Hand-drawn Rotoscoping Animation

Saturday January 11, 2020
12:00pm – 3:00pm

Technical skills development

INSTRUCTOR Iveta Karpathyova

Non-member $90/ TAIS Member $72 / Subsidized $42 Registration Open!

Workshop Description

This hands-on workshop explores Rotoscoping, an animation technique involving tracing frame-by-frame from pre-recorded film or video (eg. as seen in “Take On Me” by A-ha, or Disney’s The Little Mermaid where live action is used as a reference). You will be provided with a dance footage to create an animation that is synchronized with music, and practice drawing techniques to achieve smooth movement and transitions. The participants will also learn After Effects pre & post production tools of creating a rotoscope animation, so they use this technique in their work moving forward.



Iveta Karpathyova, B.Des., M.Des., is an animator and illustrator based in San Francisco, California. She is an instructor at UC Berkeley Extension where she created the course on Animation Design & Video Production. Iveta’s upcoming rotoscoping workshops are being taught at Google (Nov ’19), Skillshare (Dec ’19) and TAIS (Jan 20). Her award-winning rotoscope animations in films Phases of Dance (2017) and Prey (2019) screened at festivals including Hot Docs and International Festival of Animated Dance. She has created animated and illustrated content for clients including ESPN, L’Orèal, Variety Magazine, and Entertainment Weekly.