Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Animation Masterclass at the BFI on Nov 22 - for just £6!

The British Film Institute (BFI) is running a session on animation titled "Raw Shorts" for aspiring animators and film-makers, on Saturday November 22nd in London, at 12.30pm. There will be lectures, workshops and Q&A panels on all aspects of animation production. We highly recommend that our students attend - at just £6 per head this is the perfect way to learn about the industry and maybe even meet some movers and shakers in the business.

National Film Theatre: Home of the BFI at London's South Bank. Photo: Wikipedia
The event is described as follows:

"a look at how animation can bring another dimension to your film, or stand alone in its own right. Filming through a lens has physical limitations on what you can put and do in front of a camera. Animation offers a way of letting your imagination run free and achieve scenes that would otherwise be impossible to shoot."

According to BFI:

"Professional artists, animators and animation software experts will discuss the topic during an on-stage Q&A, followed by a choice of animation workshops and masterclasses on the most popular techniques of animation. At the end of the day you’ll also have the chance to network with industry experts and fellow filmmakers and animators"

To find out more, and to buy tickets, follow this link here:

To sign up for our next classroom at Animation Apprentice, follow this link. For more information on finding work and surviving in the animation and visual effects business, read our post on how to find a job in the animation industry, and check out our post about what not to do at a job interview. Also see our post on starting your own small animation business, learn how to create an invoice, and see how we are helping our students find work through our film co-operative Nano Films.  Download the free Escape Studios Careers in VFX Handbook. Take a look at how can help you find a job, and read our piece about how to survive as a freelance animator. Also, find out what Cinesite look for in a student's demo reel, and read our post on setting up your own animation business. Also see our post about freelancers and taxes.  

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