Darklight is collaborating with Screen Training Ireland this year to present a Masterclass with animation wizards Smith and Foulkes.

Adam Foulkes and Alan Smith recent credits include the title sequence for Thunderbirds, and an animated *film within a film* for Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events.

They have also directed several sketches for the BBC’s animated comedy show Monkey Dust. For their work in television commercials they have won the Grand Prix Award at the Cannes Lions, the Grandy at the 2005 ANDYS and the ITV award for best commercial. See www.nexusproductions.com

Course Profile:

The Masterclass will concentrate on Smith and Foulkes approach to animation direction in their work with Nexus Productions.

This master class has been designed to meet the needs of those interested in the motion graphics/ animation /music promos / advertising industries. Smith and Foulkes will explore the practical and creative aspects in producing their award winning
commercial campaigns. They will also talk about their work on feature length motion pictures and music promos. This will be followed by a Q&A session.

Date: 22nd June 2006
Duration: 1/2 Day
Venue: Filmbase, Templebar, Dublin.
Cost: E25

Application Procedure: Please apply online at www.screentrainingireland.ie by the 14th of June 2006.

Participant Profile:

This Masterclass is aimed at motion graphic artists and animation directors.

Alan Smith will be talking to Gavin Kelly of Piranha Bar in the Darklight Salon at Film Base for a round table discussion on Friday the 23rd in the afternoon, all are welcome. Time TBC.