Glasgow-based animators to host graduate workshop at GCU

25 May 2016

Glasgow-based animators to host graduate workshop at GCU

Once Were Farmers will use GCU for the workshop.

A BAFTA-nominated animation production company is heading to Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) to host a workshop over the summer.

Glasgow-based Once Were Farmers will use GCU’s high-tech facilities to deliver the event, which, over an eight-week period, aims to offer graduates real-time experience of working in the animation industry.

Running from Monday July 11, to Friday September 2, successful applicants (from Scotland, Ireland and Norway) will work in teams within an industry-based framework, with participants provided with industry mentors and given specific roles in animated feature pre-production.

They will also receive weekly critiques remotely by mentors from Sony Pictures Animation, which was behind such films as Hotel Transylvania, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and the upcoming Smurfs: The Lost Village.

The outcome of the workshop will be the production of high-quality animatic sequences, accompanied by corresponding character and environment artwork. By reflecting the structure of the industry, the programme aims to help participants develop creative, technical and production management skills.

A training bursary, equivalent to the UK minimum wage, will be provided to the selected participants for the eight weeks and affordable accommodation will also be available.

Roles available on the programme are: story artist; character, environment and prop design; visual development; editing; production coordination.

For an application form, click here. The deadline for applications is Sunday, June 5.