Creative Dundee

A History of Animation: Seminar

If you’re of a certain age, you will probably have fond memories of when Who Framed Roger Rabbit hit the big screen.  A ground-breaking film of its time, this huge milestone in the history of animation combined live action and animation seamlessly together in a feature length movie. Tons of Toons, Judge Doom (with those eyes) and Jessica Rabbit (with those legs) – who could ask for more…

Now imagine if that’s where you started your career as a trainee animator… Fraser Maclean was hired on WFRR in 1987 having graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1983 with a degree in Graphic Design. Since then Fraser has worked on a number of Warner Bros and Disney feature animations in Los Angeles, including Space Jam and Tarzan.

As part of their 10 year anniversary, Tayscreen invite you to hear from Fraser at a free seminar; where he will talk will about his new book Setting The Scene, which charts the history and development of the art and techniques of Animation Layout.

Places are limited so make sure you register by emailing

Date: Wednesday 9th May 2012
Seminar: 10.30am-12 noon (10.15am start) Networking Event: 12-2pm
Venue: Dundee Contemporary Arts

Refreshments will be provided. Please arrive at 10.15am for the seminar start at 10.30am.

Tayscreen will also be hosting a networking event in DCA’s Meeting Room after the seminar from 12-2pm, which all participants are welcome to attend.


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