Jan 282011

Joe Chang is a Chinese/Canadian animator – he’ll be in town tomorrow giving a Masterclass workshop at the NWFF, and then attending a screening of shorts he curated at 3PM as part of the Children’s Film Festival called Joe Chang and Friends – contemporary animation from China and three of his own pieces. The screening takes place again on Feb 5th at 5PM (but without Joe Chang in attendance).

Here is the blurb about the workshop tomorrow – I’ll be there, will you?

Visiting Filmmaker!

Animation Masterclass with Joe Chang
Saturday, Jan 29, 12–3pm
Instructor: Joe Chang
Tuition: $50/WigglyWorld members, $65/general
Max Attendance: 12
For all animators and filmmakers interested in animation! Spend an afternoon with renowned Chinese animator Joe Chang. In this small group workshop, he will discuss some of his animation techniques and offer a few demonstrations. Plan to bring clips of your work to show and get personal advice from one the medium’s most accomplished artists.

Joe Chang is an award-winning director, animator and artist. He studied at Lu-Xun Academy of Fine Arts in China and Tama Art University in Japan. Joe emigrated from China to Canada in 1990. The animated short “Chinese Violin” was his first film with the National Film Board of Canada. His most recent animated film is “A Long-distance Call” He is currently working at The School of Art, Zhejiang University of Technology as a Dean and professor of Animation department.

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