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Professor John Canemaker – NFS Visiting Fellow 2009/10
Professor John Canemaker is the first National Film School Visiting Fellow at IADT. An Academy Award® winning animator, author of eleven acclaimed books on the history of animation, he is Professor of Animation at New York University (NYU) and one of the most highly-respected teachers of the subject in the world.
John Canemaker was in residence on campus in Dún Laoghaire from 9-20 November, where he taught masterclasses each morning to all four year groups of our Animation programme. He devised an intensive curriculum in Action Analysis and Storyboarding, based on his courses at NYU, and took individual tutorials with all fourth year students, advising them on their graduation films and thesis projects.
In addition to his lecturing and teaching, the NFS organised three public/industry events with Professor Canemaker: an NFS Lecture about animation pioneer, Winsor McCay on 10 November; “An Evening with John Canemaker” at the Irish Film Institute on 12 November, which consisted of screenings of The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation and Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood; and an industry session at the Light House Cinema on 16 November, in association with Animation Ireland, when he gave his illustrated presentation, “The Art & Flair of Mary Blair” and then took part in an extensive Q&A afterwards.
We were delighted that so many colleagues from industry availed of the opportunity to meet our first NFS Visiting Fellow and also were pleased to welcome animation students from other colleges to his lectures and masterclasses.
The NFS Visiting Fellowship is supported by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Visiting Artists Program. Thanks also to Enterprise Ireland for funding the industry event in the Light House Cinema.