MASTERCLASS with Daniel Barrow: Story Development and Construction

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS)


Creative skills development
Mid-level and Intermediate

INSTRUCTOR Daniel Barrow

November 17, 2018
1:00pm – 4:00pm

Non-member $30 / TAIS Member $25

This masterclass will focus on various approaches to story-telling and narrative arcs. Daniel will introduce his own unique methods of “story stacking” and then familiarize participants with reliable and time-tested principles of story construction and story formula. This workshop is ideal for story-tellers with scripts in progress as well as people with an interest in combining traditional narrative constructs with more experimental approaches.


Montreal-based artist Daniel Barrow works in video, film, print-making and drawing, but is best known for his use of antiquated technologies, his “registered projection” installations, and his narrative overhead projection performances. Barrow describes his performance method as a process of, “creating and adapting comic narratives to manual forms of animation by projecting, layering and manipulating drawings on overhead projectors”.

Barrow has exhibited widely in Canada and abroad. He has performed at The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), PS1 Contemporary Art Center (New York), The Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s TBA festival, and the British Film Institute’s London Film Festival. Barrow is the winner of the 2010 Sobey Art Award as well as the recipient of the 2013 Glenfiddich Artist in Residence Prize.

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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