Planet G(reece) #3: Doc & Animation

The workshop is implemented under the Active citizens fund.

Have you ever thought of combining documentary and animation? It might sound strange, but there’s nothing more creative than imposing fantastical images on actual events, making the real world even more interesting or masking details you want to conceal – like someone’s identity. Even the most camera-shy subject can talk to the world if you replace their face with a colorful animated image! In this workshop, Christina Depian and Ioanna Giakoumatou will use stop-motion animation techniques to ignite your imagination and help participants create an intoxicating mixture of animation and real life, in a short documentary.

The workshop mentors will welcome the team to their animation studio to talk about their work. Is it as much fun as it sounds? What kind of animation do they do? Where can one see their work? What’s the difference between working on a film and working in advertising?

Participating in the workshop does not require any prior film experience. All equipment –except for your cellphone– will be provided by Exile Room. The short film you will shoot with Christina and Ioanna will be edited and shared within a month. The instructors will teach in Greek. An interpreter will be available for additional languages.

Admission is free of charge.

To participate in the workshop, please fill out the form HERE.

Contact: e-mail, tel: 210 3223395 (office hours: 12-5pm)

Submissions for Planet G(reece): Part Β [workshops 3-7] have opened, and will remain open for the duration of the programme. Interested parties can only participate in one of the workshops.

To participate in the workshops students up to 17 years old must provide:
– a vaccination certificate issued at least 14 prior or
– a recovery certificate or
– a negative test done within the last 24hrs

Participants 18 years old or over must provide:
– a vaccination certificate issued at least 14 prior or
– a recovery certificate

Wearing a mask is required throughout the duration of the workshop.

Christina Depian is an artist and educator. She teaches art and moving image techniques in primary schools in Athens. She has taught photography, moving image techniques, applied art and art education at the Department of Early Childhood Education of the National University of Athens. She designs and implements educational programs for children, as well as experiential workshops for educators.

Ioanna Giakoumatou is an audiovisual arts and digital media educator. She teaches animation techniques to kids, adults and minority groups (disabled, adult detoxification and dexterity groups, adult groups in prison), while also coordinating audiovisual workshops. She currently teaches visual arts at the Master in Arts & Education offered by AKTO, Art, Design & Media.