Sunday, March 23, 2008

Animation Workshop and Congratulations

Oratorical Winner

Another success for Hilsman: Asher Hill, 7th grader won the zone levelcompetition of the Optimist Oratorical Contest. He will compete in the regional level next.

Animation Workshop

We are proud to announce that Hilsman Middle School will be the host for a Shortstop Animation Workshop between 27th and 28th of March. Our special guest, Mr. José Luis Farias from Spain will teach the students the basics of shortstop animation. They will play with different materials, and they will create a very short movie.

Cachivache (Performance in Spanish) group members from University of Georgia will help to organize the activities. Attached you can find details about the program and our special guest.

José Luis Farias Gomez

José Luis Farias created the International Short Film Festival of Segovia (Spain). The Festival showcased a wide array of Films from Spain, Latin American, and Europe. He is here to show to Athens and the University community a sample of the short films screened last year in Segovia. These screenings will take place at the Student Learning Center on March 31st, April 1st and April 2nd. Screenings will be followed by discussions about the films. José Luis Farias will lead the discussions. This event is made possible with the support of the following people and institutions:Contraplano, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, Department of Romance Languages, Dr. John Ross, Cachivache (Performance in Spanish), Cali’ n’ Titos, Espresso Royale, Little Kings.

This is a brief summary of José Luis Farias professional life:

Cofounder of Contraplano International Short Film Festival in Segovia (April 2007)
Stop-motion animation teacher at Arts Animation School.
Director- He has made several commercials for TV, and short films, such as:

Agua (2006)

35mm color

Summary: A reflection on the lack of water as a result of the weather change.9 min.Directors: Alfonso Fulgencio y José Luis Farias,

Mandos (2002)

Animation Short Film with play dough. 35mm color

Summary: Two remote controls fight over the programs they want to see on TV.9 min.Directors: Alfonso Fulgencio y José Luis Farias,and others. Cofounder of Paramotion Films (Film Company)

Paramotion Films

It was founded in 2002 with the objective of producing, acquiring and distributing film materials for movies, TV productions, and advertising. It specializes in animation with materials like play dough. They also work on digital post-production. Paramotion also is interested in teaching these techniques in different workshops.

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