Barry Purves teaching at BAU

Next week, we welcome once more prestigious Animation Director Barry Purves, who will be teaching animation to our Master students. Barry is well known for his work as producer, animator and writer in the field of animation. He is one of the great contemporary authors, and he has directed award-wining films such as Next, Screen Play and Rigoletto. He explores his knowledge in theatre and staging, taking it to the meticulous technique of puppet animation. Barry Purves’s films have won over sixty international awards, including Grand Prix, Best Director, Best Film, and OSCAR and BAFTA nominations. He has directed […]

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Animator Will Becher in BAU

We are very happy to announce that animator Will Becher will come to BAU in March as a collaborative teacher for the Master Stop Motion. Will has worked as Character Animator and Director of Animation in different well known projects by Aardman Animation, such as “Shaun the Sheep”, “Pirates” and “Early Man”, as well as participating in the movie “Paranorman”, produced by Laika. From Monday 5th March, Will Becher will be teaching our students from the Master for one week. He will share his knowledge about character animation, motivating the students to develop their own animation styles, and inviting them to practice the secrets of […]

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BAU Shortfilms: Award in Athens and Screening in Montreal

We have two great news to share with you! Two of the short films made by our students last year in BAU Stop Motion Master are being screened at a special stop motion event organized by FIFEM (International Film Festival for Children, Montreal), in collaboration with Stop Motion Montreal Festival. The short films:   Tuning, directed by Gaspare Savio Lo Vacco, Juan Vásquez, Ferran Viura and Giovanni Aguilar. From the Same Thread, directed by Phaedra Derizioti , Antonia Piña , Rucha Dhayarkar and Lorène Friesenbichler will be a part of this screening dedicated to stop motion animation. Soon we’ll be able to see the complete programme at […]

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Shortfilm night Edinburgh

Today, 26th January, two of the short films from students of Master Stop Motion BAU are participating in a Short Film Night in Edinburgh, organized by Cinemaattic Touched, directed by Cristina García and Ludwig Camarillo and From the Same Thread, directed by Rucha Dhayarkar, Antonia Piña, Lorène Friesenbichler y Phaedra Derizioti, will be a part of this international animation event. Here you can click for the event Congratulations to the directors!   Short Film animation night

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Puppet Construction Classes

This week, our students from Master Stop Motion  started to construct their characters for animation. Eduard Puertas, industrial designer and stop motion animator in Citoplasmas, showed them different building techniques to make a simple but efficient skeleton to animate. Starting from their own character designs, students developed different methods that were a better fit for their designs. The results are some pretty unique and functional puppets for animation! We hope to see some new animations from our students with their own puppets very soon !

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VIMEO: Talk with Todor Iliev

A few months back, we had the honour to welcome animation director Todo Iliev, known for his work in films like The Flying Machine (with Breakthru Films), Pirates! (Aardman studio and Oscar nominated), or The Boxtrolls (Laika studios and also Oscar nominated) If you could not attend, here we leave you with a video of the event, so you can know about his experience in the animation world.  

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Catching up with our students

We had the chance to speak with our former student of the Master Stop Motion, Dariana. After finishing her studies in BAU, she went back to Mexico, where she started her own animation studio. Before this Master, Dariana had no experience in animation, and she tells us how during this course she could develop the skills to later work in StopMotion professionally. For her, the most attractive part of the Master was working on the animation shortfilm: “…When you start to create your own story, script, storyboard, character design, puppet construction, animation, etc. In that moment […]

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Experimental Animation with Antoni Pinent

In the world of Stop Motion animation, there are many different techniques, and it’s easier to recognize some of them more than others (Ex. Puppet animation, Cut-out). Nevertheless, we can find other ways to animate, and that is actually one of the big objectives in the Master of Stop Motion of BAU: to encourage the students to get familiar with more unknown techniques and try out different materials and processes. Last week, the class had the chance to learn about experimental animation with the Film Maker and Curator Antoni Pinent. The invitation was to create their own […]

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Talk with Todor Iliev, animation director

Todor Iliev visited us last Friday 17th November at BAU, where he told us about his experience as a director of animation films. He showed us a little bit of his work in movies like The Flying Machine (Breakthru Films), Pirates! (Aardman studio and Oscar nominated), The Boxtrolls (Laika studios and also Oscar nominated),  Solan and Ludvig: Christmas in Pinchcliffe (Qvisten studios). We could learn the details and obstacles behind the work in this kind of projects. Thank you so much for sharing your process with us! We hope it was a motivating event for everyone who attended. See you […]

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Talk with Zaza and Zyk, Illustration for animation

Last Friday 10th November, we had the honour to welcome at BAU  illustrators Zaza and Zyk, who have worked together since many years creating and drawing backgrounds for animation films. At this event, they presented some of their work, such as the awarded film “Ernest & Celestine”, and talked about their creative process. Thank you so much for sharing your experience and knowledge with us !! And thanks to all the audience that could be there. This Friday 17th we have again a new event organized in collaboration with Meu Primer Festival: Todo Iliev, prestigious animation director of films such […]

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