Hey Barry, I hope that all is well for you at the moment. I'm getting in touch regarding the workshops that you sometimes do at various schools and universities. Do you ever get the chance to do these elsewhere, at events or local studios?
The reason I ask is because i'm just coming to the end of my animation degree, and unfortunately I have never had a chance to receive any training in stop motion. But this is something that I am still eager to learn about. I have books of course, but i've preferred the one-to-one mentor approach.
I saw you about two years ago when you gave a talk at my Uni, but I didn't get to meet you in person. At the time a few people in my class asked if we could try and bring you in for a workshop, but apparently the budgets couldn't allow it.
Most people that i've spoken to have mentioned how effective your teaching methods are, and it turned out that one of the most inspiring animations that I have seen this year....which I kept returning to whilst I was working on my final year project....was actually a test created at one of your workshops. So i'm eager to keep my ear to the ground in case of any possible workshops that might appear on the horizon.
Thanks for reading, all the best.