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Adventure Workshop – PES

One Infinite Loop

with Director and Animator PES

In this day-long workshop, develop and create a short animated sequence with Oscar-nominated — and master of the short format film — PES. All media welcome. Bring your camera, your Wacom, your Prismacolors, or even your iPhone, whatever you like to create with. PES will work with you to produce your own animated clip based off a theme of his choice.

Sunday, September 10, 2017
10:00 AM to 5:30 PM (MDT)


At the Glenbow Museum
130 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3


Tickets: $249
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This adventure workshop is supported by:

Target Audience

Anyone interested in animation.

Assumed Audience Knowledge

Basic animation principles, some experience editing (Premiere/Final Cut/iMovie/Photoshop GIF/etc).


To make a short film loop using any animated technique.

Five Things You’ll Learn

– How animated loops work

– How to determine how many frames you need for your loop

– How to brainstorm ideas around a theme

– How to explore whether an idea will work or not

– How sound can enhance your concept


PES’s uncanny knack for transforming familiar objects and people through stop-motion animation has earned him global recognition and dozens of honours, including an Academy Award® nomination for Fresh Guacamole in 2013 (the shortest film ever nominated for an Oscar).

PES is the creator of some of the most widely viewed stop-motion films of all-time including Roof Sex, KaBoom!, Game Over, Human Skateboard, Western Spaghetti, and Fresh Guacamole. On YouTube alone, his films have been viewed over 200 million times.

In addition to his original content, PES has also directed over 60 commercials for major international brands including Android, Honda, Orange Telecom, Kinder Surprise, PlayStation, Sprint, Samsung and Bacardi. His latest spot for Honda – entitled “Paper” – has won numerous awards, including a Gold Pencil at the 2016 One Show, in addition to receiving the One Show’s “Automobile Advertising of the Year Award.” It was also recently added to the permanent collection at both the Louvre’s Museum of Advertising and The Museum of Modern Art.