LIFT Touring Workshop with Ed Video: Cut-Out Animation Techniques



LIFT Touring Workshop with Ed Video Media Arts Centre:

Cut-Out Animation Techniques



Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28, 2017

11am - 5pm

Ed Video Media Arts Centre

404 York Road

Guelph, Ontario


Cost: $185.00

Pre-registration and payment in full is required: angus(at)

Enrollment is limited to 8


Because the instructors are traveling for the workshops we require pre-registration a minimum of one week in advance. We require five business day cancellation notice for a full refund. Classes with fewer than three people will be cancelled.


While most commercial animation is done using completed artwork, whether drawings or digital images, many of the finest animated films have been created by hand, one frame at a time, under the camera. Here is a chance to explore animation using paper cutouts, and Dragonframe, the premiere image capture software for stop motion animation. This hands-on workshop can help you to understand the enormous creative potential available using these methods, tease out ideas for a project, and understand the relationship between content and technique with Leslie Supnet, an independent animator and experimental filmmaker. The workshop includes simple exercises aimed at developing a foundation in the illusion of motion and understanding the unique possibilities and demands of animating under the camera.


Participants shoot a series of brief animations using various techniques over two days and watch the results. This course is open to absolute beginners and is a great opportunity to discover the many possibilities of animation. Art skills such as drawing and painting are not required. Examples of relevant films will be screened.


Leslie Supnet is a Toronto-based moving image artist, originally from Winnipeg, MB. Supnet utilizes animation, found images and sound, lo-fi and experimental practices to create documents of her personal vision. She is currently pursuing her MFA at York University, and teaches animation workshops with various artist-run centres.


This workshop is part of LIFT's Touring Filmmaking Workshops with media arts centers throughout Ontario. The touring program is generously supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF).


Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 11:00am - Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 5:00pm
Ed Video Media Arts Centre
404 York Road
Guelph, ON