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At DitoGear™ we’re not only producing the equipment and push the boundaries of the industry, but also support valuable initiatives. Such as Animayo – an International Festival of Animation and Visual Effects taking place annually in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain, produced for the 7th time by a renowned Spanish director and producer, Damian Perea. This year, we sponsored the Grand Prize of the festival – a DitoGear™ OmniSlider 1.0 kit.
The overall artistic level of the official selection was amazingly high. We’ll keep you posted on the award winner shortly. If you ever have chance to visit Canaries, do it in May and attend the festival. It’s well worth it!
Since the year 2006, the International Festival of Animated Films, Visual Effects and Video-games, ANIMAYO is consolidating in the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria as a reference of animation in Spain. With a full week of screenings, master classes, workshops, lectures, open air activities and renowned international guests, Animayo invites to look around through the most updated selection of animated and visual effects works from all over the world. Headed by its director and producer Damián Perea, offers a plural perspective, such by the booming cinematography industry and the products developed by the animation sector, the visual effects and video-games, and as the multiple working processes handed by some of the main creators that feed the vitality of this industry. […] Animayo is not only an inspiration fountain, but also a clear indicator of esthetic trends and new progresses.
But it’s not only about the gear. It’s also about sharing expertise.
Patryk Kizny (of DitoGear and LookyCreative) has been honored to be one of the keynote speakers and jury members of the festival. Kizny’s masterclass gave a big picture of the timelapse discipline as well as highlighted numerous breakthroughs and milestones by Kizny, LookyCreative or Ditogear team – ranging from the first use of HDR ane motion-controlled timelapse in an narrative shortfilm (The Chapel, 2010) through the process of designing motion control equipment (DitoGear) to his late experiments with Omnimax fulldome timelapses, camera projection or underwater timelapse. Kizny gave also a quick overview of his latest experimental shortfilm, The Chapel: Rebirth (in production).
Kizny’s masterclass was followed by the press conference and a 4-day timelapse hands-on workshop series where participants learned the basics of timelapse and had chance to try out DitoGear™ motion control equipment.