• AFTRS – Costume Design for 3D Animation presentation

Special guest presentation by Maarit Kalmakurki

Costumes in animation can be deliberately used for narrative purposes to reveal or conceal something related to the plot, functioning as a key element for cinematic storytelling.

Maarit presents insights of the collaborative work processes which professional costume designers Isis Mussenden and Israel Segal had during the making of 3D-animated feature films ShrekShrek 2 and Shrek the Third. She illustrates how conceptual art, technological limitations or elements from the animation medium affected their design choices. The materials shown in this presentation are collected as part of a doctoral dissertation investigating the costume design process and digitalization in 3D-animated feature films.

Presentation followed by special Q&A session with Maarit Kalmakurki, Liz Keogh Palmer and a leading CG Artist.

Maarit Kalmakurki, MA, is a scenographer and she has designed costumes and sets for various theatre and opera productions in Finland. She has taught scenography, arts, fashion and dress history in Finland and in the U.S. Her research interests combine film and stage costume history, dress history and the use of technological tools in design processes. Maarit is currently a Doctoral candidate at the Department of Film, Television and Scenography, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Finland. Her doctoral dissertation investigates the costume design process in 3D-animated feature films.

Liz Keogh Palmer, with over 30 years experience as a Costume Designer, has built a reputation on designing costumes that fall outside the norm. Liz gathers inspiration from many visual references, old films, art, photography and even architecture. This is reflected in many of her designs, which can take on a sculptural–like appearance. Liz is a very visual designer with meticulous attention given to colour, texture and construction of her designs. Some of her film credits include Alex Proyas’ iconic film Dark City I, Robot,starring Will Smith and Gods of Egypt, for which she was nominated for both an AACTA and APDG Award.

Mon 20 November
6:00 – 7:30pm
Australian Film Television and Radio School
Building 130
The Entertainment Quarter
Moore Park, NSW 2021
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