Daniel Khim presents LaaF12...
2-D or Not 2D, That is the Question:
Re-Considering Hand-Drawn Animation in the Age of 3-D Rendering
Sunday, April 26, 2009
ABSTRACT: Think back to the younger days of your life when the highlight of your movie-going experience was filled with vivacious 2D characters gifted with the power of speech (and singing and dancing as well). As you enjoyed your much-cheaper-than-now popcorn and soda, you were delighted to witness musical fish, talking clocks, vaudeville genies, and carefree warthogs. Not only did the experience fill you with joy, you were also filled with amazement that all the animations were handdrawn. You may have even thought to yourself, âAhh, these glory days will last forever...â Well, you were wrong. We all were. Because those days are long past. With the unstoppable 3D juggernaut sweeping through theaters, no one seems to care about making 2D animation anymore. Two dimensions is a thing of the past! A bygone relic of the dinosaur age! ...Or is it? Join us at LaaF XII, as we explore where our seemingly forgotten 2D animation has gone.
SPEAKER BIO: Best known to LaaFers for taunting us with the promise of a Finding Nemo/Implications of 9/11 lecture, Daniel Khim is a long awaited lecturer worthy of presenting LaaF12. His thoughts and expertise with animated features go deep, from 3-D Pixar films to 2-D Japanese anime classics to even the Jim Henson muppet genre (as evidenced by his nickname, Beaker). In his spare time, Daniel can be found shattering atoms with his musical prowess, fighting crime, and applying mathematics.
Film: By the People: Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
Food: 2D Japanese
When: Sunday, April 26, 2009, 6pm
Where: Ji & Jinna's apt