TASK workshop on Stop Motion Puppet Animation
Delwyn just finished conducting a puppet animation workshop in Kolkata on behalf of TASK (The Animation Society of Kolkata). The following article is an extract from TASK.
This seminar at Gyan Manch was all about the art and technique of Stop Motion Animation from concept to creation. Using a live demonstration of how to create a simple model rig using thermocol, tape and wire and then animating a frame by frame walk cycle for the same, the audience received a detailed insight into the world of stop motion. The whole session was an interactive one, where the audience got their doubts and queries clarified. Few amongst the 200 odd audience members also had a chance of trying their hands with the animation. There was also a section for the screening of the recently made stop motion animation films from the students of NID and the audience just loved the films like “Three Little Pigs”, “KiddKrida” “One fine Friday” and “0200”.
The whole workshop was a great learning experience and as Delwyn put it “Don’t be afraid of experimenting. Always try to do what’s best for the project, not just what’s the best technique or the best software” and surely people had a lot to take home with that thought.
Another very important point about film making which was established by Delwyn is that the film maker must connect with the story in some way and it would ultimately show in the final output.