Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 and recent measures put in place to combat the spread of the virus, the ACE Producers inaugural ACE Animation Special, supported by Screen Skills Ireland, is taking place online from Wednesday 18th March until Saturday 21st March 2020.
ACE Animation Special was supposed to take place at Animation Dingle, however a revised timetable and online system were set up in order to hold a version of the workshop online.
The workshop will focus primarily on the creative and financial aspects of animation production, but also offers sessions on story development and the creative dynamics of animation production, the financing scheme in an international context, discovering the marketing potential and finding an audience as well as budget, financing and production planning.
The first day included group sessions; a discussion on choosing material by Martin Pope and Michael Rose with a case study on The Gruffalo; and an interview with Peter Lord, founder of Aardman Animations. Many more insightful sessions with expert speakers will take place over the remaining days of the workshop.
ACE Animation Special is supported by Screen Skills Ireland, Screen, Animation Dingle, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), Animation Skillnet, Unreal Engine, IDA and Animation Ireland.
A gallery of screenshots from the workshop can be seen below: