from: liff.cafa.edu.cn time: 2019.4.1
10:40-11:10 01/04/19 CM
La Poudrière, Boutique Animation Filmmaking School
La Poudriere school was initiated by Folimage animation studio in Valence, France, in 1999. It offers a two-year training in animation film-directing and is open both to French and foreign trainees who are at least 22 years old and have a technical training and/or some practical experience in animation.
The main goal of the school is to train professionals capable of making films, either on their own or as part of a team, by giving them a comprehensive knowledge of all the stages of film-directing, from storyboard and scriptwriting to editing and sound post-production. The small number of students (9 to 10 per year) allows the school to concentrate on the skills, experience and needs of each trainee.
During their training, students work both on exercises (storyboards, animatics) and short films which allow them to get to grips with the film-making process. Exercises and films are done in a given time and, for films, within a budget. A selection of students’ films will be screened at LIFF 2019 festival
11:10-11:40 01/04/19 CM
Working with a 9-year-old Genius
我是在为一部我的电影《A is for Autism》(1992)从自闭症社区寻找动画合作伙伴时遇到丹尼尔的。
In 1991, I was lucky enough to work with a 9-year-old genius, -Daniel Sellers. I met Daniel when looking for animation collaborators from the autistic community for my film, ‘A is for Autism’ (1992). The focus of the film which started to form was to give voice, (and just their voice) to the autistic community; my initial idea had included expert and parental opinions. Though my source material was from the small percentage of extremely talented ‘autistic savant’ community, it was not my focus. The film ‘Rain Man,’ (1988 ) had done exactly this, and helped perpetuate a myth.
However, my talk unashamedly is about Daniel’s extraordinary ability and his contributions to the film and my experience of working with him. He features a few times throughout the 11 minutes, with voice interview and his earlier drawings used to illustrate differences in how so called ‘normal’ and ‘autistic’ development differs. But he also has his own sequence, which is different to rest of the film as its less about the experience of being autistic and more about his passion for trains, drawing and animation. The sequence illustrates both his passion and skill, - but what is missing is how it came about, and how extraordinary and inexplicable it is for an 9-year-old boy to have such natural skill in perspective drawing, understanding of 3 dimensional spaces, mapping a period of time, accuracy in detail and expression in line. I hope to offer some insight.
11:40-12:10 01/04/19 CM
Ric Rac Catacrak
As children become creators through oral language, drawing and animation.