WORKSHOP Animation Rotation: 2D Jam with Rick Trembles

TIME
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

WHERE
Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS)

WHAT
Workshop

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Presenting the results of a 2D Jam Workshop at TAIS in March 2016 with artist Rick Trembles, in collaboration with participants M.C. Cruz, Ilse Kramer, Zoran Taylor, and Bob Yang.

With legs and background by Rick Trembles, and upper bodies, foregrounds and background additions by the participants, the resulting film is created in the tradition of the Exquisite Corpse.*

*The Exquisite Corpse (or Cadavre Exquis) is a Surrealist collaborative art game originally involving multiple participants drawing an image on a sheet of paper, where the image connects to another drawn image that is concealed from view. The results, when revealed, are often bizarre, humorous, and fantastic!


1 day Workshop
Saturday, March 12 – 10am until 4pm
$80 Non-member / $60 Supporting & Studio Member / $25* subsidized

*subsidized registration is full. WAIT LIST ONLY. Sign-up deadline for Animation Rotation is March 11, 2016. Sign-up on the day of may be available: call 416 533 7889

By the end of this animation jam workshop, participants will have collaboratively completed a short animation together! To take this course, participants should have some basic 2D animation knowledge of character movement (learned previously or after taking Drawn Animation 101 or 102).

After a quick overview of the step-by-step process he follows from start to finish when making his films, Rick will lead the workshop participants in a collaborative drawing of an animated Exquisite Corpse* together. Each participant will draw and animate an upper body that will be combined with a lower body Rick has created. The crazier the character, the better! The goal of this workshop is to demonstrate the entire process of producing a simple 2D animation in a very hands-on way. All participants will be credited for the short film, and will receive a copy after the workshop is complete.

*The Exquisite Corpse (or Cadavre Exquis) is a Surrealist collaborative art game originally involving multiple participants drawing an image on a sheet of paper, where the image connects to another drawn image that is concealed from view. The results, when revealed, are often bizarre, humorous, and fantastic!

Rick Trembles is a Montreal-based illustrator, cartoonist, writer, filmmaker, and musician. Two books of his Motion Picture Purgatories series have been published by FAB Press. He’s written for Fangoria and Rue Morgue Magazine and his comix have been published in internationally distributed books, periodicals and anthologies such as Russ Kick’s “The Graphic Canon,” Robert Crumb’s “Weirdo,” Thomas Waugh’s “Montreal Main,” Fantagraphics Books’ “Pictopia,” Kier-la Janisse’s “Kid Power,” and France’s “Hopital Brut” for Le Dernier Cri. His award winning animated film Goopy Spasms (2004) has toured the festival circuit globally. For more information on Rick Trembles work, see examples below, and visit www.snubdom.com