Animation comes from the Latin word “animato” which means to give soul to something or make something live. The term “animation” refers to the process of showing a sequence of artwork in quick succession to make it move or “live”.
This is something that has been explored for thousands of years, although the first discovered attempts dating back to around 3000 b.c. merely resembled multiple drawings of the same object next to each other. Since then, animation has evolved into a large set of creative techniques, making use of not only different materials but also modern technology such as 3D graphics in computers. It has become a much appreciated art form, loved by kids as well as adults. This includes silver screen hits such as Ice Age (3D), The Corps Bride (puppets), Wallace and Gromit (clay) and many more.
From September 5 to 8, 2013, the 6th edition of Croq’ Anime, Paris’s animated film festival, will take place. With free admission you will get to discover animation like never before. During the four days of the festival you will get to look behind the scenes of animated production, join different workshops and participate in meetings. You will also be able to learn about the equipment used, the techniques and tricks to animation, and how animated movies are edited.
Lasting around 2 hours each, the workshops will explore a range of different creative techniques such as 2D graphics, paper cutting, shadow puppet theatre, stop motion, modeling and pixilation. The focus will be on creativity, innovation, learning and having fun. The workshops will be divided into quarters, each presenting a new theme in order to discover and innovate with different materials and techniques. Through a range of exercises, and together with experienced teachers, you will get a chance to acquire many different and interesting skills and in groups you will even get the chance to realize your own short animated film!
So, guests staying at the Hôtel Louvre Marsollier who wish to explore the world of animation should make sure not to miss this unique opportunity!
5-8 September 2013
Théâtre de Ménilmontant – 15, rue du Retrait 75020 Paris
Pavillon Carré de Baudouin – 121, rue de Ménilmontant 72020