ACMI’s Hothouse

By May 13, 2014 Entries

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) presents Hothouse: Tall poppies grow here.
Emerging animators wanted – Victorians in Years 10 to 12

Applications close 11 June 2014

Hothouse is a free week-long intensive program for Victorian students in Years 10 to 12. Ten students are hand-picked each year and dropped into a fast-paced production studio, to gain hands-on production experience, contacts in the industry and plenty of career inspiration during the July school holidays.

Guided by local artist, director and animator, David Pennay, participants will have the opportunity to work with professionals and gain exclusive industry experience, knowledge about obtaining access to animation courses at tertiary institutions, and most importantly, develop lifelong career inspiration.

The program allows students to develop vital skills for the film industry including idea development and research, understanding visual and cinematic language, character design, narrative development, creating and presenting a story pitch and verbal presentation, time management and planning skills. Support for those living outside of Metropolitan Melbourne is also available.

To coincide with ACMI’s world premiere, DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition, students will witness animator Anthony Lucas and the Designing Dreams participants pitching their ideas to the DreamWorks team in LA via video conference.

For more information and details on how to apply, visit: http://www.acmi.net.au/hothouse