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Star in Your Own Superhero Movie
Two Day Workshop
This two day workshop will give an introduction into digital composites, green screen and stop frame animation by combining video footage of you as your favorite superhero battling a stop motion monster or villain of your own creation!
Using classic movie magic techniques, students will create and animate their own monster or villain from modelling clay and then after filming themselves in combat dressed as their favorite superhero against a green screen – battling their imaginary foe! Afterward they will use Adobe After Effects to blend the live action footage with their animated monster/villain to create their own superhero scene.
Skills and techniques covered will include:
- Clay modelling
- Stop motion animation
- Green screen techniques
- Simple film combat moves
- After Effects compositing
This course is capped at only 6 places so advance booking is highly recommended. Suitable for those aged 10-15 years, a knowledge or animation or filmmaking is not required.
Please bring a packed lunch with you. All materials will be provided, there will be some limited props available, however the attendees will be encouraged to bring their own superhero costumes or accessories.
Ashley’s short animated horrors Scarycrow, The Screaming Skull and The Hairy Hands have been screened across the world, winning numerous international awards. Ashley uses a wide array of animation techniques including rotoscoping, After Effects and stop motion and encourages those he teaches to experiment and rejoice in the form.
Ashley illustrates and writes for New York based horror periodical Fangoria Magazine and has also scripted two critically acclaimed radio plays for Larry Fessenden’s U.S production company Glass Eye Pix; The Demon Huntsman andDead Man’s Shoes. He has also provided animated sequences for BBC Manchester and Derren Brown’s Trick of the Mind for Channel 4.