Lecturer: Miloš Tomić
The basic animation tool is the stop trick technique: every film is made of individual photographic shots projected at the rates of 12 or 25 screens per second. Slow and patience-exigent technique of pixilation enables the author to break several film and physical rules (gravity, time flow...) or to perceive our position within the world in a moderate way.
Miloš Tomić will show the participants some inspiring and sometimes even shocking visual material, which, hopefully, will change their perception of film as something more than just a series of dramatic lines between romantic characters. It will be supplemented with the sophisticated commentary of the lecturer. The participants will be given a task; to bring any material they consider to be appropriate as the basis for a 20 minutes-long film (like a picture, some music, a movie or just a story) and extend the potential of their object into a narrative.
It will be then followed by the screening of several essential animations of film history, and the lecturer will present the variety of possibilities the stop trick technique can offer. Miloš Tomić will also show some of his own films and comment on them. At the end of Day 1, each participant should leave with an idea, or a concept, he/she is going to animate by themselves.
After watching some more pixillation films, each participant will have twenty minutes to introduce his/her work that deals with the chosen inspirational source. The whole collective will then try to go over the best way to process the theme. The emphasis will be put on the simulation of the animation itself and on the approach to the technique dealing with the linking of individual shots.
The third day begins with the screening of the material that has been shot and the editing phase. That means transferring the material to computer, searching for a proper rhythm of the shots and deleting some useless material. This is the delicate, but rather slow and quite boring processing, which is an essential procedure even for such a small animation which should then be the final product of the workshop.
The last day is the day of the evaluation of the workshop.
Was born in the year 1976 in Belgrade. He began with paper collages, drawing, photography, sound experiments.... and with the collecting of street garbage. He studied film direction in Belgrade and later also animation at FAMU in Prague.