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First Level Workshop: Stop-motion e puppet making



The workshop, led by Stefano Bessoni the most important italian animator and stop-motion director ( www.stefanobessoni.com ), aim to allow participants to approach the technique of stop-motion especially on a practical level. It is a first level course and it focuses on manufacturing of puppets with direct technique. Max number of participants is fixed at 18. It is anyway required a minimum number of participants to activate the course. At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of attendance.


Recipients of the course are illustrators, animators, professionals and students, only adult.


No specific requirements are needed. You must have interest for animation and, in particular, for stop-motion technique.


  • Puppet project;
  • Skeleton and rig;
  • Professional joints and aluminum wire;
  • The body parts of a puppet: head - mouth - eyes - hair - hands - feet;
  • Materials: modeling paste; modeling resin; foam rubber and latex; cotton wool and cloth; other materials;
  • Finishing and patination.

Where and When:

The course will take place in Savoca (ME) from 28th to 30th July 2017, concurrently with the second edition of Zabut - International Animated Short-Film Festival. Duration will be 8 hours per day. Times will be compatible with those relative to the Festival. The final works will be presented on Sunday 30th July during the third night of the Festival.

Costs: 300 €. If the workshop will be cancelled, the full amount paid will be refunded. If enrolled participants drop out 15 days before the workshop start, the 50% of the amount will be retained. If enrolled participants drop out less than 15 days before the workshop start, the total amount will be retained.

Informations: To start submission fill the form at this link. Once submitted the form you will receive an email reporting detailed information to complete the registration, together with the list of needed material. For further information, send an email to tagliodirema@gmail.com

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