As part of CINANIMA – Espinho International Animation Film Festival, where renowned names of cinema, animation and illustration pass through every year, Lea Vidakovic presents the masterclass Storytelling Approaches for Expanded Animation.

Lea Vidakovic (Serbia) is a multimedia artist, who works in the field of art installation and puppet animation. In this masterclass, spatial storytelling approaches of several animated installations will be discussed, including Sisters and Splendid Isolation, exhibited during the festival as well as a glimpse of a new work in progress. The broader context will be given beforehand, explaining basic differences and processes in creating stories for conventional animation films versus those made for expanded animation. The fact that the above works were created in puppet animation will be discussed too, with an aim to explore the impact of this technique’s material qualities on the viewer in an expanded context.

The masterclass is open to the entire school community and to all those interested, and especially directed to students of the Degree in Digital Arts and Multimedia. It takes place on November 9th, at 10:00 am, with live broadcast on CINANIMAS’ and ESAD’s networks.
This extension of CINANIMA at ESAD takes place within the partnership between the two institutions and is part of the program of the 45th edition of the festival, which runs from 8 to 14 November, in Espinho.


Video of the talk