DigiCon6 Award Master Talk – Shuzo John Shiota

This week’s colloquium will feature the 19th DigiCon6 Award presentation and the Master talk by Shuzo John Shiota, President of Polygon Pictures Inc.

Date: 21 Mar 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Venue: M1060 Multimedia Theater, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong


About the Speaker:
Shuzo joined Polygon Pictures (Polygon) in 1999, and spearheaded the company’s transition from a boutique studio to a full-capacity animation service studio. Shuzo was appointed the president and CEO in June 2003. Polygon now houses over 260 staff members, and is renowned worldwide for its animation prowess as well as for its efficient production pipeline. Polygon has created CG animation for films such as “Innocence: Ghost in the Shell,” “Sky Crawlers,” “Hottarake,” and 65 episodes of an Emmy nominated TV series. Polygon also boasts its ability in creating original characters and contents, and has developed projects for Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network.

Shuzo’s producer credits include award-winning short subjects “Croccotires: traction AAA,” “Polygon Family 2,” the TV series “Mr.Digital Tokoro,” which was nominated for the Annies in 2001, and “Boneheads”, a 7 minute short for Nickelodeon.  He has juried in various animation competitions, including Prix Ars Electronica (2003-2006, 2009), SIGGRAPH CAF (2004 & 2005), TBS Digicon, as well as numerous domestic student competitions.  In 2008, Shuzo was chosen as one of the “25 Toon Titans of Asia” by Animation Magazine. He has given talks around the world, among them the USA, Denmark, Germany, France, Korea, Singapore, China, Thailand, and Taiwan.

Shûzô Shiota is known for his work on Transformers Prime<http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1659175?ref_=nmbio_mbio> (2010), Blame!<http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6574146?ref_=nmbio_mbio> (2017) and Transformers: Robots in Disguise<http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3604232?ref_=nmbio_mbio> (2014).


今年#HKDEA在下週的影視娛樂博覽#Filmart第三天的數碼娛樂日,為你請來頂尖國際3D CG制作公司Polygon Pictures Inc. CEO塩田周三先生出席下午2:00在Filmart的 #數碼娛樂論壇<https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/數碼娛樂論壇>,及晚上6時在城大邵逸夫創意媒體中心的第19屆香港 #Digicon6<https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/digicon6> Asia – HK頒獎典禮及大師分享會,大家萬勿錯過!

21/3 (Wed) 2:00pm – 4:00pm Filmart 數碼娛樂論壇 (業界限定)
21/3 (Wed) 6:00pm – 8:00pm 城大邵逸夫創意媒體中心 香港#Digicon6 Asia – HK頒獎典禮及大師分享會 (免費入場)

塩田周三先生Polygon Pictures Inc.總裁/行政總裁/執行總監塩田周三現時是Polygon Pictures Inc.的總裁兼行政總裁。

塩田周三於1999年加盟Polygon Pictures(寶麗光),帶領公司從精品製作室過度至全面的動畫服務製作室。作為製作室主管,他領導團隊將寶麗光的業務擴展至海外,協助製作室成為電視連續劇的領先發展公司,製作針對外國市場的內容。

他的製作屢屢獲奬,包括短篇作品《Croccotires: traction AAA》、《寶麗光家族2》、於2001年獲提名角逐安妮獎的電視連續劇《Mr.Digital Tokoro》,及為Nickelodeon國際兒童頻道製作的七分鐘節目《Boneheads》。他本人亦獲頒發第39屆「年度日間娛樂創作藝術艾美奬」,表揚他作為《Transformers Prime》的執行總監對電視連續劇的貢獻。

塩田周三曾為多項動畫比賽擔任評判,包括《電子藝術大獎》(2003年至2006年、2009年)、《SIGGRAPH電腦動畫節》(2004年及2005年)、《SIGGRAPH亞洲電腦動畫節》(2012年、2014年至2016年)、《TBS Digicon 6》、《安錫國際動畫影展》(2016年)及多項本地學生比賽。在2008年,塩田周三被《動畫雜誌》選為「亞洲25位動畫巨擘」之一。他曾在世界各地演講,包括美國、丹麥、德國、法國、南韓、新加坡、中國、泰國及台灣,另外亦在「2015年 TEDxKyoto」演講。



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