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James Curran

Animator, SlimJim Studios

30 Days of Loops

PRESENTED ON APR 26, 2017
IN TOKYO @ VOL 146

Animator James Curran has been staying in Tokyo for 30 days, making a new looping animation every day inspired by things that he's seen during his stay. He'll talk about how he got started with making loops and why he'll never stop.


This was "Presentation of the Day" on May 31st, 2017.

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