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Cartoons to Life : Animation Workshop
March 31, 2019
It is Family Day @ GIFFEST 2019, Singapore’s largest celebration of animated GIFs. So much fun !
This year’s theme is MAGIC, a nod to the medium’s (GIF’s) extraordinary ability to capture the imagination as a form of art, entertainment & communication.
And especially for kids …
Kids Gif-making workshops using Claymation
10.00 a.m. to 10.45 a…m., 11.00 a.m. to 11.45 a.m. and 12.00 noon to 12.45 p.m.
A fun and exciting gif-making workshop where kids learn how to create their own artistic gifs using claymation.
Recommended for kids aged 6 – 10 years old.
Cartoons to Life: Kids Animation Workshop, hosted by Marty Cooper (US)
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Armed with an iPhone, Sharpies, correction fluid, and transparent sheets, Marty Cooper, a.k.a Hombre McSteez, considers himself a ‘reality dementer’ as he creates stop motion animation over real life scenes. Marty will be conducting a fun workshop full of drawing games, character design, and stop-motion techniques for kids to create their own ‘aug(de)mented realities’.
Recommended for kids aged 10 – 12 years old.
‘Aug-dementing Reality’ with Hombre McSteez
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Marty Cooper, a storyboard artist by trade (working on projects like Ice Age and Angry Birds) began his ‘Aug(de)mented Reality’ project five years ago, where he plays with ordinary situations by inserting fun and whacky cartoon characters with transparent plastic cells.
He draws each individual frame and uses his iPhone to capture photos before putting them together in short videos. More recently, he’s been working from a computer and experimenting with Gif stickers.