Masterclasses have become an important part of the Anibar program,our team is pleased to inform you that we will continue our tradition of Masterclass program for this edition also. By bringing experienced animators and filmmakers from all over the world we tend to make this years program even more interesting and fun to be at. With careful consideration we have chosen three masterclasses, presented by Amy Winfrey and Peter Merryman, Pedro Rivero and Ilir Hasanaj.
Pedro Rivero: The Tools of Screenwriting and Cinematic Storytelling for Animation
The keys to start writing a script beyond the rules and examples
Is a good characterization enough? And a good dramatic progression?
Conflict is everything? And what about the big show: action, FX?
Are dramatic irony and deceits and payoff always desirable?
Do we want the viewer to participate or only to follow the action?
When we are preparing a cocktail, we start by learning what each
ingredient contributes and we immediately recognize how we combined them.
Maybe the paradigm (3 acts, 2 plot points…) can explain this in ten minutes,
but we must examine the dramatic terminology, the examples, the clamorous
failures and those that were different to discover what knowledge they
provide us and what prevents us from finding what we want to offer to our
customers. In this workshop, Pedro Rivero will analyse the scripts presented
by the students, share the definition of the most common tools in writing scripts
and putting them into practice. The resulting combination will cause a long hangover.
Producer, director and screenwriter of the animated movies “Psiconautas, Los Niños Olvidados”
(Goya Award 2017 and nominated for the EFA Awards) and “La Crisis Carnívora” (2007), and the animated short film “Birdboy” (Goya Award 2012). Screenwriter for several animated series for TV and the animated movie “Goomer” (Goya Award 1999). Artistic director of ANIMAKOM FEST– Bilbao
International Animation Community Festival. Author of theatrical plays and comic books.
Storyboard Master Class:
Director Amy Winfrey and Assistant Director Peter Merryman will discuss and demonstrate the process of creating a storyboard and animatic for Netflix’s Bojack Horseman. From script, to thumbnails, to final clean boards, they will detail every step, with the help of clips and images from the production. Through the presentation, they will review standard practices that can apply to any storyboard, and also special techniques that are unique to Bojack Horseman.
Amy Winfrey has been a director for all five seasons of Netflix’s BoJack Horseman, and is also currently directing on the debut season of Tuca and Bertie. Amy is the creator of Nickelodeon’s Making Fiends, and of the web cartoons Muffin Films and Big Bunny. She graduated from UCLA with an MFA in animation, and got her start in the animation industry working on the first season of Comedy Central’s South Park, and on the South Park feature film. Besides directing, she is also working on a new independent web cartoon, Hooray for Hell, with her husband Peter Merryman.
Leonardo: Storyboard to film
How was the process of creating a short film with a visual language of a fairy tale?
Finding the color palette and staying true to the characteristics of the main figure, who is a self taught steampunk inventor working only with glass, metal and wood. How does a flying machine made out of metal and wood come to life? How does a fictional tape machine can be constructed as a story driven prop.
The swiss kosovar film director Ilir Hasanaj tells about his process from the starting ideas to the finished film and how all the elements found its place in the bigger picture.
Leonardo is an awarded short film that has travelled on festivals all around the world about nostalgia, romanticized love and dreams.
Ilir Hasanaj was born in Kosovo 1986, he came to Switzerland at the age of 7 and grew up in Winterthur, Switzerland. Before graduating in Film at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) he worked several years as a computer scientist.