Husband-wife team UrumaDelvi, best known for their animation music video, Oshiri Kajiri Mushi or Bottom Biting Bug, are here in San Francisco as “Cultural Envoys” sent by Japan’s government to help promote Japan-US cultural exchange. This is your chance to meet the creative duo, watch selected clips of their colorful work, and learn from them first-hand how to make your own animations using their “PICMO” software program.
Given the title of “Super Creator” by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, UrumaDelvi are responsible for numerous animations, including hit TV series such as Shikato (Fuji TV) and Capsule-samurai (NHK). While character development is important in each piece of work, they also consider many elements for each project – the world around their characters, the story, and the sense of time. To best convey this, UrumaDelvi uses animation, graphic design, music, games, spatial design, and software – any and all vehicles of entertainment expression. Their goal in life is “to make the world cheerful and happy” and entertain people of all ages.
Cost: Students $15 / Members $25 / Nonmembers $35. Class size is limited so please register early. You must bring your own laptop (PC or Mac) to the class. Light refreshments will be served.
The PICMO software program will be available for participants to purchase at a special discount rate of $37 (HALF OFF retail price of $74), but purchasing the software is not mandatory in order to take the workshop.
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