Call for Participation 2012
Would you like to improve your skills in various animation techniques like puppet animation or digital technology? Do you like working and learning in international teams of creative students and professionals? Then you are very welcome to join us for the upcoming Stopmotion Animation Workshop!

The workshop takes place in Hungary, from the 21 July until the 5 August and it consists of 2 separate weeks of training. You are free to choose whether to attend only week 1, week 2 or both. Both weeks are lead by Zsuzsanna Szabó, helped by Kása Károly Papp and working language is English. One of the best puppet animator, Barry Purves will also join the workshop for a few days. List of guest lecturers is to be updated very soon.

The first week, 21 - 29 July the Stop Motion workshop takes part in the summer art camp of Hello Wood 2012. Here we integrate in the interdisciplinary approach of the camp by sharing ideas and cooperating with architects, designers, photographers. Participants will collect themes and material at the campsite, create puppets of these items and learn about object animation and time lapse animation.

The second week, 29 July - 5 August, the workshop moves into a studio at Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design in Budapest, while we visit important studios around the city. This part will focus on traditional character puppet animation and post-production techniques.

Here, participants will attend lectures about the genre and the challenge of stop motion animation, get to know the animation scene of the Visegrad countries and will also have a practical training on the on-location shot footage with their character, compositing, editing, sound editing. At the end, participants will have the opportunity to present the clips and short movies created during the workshop.

Application is open to students and professionals from any country in various fields of art and design with an age limit of 30.

To apply, please submit your motivation letter and a portfolio (in English) to stopmotionws@momeline.hu until 1 July the latest. Please note that applications are considered continuously (as the camp is quite close, we would not like to make you wait too much), so the workshop might be full before this deadline.

Participation fee is 120 EUR for week 1 only, 330 EUR for week 2 only and 400 EUR for both weeks. Furthermore, the International Visegrad Fund supports students from Slovakia, Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary with a 50% discount on the participation fee.

For more information, feel free to contact: Júlia Erő - stopmotionws@momeline.hu
Program of the 2012 WS
Week 1: 21-29 July 2012, Bánvölgye Camp The camp, that takes place at the site of Hello Wood 2012 is located in a picturesque area of Northern Hungary, about 3 hours driving or several hours bus ride from Budapest (more information here). Arrival is individually of 21 July, from 2 pm and we leave together to Budapest the 29 July. Besides physical closeness to the 8 other workshops of Hello Wood, we also integrate in the interdisciplinary approach of the camp and look for opportunities of cooperation with architects, designers, photographers and other others. Participants will collect themes and material at the campsite, create puppets of these items and learn about object animation and time lapse animation.

Week 2: 29 July - 5 August 2012, Budapest During the second week, we move into a studio and just like last year, focus on learning how to combine traditional hand-made puppet animation with digital technique, and various other stop motion animation techniques. Participants will visit important Hungarian film studios and meet recognized Hungarian, Czech, Polish, and Slovakian animators - list to be updated soon. Besides this day-time program, there will be free time and activities such as sightseeing, visiting exhibitions or a sneak-a-peek of the inner city nightlife.

Stop Motion Animation Workshop is organized by MOME line - design works in partnership with Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest, University of Arts in Poznan, Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Academy of Arts Architecture and Designin Prague. The program is supported by the International Visegrad Fund.
OUR INSTRUCTORS
I was born in 1970 in Budapest, Hungary. I started to make animated films as an amateur filmmaker in my teenage years.
In 1990 I attended a course in cartoon animation and worked as in-betweener at the Pannónia Filmstudio.
I studied Animation and Teaching Art and Visual Communication at the Hungarian Academy of Crafts and Design (today: Moholy-Nagy Art Academy) in Budapest.
Since I graduated I worked as animator, script-writer and storyboard artist in several animated film project, directed a documentary film and an animated short.
I have been teaching animation and leading workshops and short courses in animation for people of different age groups and backgrounds, from lower school pupils to Art Academy students, from socially deprived or physically challenged youth to young animation professionals. Several of my students work was shown at film festivals around the world. In addition to teaching animation in Hungary, I also lead workshops in Norway and Romania, in English language.
I am a member of ASIFA (International Animated Film Association), ASIFA Workshop Group and I'm one of the organizers of the International Animation Day events in Hungary since 2006.
My name is Kasa Károly Papp, and I am a stop-motion animator from Hungary with over 25 years of experience. I have worked on TV series, commercials and other films and I have a lot of clay-animation experience too.

  • 2009
    independent director and animator
  • 2007-2009
    Studio Baestarts Director and Animator
  • 2006
    live in the UK
  • 2005-2006
    Studio Baestarts Director and Animator
  • 1990-1999
    Varga Studio Director and Animator
  • 1987-1990
    Aladin Studio at Pécs Animator and Director
  • 1984-1987
    Pannonia Studio Animator and Director
  • 1978-1981
    College of Fine Arts Student of scenery and costumes
  • 1976-1978
    Ixilon Studio at Pécs

Please find my Showreel below:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0DkKRC4LhE
Mary Murphy is a teacher, sculptor and puppet maker. She has been teaching stop motion puppet making and related technologies at the Bristol School of Animation in the UK for 10 years, and has written two books on the subject of animation. This will be her third year attending this workshop, and her role will be to assist the students in building puppets suitable for performing the challenging exercises planned in week 2.
WS 2010

On the Stop Motion Animation Workshop 2010 Budapest we hosted 15 participants who travelled here from 8 different European countries in order to improve their animation skills with the help of professional instructors Ferenc Fischer and Gergő Kozma. They experimented with an animation method combining traditional, hand-made puppets, digital technology and special effects and learned about the possibilities of digital post-production.
After the day’s hard work, the group went to see the studios of KIBU, Budapest Anim and Filmefex for relaxation, and there was a spontaneous sightseeing tour as well.
Have a look at the team’s resulting film here:

WS 2011
WS 2012