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Two Day Workshop: Miniatures for film & animation

In this exciting beginners workshop you will be introduced to the fundamental processes and techniques in exploring props, artefacts and sets in miniature for Film and Animation.
The workshop will be taught by Garry Buckley and Michael Scott Jones, two leading concept model makers from Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy, who have a wealth of experience and knowledge of miniatures scratch building, mould making and finishing within the film industry. Past projects also include Avatar, Kingdom Come, District 9 and The Lovely Bones.
In this Weekend, two day workshop, you will be introduced to simple yet effective techniques and applications that will help you to develop your skill sets in producing miniature models and props with film in mind.
Day One: As a beginners workshop, we will begin on day one with an introduction to miniatures in film and animation, materials and process and take a look at some of the work of Garry and Michael. Our first project on day one will be taking you through a simple, effective and versatile modelling material, cardboard.
With our day one project we will build a miniature chair from card where we can explore the basic skill sets required to further construct more detailed and imaginative props and sets.
Day one will follow a fairly structured project with a set goal at the end of the day.

Day Two: On day two, we will have a looser structure allowing students to have the option of continuing with the previous days projects or begin to develop their own model [still using cardboard as a principle material] and explore the more intricate possibilities of building with card.
Garry and Michael will be on hand to deliver advice, guidance and support for your day two adventures.
[Please note that within this workshop we are looking at building models though hand built methods, digital process will not be covered in this beginners workshop]

We will be creating starter tool/materials kits [which are not included in the workshop fee] this will consist of:

1x scalpel
1x 5 pack 10A scalpel blades
1x 150mm steel ruler

[Price to be announced: see facebook page]

Materials kit:

Cardboard Selection
Green Foam

If you already have your own tools then please feel free to bring them along!

For more details please visit our Facebook group:

Students - $250.00
Earlybird (before 7th October) $300.00
Regular $350.00
International $400.00

To book this workshop please follow the link below:

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  • Ali L.

    Great - the project was just the right size for the time available, nice relaxed busy atmosphere, good balance between tutors talking and demonstrating and us all doing.

    November 8, 2013

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