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Mike Driver

Illustrator in London

Mike Driver's cute creations (for someone who is not an animator)

PRESENTED ON JUN 12, 2017
IN LONDON @ VOL 15

Illustrator Mike Driver gave this PechaKucha at Vol.15 of the London Series and had the audience "ooohing" and "aaahing" to his cute as animations (hang out but he's an illustrator!). As our host for the evening sums up at the end for someone who is not an animator Mike had produced a wonderful array of animations!

As you will see for yourself Mike's work is bold, bright and bustling with characters he is informed by the cross over of both digital and print.

 

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Computer Graphic Character Design

BY REIBE STUDIOS
@ 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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A Modernist in Kawaiiville

BY CRAIG YAMASHITA: EUREKA! STUDIO
@ VOL 92 ON MAY 30, 2012

The cute -- kawaii -- culture that was perfected in Japan has now proliferated on a global scale. Why? This modernist graphic designer laments the reasons. (in English)
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Principles of Animation

BY DANIEL MUÑOZ
@ 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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More Than Cute

BY DEBRA OCCHI
@ VOL 105 ON JUL 31, 2013

Debra Occhi bases her presentation on kyara bunka (Japanese character culture) via the book she is currently writing entitled More than Cute: Japanese Mascot Characters. She shares with us some of research findings on the long history of the characters and the particularities that they share, making this a truly entertaining and informing look into the world of kyara bunka.

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Totsuka's Terrific Tour of Tokyo

BY RYOKO TOTSUKA
@ VOL 105 ON JUL 31, 2013

Illustrator Ryoko Totsuka presents her illustration work while giving us a unique and cute tour of Tokyo. (Presented in English and Japanese)

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Design and Illustration

BY VINCENT EGAN
@ VOL 18 ON JUN 29, 2013

Vincent Egan and Madison Henry

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Becoming Lao´s Clay Animator

BY SOULIYA PHOUMIVONG
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 15, 2016

Souliya Phoumivong's presentation is about becoming the first Lao artist to make a stop motion animation, "The first animation that I made was a figure of myself with a buffalo – one boy and one buffalo. No studio. I used the city as the studio and placed them around the city". He is the director of Clay House Studio, dedicated to developing clay animation in Laos. 

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Super Design

BY SYD SOLETA
@ VOL 28 ON NOV 24, 2016

Syd Soleta is a Graphic Designer by day, Illustrator by night. He's an aspiring artist living in Winnipeg. He loves to draw. He loves to paint. His art is greatly influenced by reading comic books and has grown a passion for painting Super Heroes. He considers Art to be a huge part of his life and is constantly exploring ways to help him grow as an artist. And one day, help inspire those who are striving towards a creative future.

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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.