South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker are in London for this Skillset Masterclass at the NFT, part of The Stanley Kubrick Masterclass series, presented by the National Film And Television School and Script Factory. London satirists and animators should jump at this opportunity to learn from the masters. More than just animators -- Parker and Stone write, direct, produce and compose for their instantly recognisable brand of animation with its scathing observations of US society. They've been around for a while now, their appearance in drag at the Oscars was six years ago, but they still seem as new and dangerous as ever -- think of the recent Scientology vs South Park furore and those episodes we don't get to see. Stone and Parker's masterclass will look at the art of political satire -- including their own sources of inspiration from Bruckheimer to Thunderbirds -- as well as getting a bit "technical" with a look at different formats and styles, such as puppets vs cell animation.
Official Website: http://www.bfi.org.uk/incinemas/nft/
Added by wurzeltod on May 2, 2006