Artistic director of Le matou Noir, Alain Boisvert has been active both as a puppeteer and film animator since 1979. He has participated in many theatrical productions and worked on film productions in Québec and abroad, notably with the German television broadcaster Hessischer Rundfunk, on the production Katze mit Hut. Since 2001, in collaboration with Montréal's CSDM and the Cinémathèque Québécoise at first, followed by the National Film Board, he has proposed the project: 0/24, l'imaginaire une seconde à la fois, an animated film workshop during which students produce a short movie.
The aim of the project: 0-24, Imagination one Second at a Time is to produce an animated film. The workshop is divided into three steps. Each step will lead to the final shooting of the film. The steps are as follows:
The workshop will help students understand the complexity of artistic work and the importance of mastering technical know-how. Moreover, since the students all work on the same movie, they will be introduced to the importance of aesthetical unity in a collective work. In order to answer all questions and facilitate the process, a discussion forum will be put online and will be open to all participants. Once the film is completed, every student will receive a DVD.
The workshop takes place over several weeks. Four half-day workshops are followed by two days of shooting. During shooting, students will be in the studio 2 or 3 at a time. The rest of the class follows their normal school curriculum. All students will animate.
Examples of activities
One class will need a total of 5 days, and some work most be done between workshops.
Workshop 1 (1/2 day)
Workshop 2 (1/2 day)
Workshop 3 (1/2 day)
Workshop 4 (1/2 day)
Workshop 5 and 6 (2 days)
The school will pay for the cost of material (where applicable) and the purchase of CD-ROMs (max. $100 a day). The school will also provide a room for the artist on filming days. Equipment provided by the artist: Digital camera, professional software to produce the film, animation table, dolly, lighting and tripods, documents needed throughout the project.
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