Students can toon in at animation workshop |

Students can toon in at animation workshop

Trey Parker and Matt Stone, not to mention Walt Disney and Mel Blanc, all got their starts somewhere. Learn how to make compelling animated films in Aspen Filmfest’s Hands-On Animation, a five-day workshop for ages 8-17. Taught in a mentor and apprentice atmosphere, this workshop offers students hands-on experience with a fun and exciting medium through which they can express themselves and their ideas. Participants will get the opportunity to choose projects from a diverse curriculum such as traditional hand-drawn animation, cut paper, flash animation and some experimental techniques, such as sand or paint on glass. The workshop will also cover developing ideas for animation, script writing and storyboarding and soundtrack recording. With a variety of techniques to choose from, students may work in the style that suits them best. This hands-on workshop will be taught by John Serpentelli, who has produced work for HBO Family, “Sesame Street,” Nickelodeon, and the interactive Noggimation Station. “Hands-On Animation” takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, June 13, through Friday, June 17, at the Aspen Youth Center, located in the ARC. For more information or to register, contact Amy Townsend at Aspen Filmfest at 925-6882, ext. 102, or at Students will receive DVD of all the animated films produced in the workshop, along with an invitation to attend a post-workshop screening for their families and the community.

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