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events > Thursday 6th December 6-9pm

from Far Far Away

Perth Town Hall Main Hall, $19/$9.50 + bf Book Tickets for From Far Far Away

Sue Erokan from Dreamworks Animation (US)

Sue Erokan Dreamworks (US)

For those of you lucky enough to attend Sue's talk for WAnimate in 2005, you'll already know what an engaging speaker she is. As a supervisor of Character Animation at Dreamworks Animation, Sue has worked on a number of high profile animated feature films.

Sue is also an internationally acclaimed teacher of ATS Bellydance, with a stong connection to the Western Australian bellydance scene. This passion shows through in her work - keep your eye out for the bellydance moves by the lemurs in Madagascar. Sue's most recently released feature is Shrek the Third.

Thanks very much to WIT - Women are I.T. WA (Inc.). the GoGirl Careers Expo and WAnimate, the WA Animation Association for helping to bring Sue to Australia for this event.

Women are IT
Go Girl, Go for IT Careers Expo
WAnimate - the WA Animation Association


Digital Storytelling with Finn Cragg (Perth)

Finn Cragg's animation author Martin Davidson has developed creative content being used by thousands of students in ways that make curriculum learning powerful and fun.

Get an insight into Martin's creative process and hear how schools are using digital storytelling to motivate even the most reluctant writers.

Be inspired by the work of students editing with Finn Cragg content to create a range of new media texts from basic animatics, rock clips and comics to fully blown mini-movies. Educators and those interested in new methods to achieve cross curriculum learning will love this session.

Martin Davidson (Perth)

Martin Davidson (BA Graphic Design): In 2005 Martin established Finn Cragg with business partner Lyn Hawkins to publish his animated stories and develop multimedia resources to engage students in creative storytelling.

Finn Cragg has enjoyed national success with their first title "Caravan" and the recently launched "Emu and the Flying Doctor." Martin creates all aspects of Finn Cragg's content from story development to visual design, animation and sound production.

Martin facilitates many of Finn Cragg's Teacher Workshops in Digital Storytelling and is a popular presenter at schools, Education conferences and Professional Development programmes.

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