Summer of Animation

Summer of Animation


425 E Main St, Carmel, IN 46032

At Carmel Clay Public Library

425 E Main St, Carmel, IN 46032

Free / (317) 581-9126,

The 2024 Carmel Film Forum: Summer of Animation is a five-day animation workshop, contest, and screening led by professional filmmakers and animators from Indiana. Participants will learn how to create a short animation during the workshop and will have the opportunity to submit their films for an animation contest and screening. The contest will feature two categories, one for adults and one for Hamilton County youths. The contest winners will receive an iPad, and their films will be showcased at the next Indy Film Fest.

Workshop Schedule

Digital Media Lab Animation Resources
Saturday, June 1, 1–3pm
Main Library Meeting Room B
Carmel Clay Public Library Digital Media Specialists will give a presentation introducing the digital art and animation resources available at the library's Digital Media Lab. Additionally, participants in the workshop will receive a written curriculum and entry requirements for its animated film contest.

Writing for Animation
Saturday, June 8, 1–3pm
Main Library Meeting Room B
Nathan Bechtold from Indiana Filmmakers Network will teach how to create engaging short stories suitable for making animated films.

Storyboarding Animation
Saturday, June 15, 1–3pm
Main Library Meeting Room B
Chris Ludden, a professional illustrator and animator, will provide examples of his work, teach participants character design, and demonstrate storyboarding techniques to help create digital animations efficiently.

DML Studio Time & Instructor Feedback
Saturday, June 22, 1–4pm
Main Library Digital Media Lab
Workshop participants can work on their animations, receive personalized feedback from instructors, and submit their final projects.

Animation Contest Deadline - Monday, June 24
The deadline for participants is to submit their one- to two-minute animated films for the workshop's animation contest via the website.
The contest has two categories: one for adults and another for Hamilton County youths. The judging will take place on June 25. The animator with the best film in each category will receive a computer tablet donated by the Carmel Clay Public Library Foundation. The two winning animations will also be screened at the next Indy Film Fest. There will also be runner-up prizes for the participant's best story and concept art.

Animation Contest Screening and Interview with Animator Matt Herbert from The Simpsons
Saturday, June 29, 1–3pm
Main Library Community Room
We will conduct an interview and Q&A session with Matthew "Matt" Herbert, a renowned animator for the popular TV series The Simpsons. During the event, we will showcase Matt's work and discuss his illustrious career, including his contributions as a character layout artist, animatics creator, and assistant director for animation. Following the interview, we will screen the animated films produced during the workshop and announce our contest winners.

2024 Carmel Film Forum is presented by Moriarty Media, Indy Film Fest, Carmel Clay Public Library's Digital Media Lab, Carmel Clay Public Library Foundation, and Indiana Filmmakers Network.

Contact Information: James at 317-581-9126 if you have any questions.

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