Workshop I: Discover the Pinscreen Instrument

Saturday, January 26, 2019
11-12:30pm, 4-6pm;
Sunday, January 27, 2019
11am-1pm, 2-3:30pm, 4-6:30pm
Ages 7+
FIAF Tinker Auditorium

Animation enthusiast Alexandre Noyer created his own version of a pinscreen instrument, a device created in the 1930s by artists Alexandre Alexeïeff and Claire Parker. The pinscreen uses pins to create finely textured images that can be captured through stop-motion animation. Festival attendees will be able to try their hands at Noyer’s machine throughout the festival.

Children and adults will discover the magic of pulling and pushing pins on the screen to create their own images through shadows and light and animating them through stop motion. An assortment of tools will be available to create effects.