Hand Drawn Animation Workshop

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Hand Drawn Animation Workshop 

It is far too common to see animation characters dash at will in the sky or on the land, nevertheless, it requires meticulous and tireless efforts to render body movements even as simple as raising a hand lively and engrossing. On the other hand, the drawing styles and visual treatments in animations may seem exaggerated and unrealistic at first sight, but they can always generate forceful and concrete impact. Hand Drawn Animation Workshop returns to the root of animation, and show the participants the fundamentals of animation and guide them to create their own animation through appreciation and practice.


Three veteran animators Andrew Chen, Cheng Shang Yan and Honkaz Fung will lead the participants to use traditional method to create hand drawn animation line by line. The students will be able to use tools such as peg-bars, puncher to experience an animation creation process that is entirely different from the now standardized digital process.


There will be an elementary class and an advance class; we welcome people of all ages to join the elementary class, for the advance class it is advised that the participants should have basic drawing ability.


*The classes will be conducted in Cantonese


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Classes Overview


Elementary Class(Intake Quota: 15)

Date: 30/6, 14/7, 21/7

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Venue: Tai Kwun A Hall Studio 2 & 3


Session 1 : Stills/ Stop Motion Animation

Session 2: Flip Book Animation

Session 3: Animation Appreciation and Clay Animation


Advance Class (Intake Quota: 15)

Date : 26/6, 3/7, 10/7, 17/7, 24/7

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Venue: Tai Kwun A Hall Studio 2 & 3


Session 1: Animation Appreciation and Flip Book Animation

Session 2: Morphing Animation and Movements

Session 3: Limited Animation and the Techniques of “In-Between” Drawing

Session 4: Looping Animation

Session 5: Facial Expression Animation

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Andrew Chen

Joined the animation industry in 1985, Chen was trained and worked in Quantum Studio. While studying in Tokyo in 1993, Chen also worked as a freelance animator; he had participated several TV animations, including Slam Dunk, Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball etc. In 1995 Chen joined New Visual Effect Studio found by Tsui Hark as Executive Director and Art Director, mainly responsible for the feature animation A Chinese Ghost Story—the film won Golden Horse Award Best Animation and chosen as one of the Recommended Films by Hong Kong Film Critics Society in 1997. Chen then joined Centro Digital Pictures Limited as Animation Director and Advertisement Animator. In 2010, Chen served as the Creative Director in the animation studio Ark Union, focusing on the animation production in commercials and films.


Honkaz Fung

Fung was raised in a rural village in Hong Kong. Since his early age, Fung was obsessed with comic books and subsequently worked at a comic publishing house after he failed the senior high school entrance exam. In 1997, Fung participated in the pre-production of Storm Raiders, handling the storyboard and special effect design of the film. Thereafter Fung was increasingly involved in film, animation and commercial productions, which included Shaolin Soccer, Curse of the Golden Flower, McDull, Prince de la Bun etc.. Fung also directed TV episodes for RTHK, and had curated film festivals and Hong Kong Film Archive’s film prgrammes. Fung is now on the Board of Directors of Film Culture Centre (Hong Kong), he is also the Founder Member of Cantonese Cinema Study Association and the Guest Lecturer of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.


Cheng Shung Yan

Cheng was the 2D and 3D animator of Quantum Studio, and then joined Centro Digital Pictures Limited as Animation Director and Producer. In 1997, Cheng was promoted to General Producer of the Digital Special Effect department, and served as Animation Producer, Special Effect Director and Director for commercials of Coca-Cola, Lucozade, McDonald’s etc. in over a decade. In 2013 Cheng directed his first animation feature Tale of the Rally, and expanded his working network from Hong Kong to Southeast Asia.