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Almog Mizrahi

Visual Effects Artist in Tel Aviv

Imagination in Animation

PRESENTED ON SEP 24, 2014
IN TOKYO @ VOL 117

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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My Story is Their Story

BY MARK BUSSE
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2014

Mark Busse is a design industry professional working at Industrial Brand. He believes that everyone is the average of the people they spend the most time with. He discusses the people whom he has worked with, and who have inspired him with their creativity, imagination, and drive. 

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Filipino Comics & Animation

BY ARNOLD ARRE
@ 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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Grande Dame's Animation Odyssey

BY GRANDE DAME
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 08, 2016

Grande Dame, aka Tiff McGinnis puts a twist on the romantic notion of Disney with her psychedelic animations and games. Dame talks us through both her work and brain; giving an insight into the thinking and making of a south coast rock diva. 

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Abstract Animation in Physical Space

BY AUZANI ZEDA
@ VOL 2 ON APR 01, 2016

Auzani Zeda expresses how nature and music inspires her abstract animation creations and how she translates it into physical visual and audio forms. She shows us how personal emotions bring to the creation of this new form of art that gives an out of the world experience to audiences and explains why it is kept in an abstract form.

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Animation Inspiration

BY MICHAEL CEBALLOS
@ 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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Females in Comics and Animation

BY MICHAEL CEBALLOS
IN HONOLULU

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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Expressing Emotion Through Animation

BY RAFFAEL DREW
@ 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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Imagination

BY BINDERIYA O
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 06, 2018

Binderiya aka Berryluss is a visual artist who got her inspiration from cosmos. Her most renowned project is #ReimaginedUB.

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Dodles Animation the Child of a Creative Entrepreneur

BY CRAIG DORIOT
@ VOL 9 ON APR 30, 2019

Creative, serial entrepreneur, Craig Doriot tells the story of Dodl.es.