Back From Greece And The 3rd ANIMART Workshop Print
Thursday, 27 August 2009 00:00


The report of (Ahmed Al Ashwah) about the trip of 3 of ASIFA Egypt members (Ahmed Al Ashwah, Ibrahim Allam ,and Mohamed Sabry) to Greece, participating to the animation workshop "ANIMART".

First Day (Sunday 19-7-2009): Arrival day, Reception and Dinner.

Second Day (Monday 20-7-2009): Start of Workshop 10:00 AM, including 4 workshops; Mr.Vakalis (animator in DreamWorks) and his workshop about StoryBoard and we (Members of ASIFA-Egypt) attend , The second workshop was about 3D Character (Mr.Vokacic from Croatia), and we participated (me and Ebrahim Allam) in this workshop also because it was in another time, and there were the third workshop about backgrounds (Mrs.Ersi Spathopoulou) and Mohamed Sabry participated in this workshop, the fourth workshop was about Sculpture and Theatre Design (Mr.Dimitri Papadopoulos) and I attend this workshop as a visitor only.

Third Day (Tuesday 21-7-2009): The same program then broadcasting for samples of DreamWorks designs and storyboards, and at night we attend screening for one of the oldest films in Greek Cinema History.

Fourth Day (Wednesday 22-7-2009): The same program, we are divided to 4 groups in “storyboard workshop” and every group consists of 5 persons, I attend again the workshop of Sculpture and Theatre Design, I watched it, they made mountain of stones and rocks by foam material, at night we went to a party.

Fifth Day (Thursday 23-7-2009): Continuation of  “storyboard

workshop”, we started in “3D Character workshop” in execution of simple character animation by the method of Bones Pro, then we visited “the cave lake” as archeological place.

Sixth Day (Friday 24-7-2009): Every group has explained their drawings on projector and some comments from Mr.Vakalis, Continuation of “3D Character workshop”, important lecture from Dr.Burak Şahın (Professor in Maltepe University – Istanbul), the lecture was about “Visual Story Telling”, at night a big screening for the animation films and productions of all participants, we (Members of ASIFA-Egypt) screened our animation films and we got a very good impression and appreciation.

Seventh Day (Saturday 25-7-2009): The last day of Mr.Vakalis in “storyboard workshop”, and screening for some “Animatic” samples of Dream Works Company, every group had shown the executed drawings, at night we have completed “3D Character workshop”, lecture about ancient Greek pottery art.

Eighth Day (Sunday 26-7-2009): Fantastic Trip to Olympia City that the first Olympic Games in the history organized in it, then going to one of the beautiful beaches in Greece, at night screening for “Belgian Animation Panorama” that is showed by the president of “Animata Festival” in Brussels.

Ninth Day (Monday 27-7-2009): The last day of “storyboard workshop” with Dr.Burak Şahın, 2 lectures about Compositing (Fusion Program) and Video Editing (Final Cut Program).

Tenth Day (Tuesday 28-7-2009): Finalizing and Presentations for all works that is executed in 3rd ANIMART.

Last Day (Wednesday 29-7-2009): Departure Date to Athens and return to Cairo the next day.