Barley Films Animation Training Programmes 2005

Seamus, Aidan, Louise, Padraig, Clément & Rory

Sylvain & Romain

Louise, Raphael, Nathalie, Antoine, Benjamin, Cécile, Virginie,
Alfredo & Alessandra on a field trip to view megalithic passage
tombs in the Boyne Valley which date back 5000 years and the
Hill of Tara – the ancient seat of the High Kings of Ireland.

We ran two courses at the studio in our ongoing summer series of traditional character animation training programmes in 2005. As part of the first programme, aimed at existing animation students and recent graduates, we held three sessions of animation traineeships. The course structure was composed of an educational element (lectures, screenings, etc.) and a practical element (work on traditional hand-drawn animation scenes). These traineeships ran for between two and five weeks.


The second programme, run over four weeks and aimed at graduates, was designed to determine the suitability of candidates in the areas of design, storyboarding and animation for work on our first feature length animated film.


Participants in the 2005 Training Programmes:

Louise Bagnall (Ireland), Rory Byrne (Ireland),
Alfredo Cassano (Italy), Clément Ceard (France),
Seamus Hickey (Ireland), Padraig Mannion (Ireland),
Sylvain Marc (France), Aidan O’Sullivan (Ireland),
Nathalie Robert (France), Alessandra Sorrentino (Italy),
Romain Vacher (France)