BAICFF Hands-on Animation Workshops

Workshops are not included with General Admission Tickets to The Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival. The workshops are an additional fee and advanced registration is required to attend workshops as space is limited.

 

Saturday Workshops

Pixilation & Foley Workshop

Saturday, February 22

10:15am, 11:05am, 12pm, 12:50pm

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Pixilation is an animation technique that uses the most readily available tool at your disposal – your body! In this workshop, the participants are the actors. Just change your pose slightly from one photo frame to the next and you will magically fly around a room, ice skate, disappear and reappear in a different location, or almost anything else you can imagine!

You add the sound! In addition to creating your film using pixilation, you will then add your own sound effects in our Foley Sound workshop. We record you creating noises on our foley stage to the live playback of your pixilation film. We will provide a variety of noise making objects and props, you can even use your own mouth to make explosions – boom!, car engine noises – vroom! vroom! or other bips and boops.

After the festival, we post the final films for download so that every child has a copy. Each day we screen a sneak peek at workshop films toward the end of the festival program.

 

Clay Puppet Animation Workshop

Saturday, February 22

10:15am, 11:15am, 12:15am, 1:15pm

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Decorate and film your very own, professional stop-motion puppet and take the puppet home with you. Spend the first half of the workshop personalizing your “actor” with googly eyes, buttons, feathers, etc. Then lights, camera, action – it’s time to make your puppet come alive. Use your imagination to place your little “actor” in a series of poses that add up to action!  After the festival, we post the final films for download so that every child has a copy. Each day we screen a sneak peek at workshop films toward the end of the festival program.

 

Character Design Workshop

Presented by the Walt Disney Family Museum

Saturday, February 22

10:30am & 1pm

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Walt Disney knew that audiences adored compelling characters within storytelling. In fact, his earliest works featured characters with strong personalities and unique designs. A distinctive design can help make characters more engaging by giving them a clear visual identity and grounding them in the time and place of the story’s setting. In this workshop, presented in partnership with the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival and The Walt Disney Family Museum, explore character styling by studying designs that center around theme, environment, and time period. Learn how to use proportion, silhouette, and shape language to create your own memorable characters.

Walt Disney knew that audiences adored compelling characters within storytelling. In fact, his earliest works featured characters with strong personalities and unique designs. A distinctive design can help make characters more engaging by giving them a clear visual identity and grounding them in the time and place of the story’s setting. In this workshop, presented in partnership with the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival, explore character styling by studying designs that center around theme, environment, and time period. Learn how to use proportion, silhouette, and shape language to create your own memorable character.

 

Career Paths in Visual Arts or Animation

Presented by the Walt Disney Family Museum

Saturday, February 22

3pm

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Are you thinking about a career in animation or art? This special event features the Studio Team from The Walt Disney Family Museum, who regularly lead animation and art workshops in San Francisco. They will be joined by several working animators to discuss your possible pathways into the animation industry and related artistic fields.

All will answer your questions, examine your portfolio, and give you constructive feedback and encouragement. So bring your sketchbook, or just share your dreams in one-on-one conversations with these creative professionals as they offer tips, thoughts, and advice about a career in animation, illustration, or design. Ages 8 and up.

 

Sunday Workshops

Pixilation & Foley Workshop

Sunday, February 23

10:15am, 11:05am, 12pm, 12:50pm

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Pixilation is an animation technique that uses the most readily available tool at your disposal – your body! In this workshop, the participants are the actors. Just change your pose slightly from one photo frame to the next and you will magically fly around a room, ice skate, disappear and reappear in a different location, or almost anything else you can imagine!

You add the sound! In addition to creating your film using pixilation, you will then add your own sound effects in our Foley Sound workshop. We record you creating noises on our foley stage to the live playback of your pixilation film. We will provide a variety of noise making objects and props, you can even use your own mouth to make explosions – boom!, car engine noises – vroom! vroom! or other bips and boops.

After the festival, we post the final films for download so that every child has a copy. Each day we screen a sneak peek at workshop films toward the end of the festival program.

 

Family Fun Stop Motion Workshop

Sunday, February 23

10:15am, 11:10am, 12:05pm, 1pm

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Using found objects, children and their parents will create short stop-motion animated films. Select your objects and use your imagination to change their placement slightly from one photo frame to the next to tell a story. Watch the objects come alive as they disappear and reappear, travel from one side of the screen to the other, or magically create cool patterns and designs. After the festival, we post the final films for download so that every child has a copy. Each day we screen a sneak peek at workshop films toward the end of the festival program.

 

For more information about the workshops, please visit BAICFF.com