The Animation department at CDCFE will host “Keyframe 9” next Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. The event, which is in its ninth year, welcomes speakers from the animation industry, many of whom are past students of Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education.

The event will showcase the excellent relationship that the animation course at CDCFE has with professionals from Cartoon Saloon, Boulder Media and Brown Bag Films, to name a few. Students will have the opportunity to partake in a Q&A session with the guest speakers, and learn about the industry they aspire to work in. See the full schedule of talks below.


Keyframe, 27th and 28th of February and 1st of March



Time Talk Title/Event Speaker Discipline + Studio On Stage Interviews
Mon 27th 9.30 My Rigging Timeline


Jordan Beatty Builds and Rigging Artist at Cartoon Saloon NA
  10.30 Making TV/ Start Sprinting Yesterday Jamie Teehan Series Director at Sixteen South NA
  11:30 TBC Carol Freeman Founder and Director at Paper Panther Productions NA
  2:00 –3:30 Workshop:

Pushing Toon Boom rigs to produce better quality character animation

Eamonn O’Neill 2D Animator at Boulder Media NA
Tues 28th 9.30 Wolfvision: Moving through the world of Wolfwalkers





Founder and Director at Matchbox Mountain NA
  10.30 Lessons learned since graduation and how to break into the Industry. Analiese Culleton Production Manager at

Treehouse Republic

  11.30 TBC


Patrick O’Callaghan


Storyboard Artist, Concept Artist and Illustrator at Treehouse Republic NA
  2:00 – 4:00 Part 1: Behind the scenes on Cat Burgler.


Panel Discussion and Q+A


Part 2:

Careers and Experiences


Marek Winnicki

Dave Cooney, Aife Madden

Animation FX Department at Boulder Media Yes
Wed 1st 9:30 Bigmouth Strikes Again: My Career So Far.


Adam Powell 2D Animator at Treehouse Republic NA
  10:30 TBC Bronagh O’Hanlon Director/Creator/Art Director/Character Designer at Brown Bag Films NA