COURSE – Character Movement for Stop Motion

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS)


Technical skills development
Beginner & Intermediate

INSTRUCTOR William Allinson

February 13, 20, 27, 2019
6:30pm – 9:30pm

3 sessions

Non-member $180 / TAIS Member $150 / Subsidized $90 CLASS FULL Waitlist Only

Character movement for stop motion requires discipline and attention to detail. Awareness of movement and timing are key skills, and this course will provide opportunity for hands-on learning for beginners to begin to hone their sense of how to generate the performance they need from a stop motion character.

William Allinson is a Toronto-based stop motion animator with a background in film and television production. With a BFA from Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts in the Film discipline, William has produced, directed and animated films that have played at home and abroad, including TIFF’s circuit festival, Animation Day at the Cannes Film Festival, and Spike and Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation. His films ‘Electric Dream Chute’ (2016) and ‘New Math’ (2017) have both been curated and programmed by TAIS, of which he has been a member since 2015 – and his contribution to TAISs’ annual ANIJAM in 2016 won both jury and audience choice awards. He continues to experiment with scale and subject matter in his stop motion practice, and hopes to push the medium in wild and weird directions in the future.

TAIS Workshops are presented with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council.


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