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Animation and special effects workshops

The Karel Zeman Museum offers three types of workshops:
  1. Two-hour workshops for the public
  2. Individual workshops in classical animation and special effects
  3. Individual animation workshops with a green screen 

Our animation classes are aimed to appeal to every age group from 5 to 100! Participants can interact with film media not only as viewers of finished product, but also as creators.

 


01 Two-hour workshops for the public

In a two-hour session it is possible to film animations using original drawings and simple puppets made in our studio. If you are able to stay for a whole-day session (made up of 2 or more two-hour sessions), there is enough time to work out a script and shoot a short film. Even those who can only afford to stay for one hour can experience and be inspired by three different animation techniques, though we cannot always ensure that our joint efforts will be rewarded with a prize-winning film!

Whatever you chose, you can always take inspiration from three of Zeman’s films: “Journey to the Beginning of Time”, “The Fabulous World of Jules Verne” and “The Stolen Airship”. How you respond to these atmospheric films is entirely up to you. You are the script-writer, the director and the masters of special effects!

Our workshops are run by experienced teachers, graduates of the school of animation of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and professional animators from film studios, members of the association Ultrafun, whose workshops have proven so popular during the Anifest animated film festival.

Two-hour workshop costs 290 CZK per person for open class animation workshop. You can enroll by choosing from the scheduled dates and reserving your participation in the museum e-shop.
Videos created by the past participants are published on the museum YouTube channel.
Workshops take place at the Karel Zeman Museum, Saská 3, 118 00 Praha 1.
Workshops will be opened with 5 bookings as a minimum. Here is a cancellation fee for cancel your workshop booking. For group less than 7 persons and cancelling 3 – 5 days before workshop is 400 CZK. Less than 2 days before workshop 800 CZK. For group with more than 7 persons cancellation fee is double.

We offer the following workshops:
  • Classic Flatbed Animation
  • Animation with Puppets in a 3D Set
  • Chalk Animation
  • Classic Cartoon Animation on Paper and Scratched Film
  • Pixilation – Animation with a Live Actor/span>
  • Object Animation in Space
  • Animation with Powdery or Transparent Materials (Sand, Foil, Glass, Lentils, Coffee, Flour)
  • Modern Keying Method with a Green Screen

 

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If the dates of the animation workshops do not suit you, it is possible to arrange an individual animation workshop for a group of 1-7 people at a date arranged in advance. You can find current dates possible below. Please make your booking at least 14 days in advance.

 

02 Individual workshops in classical animation and special effects

Individual workshops in classical animation and special effects on a pre-arranged date lasts 2 hours The price of the workshop is 5,950 CZK – I AM INTERESTED. This can also be ordered in the form of a gift voucher which is valid for 6 months.

Our workshops are run by experienced teachers, graduates of the school of animation of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and professional animators from film studios, members of the association Ultrafun, whose workshops have proven so popular during the Anifest animated film festival.

Videos created by the past participants are published on the museum YouTube channel. Workshops take place at the Karel Zeman Museum, Saská 3, 118 00 Praha 1.
Book a minimum of 14 days in advance.

Here is a cancellation fee for cancel your workshop booking. For group less than 7 persons and cancelling 3 – 5 days before workshop is 400 CZK. Less than 2 days before workshop 800 CZK. For group with more than 7 persons cancellation fee is double.

We offer the following types of individual workshops:
  • Classic Flatbed Shooting Method
  • Animation with Puppets in a 3D Set
  • Chalk Animation
  • Animation with Lentils
  • Modern Keying Method with a Green Screen

 

03 Individual animation workshops with a green screen

Individual workshops of special effects animation using green screen technology for a group of 1-7 people on a pre-arranged date lasts 2 hours and takes place at the Karel Zeman Museum, Saská 3, 118 00 Praha 1.

The workshops are based on the interaction of a puppet or actor with several diverse environments that the participants themselves animate. Acting is not a prerequisite, it is possible to link any shots from all kinds of animation techniques (puppet, flatbed, pixilation). It is also possible to explore briefly how video montages are made. In the workshop, the participants are introduced to After Effects which is a software package used for keying. The outcome of the workshop is an original short film.
The price of the workshop is 5,950 CZK – I AM INTERESTED. This can also be ordered in the form of a gift voucher which is valid for 6 months.

Our workshops are run by experienced teachers, graduates of the school of animation of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and professional animators from film studios, members of the association Ultrafun, whose workshops have proven so popular during the Anifest animated film festival.

A collection of short films made in our animation workshops is available on our YouTube channel.

Here is a cancellation fee for cancel your workshop booking. For group less than 7 persons and cancelling 3 – 5 days before workshop is 400 CZK. Less than 2 days before workshop 800 CZK. For group with more than 7 persons cancellation fee is double.