Animation Base Camp – Call For Applicants

The Animation Base Camp is a unique event for animation graduates, and emerging animation talent, designed to enable the transition from study to employment.

The 8-week workshop – from Monday 11th July to Friday 2nd September – will be hosted and supervised by Once Were Farmers in Glasgow with weekly critiques provided remotely by mentors from Sony Pictures Animation. (“Hotel Transylvania,” “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” and the upcoming “Smurfs: The Lost Villageā€)

Working in teams within an Industry-based framework, participants (from Scotland, Ireland & Norway) will be provided with industry mentors and given specific roles in animated feature pre-production for the 8-week period. The outcome of the workshop will be the production of high quality animatic sequences, accompanied by corresponding character and environment artwork. By reflecting the structure of the industry, the workshop will help participants develop creative, technical and production management skills.

A training bursary, equivalent to the UK minimum wage, will be provided to the selected participants for the 8-weeks and affordable accommodation will also be available.

Roles Available: Story Artist; Character, Environment and Prop Design; Visual Development; Editing; Production Coordination.

Deadline for Receipt of Applications is Sunday 5th June 2016

For further information, application form and guidelines go to

The Animation Base Camp 2016 is presented by Once Were Farmers and The Animation Centrifuge, in partnership with Sony Pictures Animation, Creative Scotland, Animation Skillnet, Screen Training Ireland, and Midtnorsk Filmsenter, with additional support from Glasgow Caledonian University, The Foundry and Eurohostel.

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