Workshops & Demonstrations

Sat, Mar. 17, 2018 1:00pm — 5:00pm | Add this to Calendar

Direct Animation on Film Workshop with Devon Damonte

Make movies (or flicks / motion graphics/ images in high velocity sequence), by hand (use your digits the original digital cinema!), without cameras (nor any other infernal contraption devices), then watch them the same night with friends and family on the big screen in BIMA's Auditorium. Learn a wide range of experimental techniques to make images directly onto 35mm leaders and found footage, using markers, inks, paints, scratchings, tape collage, etc. No experience necessary, all materials provided (and bring your own to try too). All ages 8-98 are welcome, though participants under 16 must register with an accompanying adult).

Your registration for this workshop also guarantees you a seat for Localoops: Light & Sound, a multi-projector immersive live performance in the Frank Buxton Auditorium at BIMA from 7:00-8:30pm. In addition to screening film footage from the workshop, the evening show will feature multiple 16mm projectors simultaneously screening work by film artists Ruth Hayes, Caryn Cline, Eric Ostrowski, Devon Damonte, and special guests accompanied by quadrophonic sound by Peter Randlette.


Since 1989 Devon Damonte has made, taught, and shown handcrafted direct animation all over the world, from REDCat Theater ad Disney Hall in Los Angeles to the Ottawa International Animation Festival, and McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Devon is featured in recent books The Animation Bible, By Maureen Furniss and Experimental Filmmaking: Break the Machine by Kathryn Ramey. Damonte is currently adjunct faculty at Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA and ringleader of Crackpot Crafters Collective. He believes we are now all smack dab in the Golden Age of Adhesive Tape.

Saturday, March 17 | 1-5 PM | BIMA Classroom | $40 Registration | All materials provided.

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Please email Education Director, Kristin Tollefson at or 206.451.4004

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