[Free Event] Community Engagement Film Appreciation Workshop: Jump out of the Frames 跳格

  • Tue, Mar 28, 2023 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Saan1

    5 Kelvin Street
    Manchester , Lancashire M4 1ET
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Artist instructors: Clara Cheung & Gum Cheng 

(Clara and Gum are visual artists and independent curators, who founded C & G Artpartment in Hong Kong in 2007 and relocated to the UK in 2021).

Date: 28 March 2023 (Tue), 17:00-19:00

Venue: Saan1, 5 Kelvin St, Manchester, M4 1ET

Concept & Content:

Each movie, short film, animation, commercial, or ‘shorts/reels’ requires at least 25 to 30 frames each second to play quickly and continuously for its formation.  It sounds easy, but the actual process is more complicated.  In making stop-motion animation, one has to think clearly about each  step of the photos they take. 

Two to three short animations and films will be shared with the participants in this Film Appreciation Workshop, followed by a discussion led by the artist-instructor to analyse the different techniques applied in the short films.  Elements from the films will be depicted as part of the materials for each participant to create a 10-second-long animation for the participants to experience what they learn from an appreciation for their art-making.  

一齣電影、一齣短片、一套動畫、一條廣告片、一段影片、幾秒的shorts/reels,技術上,都是連串一秒25-30格的影像快速連續播放而形成,原理是這樣,實踐又是另一樣。 單格動畫製作簡單,容易造出一些特別的電影效果,但在製作過程中,第一格未做妥,第二格就難以開展,創作者往往要仔細地、慢慢地、循序漸進地去思想每一格的影像是怎樣製作及拍攝。

是次工作坊開始,會先欣賞若干動畫及/ 或短片,透過播放的動畫及/ 或短片作參考元素,從中取材,期望刺激參與者由欣賞角度進入創作MODE,之後希望參與者試試自編、自導、自監、自創作、自取景、自製特效,製作一條約10秒的單格動畫短片。

Related animations: 

“The Square City | 四方城” (6 min)

“Depths Of Night | 極夜” (13 min)

Duration: 2 hours | 2 小時

(30-40 mins of short animation / film appreciation + 20-30 animation appreciation & discussion 1 hour stop-motion animation workshop ) 

(30-40分鐘動畫及/ 或短片欣賞 + 20-30分鐘單格動畫作品賞析 + 1小時單格動畫創作 )


 Hong Kong style Mahjong, paper, pencils & colour pencils, rubbers |  港式麻雀一副、紙、鉛筆、擦膠

Date & Time

Tue, Mar 28, 2023 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Venue Details


5 Kelvin Street
Manchester , Lancashire M4 1ET Saan1
Hong Kong Film Festival UK

The Hong Kong Film Festival UK, HKFF (UK), aims to shine an international spotlight on Hong Kong’s creativity and humanity through film. The festival also strives to promote cultural interactions and exchanges between Hong Kong communities and UK citizens. Hong Kong’s world-renowned cinema was born out of its unique history and rich social context. Building on this vivid and eclectic history, the Festival aims to introduce a new wave of Hong Kong cinema that has blossomed in an era of drastic transformation. It is time to tell Hong Kong’s story again, to preserve and promote Hong Kong's cultural heritage, and to reflect on the city's enchanting, complex, and challenging reality from a fresh perspective.