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Fingal Film Festival Animation Workshop

September 30, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


WORKSHOP 1: Treehouse Republic – Animation Workshop (
VENUE: VIP Screen, Movies at Swords, Pavilions Centre,Swords, Co Dublin
TIME: (10-1pm ) Registration : 09:30 ( Short Break 11.30 – 11.45am )


SPEAKER: Creative Director Stephen Fagan – Treehouse Republic

Stephen Fagan Founder Creative Director – Treehouse Republic – Guest Speaker Bio
Stephen Fagan started in animation in 1996 and has continued to work in the creative space ever since. In 2010 after working in a variety of different roles Stephen along with his partners established Treehouse Republic. Over the past 5 years Treehouse Republic has grown as a producer of animation production services and developer of its own entertainment brands focusing entirely on action comedy content for boys. In 2015 Treehouse Republic was selected as one of the Top 25 up and coming animation studios in the world by Animation World Magazine and continues to grow internationally. Very much a big picture thinker Stephen balances out his creative side with a passion for business and strategic thinking. Having a clear view from both perspectives gives Stephen a unique look on animation and the Creative industries.Stephen is very passionate about encouraging others to find worthwhile work by finding their niche and spends a lot of his spare time mentoring others move into their preferred space.At Treehouse Republic we are passionate about visual storytelling, we showcase our work through the delivery of fully animated, interactive and live action content.For us, telling stories, whether in the form of a film, television series, game, e-learning project, corporate video or a commercial, is all about engaging with the audience. We focus on delivering high quality visual content to engage audiences and communicate messages. Budgets always vary but with our creative, enthusiastic and talented team, we are constantly working on new ways to communicate stories as effectively as possible.

Animation Workshop Outline : (Half Day )
Case Study Workshop : Commercial/ Corporate with an ever expanding array of creative opportunists picking your path now is more difficult than ever, This workshop is all about finding your Niche.

Pre -Production: (10am-12pm)
Concept Designs- Established the look and style of the commercial accompanied by stills and images of artwork that inspired the storyline in advertising in Design- Looking at the final model sheets of the characters as well as model sheets from our other productions. Storyboards/Animatic- This covers how we took the script to storyboard stage. Explain how important the storyboarding in regards to camera shots and pacing etc.Backgrounds- A look at how we developed the style of the backgrounds and environments. How colour plays a vital part in setting the mood and tone of a scene etc.

Production & Open Floor Discussion ( 12pm – 12.45pm )
ANIMATION- Covers the process of animating a scene. What materials is he/she provided with? What are the principals of animation. We can then run through examples of how a scene starts as rough animation and end with a finish piece.

COMPOSITING- This is the part of production where a compositor takes the animation and background and start to add light and shade to the scenes, camera move, glows, fx etc. It’s a hugely important part of the process. We’ve always found that when we run people through what our compositors do and how they can completely the look of a shot.

Ticket Information:
General Admission: €22.50 incl. booking
Concession: €17.50 incl. booking(available to students with a valid student I.D, unemployed, registered disabilities and senior citizens).

Group Rate: 25% discount on General Admission prices for orders for groups over ten (€16.87 each)
***Please note that all group orders are for COLLECTION ONLY***
For orders for over 25 people please contact Fingal Film Festival directly


Fingal Film Festival
+353 1 807 5521


VIP Screen Movies@Swords
Pavilions Shopping Centre Malahide Road, Swords
Dublin, Ireland
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