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LIAF Flipbook Challenge

Flipbook Challenge, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, 2012We’ve realised that 2000+ entries per year isn’t quite enough to keep our animation needs in check, so we’re trying something new this year – LIAF’s first Flipbook Challenge…

Entry is simple, download a form – go make that flipbook.

We want to see EVERYONE flipbooking, so no excuses… expert and noobie flipbookists alike will be welcomed. There will be prizes in the form of LIAF dvd bundles and even a spot of recognition too – how does a ‘Special Mention’ at our always sell-out Best of the Fest programme sound?

Flipbook challenge, LIAF, London International Animation festival,2012

Illustration by Claude Trollope-Curson

We’ll be displaying the flipbooks throughout LIAF 2012 (Oct 25th – Nov 4th) at our base at the Barbican’s soon-to-be-opened new cinemas on Beech Street. So make sure you come say “Hi” and take a look. We’ll also be filming our favourites – flipped into motion, and uploading them to social media sites for all to see.

If you’ve not made a flipbook before, or if you fancy finding out a little more about this particular form of micro-animation, then you could always pop along to our Flipbook Workshop at 16:00 on Saturday 27th October. Flipbook veterans Urtė Budinaitė & Patrick Jenkins will be sharing their expertise in the form of tips, tricks and demonstrations. Urtė & Patrick, will talk you through the basics as they explain the principles of the flipbook, reveal a variety of techniques and then guide you as you embark upon creating your own. Details on how to book your place coming soon.

So don’t be shy…remember there’s flipbook potential everywhere if you look hard enough: in the corner of your next paperback; the post-it notes on your desk; grab yourself a bulldog clip and some pieces of card… you get the idea.

And here’s a spot of inspiration to get you in the mood – Patrick Jenkins’ ‘Morphing City Hall’