Christopher Tym
10 January 2022 - 3 February 2022
18:30 - 21:30

In this workshop we will make a full animation film. We will learn to use a technique called rotoscoping, the technique of tracing a video to create realistic characters and body movements. Think of Disney's Snow White or more recently Chico & Rita, as movies that use rotoscoping to bring their characters to life.

We will be making our film using 2D materials such as transparent cells, textured paper, pens, ink, paint and more.

During 4 weeks we will go through each stage of the animation process, starting with idea development. What do you want the film to be about and what do you want your characters to look like? The next step will be storyboarding and filming. How to make a video before animating. And then the technique how to convert the video into animation with rotoscope. From Christopher the participants receive all the animation tricks to make their film come to life and they learn to work and play with different materials and methods such as scanning and photographing. Finally, we are going to add digital sound and music to your final film! The workshop is designed to experience every step of making an animated film.

At the end of the workshop we designed a full animation from start to finish!

Christopher Tym (UK, 1987) is a Visual Artist based in Amsterdam. His practice includes film-making, animation and AV Installations. He graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie NL in 2012 and the Royal College of Art UK in 2017. He currently tutors and teaches Animation at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam.