BFX workshops designed to inspire

As part of this year’s BFX Festival, animation, games, visual effects and movie enthusiasts will be treated to a series of free and ticketed workshops from renowned artists.

These include Paul Kidby, Scott Eaton, Eric Shaw, Sarah Perry, Adam Redford and Melania Fodritto.

Meet some the artists and get a sneaky peek of what they’ve been up to:

Paul Kidby

Renowned for being writer Sir Terry Pratchett’s ‘artist of choice’, Paul Kidby has illustrated Discworld book jackets since 2002 and other Discworld publications such as The Art of Discworld and The Last Hero. His amazing illustration of The Librarian from the debut novel, The Colour of Magic, can be seen adorning a BookBench on the Thames Riverbank as part of Books about Town.

He recently wowed fans at The New Forest Fairy Festival in Burley and his bronze panther, Obsidian, took centre stage on Woolley & Wallis’ stand at The New Forest Show. You can also catch his Masterclass at Fisherton Mill in Salisbury on 18th October.

Scott Eaton

Known for his digital sculpture work on films World War Z, Spielberg’s War Horse, Wrath of the Titans, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Captain America, and Clash of the Titans, Scott Eaton combines traditional sculpting techniques with 3D printing and digital tools.

Over the years he has collaborated with Turner prize-winner Mark Wallinger, Nike, artist Jeff Koons, architect Asif Kahn for the Sochi Winter Olympics and many more. In fact, the Megafaces Pavillion for the Sochi Winter Olympics recently won the 2014 Cannes Lion Grand Prix for Innovation.

Eric Shaw

Eric Shaw’s illustrious career has involved writing for 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros, Nickelodeon and Walt Disney Animation Studios. Claims to fame include Staff Writer for Nickelodeon’s globally popular SpongeBob SquarePants and winning an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in Animation as Head Writer on the PBS series, WordGirl.

As well as concentrating on numerous personal projects, Eric has recently written for Chloe’s Closet, Wild Grinders and Pac-Man.

His BFX Festival workshop will focus on creating multi-dimensional characters, stories and worlds for modern day animated television series.

Sarah Perry

Founder of Shapes in Motion, Sarah Perry specialises in acting and movement and wears many hats including coach, director, consultant and teacher of acting and character movements for animators. This speciality has led to working with VFX companies including Framestore, Double Negative and MPC, and on films such as Harry Potter, World War Z, The Chronicles of Nania: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader, Guardians of the Galaxy and John Carter.

Recent work as a movement coach includes working on ‘Jupiter Ascending’ directed by The Wachowskis, which will be released in 2015.

Please go to the Workshops page for more detailed information about the workshops including ticket booking.

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