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events > Sunday 9th December 6-9pm

She Got Game (He Got TV)

Perth Town Hall Main Hall, $19/$9.50 +bf Book Tickets for She Got Game

Robin Hunicke from EA Games (US) will be joined by Perth animator Stephen Grant who will talk about his work on the animated TV series Dogstar, shortly to commence airing on the Nine Network.

She Got Game... but He Got TV :)

Help us plug She Got Game:

Robin Hunicke - EA Sims

Robin Hunicke - EA Games (US)

Robin is a Game Designer at Electronic Arts (MySims, Wii). In her copious spare time, she's finishing a PhD in Computer Science at Northwestern University, studying Artificial Intelligence and Video Games.

That may sound surprising to some. Games are often considered crude - different from other art forms. But in just over 40 years they have changed the way we think about computers, theater, television and film. They redefine how we consume (and produce) entertainment. To expand their expressive capabilities, we must solve some non-trivial problems.

Each year brings us closer to new solutions... in academia and development alike. By participating in these two cultures, Robin hopes to support and sustain cross-disciplinary/cross-pollinating work.

Thanks to MySims, EA Australia and Murdoch University.

Murdoch University

Stephen Grant (Perth)

After working for several small Perth animation studios, Stephen Grant started to work his way through the traditional 2D animation system, including the Amblin studio in London (American Tale 2), but primarily at the Walt Disney Animation Studio in Sydney, where he worked on many and various TV shows and Videos including Darkwing Duck, Bonkers, Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Lion King 2, Another Goofy Movie, and many more (sounds like a late night Readers Digest ad, doesn't it?).

Upon returning to Perth, Stephen discovered a new way of animating using Macromedia Flash, and was subsequently employed by Animation Works on season 2 of John Callahan's Quads, and Dogstar.

He currently lives in Perth with his wife and 2 sons, and ekes out his life animating for anyone, whether they want him to or not.

Soon to be broadcast on the Nine Network, the Dogstar series was produced and animated in Victoria and Western Australia by Media World Pictures.


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