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Direct Animation for Optical Sound with Scott Fitzpatrick

Saturday, October 22, 11am – 2pm

Join Winnipeg-based filmmaker Scott Fitzpatrick for an exploration of 16mm direct animation (also sometimes known as drawn-on-film or cameraless animation), and how it can be used as a tool for creating sound. Participants will learn about different additive and subtractive direct animation techniques, with a particular emphasis on how these techniques can be used to create optical sound.

The workshop will also cover some of the basics of working with 16mm film, loops, and projectors. Prior experience working with 16mm film is not required to have fun in this workshop!

Artist Bio
Scott Fitzpatrick is a media artist, media arts programmer and AV technician from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is currently one of the co-directors of the WNDX Festival of Moving Image, and was a founder of the Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, which he directed from 2013 to 2019. Additionally, Scott has curated work for Antimatter Media Art, the Send + Receive Festival, Gimli Film Festival, Forthwith Festival, PRISME, and the MIRE International Film Labs Meeting. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Film Studies from the University of Manitoba in 2009, and has been independently producing experimental short films and performances on a range of digital and analog media since 2010. His film and video work has screened at venues worldwide, and has received prizes from the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, and more.

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