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Hiroshima Animation Workshop 2013 held successfully!

Children in Hiroshima worked hard during summer holidays to create their own animation under the instruction of professional animation filmmakers!
Their completed work will be shown in one of official programs of HIROSHIMA 2014.

Hiroshima Animation Workshop 2013 – Screening of the completed work "The Daughter of Manju Cake Shop was Kidnapped!"
Time and Date

December 7th, 2013 
2:00 pm – 3:00pm
Seminar room on the 7th floor of Aster Plaza

During the 5-day Animation workshop held from July 23rd through 26th, children worked together to create a two minute animation short "The Daughter of Manju Cake Shop was Kidnapped!", which was finally completed with music and sound effect. We were pleased to appreciate the completed work together with our friends and family.

Children were happy to see that their hard work actually turned into the animation and their eyes were shining with joy. Many participants said that they want to take part in animation making again.

This work will be shown as part of official programs during HIROSHIMA 2014 this August.

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At the Seminar room, Aster Plaza
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Interviewing to participants

Workshop Process
Enjoying the basics of animation with Zoetrope and Phenakistoscope
Creating a story
Designing characters
Drawing animation one by one

Details of Hiroshima Animation Workshop 2013

Time and Date  July 23rd – 26th, 2013 
10:00 am – 5:00pm
Place  Seminar room on the 7th floor of Aster Plaza
Participants  5th-grade to 9th-grade students
Instructors  1. Animation
Sayoko Kinoshita (Animation Director/Producer)
Festival Director of Hiroshima International Animation Festival, Visiting Professor at Osaka Univ. of Arts
2. Camera
Hiroshi Onishi (Visual Artist)
Professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design

How was the workshop?

This time, 29 students of 5th to 9th grade took part in the Animation Workshop 2013.

For most students, this was their first time to create an animation. They worked hard together for all the 4 days to make out a 2-minute animation - creating the story, designing characters, drawing animation one by one, coloring and then, shooting them.

When their animation was previewed finally at the end of the fourth day, students were so thrilled and excited with joy watching it.

The work is titled "The Daughter of Manju Cake Shop was Kidnapped!"
In December, we plan to have an opportunity to present the completed work inviting all the participants. Also, in August next year, this work will be shown at the large hall of festival venue in HIROSHIMA 2014.

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Ms. Kinoshita teaching with enthusiasm
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Students working hard!
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Mr. Onishi setting up a camera for shooting