Steve Woods first production was 26 one minute pieces for Saturday morning on RTÉ 1. That might have satisfied his interest in animation except a visit to the Annecy animation festival convinced him that animation was more than fun, it was an art form in its own right.
Indeed he has since programmed animation for festivals since 1989. That year he helped set up the Galway Film Fleadh – the first festival in Ireland to both exhibit all animation programmes and to launch an animation competition.
Steve has writen a number of articles on animation and has served on several animation juries. He also lectures at the National Film School at Dun Laoghaire, where he has taught experimental animation for thirteen years.
Both Window and The Trial of Solomon were Framework awards as was Les Dogs, which Steve produced, (director Damian O’Connor).
He has also produced a number of films from workshops including two from Arts Council awards through their Artist in Schools and the Artist in Prisons schemes. His last workshop film was The Gift completed at Dar al-Kalima Art College, Bethlehem, Palestine.
Steve has recently completed a second short dance film Eternal shot in Palestine and also a pilot for a proposed feature documentary on the life of Michael Bakunin.
In 2011 he produced and directed Duch Darkness, a five-minute pixellated film. Steve curated the Irish focus in Annecy 2012.
Steve’s latest director / producer project is “iDuet”, takes a short dance piece from The Irish Modern Dance production of ‘Body Duet’ choreographed by John Scott and featuring Michelle Boulé and Philip Connaughton and is shot in stereoscopic 3-D.
Steve will speak at our Stereoscopic 3-D workshop based on his experience.