Exploring all facets of the groundbreaking DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition, this eclectic series of free talks takes you behind the scenes of the exhibition, introduces key aspects of the DreamWorks creative process, and explores the ever changing landscape of animation and animated art.
Animated Conversations are held most Thursdays throughout the run of the exhibition from 6pm.
Thursday 17 April - Thursday 23 October 2014, 6pm
Free > Walk In
Featured in this program:
11 Sep > DreamWorks Animation: Stories
Showcasing a range of exceptional original stories, this talk will explore the various tales that have inspired some of the most popular DreamWorks films.
18 Sep > Animating Through the Ages: From Gertie to Toothless
An exploration of different animation techniques through history, from scratching or painting directly onto film to computer-generated animation, claymation and other forms of stop-motion.
25 Sep > DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition Curator Talk
Find out about the unique design of the DreamWorks exhibition as ACMI Curators chart its journey from idea and concept development through to exhibition opening.
9 Oct > Artist Talk: David Blumenstein
Join animator, cartoonist, film maker and all-round "Naked Fella" David Blumenstein as he discusses his multi-faceted career, including his work with ACMI's Designing Dreams program.
16 Oct > Artist Talk: Isobel Knowles
Join artist, animator and musician Isobel Knowles as she discusses the creative process behind her joyous animated creations.
23 Oct > DreamWorks Animation: Worlds
From the swamps and castles of Shrek's Far Far Away to the prehistoric world of The Croods, explore the distinctive style driving the immersive imaginative landscapes of DreamWorks Animation features with this discussion of the design and creation of key DreamWorks worlds.
Talks & Performances
Proudly supported by the City of Melbourne
17 Apr - 23 Oct
Complement your exhibition visit with a free program of talks inspired by DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition.