Canemaker Classes

12th November 2009 by Maura McHugh

The Irish film industry are invited to a number of events with John Canemaker, a Professor of Animation at New York University and the author of a number of highly-acclaimed books about the history of animation in general, and Disney in particular. His film, The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation won the Oscar© for Best Short Film – Animated in 2006. He is the first NFS Visiting Fellow and his residency at IADT is supported by the Irish Film Board and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Visiting Artists Program. The subject of his illustrated lecture will be “Winsor McCay – His Life and Art”.

During the first week, he will conduct a series of themed masterclasses under the title “Action Analysis: The Thinking Character”. The second week will see a second series of 5 masterclasses under the title “Storyboarding: Process”. There are be limited places for industry and/or non-IADT students.

There are also three evening events which are all open to the industry:

  1. Tuesday, 10 November at 5.30pm in IADT – NFS Lecture (“Winsor McKee: His Life and Art”)
  2. Thursday, 12 November at 6.30pm in IFI: “An Evening with John Canemaker” (screening followed by Q&A)
  3. Monday, 16 November at 6.30pm in the Light House (“The Art and Flair of Mary Blair” followed by discussion on industry issues)

The National Film School Lecture Series is held in association with Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board.

For more details contact:
Celine Blacow, School Administrator, School of Creative Arts<
Phone: + 353 1 239 4664

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