My Father's Dragon: Talk Series
Cartoon Saloon

December 2022 - January 2023

A series of online talks to coincide with Cartoon Saloon - My Father's Dragon: The Exhibition at Butler Gallery Nov 19 - Jan 29, providing a unique insight into animated movie making.

  • Shared Visions, Friday 2nd December 1-2pm
    Join Assistant Directors Fabian Erlinghauser, Louise Bagnall (Oscar nominated for her short film Late Afternoon) & Mark Mullery as they discuss the role of Assistant Director in carrying through the Director’s vision, and the challenges of working with such a large crew during lockdown.
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  • Seeing the Future, Friday 9th December 1-2pm
    Join Director Nora Twomey, Head of Story Giovanna Ferrari and Editor Richie Cody as they discuss how they work together to hold a vision of the finished film throughout the film-making journey, making sure all the individual elements - colour, character, FX animation, sound design and score - coalesce.
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  • Creating Imaginary Worlds, Friday 16th December 1-2pm
    Art Director Áine McGuinness led a team of concept artists, location designers, painters and character designers to create the immersive feel of the film, from the dustbowl to Nevergreen city to Wild Island. Join them, along with Assistant Art Director Emilie Bach and Lead Production Designer Rosa Ballester Cabo as they talk about the visual inspirations for the film and the roles of colour, pattern and light in the storytelling.
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  • Animation to Exhibition, Friday 13th January 1-2pm
    Join Exhibition Designer Steven McNamara of Roji, Cartoon Saloon’s Digital Assets Manager Cal McLoughlin and Fergal Brennan, Technical Director of My Father’s Dragon for this behind-the-scenes look at how the film was translated into an immersive exhibition experience.
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  • Masterclass with Nora Twomey and Giovanna Ferrari, Saturday 14th January 1-2:30pm
    Join Cartoon Saloon’s Oscar nominated director Nora Twomey and Head of Story/Animation Director Giovanna Ferrari for an in depth demonstration of how they adapt the written word into visual language. Drawing from their previous work together including The Breadwinner and My Father’s Dragon, they will break down their development of a storyboard from script stage, giving a glimpse into the creative processes they use.
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