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DAMS Animation Workshop: the 2014-15 short film

Please find below numerInazione, the short film created by the students of the 2014-15 DAMS Animation Workshop, under the supervision of prof. Raffaele Luponio. As usual, it features all the basic traditional techniques of animation. After the video, as a bonus, you will find some “backstage” pictures from the Workshop. Enjoy!

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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 immagineperimmagine@gmail.com 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, immagineperimmagine@gmail.com

For information concerning the registration of the educational activity: Prof. Farah Polato, farah.polato@unipd.it. 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.


Conference “Animation and Italy”: original animations

The eight animation, realized with different animation techniques, are the final result of the 2014 Animation Workshop.

The students who created the animations:

Giuseppe Andreatta; Barbara Bittante; Leonardo Bortoli; Giulia Casarotto; Giuseppe Nicola Cosentino; Marta De Giglio; Rita Fantinato; Carolina Fernandez Barroso; Luigi Giacomazzi; Alessia Ghion; Eleonora Giavarina; Sarah Jessica Fioretto; Laura Novello; Francesca Silvestri; Martina Turra; Valeria Venturelli; Fabiano Verza;

(intern, Elena Faggioli)

FLIPBOOK (pixillation, drawing, white board markers, découpage):

TRAIN (pixillation, claymation, découpage):

LITTLE MAN (drawing, white board markers, pixillation, découpage, claymation):

PIX (pixillation):

JACK (drawing, stop-motion):

CUBE (drawing, pixillation, découpage):

FISHERMAN (drawing, stop-motion, white board markers, sand, découpage):

HANDS (drawing, pixillation, découpage):



The Animation Workshop of the DAMS at the University of Padua

The DAMS Bachelor’s Degree course of the University of Padua offers every year to its students an Animation Workshop, with the support of the cultural association “Immagine per Immagine”.

The Workshop teaches the basic techniques of animation, through a theoretical and practical program. Lessons and tutorials focus on traditional animation and its related topics, such as the illusion of movement; storyboarding; layout and shooting; the animator’s tools; techniques based on drawings, claymation, pixillation, découpage, sand and white board markers. Each student can create a personal project.

 The participation in the Workshop grants 3 CFU; the 15 participants are pre-selected through a motivational interview.

 The course lasts three months, with 30 hours of lesson at the Association main office, 45 hours of homework and a final test. Participants will be provided with animation tools and materials.

 In 2014-15, the students created 9 animated intros for the Conference “Animation and Italy”.

 The course is taught by Prof. Raffaele Luponio, President of the Association; the referee for the DAMS course is Prof. Farah Polato.