2014, the MIAF Symposium theme is 'Blend'.
'Blend' is a detailed, multi-faceted series of presentations
focusing on the myriad ways in which technologies incorporate real
people into the animated action. Featuring special international
and local guests, support screenings and engaging insights delivered
by people working at the leading edge of this very special realm
of the animated landscape.
> Monday 23 June,
In Defence Of Rotoscoping
NADIA MICAULT (FRANCE) in discussion
with DENNIS TUPICOFF (AUSTRALIA)
In ‘SONATA’, French animator
Nadia Micault has created a vivid, elegant and evocative piece
of moving image artwork that blends what were originally live
action dancers into an ethereal, purely animated environment using
the rotoscope technique. Australian animation legend, Dennis Tupicoff
has also employed rotoscoping with powerful results and reactions.
Here, Dennis will take Nadia through her experiences with rotoscoping
and what unique properties it brings to her films.
> Tuesday 24 June,
Two Films, Two Visions
JILLI ROSE (AUSTRALIA) and MIRIAM HARRIS (NEW ZEALAND)
Two filmmakers working in very different
styles but bringing a documentary eye to their projects, will
outline how they tackled integrating real people into richly imaginative
animated dioramas. Jilli Rose has recently completed ‘STICKY’
which explores a unique element of the insect world and Miriam
Harris (NZ) used an unusual photo montage approach in her film
‘WARSAW, JANUARY 2011’ to record a version of her
travels in Europe researching her book on historical Czech animation.
> Wednesday 25
A diverse collection of seven films
that have tackled the BLEND challenge in very different ways.
Deakin animation student Abdullah Kokce (Turkey/Australia) will
also present a sample of his astonishingly effecting work which
integrates altered war zone news footage and re-animated human
characters – and talk about his approach to creating ‘blended’
See the film line-up here.
> Friday 27 June,
3D Stereoscopic Animation
MUNRO FERGUSON (CANADA)
In the animation universe, Munro
Ferguson has a dream job! He runs ‘StereoLab’, the
3D stereoscopic studio at the renowned National Film Board of
Canada in Montreal. This is a place where real magic is created.
StereoLab is one of the few places in the world applying leading
edge technology and best-practice technicians to purely creative,
non-commercial animated short films. In this very special guest
presentation, Ferguson will take us through StereoLab, his views
on the possibilities that 3D stereoscopic filmmaking offers and
the technical challenges that abound there.
Full $16 / Conc $12.50 per session.