Film animator ends residency
Today marks the end of John Canemaker’s two-week residency at the National Film School (NFS) in Dún Laoghaire. Canemaker, professor of animation at New York University, won an Oscar in 2006 for his touching, innovative film The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation. He has also written some of the key academic works on the medium, including the standard text on Disney.
Apart from his daily masterclasses, to which other colleges were invited, there were open events for industry: an NFS Lecture on campus; screenings at the IFI; and an Animation Ireland evening at the Light House. Canemaker, whose visit was sponsored by the Irish Film Board and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, was the first visiting fellow at the school.