It's been five years since the Anima Forum, event that happens along the Anima Mundi program, gives signs that the animation industry in Brazil is growing more and more. With this growth, demand for skilled professionals in the animation market also increases. So, as a novelty this year, the Anima Forum will present three masterclasses with distinguished experts in different areas related to animation. This activity replaces the traditional one themed workshop offered in the latest years at the festival.
On July 21st, in Rio de Janeiro, the Spaniard Jordi Grangel will illustrate the development of a feature film in The Creative Process on the Character Design of Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride. Grangel is co-director of a studio with the same name in Barcelona, along with his brother Charles . They provide production services of classical and digital animation for clients like DreamWorks, SKG, Sony Pictures, Warner, Universal and Walt Disney and Consumer Publications Products.
On day 22, the Canadian Andy Malcolm shows their specialty: creating and recording all kinds of sound effects, essential for any type of movie. Foley for Animation is the name of his masterclass, in which the audience can participate in the creation of creative sounds that are recorded and time synchronized with a scene of animation. Acting in the area of sound design since the 70's, Andy has worked with some of the most acclaimed directors of animation and live action in the world, and is now has his own studio, the Footsteps, in Toronto.
The last masterclass in Rio will take place on July 23, with Guilherme Marcondes talking about the design of films that mix animation techniques, animation on the border in Frontier animation: Developing projects in the limit between techniques. Gulherme works with animation and design, and his film Tyger, an original blend of 2D animation techniques, 3D, puppets, live action models, was elected one of the best shorts by popular jury at Anima Mundi 2006.
Tyger (2006), de Guilherme Marcondes
The masterclasses will take place in São Paulo too, in July 29 (Jordi Grangel) and 30 (Guilherme Marcondes). More information about the program you find here.