PechaKucha Presentation

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Bram Knol

animator in Breda

Beauty & Ornaments


Intricate details and rich images create an atmosphere that interests and captivates. Inspired by the rich history of art and ancient craftsmanship, Bram Knol does not believe in “Less is more”. Instead, we aspire grandness and the beauty of perfectionism.

With Mephisto, Bram made a statement about his view on modern design by creating a sports-car inspired by Barok and Gothic art.

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Computer Graphic Character Design

@ VOL 11 ON DEC 20, 2011

A group of students from computer science and fine arts departments share with us the methodologies they apply to the creation of characters in computer graphics, and how they produced two short films. (in Italian)

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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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Virtually Non-Existent

@ VOL 3 ON AUG 31, 2016

A look at the first film that Kerry Jones ever made back in 2014.

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Animation Inspiration

@ VOL 30 ON MAY 05, 2017

"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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A Film-Poem: Post Modern Love Story

@ VOL 13 ON JUL 18, 2017

She sees wild flowers growing between cracked paving stones. He hears music in the endless hum of alarms, pylons and traffic. They’ve never met, though they live only three streets away. Follow their journey through time, possibility and all the octaves of the human heart. Katie Greenbrown takes us on a journey of post modern love.

Words by Katie Greenbrown, Music by James Rotchell, Art by Peter Roman.

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Females in Comics and Animation


Women have been underrepresented in literature, comics, and animation.  In the Pacific, traditional indigenous ideals of female beauty have been marred by distorted western representations of exoticism, objectification, and sexualization. This team of creatives shares their thoughts about this problem, the work being done to change this, and their representations of ancestral female heroines and contemporary female superheroes in their comics and animated films. Michael CeballosMary Hattori, and Christopher Caravalho share. 

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Animate the World

@ VOL 25 ON SEP 05, 2017

Jelle van Dun is al 11 jaar succesvol met zijn bedrijf Animate the World. Met zijn team maakt hij stop-motion animatie films. Dit doen ze zowel in de studio als op straat. Een tijdrovende klus die om veel geduld vraagt; hedendaags monnikenwerk.

Billy the Blob is het animatie maatje van Jelle. Billy maakt deel uit van zijn gezin en gaat zelfs mee op vakantie!

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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. 

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The Craft of Story Telling

@ VOL 5 ON JUL 19, 2018

Sally Janover has documented much of her life through the lens of a camera, pages of a script as well as the spoken word. She believes that story telling is not generally told in pictures, but well told, can create lasting images in the listener's imagination.