The Crafty Animator:
A Conference on Handmade and Craft-based Animation

To be held at Rich Mix Cinema, Shoreditch, London, on Thursday 7th September

Full Programme

9: Coffee and registration

9.30 – 10.30 Keynote Address
Drawing Animation – Dr Birgitta Hosea (Chaired by Dr Caroline Ruddell)

10.30 – 12: Panel 1 (Chaired by Dr Caroline Ruddell)
Giving Computer Animation the Finger (or, the importance of Ed Catmull’s hands) – Dr Christopher Holliday (King’s College London)

Zoetropes and Automata: The handcraft story of digital fabrication – Dr Tanya Marriott (Massey University, New Zealand)

Handmade Aesthetics in Animation for Adults and Children – Dr Ewan Kirkland (University of Brighton)

12 – 1: Lunch

1 – 2.30: Panel 2 (chair tbc)
‘Do my fingermarks matter?’ – Sally Pearce (independent animator)

A Hand-Crafted Digital Drawing Application – Jeremy Radvan (University of Brighton)

Fingerprints: autobiography and authenticity in stop-motion animated documentary – Carla MacKinnon (Arts University Bournemouth)

2.30 – 4: Panel 3 (chaired by Dr Chris Holliday)
Materialising the Imagination: Live-Action Puppetry Meets Fantasy Fiction in Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal – Dr Alex Sergeant (Kings College London)

The puppet-puppeteer: self-reflexivity and self-recognition in puppet animation – Vincenzo Maselli (Sapienza University of Rome)

‘It’s Alive!’ The appropriate uncanniness of stop-motion animated horror films for children – Dr Catherine Lester (University of Warwick)

4 – 4.20: Break

4.20 – 5.40: Panel 4 (chaired by Dr Ewan Kirkland)

The Reception of Lotte Reiniger in the German Press – Katharina Boeckenhoff, Manchester University

Sponsored silhouettes – the handmade advertisements of Lotte Reiniger – Tashi Petter (Queen Mary University of London)

Design Thinking and Creative Problem Solving: The Finnish Cutout Animation in the 1960s and 1970s – Tuula Leinonen
 Aalto University

5.40: Final remarks and close

The conference will be held at the Rich Mix Cinema in Shoreditch, London on Thursday 7 September 2017.

If you would like to attend please contact me at the below email address. The conference is free to attend but I will need an idea of numbers for catering purposes.

Dr Caroline Ruddell (