Invited VA   Special Invited Session

Yasuo Otsuka & Fumito Ueda
The Power to Move: Looking Outside the Industry to Grow as an Animator

September 1 (Wed) 13:30 - 14:30
Panel Discussion

Expected Skill

All artists involved in animation, or "moving things", regardless of specialization in characters, backgrounds, special effects, or GUIs.

Ideas Take Away

Discover how the animation and game industries are tied together through the "power to move".

"The power to move", whether people or things, is what animation is all
Yasuo Otsuka, a veteran animator who has worked with Telecom Animation Film, has been invited to talk to Fumito Ueda, the game director behind Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, and, from their different backgrounds, they will discuss ways animators can grow and improve their technique.
Expect a passionate talk that explores how the accumulated knowledge and experience cultivated over the long history of Japanese animation can be applied to the game industry.

* The session contents are based on the information provided by the speakers.

  • Yasuo Otsuka

    Yasuo Otsuka

    Supervising director for Animation

    Telecom Animation Film Co.,LTD.

  • Fumito Ueda

    Fumito Ueda

    Director/Lead Designer of ICO, Shadow of the Colossus, The Last Guardian

  • Nobuaki Hosoda

    Nobuaki Hosoda

    Media Designer New Business Department Office of President