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Friday, July 1 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Anime for Aspiring Filmmakers: Lessons from the USC School of Cinematic Arts

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Why should American film students pay attention to anime? In the AX Anime and Manga Studies Symposium Keynote Address, Prof. Ellen Seiter, holder of the University of Southern California's Stephen K. Nenno Endowed Chair in Television Studies, shares her thoughts on the distinctive visual, dramatic and narrative language of Japanese animation in film and television, and on what aspiring filmmakers can learn from anime directors such as the late Satoshi Kon, especially in the contemporary environment of digital production and distribution.

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Dr. Ellen Seiter

Dr. Seiter received her BA in Anthropology from UCLA, and her MFA and PHD degrees in film from Northwestern University. Dr. Seiter specializes in audience research – anime being the most fascinating case study of all, children and youth media, semiotics, intellectual property law and media economics. Books she has authored include The Internet Playground: Children's Access, Entertainment and Mis-Education (Peter Lang... Read More →


Friday July 1, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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