コンテンポラリーアニメーション入門:ポール・ドリエセン監督による特別講義とワークショップIntroduction to Contemporary Animation: Special Lecture and Workshop by Paul Driessen

November 07, 2017

[:ja]2017年5月18日から25日にかけて、アニメーション監督のポール・ドリエセン氏が東京藝術大学を訪れ、公開講義やワークショップを行いました。ドリエセン監督は、ビートルズの長編アニメーション「イエロー・サブマリン (1968)」への参加をきっかけにキャリアをスタートし、その後オランダとカナダを中心に40年以上にわたり国際的に活躍、アカデミー賞にもノミネートされています。また長年にわたり、ドイツ・カッセル美術大学でアニメーターの育成にも携わってきました。「コンテンポラリーアニメーション入門」の一環として開催された今回の公開講義とワークショップでは、示唆にとんだストーリーの作り方とアイデアの出し方について、これまでの作品を例にあげながら解説していただきました。



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Paul Driessen, an internationally-acclaimed animator and Academy Award nominee, visited Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo Geidai) from May 18 – 25, 2017. He delivered an open lecture and two-day workshop for the Introduction to Contemporary Animation class at the Graduate School of Film and New Media.
Mr. Driessen participated in the animated feature film The Beatles: Yellow Submarine (1968) and has been practicing over 40 years, primarily in the Netherlands and Canada. He has also been engaged in educational activities to train animation specialists at School of Arts and Design Kassel, Germany. In his lecture and workshop, he showed his own animation works to share his methods of story-telling and idea development with the participants.

A total of 35 animation students participated in the two-day workshop. On the first day, 19 students were invited to draw a humorous situation with simple line drawings and accompanying short captions. Referring to other students’ works made at Mr. Driessen’s past workshops, the Geidai students worked on their own works, which were presented at the end of the day. Compared with the examples by European students which had straightforward punchlines, those by the Geidai students often required a prior understanding of specific contexts in Japan. Participating students seemed to realize that they needed different approaches to have their ideas understood by international audience.

At his open lecture, A Metaphor of Lines and Multi-divided Screens, Mr. Driessen introduced 11 animation works of his that were made between 1972 and 2014. Featuring comical and unique characters drawn with simple lines, his works evoke an uncanny atmosphere implying life and death. He talked about his apparently complex animation-making processes, where he often employs a multi-divided screen to narrate several story lines simultaneously. The open lecture concluded with many keen questions from a total of 133 audiences. Both the workshop and the lecture were the great opportunities for the participants to discover the ideas and thoughts of this world-renowned animator.

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