November last year, our edition of students in Master Stop Motion at BAU had the chance to meet and learn from well known international animator, Caroline Leaf.
Leaf, American filmmaker and animator has been nominated for an Oscars in 1976 for her film “The Street”, awarded second best animation film of all times by The Olympiad of Animation in 1984.
She has also been recognized by her adaptation to Franz Kafka’s story, “The Metamorphosis of Mr. Samsa” (1977), o “Two sisters” (1990) which won best shortfilm at Internacional Animation Festival of Annecy.
We can easily identify the work of Caroline Leaf by the use of stop motion techniques such as sand animation on a light box, watercolor and gouache on glass, and scratching images directly onto film.
During a few day’s workshop, she shared with the students of the Master her unique vision and techniques, inviting them to experiment with different materials.
Take a look at the workshop in the video below, where you can find the student’s exercises and some advices from this great stop motion artist.
We hope our students keep experimenting with this techniques and we can see more results in the future!
Thank you Caroline for this amazing experience.