The Darklight Film Festival and FAS Screen Training Ireland have announced award winning animators, Adam Foulkes and Alan Smith (Thunderbirds, Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events), will present a Masterclass at the festival later this month.
The Masterclass will concentrate on Smith and Foulkes approach to animation direction in their work with Nexus Productions. The class is designed to meet the needs of those interested in the motion graphics/ animation /music promos / advertising industries.
Smith and Foulkes will explore the practical and creative aspects in producing their award winning commercial campaigns and will also talk about their work on feature length motion pictures and music promos.
This will be followed by a Q&A session.
Adam Foulkes and Alan Smith feature credits include the title sequence for ‘Thunderbirds’, and an visual effects for ‘Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events’. They have also directed several sketches for the BBC’s animated comedy show ‘Monkey Dust’. For their work in television commercials they scooped the Grand Prix Award at the Cannes Lions Festival, the Grandy at the 2005 ANDYS and the ITV award for Best Commercial.
In addition, Alan Smith will be talking to Piranha Bar’s Gavin Kelly in the Darklight Salon at Film Base for a round table discussion on Friday the 23rd in the afternoon, all are welcome Time TBC.
Date: 22nd June 2006
Duration: 1/2 Day
Venue: Filmbase, Templebar, Dublin.
Apply online at www.screentrainingireland.ie.
The Darklight Film Festival 2006 runs from the 22 – 25 June 2006. For further info visit www.darklight.ie.