WORKSHOP – Animation Software Basics: Dragonframe

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS)


Technical skills development

INSTRUCTOR Cristal Buemi

November 10, 2018
11:00am – 3:00pm

Non-member $80 / TAIS Member $60 / Subsidized $40

Get a comprehensive introduction to Dragonframe – an industry leading digital image capture software for stop motion animation. Through a hands on approach participants will explore the basics of this program while practicing simple frame- by-frame principles. Experimental mixed-media sequences will be created using various materials such as found objects, drawings, paper, fabrics, and magazine cut outs.

At the end of the workshop participants will not only have a foundation in Dragonframe, they will really come to understand how stop motion brings texture, pattern and various materials to life. All equipment and supplies are provided, but participants are welcomed to bring materials that inspire them.

The Workshop instructor, Cristal Buemi, was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Canada, Cristal Buemi has created multilingual works through the use of platforms such as stop motion animation, collage, film, photography and digital design. Her background in digital media (BA – Ryerson University 2009), art fundamentals (Certificate – Sheridan College 2015) and stop-motion animation (MA – Bau Design College of Barcelona 2016) are showcased through her mixed media approach that integrates old techniques with new technologies. Her work is driven by the exploration of materials and how to utilize them in innovative ways. Cristal’s passion for pedagogy and creative dialogue has enabled her to transmit her practices internationally. She has had the opportunity to work with students of various ages and backgrounds by leading artistic workshops, talks and classes. Both her collaborative and individual works have been exhibited in Europe, North and South America. Currently, Cristal’s practice is situated between Toronto and Barcelona.




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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