Animation Workshop (ages 12 – 16)
Tue 19 Aug 2014
1.30 - 4pm
ANIMATION! The techniques are numerous, the possibilities endless! But don’t let that worry you – that’s the BEST thing about it. If you’ve ever been curious about animation, whether it be stop-motion or digital, but didn’t know where to begin this is your chance to ‘get animated’. This day course will give an introduction to tried and tested animation techniques.
The short course will be hosted by local animator and writer Ashley Thorpe. Ashley’s short animated horrors ‘Scayrecrow’, ‘The Screaming Skull’ and ‘The Hairy Hands’ (all produced with the assistance of Phoenix Digital) have been screened across the world winning numerous awards internationally including a ‘Visionary award’ in Atlanta, ‘Best animated short’ in Sydney, Best UK short film at Raindance and a Media Innovation Award. He is also a regular contributor to Animated Exeter, last year providing the animated content to the ‘Time Winders’ interactive game. He is currently working on his next animation ‘Borley Rectory’; an animated documentary featuring Reece Shearsmith, Julian Sands and Steve Furst.
Apart from making and teaching animation locally Ashley also writes for New York based horror periodical ‘Fangoria Magazine’ and has also scripted two critically acclaimed radio plays for Larry Fessenden’s U.S production company Glass Eye Pix; ‘The Demon Huntsman’ and ‘Dead Man’s Shoes’ which was performed live on stage in New York last year. Ashley, lives, works and occasionally sleeps in Exeter.