The animation specialists will hold lectures on various subjects.
1st November 13:45 4F Special Site
Contemporary Chinese Animation by Gerben Schermer
Gerben SchermerChina is going through a tempestuous development, in the field of art in general and animation in particular. The programme with Chinese highlights at HAFF shows work by the new generation of single-minded Chinese filmmakers and fine artists, who have been working very hard over the last few decades. They are almost exclusively young filmmakers, born after the Cultural Revolution and some even after the demonstrations on Tiananmen Square. Still, many of them turn out to be notably inspired in their consideration of the nation’s cultural history. Another leitmotif in the programme is the freedom of approach, effortlessly varying between different techniques and the eager inquiry into materials.
1st November 17:00 4F Special Site
Adam Elliot: Making of by Adam Elliot
Adam ElliotSet, figures, props…Adam Elliot will reveal his “handmade” process of making films. Accompanied with a Q&A session
2nd November 10:15 Theater 2
An Intimate Relationship between Animation and Music by Yoshiharu Ishioka
Ishioka Yoshiharu (Critic)It is often observed that visual elements are manipulated more easily in animation than in live action, which was in use before the arrival of the era of CGI images. However, after the birth of the talkies, the fact that both animation and live action face the same problems in terms of controlling the relationship between music and images is overlooked. To discuss this further, it is useful to explore the various attempts made to overcome this problem in music videos.
Ishioka Yoshiharu (Critic)
Born in 1972 in Tokyo, Ishioka is a critic and scholar on art theory and visual culture. He has published two books on popular culture till date: Shikaku Bunka “Cho” Kogi (“Awesome”-lecture on Visual Culture) and “Cho” Hihyo Shikaku Bunka x Manga (“Super”-critic: Visual Culture x Manga).