooze, April edition!

Lots of good stuff happenin' at TAIS, and a few new members to welcome including local claymator Grant Dix! Here's the scoop:

Toronto Animated Image Society

1) Events:
1.1-Daniel Barrow: manual animation
1.2-Open Call for TAIS SHOWCASE 2008

2) Workshops:
2.1- Stop Motion Workshop Advanced

3) New Members


1) Events:
1.1 The Toronto Animated Image Society is proud to sponsor the Images Festival screening of Daniel Barrow:
Every Time I See Your Picture I Cry
The World Premiere of Daniel Barrow’s wonderous “manual animation.”
Co-presented with Harbourfront Centre's World Stage
Thursday April 10, 7:30 PM
Harbourfront Centre, $15/$12

Tickets and information on these and other events:

1.2 OPEN CALL to animators ! TAIS SHOWCASE 2008 and Monster Jam
All genres, mediums, themes under 15 minutes are accepted.
Submit a MiniDV or QTM file on disc. Include brief description of the film, artist bio and contact information. E-mail 2 stills 2x3 jpg or tiff 300dpi to
DEADLINE : Friday May 30, 2008

Monter JAM : 10 second film on MONSTERS !... Same submission form as the TAIS SHOWCASE and same deadline
Don’t delay ! submit now
Check for full info

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 potential
project. 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 ( ONLY ONE SPOT LEFT !)

More Workshops to be announced !

3) New Members
TAIS welcomes new members:
Grant Dix
Bart Vallecoccia

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

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