Sat., Nov. 27 | Montréal

Camera animation workshop

Registration is Closed
Camera animation workshop

Time & Location

Nov. 27, 2021, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. GMT-5
Montréal, 5442 Chem. de la Côte-Saint-Luc, Montréal, QC H3X 2C5, Canada

About the Event

Host: Sharron Mirsky

Time: 1 PM (3-hour workshop)

Price: $40

Who: minimum 3 people, maximum 6 people


Add movement and new dimensions to your art pieces (time-based, rhythm, tension, sound…)

Enhance storytelling in your work as a step towards adding interactive elements to their projects or to create promotional materials for releases, events, and exhibitions

The workshop is also open to anyone who is interested in understanding the basics of animation in general, an introduction to stop-motion shooting techniques, and in particular for people who like to work with physical media rather than digital. People under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. The accompanying adult does not need to pay for an additional ticket, but time on the camera stands is reserved for the participants. Under-Camera animation is a stop-motion shooting technique, where many photographs are taken of alterations to a single image. Normally, the working surface is a piece of glass, plexiglass or paper on a table or other flat surface. The artist creates an image using a variety of drawing or painting materials, sand, plasticine, objects or paper cut-outs. That image is then changed in small increments and each change is captured using a camera which is positioned above the drawing, pointing down. This creates an illusion of movement. The facilitator will supply all necessary equipment and art materials, though participants are welcome to bring their own art supplies for experimenting with. Since the idea is to make these images move, some drawing and painting materials are better than others.

Each participant will learn the basics of under-camera animation and will create a 5-10 second animation. Hour 1: An introduction to the technique. S