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Animation Workshop for the DAMS Students – 2015

Animation Workshop for the DAMS Students (3 CFU, free)

The Workshop will be taught by Prof. Raffaele Luponio (Associazione “Immagine per Immagine”) during the second term of the Academic Year 2014-15.

The 75 lesson hours will be divided into 10 classes: 30 hours of assisted practice and 45 hours of individual practice. The Workshop is intended for 15 students from the first cycle DAMS degree courses.

Applications should be sent to before Friday, March the 6th, 2015. The application should contain full name and address, identification number, mobile number and an optional cover message. Only the first 15 applicants will be admitted to the Workshop.

Classes will take place at the Associazione Culturale “Immagine per Immagine”, via Col Moschin n.1, Padova.


The Workshop combines lessons and tutorials, both theoretical and practical. The main topics are:

• how to create the illusion of movement;
• storyboarding;
• framing and shooting;
• the animator’s tools;
• practice with the following animation techniques: animated drawings, claymation, pixillation, découpage, sand animation, animation with white board markers, mixed techniques;
• the computer as a resourceful aid to animation;
• editing;
• sound post-production.

A final test will assess the proficiency of the students.


0.  Monday, March the 9th, 15,00 – 18,00: introductory lesson with Prof. Marco Bellano

1. Tuesday, March the 10th, 15,00 – 18,00

2. Tuesday, March the 17th, 15,00 – 18,00

  • From March the 18th to the 20th: individual or group appointments with the teacher, in order to finalize the storyboard.

3. Tuesday, March the 31st, 15,00 – 18,00

4. Tuesday, April the 14th, 15,00 – 18,00

5. Tuesday, April the 21st, 15,00 – 18,00

6. Tuesday, April the 28th, 15,00 – 18,00

7.  Tuesday, May the 5th, 15,00 – 18,00

8. Tuesday, May the 12th, 15,00 – 18,00

9.  Tuesday, May the 19th, 15,00 – 18,00

10.  Tuesday, May the 26th, 15,00 – 18,00

An extra group meeting could be required in order to complete the stop-motion cinematography.

For information on the Workshop (program, schedule, application, operating methods): Prof. Raffaele Luponio,

For information concerning the registration of the educational activity: Prof. Farah Polato, The registration will be carried out during regular exam sessions; students need to apply to the correct exam list. Please see the teacher’s webpage.



Lesson 19: videos

The Great Adventure of Hols, Prince of the Sun (Taiyo no Ouji Horusu no Daibouken, Isao Takahata, 1968; trailer)

Kaze no Tani no Naushika (Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Hayao Miyazaki, 1984; trailer)

Tenkū no Shiro Rapyuta (Castle in the Sky, Hayao Miyazaki, 1986; trailer)

Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbour Totoro, Hayao Miyazaki, 1988; trailer)

Hotaru no Haka (Grave of the Fireflies, Isao Takahata, 1988; trailer)


Lesson 18: videos

Akira (Katsuhiro Ōtomo, 1988; trailer)

Sennen Joyū (Millennium Actress, Satoshi Kon, 2001; trailer)

Kōkaku Kidōtai (Ghost in the Shell, Mamoru Oshii, 1995; trailer)

Toki o Kakeru Shōjo (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Mamoru Hosoda, 2006)

Summer Wars (Mamoru Hosoda, 2009)


Lesson 17: videos

Princess Iron Fan (Wan Brothers, 1941)

Zhu Baizhe Eats the Watermelon (Wan Guchan, 1958)

Confusion in the Sky (Wan Laiming, 1961 and 1964)

Three Monks (A Da, 1980)

Master Jiang and the Six Kingdoms (Li Wei, Pei Fei, 2016)

The Matsumoto Fragment (1907?)

Namakura Katana: Hanawa Hekonai Meitō no Maki (Jun’ichi Kōuchi, 1917; fragment)

Kokka Kimigayo (Noburō Ōfuji, 1931)

Kuro nyago (Noburō Ōfuji, 1929)

Momotarō Umi no Shinpei (Mitsuyo Seo, 1945)

Hakujaden (Taiji Yabushita, 1958)

“Astroboy” (Osamu Tezuka, 1963)

Broken Down Film (Osamu Tezuka, 1985)

Daicon III Opening Animation (Hideaki Anno, Hiroyuki Tamaga, Takami Akai, 1981)

Tale of Tales

Lesson 16: videos

Inspirace (Karel Zeman, 1948)

The Diabolic Invention (Karel Zeman, 1958)

Pérák a SS (The Springer and the SS Men, Jirí Trnka, 1946)

Ruka (The Hand, Jirí Trnka, 1965)

Surogat (Dušan Vukotić, 1961)

Satiemania (Zdenkó Gasparovich, 1978)

The Snow Queen (Lev Atamanov, 1957)

Ballerina on a boat(Lev Atamanov, 1969)

The Little Humpbacked Horse (Ivan Ivanov-Vano, 1947)

Seasons (Ivan Ivanov-Vano, 1969)

History of a Crime (Fedor Khitruk, 1961)

The Tale of Tales (Yuri Norstein, 1979)