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Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

Chicago-based stop-motion filmmaker/educator Tom Brierton will be holding a two-and-a-half day intensive workshop on stop-motion animation. Brierton directed and animated the stop-motion short, NO EXIT?, which has been shown nationally at various film festivals, as well as the Music Box Theatre in Chicago. Brierton is the author of "Stop-Motion Armature Machining" (McFarland and Co., Pub, 2002), as well as "Stop-Motion Puppet Fabrication-Build-up, Foam Injection, and Finishing Techniques" (also through McFarland, due out Dec., 2003). On Friday, Oct. 17 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, topics will include Introductions, Screened examples of stop-motion animation, Puppet Design, Wire armature fundamentals/creation and Enrollees will create a wire armature of a human character. On Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9: 00 am to 12:00 noon, there will be a demonstration on using metal milling and metal lathe machines for the creation of a professionally machined puppet armature, with a show-and-tell of the six main types of armature joints. (NOTE: Due to safety/insurance reasons, no enrollee will be allowed to run any of the machines.) From 1:00 pm

Friday, October 17, 2003 - 11:00am to Sunday, October 19, 2003 - 7:00pm
Submission Deadline 
Friday, October 17, 2003 - 12:00pm