Workshop Registration

Animating Analogue: In Person

NOTE: This workshop is in person. It is recommended that participants wear a mask while on the premises.

Over the course of the four sessions in this workshop participants will gain experience in various styles of analogue animation on 16mm film. In the first session we will be learning in-camera animation using a Bolex camera, intervalometer and matt box. In the second session we will be exploring the art of film collaging. In the third session we will be experimenting with direct animation, including using markers, inks, scratching, etc. to create abstract images on film. In the third session participants will learn how to use LIFT’s Oxberry Animation stand. We will also be learning how to process the films we make using these four different styles of animation.

Previous experience with animation not required.

part 1: Tue 28 November 2023, 6 - 10 pm   
part 2: Thu 30 November 2023, 6 - 10 pm   
part 3: Tue 5 December 2023, 6 - 10 pm   
part 4: Thu 7 December 2023, 6 - 10 pm   
(Registration deadline is Tue 28 November 5:00 pm)

Instructor: Robin Riad

Robin Riad is an Egyptian-Canadian Toronto-based experimental filmmaker, animator and artist. Robin works primarily with analog mediums, specifically 16mm, Super8, and Regular 8mm film. She experiments with different modes of processing and direct animation for her films. An avid filmmaker, she devotes her time to organisations such as the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, as well as film festivals such as Toronto Arab Film and the8fest Small-Gauge Film Festival. As one of the technicians at the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), she supports many artists and independent filmmakers with their arts practice. 

Location: 1137 Dupont Street, Toronto, Ontario M6H 2A3
Category: New Take
Maximum Capacity: 6
16 hours of instruction in 4 parts$350 /member$375 /nonmember