17 July 2016
"À la recherche du temps perdu" – A Digital Graphic Novel
In this workshop we will create a Digital Graphic Novel based on extracts of "À la recherche du temps perdu" by Marcel Proust by using the animated GIF format. Oscillating between past present and future, we are time travelers collecting location memories of the past and document the city of Berlin using drawings, frottage, photography and typography. The process of visual research and the collected material on the excursion will lead to a visual archive which will be the basis for the creation of the Digital Graphic Novel.
Hereby the city of Berlin – a city in constant flux will be our main protagonist. Oscillating between past present and future, we are time travellers collecting on location reminiscents of the past and document the city in flux using drawing, frottage, photography, typography and illustration and possibly include elements of an imagined future. The process of visual research and all the material collected on our excursion will lead to a visual archive, which will be the basis for the creation of the Digital Graphic Novel.
We will introduce you to different animation and compositing techniques on how to arrange and animate distinct elements of your images and collages. All together we will experiment and explore various creative methods to develop our own visual concepts and to create our Digital Graphic Novel based on “À la recherche du temps perdu”.
The workshop results in a final public presentation at designtransfer, www.designtransfer.de, and the best digital graphic novels will be published as an online magazine.
Day 1: Introduction to the topic, the animation and compositing techniques and other analogue and digital tools.
Day 2: Visual Research: Excursion – Exploring Berlin
Day 3: Experimenting with different collage and animation techniques
Day 4: Visual concept and production of the individual Digital Graphic Novels
Day 5: Final Steps: production and preparation of final presentation at designtransfer
basic Photoshop knowledge (!)
camera (any video or photo camera, which is able to record moving images, resolution min. 1280 x 720 px)
laptop (Photoshop CS6 or After Effects CS6, range of typefaces)
This workshop is presented in cooperation with the Studium Generale at the University of the Arts. This means the course will be open to students of the University up to a maximum of 12 people. Thus the workshop-group is a mixture of regular students and international participants.
Nora Bilz and Magdalena Kallenberger, both Graphic Designers and Visual Artists.
EUR 500: .
Application for partial Scholarships - deadline: April, 15th, 2016. More information: http://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/service/scholarships/