Best Practice (in English)
At the Austrian Film Museum
Fr, 16.3.: 11–17 h
Get an insight into the reality of animated film production! This year our master classes focus on humor and sound by Canadian filmmaker Janet Perlman and Academy Award nominated composer and sound designer Judith Gruber-Stitzer. Animation specialist and talent scout Shelley Page, Head of International Outreach at Dreamworks Animation, has compiled her favorite animated films into the “Eye Candy Show” especially for Tricky Women and will also be available for discussion with animation fans.
Squiggles and Squeaks, 11.00h
The film screening highlights the creative collaboration between an animator and a sound designer/composer. Using examples from their work together, Perlman and Gruber-Stitzer will explain the many ways that image and sound can affect each other in the creation of an animated film.
The Sound of Animation, 12.15h
Judith Gruber-Stitzer will illustrate the how, what, when and why of an animated film’s soundtrack. Using examples from the newly-completed National Film Board of Canada’s animated short ‘Kaspar’, Gruber-Stitzer will discuss voice recording, foley recording, sound effect design and music composition.
The Serious Side of Funny, 14.00h
A lot of serious thought goes into the making of a funny film. Janet Perlman will discuss the development of the stories and characters in three of her animated films, which manage to be funny while addressing the subjects of death, conflict resolution, and cooperation in the workplace.
The Eye Candy Show, 15.30h
Shelley Page’s latest personal selection of the very best international animation shorts! Shelley sits on many international festival and graduation awards juries every year and, in the course of these events, she collects her personal favorites into a special screening: some of the brightest young talents emerging on the international animation scene as well as award-winning work from renowned independent studios around the world.