Course Goes Live November 30th 2020.
Join Barry Purves for four one hour sessions where he will discuss the joys of stop motion, and how stop motion fits in with storytelling and the bigger world of the arts. Barry will also discuss how to make the most of your own stop motion films and how to be prepared, with dozens of tips and tricks to make the most of this great technique.
Session One – What is storytelling Barry will start by looking at why we have always had a deep need to tell stories, and how they fit in with our cultures. Barry will look at how artifice is an essential part of storytelling, and how the arts such as ballet, plays, opera, musicals, and painting use artifice.
Session Two – Stop motion itself Barry will discuss the peculiar qualities of animation, particularly stop motion and how it’s use has changed over the last 120 years, and where it is today.
Session Three – Preparing your film. Barry will talk about writing for stop motion, allowing for schedules, budgets, and the technique itself, and the whole pre production process. He will reference how his own films and series were approached, along with other films.
Session Four – Shooting and studio practice Barry will look at the process of puppet making, the practicalities in the studio, and of course, the animation itself. Barry will encourage you to anticipate and avoid problems, and he’ll throw in dozens of tips and tricks.