It was great to see the stop-frame shorts made by participants in Animation SA and UNIMA's recent series of animation workshops. The films were screened at last week's animationXchange and will be showcased again at the Unima "Out the Box" festival in March next year.
The aim of the workshops was to help professionals broaden their skills into the world of 3-dimensional animation. Experienced and established animators (including those from Triggerfish) were asked to facilitate and give their input on all aspects from character design to post-production over a period of 6 weeks. Participants teamed up to create a short piece of stop-frame animation and for just 6 sessions with only 2 of them as shoot days, the results were impressive!