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Arnolfini - est 1961

Over three days of the festival the master of mask replacement Darren Walsh has kindly agreed to shoot in public an episode of his latest ‘Bob’ character in the Arnolfini main gallery.

Having pioneered the process whilst at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, Darren took the technique to Aardman in the 1990s where he made a global success with his lovable scamp Angry Kid.

Here you will see how Darren directs a person to move incrementally like a puppet whilst at the same time changing face masks in order to match a recorded voice track and change expression. It is a truly fascinating process and one that is relatively quick compared to other animation techniques. You will also see here a good example of green screen compositing. This is a rare opportunity to see an unusual and unique animation technique in production.

Wednesday 19 September, 9.30am – 8pm
Thursday 20 September, 9.30am – 8pm
Friday 21 September, 9.30am – 9.30pm
Saturday 22 September, 9.30 – 8pm
Sunday 23 September, 11am – 6pm