Workshop FILE São Paulo 2014

Workshop Light Painting Animation
Fábio Yamaji

The objective of this workshop is to present the technique of animation called Light Painting.
The photography of light painting emerged 100 years ago, when the couple Frank Gilbreth and Lillian Moller Gilbreth developed the technique for scientific purposes. But it was by the hands of renowned artists like Man Ray and Picasso that light painting became famous. It is about long exposition pictures that record drawings made in the dark with a flashlight.
In 1998, with the popularization of digital cameras, this technique gained movement with the resources of animation cinema, through Japanese artists Kazue Monno and Takeshi Nagata — known collectively as Tochka. This new visual art was named by the duo as Pika Pika (an onomatopoeia for blinking, in Japanese).
Bio:Graduated as a designer by Faculdade de Comunicação e Artes of the Universidade Mackenzie, Fábio Yamaji acts as an animator, photographer, film director, editor and illustrator. He animated two hundred works for cinema, TV, Internet and festivals in production companies as Trattoria di Frame, O2 Filmes and Paranoïd BR. He competed three times in the Annecy Animation Festival and won three times Anima Mundi with the short films ENGOLERVILHA, O DIVINO, DE REPENTE (28 other prizes) and ORIGANIMA (vignette). He is also professor of Experimental Animation for the postgraduate qualification of Cinema in Universidade Anhembi Morumbi an co-founder of the Associação Brasileira de Cinema e Animação — ABCA (Brazilian Association of Cinema and Animation), of which he is part of the board. He taught Animation in the colleges IED Brasil and Universidade Mackenzie and lectured in events like Campus Party, Anima Fórum and Pecha Kucha. He has his own company, Skerzo Cinema.