Talks & Panels

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"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" - Telling the Story on Multiple Platforms
Thursday, 11 December
15:45 - 17:30

The galaxy far, far away takes on both the small screen and the NDS platform with the release of the CG-animated TV series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and the game Star Wars: the Clone Wars: Jedi Alliance. Both are produced at Lucasfilm Animation Singapore, in conjunction with Lucasfilm Animation and LucasArts.

Lee Stringer and Matt Aldrich discuss the convergence involved in creating the show and the game, and how assets were shared between the two.

The session includes a question-and-answer session and a sneak preview of one act from an episode of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars."

Matt Aldrich
Art Director, Games
Lucasfilm Animation Singapore

Lee Stringer
CG Supervisor, "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"
Lucasfilm Animation Singapore

"KUDAN": Rediscovery of the Fun of Working With 3D
Friday, 12 December
13:00 - 13:40
Room 201

The producer summarises the production process for the 3D animation short "KUDAN", which is featured in the Electronic Theatre. The talk reviews the animation's production history, the animators' point of view and methodology, and how the design was influenced by traditional Japanese production techniques.

Takashi Fukumoto
Links DigiWorks Inc.

Challenges for High-Quality Production and Training of Staff in Asia
Friday, 12 December
15:45 - 17:30

This panel looks at different approaches to setting up a new studio in Asia and generating high-quality output. Topics include: the challenges of knowledge and technology transfer to Asian staff and studio, handling an international production team spanning across the globe in different time zones, mentorship and training, and how to grow a local CG community and high-quality talent pool.

Shuzo John Shiota
Polygon Pictures, Inc.

Saraswathi Balgam
Rhythm & Hues India

Tim Cheung
Imagi Studios

John Sanders
Lucasfilm Animation Singapore

Tim Smith
Lucasfilm Animation Singapore