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Crazy transformation with Tomasz Siwiński

Do you remember that we are recruiting for an online 2D animation course with Tomasz Siwiński, the winner of the Krakow Film Festival for “Blue Room”? Don’t hesitate to sign up!

Participants will learn the basics of classic 2D cartoon animation through lectures covering such issues as character movement, pacing and drama in animation, key animation, and in-between.

In addition to lectures on specific issues, workshop meetings will take the form of individual talks and group presentations of the participants’ works along with a joint discussions.

Each participant will produce their own short animation of 30 seconds to 1 minute in length. The theme to which participants will refer is transformation, understood as the formal transformation of one object or character into another. The theme should serve as an inspiration to create your own original short story.

“Blue Room”

Participants will be free to choose software or analog medium (e.g., drawing on paper) with the assumption that it will be a drawing or painting technique. During the lectures, participants will learn selected features of Adobe Animate, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects. The latter program will be used to assemble and export the completed animation and enhance it with additional elements (compositing).

During the workshop we will focus on understanding and proficiently using animation and taking full advantage of its artistic and communicative potential. Software issues will be treated only instrumentally and the scope of knowledge transferred in this area will be tailored to the individual needs of the participants.

– says Tomasz Siwiński

Photo by Maciej Janicki

After completing the course, participants will gain basic knowledge of character animation and will acquire skills that will allow them to implement their own future projects.

Scheduled date of the course: January 2023.

If you are interested in attending the course, please send an email to: biuro@filmspringopen.eu

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More info to be found HERE

We would like to remind you that Tomasz Siwiński also conducts individual consultations for animation directors.


Tomasz Siwiński: is the creator of original oil painted animated films. IIn the sensual aesthetics of oil painting, he creates expressive, oneiric worlds. The heroes placed in them try to find themselves in a reality that hides dark secrets and is subject to disturbing transformations.

Siwiński was born in 1982. He studied at the Faculty of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow and at the Animated Film Studio under the supervision of prof. Jerzy Kucia. During his studies, he created animated films “Television” and “Little Black Square”.

In 2014, his next film “A Blue Room” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in the Semaine de la Critique section. The film received multiple awards, incl. The Best Animation Award at Curtas Vila do Conde (Portugal) and the Silver Hobby Horse at the Krakow Film Festival.

In addition to his original films, he also makes documentary animations, such as “Moczarski’s Case” (distinguished by Vimeo Staff Pick) and the animated part of the documentary “Mała Zagłada” (directed by Natalia Koryncka-Gruz). His films have been presented at many festivals, incl. Annecy, Clermont-Ferrand, Cannes, Hiroshima, Utrecht, Zagreb, Uppsala, Stuttgart, Krakow. He is a member of The Association of Polish Filmmakers (SFP) and ASIFA, in 2019 he obtained a doctorate.

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