Chapter Arts Centre
Yuichi Ito is an award-winning animator and a professor in the department of animation at Tokyo National University of Arts Graduate School. His work spans TV animation, commercials, and music videos and he has won many fans around the world and as a result, he is touring Europe and giving talks and presentations. We at Kotatsu are proud to say that our festival is one of two UK dates he will be present for (the other will be at the Encounters Film Festival in Bristol on September 22nd) and audiences will get the chance to learn from this highly experienced animator.
He will present his film Harbor Tale, a stop-motion adventure following the travels of a red brick at Yokohama harbour which has been infected by the human desire to explore the world.
Also screening is work from his students at Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate Schools Film and New Media, Department of Animation.
Following a presentation of his work, he will conduct a masterclass and will explain more about his creative process and different animation techniques from VFX to puppet animation.
This event is supported by The Japan Foundation.