PechaKucha Presentation

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Michael Ceballos

in Honolulu

Animation Inspiration


"Our heritage gives life to our spirit." 

Socks, booze, family, landscapes, and lore......inspiration comes from many sources and leads to a wide variety of creative output.  In "Animation Inspiration" from PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol. 30, three artists/animators will share various creative projects and the inspiration for their work.  We also share a sneak peek of animated films and virtual reality projects being shown in the upcoming Cultural Animation Film Festival at the Doris Duke Theatre.

Matthew Kawika Ortiz is a Hawai‘i-based artist who specializes in storyboards, illustration, graphic design,and printmaking. Mr. Ortiz started out his career interning and creating conceptual art for the Warner Brothers feature film Superman Returns, he also storyboarded for all three E Ho‘omau!, Ola Nā Iwi: Hāloa, and co Art Directed Maisa the Chamoru Girl who Saves Guåhan. Matthew is also one half of the art duo Wooden Wave which is known for their illustrations and murals of sustainable treehouses.

Michael Q. Ceballos was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA.  He has worked in animation industry for over 20 years. Among the many diverse projects he has worked on, there are a few notable highlights. In 2013, Mr. Ceballos formed Twiddle Productions Inc. where he produced and directed Ola Na Iwi: Hāloa and Maisa the Chamoru Girl who Saves Guåhan which won Best Short Film at the 2017 Pasifika Film Festival.

Mary Therese Perez Hattori
A native of Guåhan (Guam), she is one of nine children of Paul Mitsuo Hattori and Fermina Leon Guerrero Perez Hattori and resides on O‘ahu with her son and husband.  Dr. Hattori currently serves as Outreach Director for the Center for Pacific Islands Studies at UHM and is affiliated with the Doctorate in Professional Education Practice, the Indigenous Politics Program, and the Learning Design & Technology Program at UH.

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@ VOL 14 ON FEB 28, 2012

Sebastian loves animation, and that could help explain how he ended up becoming an animator. He uses this presentation to describe the main principles behind animation, and shows how all animated forms (2D, CG) can be used to tell stories in original and creative ways. (in English)

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Principles of Animation

@ VOL 14 ON FEB 28, 2012

Daniel Muñóz is a character animator, and in this presentation he explains the main principles and techniques required to produce animation work that manages to suck viewers in. (in English)

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The Art of Keven Montembeault

@ VOL 1 ON APR 12, 2013

Keven Montembeault is an interdisciplinary artist that came to our event to talk about his work. His presentation is a tour through his inspiration into his creation, as he makes illustrations, photography, frame to frame animations and sculptures. (in French)

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Imagination in Animation

@ VOL 117 ON SEP 24, 2014

Animation professor Almog Mizrahi, expresses himself through animation, and understands what goes into the cartoons that we see. He tries to push and challenge his students, and artists alike, to make from their imagination, and not what has already been made. 

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Filipino Comics & Animation

@ VOL 5 ON MAY 22, 2015

Arnold Arre narrates his journey and vision in elevating Filipino comics and animation to the world stage.

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Behind 3D-Animation

@ VOL 7 ON MAR 20, 2015

Daniel Flax, Mitbegründer der Pixelworks Filmproduction berichtet über die unendlichen Möglichkeiten der 3D-Animation. Ob ein lächelnder Geko oder ein Flugzeugkampf, wo das Arbeiten mit echten Tieren oder gefährlichen Situationen schwer fällt, kann mit Hilfe der 3D-Animation alles möglich gemacht werden.

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Advocacy through Animation

@ VOL 29 ON MAY 22, 2016

"When you educate a man, you educate an individual, but when you educate a woman, you educate a generation."

In Advocacy through Animation from PechaKucha Night Atlanta Vol. 29,  Neia Omer tells her story. Animation is a inclusive medium when one is trying to reach a large subset of individuals. What do you do and where do you start if you know absolutely ZERO things about animation? What is your subject matter? Neia Omer's story is a personal journey, a personal goal, a family legacy, and one of animation being the key to her brand of advocacy. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, June 13th, 2016. 

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Got inspiration?

@ VOL 22 ON FEB 23, 2017

Рина Шумыло: Основатель ILL&MATES illustration studio. Куратор образовательной платформы ILL&MATES TALK и конкурса киноафиш Cinema Poster Awards. Лектор в KAMA и Свободной школе маркетинга.

Got inspiration? Что такое вдохновение для иллюстратора, нужно ли оно и как его использовать в работе.

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Expressing Emotion Through Animation

@ VOL 1 ON OCT 28, 2017

Raffael Drew knows he is very good at visual imagination since a kid, through time he learn and grow as an illustrator who put an emotion through pictures and animations. This presentation told us how important emotion in animation.