Workshop: Acetone Image Transfer Animation
6:30pm – 9:30pm
Technical skills development
Beginner and/or Intermediate Animators
Free for TAIS Members
Acetone image transfer is a printmaking technique which is widely used in the mixed media art creation. In this workshop we explore how we can implement this technique in animation film making, and how we can use this method as a base to develop a unique style for frame by frame animation. We start the work based on a video footage and we take it to the next level!
Supply list for participants:
10 to 15 sec video footage. Black and white. High contrast.
One or two Chartpak AD Marker Blender per student:
A plastic wall scraper (or something similar for pressing — Back of a regular table-spoon also could be used).
A setup to scan the frames. This could be simply an iPhone connected to DragonFrame
Optional: Ink, acrylic paint or gouache — to paint on top of each frame
Optional: Brush to add the paint on top.
DragonFrame + camera (iPhone also works)
Adobe AfterEffects or Adobe Premiere
Arash Akhgari is an independent animator and visual artist based in Montreal. He is focused on expressive language of visual art, moving image and abstract story telling. He works with traditional mediums for animation as well as painting, drawing and collage, and explores contemporary visual languages.