WORKSHOP – Rotoscoping Animation

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS)


Creative skills development

INSTRUCTOR Iveta Karpathyova

January 27, 2018
11:00am – 3:00pm

Non-member $100 / TAIS Member $60 / Subsidized $50

This workshop explores Rotoscoping, an animation technique involving tracing frame-by-frame from recorded film or video. During the workshop we will provide footage and explore the pacing and framing of the technique through traditional animation. TAIS will provide the light tables . Participants also receive 2 days of access to TAIS studios following the workshop to complete their rotoscoping project.

Iveta Karpathyova is an illustrator, animator and educator (M.Des.) specializing on hand-drawn animation, portraits, watercolour and ink media. Her rotoscoping animations, presented at international film festivals and academic conferences, revolve around sports, dance and musical performances. A recent example of her work is the short film “Phases of Dance” (2017) which was entirely hand-drawn and animated with over 2,100 illustrations. Iveta has lived and freelanced as a commercial illustrator and graphic designer in Toronto, Paris, San Francisco and Montreal. Some of her clients include Lindt, The Walrus, Holt Renfrew, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Variety Magazine and Philips. More info available at