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Suzie Templeton to Lead Stop Motion Master Class

In a four-day master class, Oscar winning animation director Suzie Templeton gives insight in her creative process and working methods.

Tilburg, The Netherlands --

Meet stop motion master Suzie Templeton and discuss your work and animate under her experienced and watchful eye. In a four-day master class, the Academy award-winning animation director Suzie Templeton will provide insight into her creative process and working methods. Templeton will present the genesis of her films and focus on the importance of stillness in animation. How to capture one’s intentions and the characters in stop motion? She will talk about the formation of Peter and the Wolf, and how the score interacts with the narrative and animation. Sketches, original puppets and the films will illustrate the process.

Peter and the Wolf

The main part of the master class will consist of animating puppets. Participants are invited to bring their own puppets to animate. Armatures for animating will be available upon request.

Suzie Templeton’s look inside her working process and the discussion of the participants’ work will form the ground for the practically-oriented days to follow. Participants are emphatically invited to bring earlier works and work in progress to share and discuss.

Suzie Templeton (UK, 1967) is an Oscar-winning writer, animator and director specialising in stop-motion. She is experienced in working independently and solitary as well as in a studio setting. She studied science and animation in Farnham and at the Royal College of Art. DOG (shot in the basement of the school) won Grand Prize at the Holland Animation Film Festival and a BAFTA. The half hour adaptation of Prokofiev’s PETER AND THE WOLF premiered with a live score at the Royal Albert Hall. The production of the film took over two hundred people and over five years to complete and won major prizes all over the world, including an Academy Award.

Wednesday, September 12 through Saturday, September 15

Netherlands Institute for Animation Film, Tilburg 10:00 AM – 5:00PM daily

Language of the master class: English Costs: € 350 VAT excluded, but lunch included.

Applications will be accepted until September 1. Apply now – the number of participants is limited!

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.