UDK Berlin: A la Recherche du Temps Perdu – Digital Graphic Novel


À la recherche du temps perdu – A Digital Graphic Novel

by Izabel Menez
“Who is Charlie” by Izabel Menez

In this workshop we will create a Digital Graphic Novel based on extracts of “À la recherche du temps perdu” by Marcel Proust by using the animated GIF format.

Hereby the city of Berlin – a city in constant flux will be our main protagonist. Oscillating between past present and future, we are time travellers collecting location reminiscents of the past and document the city in flux using drawing, frottage, photography, typography and illustration and possibly include elements of an imagined future. The process of visual research and all the material collected on our excursion will lead to a visual archive, which will be the basis for the creation of the Digital Graphic Novel.

We will introduce you to different animation and compositing techniques on how to arrange and animate distinct elements of your images and collages. All together we will experiment and explore various creative methods to develop our own visual concepts and to create our Digital Graphic Novel based on “À la recherche du temps perdu”.

The workshop results in a final public presentation and the best digital graphic novels will be published on 12 digital screens at Berlin’s metro station Friedrichstrasse in collaboration with WALLDecaux . This workshop is presented in cooperation with the Berlin Summer University of the Arts. Thus the workshop-group is a mixture of regular students and international participants.

Day 1: Introduction to the topic, the animation and compositing techniques and other analogue and digital Tools
Day 2: Visual Research: Excursion – Exploring Berlin
Day 3: Experimenting with different collage and animation techniques
Day 4: Visual concept and production of the individual Digital Graphic Novels
Day 5: Final Steps: production and preparation of final presentation