Masters classes Animation technologies in art projects / Andrey Suzdalev


Andrey SuzdalevThe master’s classes «Animation technologies in art projects» is part of the Educational and debating program for Karelian creative youth being initiated and organized by the Creative Industries and Cultural Tourism Development Fund with the support from the Open Society Institute.

Supervisor: Andrey Suzdalev, artist, curator, Children studios’ supervisor of the National Center for Contemporary Arts (Moscow)

March 10, 18.00 – 20.00

Introductory class. The comment demonstration of animated films and media-projects by Andrey Suzdalev and of assignments and creative works by the members of the Children’s Workshop of the National Center for Contemporary Arts. The second part of the class is the introductory into the subject. A discourse on ‘moving pictures”: early visual media, the development of animation technologies, the interplay of animation technologies and the cinema and video, and their part in contemporary media-art.

March 11, 18.00 – 21.00

The discourse on time and movement. Real time and screen time. The history of their interaction. Timing (tempo-rhythm, running time, motion computation both in time and space and frame by frame) as the basis of animation art. The types of movement in animation: abstract, mechanical, biological and psychological movement; “magic transformation” – transformation and morphing.

March 12, 18.00 – 21.00

Cross-cutting language. Its main methods. Cross-cutting as one of the key principles. Collage and photomontage as a meeting of two media means such as photo and cinema at the field of visual art. The second part of the class covers sounds montage and audio media and their linkage with screen arts: sound motion pictures and sound tracks, audio-collage etc.

March 13, 18.00 – 21.00

The synopsis of the main animation technics, which are traditional cartoon animation, three-D animation, cutout animation, stop motion, unpopular and unusual technics. Mixed-type technics such as manual technologies and the computer. The resources of contemporary author’s (not studio) animation.

March 14, 12.00 – 15.00

The discourse on the art direction in media. Narration and non-narration (animated movies, video-art, media-object etc) and their various strategies. The idea – the subject – the plot. The strip film and camera report. Visual script and direction.

On-line broadcasting of the master's classes:

Venue for project events: Vyhod Media Center, Karl Marx Ave., 14, Petrozavods 



Photo: Svetlana Mickailova